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Questions on Admissions

Does AISD reserve or guarantee seats for students in advance?

Only children of U.S. Government direct hire employees are guaranteed seats in AISD provided they submit an online application with all supporting documentation and meet admissions criteria. 

AISD neither reserves nor guarantees seats in advance of the admission process

Prospective families initiate the application process by completing our online application along with all required information and forms and paying the $350 application fee. Once these steps are completed, the student's file will proceed through the application process. The student will be added to our pool of candidates and their file will be reviewed by the division principal. The division principal will only review completed files for admission determination. Once a decision has been made, the admissions office will share the decision with the applicant's family.

If your child is accepted, a seat will then be reserved. 

You can find a detailed description of our admissions process here.

I submitted an application online. Am I guaranteed a seat for my child?

AISD neither reserves nor guarantees seats to applicants. Acceptance to AISD is dependent on several factors including age, school records, achievement level, emotional and physical maturity, placement screening, Visa status, seat availability, etc.

When will AISD inform me of their decision?

The application process will commence when following information has been received through our online application:

  • Online application form filled in
  • 3 most recent years of school reports (including the current year)
  • Teacher’s recommendation (as per our requirement, mentioned on the website)
  • Any and all extra or pertinent information that may be required for children with special/extra needs
  • Results of testing conducted by AISD (if required)
  • The $350 application fee is paid

Once these items are received, the divisional admissions team will convene and begin to review the full file. Once a decision has been reached the admissions office will respond to you in writing. The process may take several weeks.

Will AISD accept my child above or below their current grade level?

AISD follows closely our age/grade policy and places students in the appropriate grade level related to their age and ability. AISD reviews the placement of each child individually and believes children are best served when placed in their respective aged peer groups and to that end reserves the right to make the final placement decision. See our Age Requirements page for a guide on placement.

Are siblings of currently enrolled children guaranteed seats at AISD?

We do not guarantee or reserve seats for siblings. However, we do provide preference to applicants who are siblings of currently enrolled students.

Does AISD provide any discounts towards tuition or are scholarships available?

AISD’s income is derived from tuition and fees. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to offer reductions in tuition or offer any scholarships at this time.

If my child is already enrolled in another international or American school is there a direct transfer to AISD from that school or vice versa?

AISD is an independent school and as such has unique and separate admissions conditions and qualifications from all other schools. Credits earned from other “accredited” schools will be considered upon admission.

Are US passport holders guaranteed admission to AISD?

All applicants to AISD must meet the same qualification criteria regardless of their nationality or the status of their parents' employment. Only children of U.S. Government direct hire employees are guaranteed entrance to the school provided they meet admissions criteria.

Does AISD accept children with learning needs or students who are not proficient in English?

AISD has limited resources for students with learning needs and for students who need assistance with learning English. In order to make a full assessment as to whether or not we can serve your child, a full application needs to be completed and submitted with any and all educational testing reports, IEP’s, or other reports. Upon submission of the full application AISD will make a determination as to whether or not we can meet the child’s educational needs and ultimately grant admission. Our Learning Support brochure can be found here.