Admissions Information

TASIS Dorado is dedicated to inspiring within each student the pursuit of knowledge, the love of wisdom, an appreciation for beauty, and the development of strong character.  These values, coupled with physical activity, artistic endeavors, and service to others orchestrate educational opportunities unparalleled to none.

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PPK, Pre-K and Kinder Admissions

TASIS Dorado desires to attract motivated students who are able to meet the expectations of a quality pre-school program leading to a Pre-Kinder experience in a demanding school such as TASIS Dorado. While some students have English as their first language, the majority come from homes in which Spanish is the primary language. These students will be gradually challenged to adapt to and learn in English as the language of instruction. Students with English as their primary language will develop additional vocabulary and will also absorb Spanish through their daily interactions with others students. Fully bilingual teachers will be aware of all students’ language needs and students will receive full support in their transition.

We expect all youngsters who attend our Pre-School program (PPK, PK and Kinder) to be fully toilet trained. The required age for admission to Pre-Pre-Kinder is three years old by September 1. The required age for admission to Pre-Kinder is four years old by September 1. The required age for admission to Kindergarten is five years old by September 1.

1st Grade - 11th Grade Admissions

TASIS Dorado desires to attract average and above average ability students who are well motivated to attend school and are able to meet high standards and expectations in their academic, extracurricular and social endeavors. These students should demonstrate that they can adapt well to and learn in an environment with English as the primary language of instruction. Children applying to 1st Grade through 11th Grade are expected to have a working command of the English language upon admission in order to ensure that they can fully benefit from the educational program offered.

Students whose native language is not English and who are new to English as the language of instruction will spend the school day in the regular classroom immersed in the educational program. Teachers will be aware of their needs, and these students will receive special help in their transition stage.

Students whose native language is not Spanish will be enrolled in regular Spanish or Spanish as a Second Language classes during their studies at TASIS Dorado. Teachers will be aware of their needs and these students will receive special help in their transition stage.

Those children who may need extra support and tuition in English or Spanish beyond what the school can offer within the regular program will be referred to tutors who may be allowed to meet with the child during the school day if scheduling allows it. Parents will be responsible for these tutorial fees to help their youngsters achieve the readiness required to contribute to and fully benefit from our curriculum and school environment.

All candidates are given careful consideration in the admissions process and any negative decisions are made regretfully but with the best interest of the child and the school in mind. Reasons for either admission or non-acceptance of applicants are made upon consideration of many factors including the results of psychometric evaluations, assessment of readiness, school records and recommendations as well as an assessment of whether the school has the appropriate educational programs to meet the needs of the youngster. The final decision on admission of a candidate is based on the collective experience and judgment of the school administrators.

All applicants are notified in writing of the decision of the Admissions committee. Each applicant’s admission folder and its content are the property of TASIS Dorado and may not be copied.

Our school has limited facilities for students with special needs, but we do all that is reasonable to comply with the legal and more responsibility to accommodate the needs of students with disabilities for which, with reasonable adjustments, the school can cater to adequately.

TASIS Dorado does provide, through the principals and the guidance counselors, academic, behavioral and emotional support to help students reach their potential. The school recognized the importance of including students, parents and guardians, classroom teachers, special services staff and administrators in a collaborative process for the delivery of special services to students with learning differences.

TASIS Dorado coordinates a range of support services for students of all grade levels, at an additional cost to the family. Areas of support offered include initial assessment, speech and language services, academic support, classroom guidance and individual counseling. TASIS Dorado does not, however, offer a full spectrum of special education programs. Admission and permanence in the school is contingent upon a match between the student’s and the family’s needs and the level of services available. For that reason, the admission and permanence in the school of any special needs student is determined on a case-by-case basis using multiple sources of information. Please be clear and specific about your child’s needs during the application process.

Special Needs Admissions

The School has limited facilities for students with special needs, but we do all that is reasonable to comply with legal and moral responsibilities in order to accommodate the needs of applicants who have disabilities that, with reasonable adjustments, the school can cater to adequately.

TASIS Dorado does provide, through the principal and guidance counselor, academic, behavioral, and emotional support some students may require to reach their potential. TASIS Dorado recognizes the importance of including students, parents and guardians, classroom teachers, special services staff and administrators in a collaborative process for the delivery of special services to students with learning differences.

TASIS Dorado coordinates a range of support services from Lower School through High School at an additional cost to the family. Areas of support offered include initial assessment, speech and language services, academic support, classroom guidance, and individual counseling.

TASIS Dorado does not offer a full continuum of special education programs. Admission and permanence in the school is contingent upon a match between the student’s and the family’s needs and the level of services available. For that reason, the admission and permanence in the school of any special needs student is determined on a case-by-case basis using multiple sources of information such as school records, evaluations and interviews with students, parents and teachers.

It is very important that parents of students who have received special services or who believe they may need support contact the Admissions Office as soon as possible. Specific information relating to a child in need of special services will be considered by the administrators and special services personnel who make determinations about admissions.

Non-discrimination Policy

TASIS Dorado does not discriminate in its admission policies for reasons of gender, religion, race or national origin.

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