Solomon International School FAQ's
Listed below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by parents. Please feel free to contact the Main Office with any additional questions or if you would like further explanation about a particular topic. Thank you.
How do i contact sIs?
You can reach SIS through multiple means. General contact information can be found by clicking here. If you are located in the greater Seattle area, then please feel free to stop by the campus during normal office hours.
Where is sIs located?
SIS is located approximately 15 miles (~25 km) north of downtown Seattle. The physical address is: 8021 230th St. SW, Edmonds, WA, 98026, USA.
How do i apply to sIs?
Applying to SIS consists of a few simple steps. First, download, complete, and submit the application form applicable to your residency status. Make sure to submit all required documents and tuition deposits. If you wish to stay in the SIS dormitory, then please complete and submit the supplementary Dormitory Application as well. SIS will contact you directly after receiving your application. If you are an international student, then please review the International Student Application Directions for more information. If you are a US citizen or US Permanent Resident, then please review the Domestic Student Application Directions.
where can i download application forms?
All SIS application forms can be found here.
(Summer School and Summer Camp applications are usually sent directly from the Admissions Office.)
how do I ACCESS ONLINE GRADES?
Students, Parents, and authorized users can request access to online grades from the Main Office. If you already have your login password, then click here for the TeacherEase online grades login page.
What is the attendance policy at scs?
A full explanation of SIS' Attendance Policies can be found here. Information about excused/unexcused absences, absences due to illness/medical reasons, pre-arranged absences, tardiness, exceptions to the attendance policy, and other related topics are included.
where can I find information about sIs' academic calendar, holidays, teacher work days, and other important dates?
SIS' Academic Calendar includes information about all holidays, breaks, teacher work days, midterm exams, final exams, and more. The Academic Calendar (and PDF download) can be found here.
Where can i find information about SCHOOL CLOSURES DUE TO WEATHER AND/OR EMERGENCIES
Information about inclement weather emergencies can be found here. Emergency messages are usually reported by 6:00 AM. This emergency information will also be distributed to local television and radio stations.
What is the class schedule at sIs?
Regular Schedule (M/Tu/Th/F)
1 7:45 – 8:40
2 8:45 – 9:40
3 9:45 – 10:40
4 10:45 – 11:40
Lunch 11:45 – 12:20
5 12:25 – 1:20
6 1:25 – 2:20
Chapel Schedule (W)
1 7:45 – 8:30
2 8:35 – 9:20
Chapel 9:25 – 10:10
3 10:15 – 11:00
4 11:05 – 11:50
Lunch 11:55 – 12:40
5 12:45 – 1:30
6 1:35 – 2:20
Club Activities run from 2:30 - 4:00 PM (M - F)
Evening Academic Programs run from 4:00 - 6:00 PM (M - Th)
what is 'night school' and 'evening esl'? are they required programs?
SIS offers two very unique evening academic programs. Night School is an independent study class during which students retake low-grade classes, missing credits, or take additional classes to prepare for university admissions. Students are required to attend depending on their academic standing. In a nutshell, Evening ESL is additional ESL training and classroom instruction. Students are able to graduate from ESL relatively quickly when Evening ESL is taken in conjunction with our normal day-school ESL program. Evening ESL is required for all ESL students.
Do the evening programs (night school & esl) cost additional tuition?
Currently, there is no additional tuition cost for the evening Night School or Evening ESL programs.
What is the tuition cost?
What makes an applicant "domestic" or "international"?
International Student status includes all non-US citizens, as well as all Permanent US residents (US Green Card holders) and US citizens who have resided outside the US prior to attending SIS. US citizens can qualify for Domestic Student status after establishing one year of residency within the US. Permanent US Residents (Green Card Holders) can qualify for Domestic Student status after establishing two years of residency within the US. Proof of residency may be required.
Is financial aid available?
Financial Aid is provided to domestic students on a case-by-case basis. SIS often takes into account the income of a family and may request copies of past tax returns and/or other means of income verification. Generally, no financial aid is provided to international students.
HOW HAS SIS MAINTAINED 100% UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS?
100% of SIS domestic and international student graduates have been admitted to quality 4-year universities in the US since 1994. In order to maintain such a record, SIS created an environment that helps support students and their academic goals. For example, students can makeup low-grade courses in Night School to raise their cumulative GPA. If a student's GPA is higher, then his or her chances of being accepted to a higher quality university are higher as well. In addition, SIS places value on non-traditional courses and curriculums. A great example of this idea is how SIS includes SAT I and TOEFL iBT exam preparation classes as an elective subject for tenth and eleventh grade students. SIS graduates are well prepared for university admissions with a winning combination of high GPA's and excellent college entrance exam scores.
what are scs' boarding options?
SIS offers two housing options--dormitory and homestay. SIS's dormitory is on-campus and monitored 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Meals and evening homework tutoring are included when staying in the dormitory. Even though homestays have become a less popular option over the years, SIS still offers (upon request) students the opportunity to live with a local host family. Homestays include meals and interaction with the host family.
Are students allowed to live off-campus?
Students are allowed to live off-campus if: 1) the student is living with immediate family or relatives, or 2) the student is living with a guardian approved by both SIS and the student's parents/legal guardians. The family member or guardian must be at least 25 years old. Students are not allowed to live off-campus by themselves or with anyone not described by the two exceptions listed above. SIS reserves the right to approve or disapprove any off-campus living arrangements.
When does summer school start? Is it open to the general public or only sIs students?
The start date for Summer School varies from year to year. This is due to the fact that the academic needs of students can vary from year to year. Typically, classes will begin in either late July or early August but could possibly start even earlier than that. Summer School is normally only for students currently enrolled at SIS or will be starting at SIS the following Fall Semester.
i've heard about sIs' summer camp program.
What is it?
SIS' Summer Camp is a 2-week program that takes place during late July or early August. This program is designed for international students in grades 6-9 to get a taste of what studying abroad is about. Daily itineraries consist of field trips, sightseeing, afternoon English classes, and many other fun activities. Please contact the Main Office for more details and registration information.