IB Diploma Program

AISZ is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Students follow a recommended program established by the IB organization, based in Geneva, which has earned a worldwide reputation for rigorous and consistent education assessment. Comprehensive exams are required for the completion of IBDP and are scored externally by the IB organization.

IB Program Curriculum

Language A (HL/SL): English, Croatian; Language B (HL/SL): English, French, German; Spanish Ab Initio,
History (SL); European History (HL), Psychology (SL/HL); Biology (SL/HL), Chemistry (SL/HL); Mathematics (HL/SL), Math Studies (SL); Visual Arts (SL), Music (SL), Theory of Knowledge and CAS.

IB Diploma Students

AISZ graduates are students who strive to:

  • demonstrate curiosity, value knowledge and seek continued intellectual growth
  • make use of an inclusive, rigorous, balanced and varied education to be successful in a changing world
  • demonstrate respect for themselves and others, and their environment and work cooperatively to solve problems and achieve common goals
  • value their community and their culture(s), appreciate differences in people throughout the world and make a positive contribution to society
  • understand the importance of intellectual, physical, emotional, and social balance
  • have a positive self-image and high self-esteem enabling them to make appropriate and healthy choices
  • think critically, make reasoned ethical decisions and express themselves creatively
  • recognize and expand their unique individual learning styles and develop ways to apply them effectively
  • act with integrity and honesty and with a strong sense of fairness, taking responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them
  • communicate ideas, needs and information confidentially, appropriately and effectively in a variety of modes

How to apply

Contact Admission Officer and make an appointment

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

Complete the application forms 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.

Assessment of applicant's level of English and/or Math

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.

Payment of non-refundable Admission Fee

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.

Enrollment requirements

The following enrollment requirements are adhered to:

  • 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 student finishes grade 4 for example in Argentina in December, that student will complete the school year in grade 4 at AISZ (January-June).

Financial Assistance

The American International School of Zagreb (AISZ) offers a tuition reduction program to families in need of financial assistance (FA). Families in grades 1-12 are eligible to apply for tuition reduction.

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