Admission Process

We accept applications for admission at all times during the school year, provided that we have the space in the year group and as per the admissions policy. 


1. Complete the student enquiry form. You can either complete this online or during a walk-in visit to our school 

2. Book yourself a school tour and see our campus and facilities.


3. The school will contact you if a vacancy is available and schedule the next steps. 

4. We give priority to siblings who are students of the school. 


5. We offer a waiting system in case of no immediate vacancy and will contact you as soon as a vacancy arises. 


Placement processes in line with the regulatory requirements:

The age requirement and grade placement in kindergarten are as stipulated by regulatory guidelines, and the school’s evaluation of each child’s learning needs.

   

1.  Children will not be assessed for specific academic ability.   

2.  However, they will meet with our teaching staff individually or in small groups through interactive sessions at school to ascertain the following:

  • > Ability to operate independent of their parents 

    > Converse with adults 

    > Follow simple instructions 

    Please note that KG1 children will need to be toilet trained  

  • 1.  Admission and the appropriate grade level placement in Grade 1 is based on the age requirement as stipulated by the regulatory guidelines and the fulfilment of the registration requirements. 

    2.  We may conduct placement assessments purely for baseline purposes and to plan the level of support required. A meeting with a member of the Elementary School team may be planned, where needed. 

    3.  For applicants based locally, placement assessments (where applicable) may be undertaken at the school premises. For applicants currently outside UAE, these assessments can be arranged online under the supervision of a qualified teacher. 

1.  Admission and the appropriate grade level placement in Grades 2 to 5 is based on the child’s readiness for the particular grade and the fulfilment of the registration requirements. 

2.  We may conduct placement assessments purely for baseline purposes and to plan the level of support required. A meeting with a member of the Elementary School team may be planned, where needed. 

3.  For applicants based locally, placement assessments (where applicable) may be undertaken at the school premises. For applicants currently outside UAE , these assessments can be arranged online under the supervision of a qualified teacher. 

1.  Admission and the appropriate placement in Grades 6 to 8 is based on the child’s readiness for the particular grade and the fulfilment of the registration requirements. 

2.  For applicants based locally, placement assessments (where applicable) may be undertaken at the school premises. For applicants currently outside UAE, these assessments (where applicable) can be arranged online under the supervision of a qualified teacher. 

1.  Admission to High School will require the student to submit the transcript containing the credits taken in the high school years in the  previous school.  

2.  Placement assessments may be conducted in certain subjects to assess the student’s readiness level in these subjects. 

3.  Once admitted, the student will meet with the Career Counsellor for placement in the courses required for graduation. 

4.  For applicants based locally, placement assessments (where applicable) may be undertaken at the school premises. For applicants currently outside the UAE, these assessments (where applicable) can be arranged online under the supervision of a qualified teacher. 

>  4 recent coloured passport size photographs 

   

> Original child's Emirates ID card & a copy of it 

> Copy of child's passport with unified no. (for UAE) & a valid residence visa (for expats) 

> Copy of the birth certificate 

> Copy of the child's vaccination certificate and the child's medical file from the current school 

> Copy of family register (for UAE applicants only) or a copy of the mother’s Family Book Log (Emirati Mothers) 

> Copy of each parent's passport with a valid residence visa (for expats) 

> Copy of each parent's Emirates ID (front and back) 

> Transfer Certificate 

> End of year student report card 


Specific requirements relating to school transfers: 

Transferring students from the same emirate: 

Students in KG2 to Grade 9 should submit: 

  1. 1. Transfer Certificate from a previous school 

  1. 2. End of year student report card 

Students in grades 10 to 12 should submit: 

        1. A certificate from a previous school 

  1. 2. The most recent two years report cards 

Grade 2 to Grade 9 students transferring from other Emirates in the UAE should submit: 

        1. Original Transfer Certificate from the last school attended and the emirate's education zone(Attested) 

  1. 2.  Attested original end of year student report card 

 Students in grades 10 to 12 should submit: 

        1.  The Original Transfer Certificate from the last school attended and the emirate's education zone (Attested) 

  1. 2.  Attested original last two report cards 

Students transferring from a different curriculum should submit 

  • The final report cards from the previous two years 

  • Certificates from Grade 9 to Grade 12; students who have not pursued Ministerial and Governmental curricula must obtain and submit proof of equivalency 

  

Transferring students from schools outside the UAE: 

1.  Students from KG2 to Grade 12 must submit their most recent two report cards as well as a Transfer Certificate attested by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the UAE consulate where the school was located.

2.  Students in Grades 9-12 must obtain and submit proof of equivalency. 

3.  Students in Grades 1–8 who have previously taken the CAT4 test should submit the assessment report.

Assessments will be designed with special processes for students with special needs as identified below:

1. EAL students at all levels

2. Students of Determination

3. The Gifted and Talented

We request parents to provide the school with copies of all medical, psychological, or educational assessments or reports. This will enable us to provide the best services for your child.

We follow the regulatory guidance and procedures for scenarios where, very rarely, it may not be in the best interests of the child to be placed in our school.

This information will be shared with the concerned regulator, following expected procedures. 

The application process is completed with the filling of the registration form and making the payment.

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