The Admissions Office will contact parents about pending or missing requirements.
Submitting an application does not guarantee admission. A student may be admitted only if his/her application has been reviewed positively and a place is still available. Donations are not accepted from parents of applicants, their friends, or employers during the application process.
Each completed application is reviewed by the respective division's "Admissions Committee". The committees send the reviewed files back to the Admissions Office with their recommendations ("Accept" / "Pending" / "Deny").
In cases where any part of the application raises questions about learning abilities or behavior, we may require a psycho-educational evaluation through school-recommended specialists to accurately determine the level of support needed.
The Admissions Office will contact parents to inform them of the status of the application and next steps. Admissions decisions or testing requirements for the first semester are communicated or scheduled in April of the same year.
Testing / Screening
Whenever the application information, reports, and recommendations are not sufficient to confirm whether the applicant meets the criteria, tests in English and Mathematics may be required. Grade 7 to 12 applicants who have never attended an English-instruction school but have otherwise performed well academically must first pass an English test to be admitted.
For local Elementary School applicants (including Pre-K and Kindergarten) with either advanced English proficiency or possible learning support needs, fluency and/or academic screening will be required if places are still available. Decisions will be made and communicated after screening.
Applicants with requirements completed after February will be tested in May (depending on teachers' schedules), over the summer break (schedule-permitting), or in the first half of August.
Admission and Enrollment
Acceptance documents (welcome letters and information from the nurse, the Parent-Teacher-Forum, the lunch program and school bus service providers, etc.) are emailed to parents of admitted students. Parents must read, sign, and return the Enrollment Agreement and Risk Assumption Form to the Admissions Office and pay a Reservation Fee before the given deadline.
Placement Testing for Middle and High School
Placement testing for Middle and High School students are held the week before school begins. These tests help determine individual levels in English and Math, and if applicable, in German, French, or Spanish.
Students who have already taken the tests prior to admission need not take the placement tests in August.
High School student appointments must be arranged with our HS Counselors after testing to finalize course selection and the student's schedule before the first day of school. Parents must attend this meeting.
Final Admissions Requirements
Final reports and official transcripts (with official English translations if not issued in English) of all new students from the previous year must be submitted to the Admissions Office except when the previous school issued no reports (younger students). Enrollment certificates may suffice.
The required medical forms must also be submitted to the school nurse before students start attending school.
New Student Orientation (August only)
All new students and parents are invited to attend the New Student Orientation (NSO) scheduled the day before the first day of school. Tours will be arranged by student/parent volunteers and school personnel.
First Day of School
A new student will be assigned a Homeroom Teacher / Adviser. In addition, the division counselor will also assign a "buddy" to help the new student find his/her way around the school and adjust to the new environment within the first few weeks.