Admissions

Experience the marist difference

Thank you for your interest in Marist Brothers International School.  The Admissions section of our website is designed to guide potential applicants through the admissions process.  However, if you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact us - we understand that choosing the right school environment for your children can be a very difficult decision, particularly for those who are relocating from overseas.  We also invite you to visit our community on campus, and see what makes MBIS such a special place.  

MBIS is a private, college-preparatory school, catering to students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Since opening our doors in 1951, our graduates have consistently achieved placements in universities and colleges around the world. MBIS has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) since 1972, and became an IB World School in 2017. We are committed to excellence in education, but believe that excellence means more than a rigorous and stimulating curriculum.  Our holistic approach includes a focused dedication to character – developing skills which make our students stand out from the crowd. Character and community are at our heart - the foundation of the Marist ‘difference’.

Our primary language of instruction is English, but we also offer Japanese courses from Montessori to Grade 12, ranging from beginner to native-level.  Our curriculum is adapted from the California State Standards, and our Grade 11 and 12 students finish their secondary studies by undertaking the world-recognized International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. 

MBIS is a small school, with approximately 350 students.  Our school community has members that represent over 30 cultural backgrounds.  As an international school, we celebrate our diversity, and do not discriminate on the basis of color, creed, religion, or any other distinction.  As a small school, we recognize that we cannot cater to a wide range of access needs.  Nevertheless, we strive to maintain an inclusive philosophy and policies; we closely consider the needs of every applicant, and weigh them against our ability to offer equitable and appropriate levels of academic and developmental support.

Families who enroll students at MBIS are expected to support our educational philosophy, expectations, and policies. We believe that parents and guardians are vital to education, and expect them to demonstrate a willingness to work with the school to support all aspects of their child's growth.