Admissions

Whether you live in Croatia or will be relocating to Zagreb from another country, we recognize the importance of finding the right education setting for your family. We are here to help.

Dear prospective students and parents,

Due to numerous applications for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years we kindly remind you to follow our procedures, as we have very limited capacity at each grade level within our school.

As a result the school will select the students best suited to maximise the AISZ experience from our pool of applicants.

Enrolment by section:

High School - grades 9-12 - Enrolment is particularly competitive and seats are in high demand. We are encouraging entry into middle school grades as an advantage.  

Middle School - grades 6-8 - Very limited capacity at each grade level, so early application is recommended.

Lower School - grades 2,3 & 5 - Enrolment for these classes is open, however, for the rest of this academic year, applications for Grade 1 and Grade 4 will be placed on a waiting list.

Kindergarten - Enrolment open for all classes. Available seats.

 

Important:

It is critical that families NOT withdraw their students from current school until a final decision is made.

Only complete applications will be considered.

Meet our Admissions Officer

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Martina Ozir
Martina Ozir
Admissions and Alumni Transition Manager

From first contact to the first day of school, our friendly Admissions Manager will answer all your questions and guide you through the enrollment and transition process at AISZ. We encourage you to explore our website to find out more about our school, our academic and extracurricular programs, and to come for a visit to see our students in action.

To begin the application process families should contact the Admissions Manager. 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.

If you would like to make an inquiry on admissions please complete the online form

Enrollment requirements

The following enrollment requirements are adhered to:

  • Pre-Kindergarten students must be 3 or 4 years of age by September 1. Priority will be given to students who are 4 years old.
  • Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by September 1.
  • 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 school where the academic year ends partway through the AISZ school year will continue in the same grade. For example, if a student has successfully completed the AISZ equivalent of Grade 4 in December at their current school, that student will remain in Grade 4 for the second semester at AISZ (January - June). If a student has successfully completed half of grade 4 by the time they are to begin school at AISZ in August, then they will complete a full year of Grade 4 at AISZ (August - June). Exceptions to this will only be made if it is demonstrably evident that the student would be better served in a different grade level.

Qualified candidates are accepted at all grade levels, depending on vacancies.

AISZ welcomes learners who can benefit from and contribute to a high-quality elementary to secondary university preparatory curriculum.

Apply to AISZ

You can begin the online application process by clicking on the link below. After submission, you will access a checklist of following steps.

Click here to start your application

The first step in this process is to start the application by completing the form. After logging in to our platform, a one-time payment of a non-refundeble Application Fee is required. All applications are reviewed once the application is completed in full and submitted through the portal.

Fully completed applications must include:

  • Last two years of report cards
  • Official Transcripts (for HS students)
  • Medical forms and information
  • Confidential teacher recommendation forms
  • Any external assessment results (if applicable)
  • Notification of Special Needs (if applicable) with supporting documentation
  • Any documentation including Learning Support Services;
    • updated records are essential.

All documents must be translated into English (a certified copy)

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/or 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 EAL 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.

Tuition & Fees - 2020 -2021

School Division Tuition Fee
Lower School - Grades Pre-K 6,700 €
Lower School - Grades K-5 16,100 €
Middle School - Grades 6-8 17,235 €
High School - Grades 9-12 17,750 €

* Other fees apply as well.

Graduation Fee - Grade 12 300 €

IB Diploma Fee - Grade 12
* This is the approximate cost of the full IB diploma.

830 €
Payment Plan Fee (for self-paying families only)
For more information about payment plan procedures, please contact finance@aisz.hr
100 €

Late Payment Charge
Monthly charge if payment is past due, billed on the first of each month

50 €

Capital Fee - Grades K-12
Annual fee per student – not prorated
Capital fee is to be paid in full with the first payment and is non-refundable.

2,500 €
Application Fee for Pre-Kindergarten - for new students only
This is a one-time non-refundable fee, payable on application. Applications will be processed as soon as the fee is received. 
500 €
Application Fee for Grades K - 12 - for new students only
This is a one-time non-refundable fee, payable on application. Applications will be processed as soon as the fee is received.
1,500 €

Tuition Deposit
The tuition deposit is payable by May 15 annually if a payment plan is selected by a private payer.
The tuition deposit is non-refundable. The deposit is applied towards tuition and hold's a child's place in the class.

500 €

Discount Offerings

A. Tuition Discount: In the seventh consecutive year a student has attended AISZ a discount of 10% will be granted on tuition. This will continue until the student graduates, or departs AISZ.
B. Capital Fee Discount: The capital fee will be charged at the full amount for the first three years that a child attends AISZ. In the fourth and fifth year the capital fee will be reduced by one third each year until the sixth year where a family will no longer have to pay a capital fee.

A note about Discounts: Discounts are based on continuous attendance at AISZ. If a family were to depart AISZ then return the time calculation would reset.

 

 

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. The students must meet academic and behavioral expectations to retain the financial assistance year to year. This includes maintaining a positive academic and socially appropriate approach to learning, personal choices, respect of and engagement with AISZ school life.

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