Admission Procedures

How to begin your child's journey...

1. Admissions Team

Action Responsible Individual(s)
Provide Enrollment Information School Tour Coordination Admissions Officer (AO)
School Tour

Admission Officer

Administrative Vice Principa

Public Relations Officer

Assessment Appointment

Assessment Admission Test

Admission Committee
Final Approval Head of Campus or Designee

Certificate Transfer

Ministry of Education Coordination

Document & Records Collection

Admission Officer
Billing & Fee Collection Finance Office

 

Admission Criteria

 Student acceptance is based on space availability and the following minimum criteria: 

  • Age appropriateness for requested grade level
  • Successful completion of the previous school year (Post Grade 1)
  • Ability to meet student needs
  • Admission/ placement assessment results, if required
  • Previous school records (academic transcripts, transfer certificate, recommendation letters, standardized assessment results, as applicable)
  • School interview with Academic and/or Administrative Vice Principal
  • Admission Procedures specifically for the KS International Program (see below)

 Admission Procedures 

Inquiry Phase

  • Parental inquiry via telephone, internet, etc.
  • Inquiry redirected to Admission Officer (AO)
  • AO refers parents to appropriate stage to schedule appointment

Please note:  An inquiry does not mean school acceptance or placement on the KS waiting list. This occurs only after the assessment phase.

 Enrollment Phase

  • AO provides indication of available school and grade level placements
  • AO provides enrollment packet which includes enrollment form, procedures, student handbook, and promotional material
  • If not already completed, Administrative Vice Principal organizes school/stage tour
  • Admission Committee schedules interview and admission tests

 Assessment Phase

  • Student completes admission assessments and an interview, as required
  • Parent completes and submits enrollment form and provides necessary documents (previous school reports, principal’s recommendation, passport copies etc.)
  • Assessment team collects assessment results
  • Head of Campus or designee approves/declines enrollment on the school information system (SIS)

 Registration and Admission Phase

  • AO provides offer placement or places student on waiting list
  • Finance Department confirms fee payment
  • Parent pays registration fees as per regulations directly to Finance Department
  • Parent provides all Ministry of Education paperwork (as directed by AO)
    • Class size is limited to 20 for Kindergarten
    • 22 for grades 1-3
    • 25 for grades 4‐12 
    • Enrollment of additional students is at the discretion of the Head of Campus
  • Students are not allowed in classes without being enrolled in SIS
  • Accepted students in the International Program must have MoE approval before they are fully confirmed as enrolled
  • School administration will collaborate with the AO to prepare required MoE documentation

 Waiting Lists

  • New applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received; priority is given to siblings of current KS students
  • If space is unavailable, the candidate will be added to a waiting list
  • Applicant acceptance or non‐acceptance (communicated by way of text message, email, or phone call)
  • If placement is not offered, all registration deposits are refunded

 K-12 Admission Requirements

The following requirements must be submitted prior to admission:

  • Enrollment form
  • Tuition Agreement
  • Child Information Form
  • Parental Statement/Child’s Health (required by school and placed in student file w/counselor)
  • Immunization Certificate
  • Previous educational records and transcripts (Grades 2‐ 12)
  • Admission Assessment Results
  • One full semester payment prior to the commencement of the semester

 

International Program Admission Requirement

Kindergarten:

  • Students seeking a KG placement are interviewed with their mother/female guardian and are required to take a KG readiness assessment
  • Pre‐K Enrollment:  Child must be 2 years and 9 months on or before the first day of the academic year
  • KG1 Enrollment:  Child must be 3 years and 9 months on or before the first day of the academic year
  • KG2 Enrollment: Child must be 4 years and 9 months on or before the first day of the academic year

 Grade 1:

  • Grade 1 Enrollment: Child must be five years and nine months on or before the first day of the academic year
  • Admission is based on an Admission Committee interview and a placement test
  •  Priority is given to students already attending KS KG and to those students with currently enrolled siblings

 Grade 9-12 Students from Other Accredited International Schools

Students wishing to transfer to Kingdom School American Diploma Program (ADP) from another accredited international school are required to provide complete transcripts for all courses – Grade 9 to current grade. If completed transcripts are complete and demonstrate an acceptable Grade Point Average (GPA or equivalent), the student may sit for the admission assessment.

 For the student to be accepted into the American Diploma Program he/she should:

  • Provide current and up-to-date school transcripts showing an acceptable GPA
  • Achieve an appropriate placement score on the admission assessment
  • Be interviewed by the Administrative and/or Academic Vice Principal or the Admission Committee

 

Admission Assessment

Admission assessment results, along with previous student school records, are carefully reviewed. Before a final decision is determined, the student and parent/guardian are invited to an interview with the Administrative and/or Academic Vice Principal.  Students in Grade 2 onward are required to complete a reading, writing and mathematics assessment. These assessments are carried out using Measure of Academic Progress (MAP),a computerized, adaptive assessment tool.

 KGG1:

There is no placement test for students entering KG. However, students should be in a position of school readiness. Parent/Guardian and the Administrative and/or Academic Vice Principal should discuss during an interview with the KG Principal to decide if the student would benefit from a delay in commencement of schooling.

 Grades 2–6:

Candidates complete admission assessments using MAP. Appropriate results (determined by the School Assessment Team) are a prerequisite for acceptance into KS. Upon reviewing the results and in conjunction with previous school records, the Administrative Vice Principal will approve or decline the application.

 Grades 7–9:

Candidates complete admission assessments using MAP. Appropriate results (determined by the School Assessment Team) are a prerequisite for acceptance into KS.  If a prospective student is transferring from another international school, he/she will also complete an Arabic assessment. Appropriate results (determined by the School Assessment Team) are a prerequisite for KS.

 Grades 1012:

Candidates meet with the Administrative and/or Academic Vice Principal to review student transcripts and previously-earned credits.  Candidates complete admission assessments using MAP. Appropriate results (determined by the School Assessment Team) are a prerequisite for acceptance into KS.  If a prospective student is transferring from another international school, he/she will also complete an Arabic assessment. Appropriate results (determined by the School Assessment Team) are a prerequisite for KS.

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