The American International School of Zagreb exists primarily to serve the educational needs of the international community. Admission is open to any student who meets the requirements. The school is, however, unable to provide an educational program to a student who has severe physical, mental, or emotional needs.
To begin the application process families should contact the Admissions Officer. Where possible, the applicant and his or her family should make an appointment for an interview and tour of the school campus. Such a visit is most informative and often helps to reduce anxiety and answer questions about the family’s transfer to a new location.
Complete the application forms (found at www.aisz.hr/forms.htm) and submit school records for the last two years. .An official English translation of the records is required before acceptance. These documents should be returned to AISZ as soon as possible to facilitate a decision by the school administration and ensure that ample notification of this decision is given to you.
If there are questions about, for example, the applicant’s level of English or differences in the educational systems, the student and parents will be invited to come in for an interview and assessment (language,
math, etc.). When possible, a student applying to middle or high school will be invited to be a visitor for one or two days in order for the school to gather data through observation.
Students who are non-native English speakers, or do not come from a school where the language of instruction is English will be given an ESL and/or placement test to assess their level of English and/or mathematics. At the elementary school levels, these tests do not affect the admission decision. All high school students will be given an English and a Math placement test, and the results of these assessments may affect the admission decision.
Students eligible for admission according to the above standards will receive an acceptance letter and must pay a non-refundable Admission Fee before their names will be placed on the class list.
The director reserves the right to refuse admission to a student if:
- it is determined that the student would not benefit educationally from the school's programs;
- the student has such a poor scholastic/behavioral record as to be deemed unsuitable for the AISZ school community;
- the student does not reside with a parent or recognized adult guardian;
- the special educational needs required by the student cannot be met by the school.
Enrollment Requirements and Procedures
The following enrollment requirements are adhered to:
- Pre Kindergarten students must be 3 or 4 years of age by September 1. Priority will be given to students who are 4 years old.
- Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by September 1.
- Grades 1-12 students are placed in a class compatible with their age on evidence of successful completion of the preceding grade or year.
Students moving from a Southern Hemisphere school will continue in the same grade, e.g. if a students finishes grade 4 for example in Argentina in December, that student will complete the school year in grade 4 at AISZ (January-June).
The following documents must accompany your application for enrollment in the American International School of Zagreb. A student cannot be officially accepted until the school has received all the documents listed below:
- Application Forms
- School records for the previous two years
- Official translation into English of school records
- Proof of payment of admission fee
- Copy of passport picture page
- Enrollment Contract
- Child Wellness Covenant