Apply Now to Start Your Exciting Journey

Welcome and thank you for your interest in enrolling at GHIS. We are excited to get to know you! From your first interview, you will appreciate that your individuality is valued and your well-being is paramount—because we believe that this will help you reach your potential as you take your place as a leader of tomorrow.

There are two entry grades for GHIS: 10th grade and 11th grade. 10th grade is a pre-IB preparatory year for local students who would like to join the IBDP in grades 11 and 12.

Open Days

We hold virtual open days for prospective students and families during the year.

Join us and meet our faculty and students. You will learn about the IB Diploma program, our extra curricular activities and life on Givat Haviva campus.

Join our upcoming virtual open day on December 19th, 2021 at 6:30PM (Israel time GMT+2)

 

Application Process

Applications to GHIS may be submitted from October 15th until May 1st. Please be aware that we have limited spaces and decisions are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore early application is highly recommended.

PDP - 10th Grade Candidates

  1. PDP class is currently open for local students only.
  2. Create an account in Open Apply, save your login information and complete the online application form.
  3. Upload your most recent school grade report (an English translation must be provided), a legible copy of the first two pages of your passport, and a passport-sized photo. A $25 registration fee (non-refundable) must be paid in order to process your application.
  4. Candidates living in Israel will be contacted by email to attend a screening workshop on campus. The workshop will include placement tests. 
  5. A personal essay assignment will be sent to you via email. You should complete this assignment within a week and then upload it together with your two letters of recommendation from an academic teacher at your current school and an adult who knows you through your extra-curricular activities.
  6. Candidates who passed stages 2-4, will be invited for an interview with the GHIS Director of Admissions.
  7. Second interviews and/or placement tests may be required. Students are accepted on the basis of their academic achievements, English level, leadership potential, and enthusiasm.
  8. Allow four weeks to receive a final decision from the school.
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DP1 - 11th Grade Candidates

  1. Create an account in Open Apply, save your login information and complete the online application form.

  2. Upload your most recent school grade report (an English translation must be provided), a legible copy of the first two pages of your passport, and a passport-sized photo. A $25 registration fee (non-refundable) must be paid in order to submit your application.

  3. You will be contacted by email to schedule a Zoom interview with the GHIS Director of Admissions. The interview will be conducted in English and take around 45 minutes.

  4. A personal essay assignment will be sent to you via email. You should complete this assignment within a week and then upload it together with your two letters of recommendation from an academic teacher at your current school and an adult who knows you through your extra-curricular activities.

  5. If you pass stages 2-4, you will be invited to an online screening workshop. The workshop will take 1.5 hours and will include teamwork assignments and discussions with candidates from around the world.

  6. Second interviews and/or placement tests may be required. Students are accepted on the basis of their academic achievements, English level, leadership potential, and enthusiasm.

  7. Allow four weeks to receive a final decision from the school.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

The full annual tuition for non-boarding local students attending 10th grade at GHIS is 10,500₪ (not including daily transportation).  

The full annual tuition for boarding local students attending 10th grade at GHIS is 32,000₪.


The full annual cost for international students to attend GHIS is US$25,000. This covers tuition, extracurricular activities, room and board. Flights and internal travel, medical insurance, visa expenses, personal expenses, laundry, laptop and IB calculator are not included. In 2021, as a post-Covid incentive, we are offering all international students $6,000 in financial aid, making the maximum annual cost $19,000.

The full annual cost for local (Israeli) students including tuition, extracurricular activities, room and board is 32,000₪. This does not include travel, personal expenses, laundry, laptop and IB calculator.

If you want to attend GHIS, but are not sure if you can afford the costs, we urge you to submit an application and apply for financial aid. Limited hardship/academic excellence scholarships are available, and are considered by the scholarship committee only after a student is accepted to GHIS.

Key Term Dates

Quarantine for international students will be applied according to the requirements of the Ministry of Health on that date.