Middle School

At AISZ, every student will become an expert in his or her learning. Every student is known, advocated for and supported. Every student personalizes learning and pursues dreams.

Middle School Curriculum

English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, ELL Support, Science, Physical Education and Wellness, Music, Art, World Languages (French, German), Native Croatian Language, Service Learning (FLEX), Computer and
Information Technology (integrated), Speech and Debate, Study Skills, Design, and Woodworking.

Counseling and Guidance

Counseling at AISZ takes a three-pronged approach in that not only is emotional support available to students but also to the care takers of children, the parents and the teachers. The philosophy behind the counseling of students at AISZ is that the emotional needs of children go hand in hand with the academic needs.

English as an Additional Language

In the Lower School all children whose mother tongue is not English are tested upon entry to AISZ. The language assessments help to determine the appropriate placement in the EAL program and classroom. On-going assessments are used to determine the language support needed to help children access grade level content, as well as when their English language proficiency is adequate for exiting the EAL program.

Middle School Council

Middle school students learn about global citizenship and personal responsibility in the "Global Citizenship, Students in Action" elective course, which gives them the background and leadership experience to serve as student council members. Student council then will meet weekly to organize events and communications to ensure that middle school is a great experience for the students at AISZ.

Enrollment requirements

The following enrollment requirements are adhered to:

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

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.

Fees and funding

Middle School - Grades 6-8  
Tuition Fee 16,980 €
Tuition Deposit (Private payer only) 500 €
Admission Fee (New students only) 1,500 €
Capital Fee 2,300 €

* Other fees apply as well.

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.