Admissions Information

Non-Selective Admission Policy

CADMUS® Iraq Gate is highly academically oriented without being highly selective. The criterion for acceptance in a class is academic attainment, not age. Although age acts as a limiting factor, it is possible to find a three-year age range in the same class. In general, any student willing to learn is accepted.


Placement Overview

There are no academic requirements for acceptance into Kindergarten (3 to 5 years of age). Prospective students at these levels are interviewed; they must be toilet-trained and able to speak and follow simple instructions.
All other prospective students take diagnostic tests in the core subjects. These tests help to determine if the students have attained the minimum expected standard for each subject. The school then makes final placement decisions but can resort to the various strategies at its disposal to help bring a student to the required level. For example, there is the option of attending summer school or perhaps extra classes in a subject. Special academic support is taken very seriously by the school.


Enrollment Process

The admission process is intended to be personal and informative for all prospective families.

Application and Required Documents
There is no application deadline, but it is recommended that the admission process be initiated early on. Applications are accepted on a space available basis throughout the school year. Please note that there is a 'joining fee' due to initiate the admission process and cover administrative costs. Along with the student application form, you will be asked to provide us with certain documents:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Copy of Identity Card or Passport
  • Two Passport Photographs
  • Final School Report from Previous School


Students applying to enter Grades 2 and above sit for diagnostic tests as part of the admission process. Upon completion, the diagnostic tests are marked and a decision upon placement is made by the school. Appointments for diagnostic testing can be made via E-mail at or by calling +964 771 722 2240 or +964 781 722 2240.


Admission Decisions
Admission decisions are made after careful evaluation of the candidates. Results of diagnostic testing and previous school records are considered on a case-by-case basis. Additional criteria for admission include motivation, social and emotional development, willingness to work hard, and the ability of CADMUS® International School – Iraq Gate to accommodate the needs of the candidate. Please note that, in order to complete the registration, the above-mentioned documents should be presented upon initiation of the admission process in support of the application. A final admission decision cannot be made without this information. Once accepted and the required fees paid, a place for the student is reserved.