Applicants to Prekinder 2021
The Headmistress of Santiago College, regarding the coronavirus and the critical situation that the country is experiencing today, has respected the decision of the Ministry of Education in the sense of keeping our educational establishment closed for now until a new official announcement, in order to ensure the health of our students.
In the case of our College, we have continued with synchronous and asynchronous classes, creating new online learning methodologies that allow us to maintain the high international standards that have characterized us for 140 years. Likewise, Prekinder children maintain special treatment in their virtual learning process.
The prevention and closure measures respond to our interest in safeguarding students and our School Community, which has affected the systems programmed for admission to Pre-Kinder 2021. However, we will continue with this process and will inform you permanently regarding any change that this situation warrants.
We appreciate your understanding of the changes in virtual communications, dates, and deadlines as a result of prevention measures. By now, we invite you to visit links of video, power point and prezi.
Any information about the application process for this level, please contact Head of Admissions, Karen Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope that you and your family are doing well and in good health, we are contacting you regarding the next steps of the admission process for Pre-Kinder 2021 in which your child is participating.
Due to the mandatory quarantine for the area of Santiago as a result of Covid19 and the series of confinements along the country that have been decreed, we have seen ourselves in the need to restructure the admission process for this level in order to move on, despite of the complexities that have been presented.
In view of the foregoing, we would appreciate you considering the following changes that will be exceptionally implemented in the admission process for Pre-Kinder 2021, as a result of the pandemic.
During next week, we will be sending an email that includes two videos, a welcome video from our Headmistress and a second one that shows aspects of our School seen from the perspective of one of our students. Likewise we will include a presentation that contains additional information regarding our methodology, curriculum and teaching of the English language among other topics of interest, which replaces the informative meeting that was originally considered in this process.
With regard to families of the School (with children already enrolled at Santiago College) and in consideration to our Admission Policy regarding the priority that is given to applicants of siblings enrolled at Santiago College, it has be decided to proceed in their case, exceptionally and only for this process, as follows:
- Applicants with siblings enrolled at Santiago College, who regularly attended Playgroup during the year 2019 will be automatically accepted based on the evaluations and interviews that were conducted during the course of last year.
- Applicants with siblings enrolled at Santiago College, who come from an external preschool or have been enrolled to attend as of this year in Playgroup 2020, will be accepted; but due to the fact that we do not have information regarding their development process, we will invite parents to an online interview with the purpose of gathering information in this line, by the end of it, applicants will be invited to join the interview in order to meet them. Parents will be contacted between May 25th and June 12th.
The acceptance of all the applicants who belong to School families is understood as an exceptional measure that responds to the national contingency and will be subject to the conditions, indications and recommendations that the School will inform when delivering the acceptance letter. Parents/guardians, will be asked to accept these indications, within the period established, in order to confirm their child’s vacancy.
The delivery of the acceptance letters for School families will be on Friday June 19th, by this means.
In relation to new families applying to Pre-Kinder 2021, including alumni and staff offspring and playgroup children, the admission process will be carried out as follows:
Exceptionally, due to the presence of Coronavirus and the prevention measures implemented by the Health Authorities, on this occasion, we have reversed the order of the admission process for Pre-Kindergarten 2021.
Therefore, the admission process for Pre-Kinder 2021 will begin with parental interviews. Parents/Guardians of all new families will be called to an online parent interview. The parent interview aims to meet the families who apply through a conversation and to provide them with information about the school characteristics and its educational project. This interview is not excluding. These interviews will be programmed from June 1st through July 3rd. Applicant´s evaluation will take place from July 6th through 24th.
This new order will allow us to gain time to privilege the possibility of taking face to face evaluations to the applicants, ideally starting late June. If it is not possible, due to the sanitary situation to take them face to face, the evaluations will be carried out online. The decision will be taken during the last week of June.
The final results for new families will be delivered on Friday August 7th, through email, prior to the date agreed with the Association of British Schools in Chile (ABSCH) set for August 14th to confirm the enrollment.
We take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Santiago College.
Lorna Prado Scott