AISZ welcomes learners who can benefit from and contribute to a high-quality elementary to secondary university preparatory curriculum.
The following enrolment 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.
AISZ strives to service students’ needs to the extent of the resources available. At this time, the school is unable to diagnose students or to provide long term remediation and therapeutic treatment plans. If a child’s needs reach a level beyond our service capabilities, the school may refer and recommend for outside educational evaluations, remediation programmes, consultations and therapeutic services at extra cost to the family or may recommend a different learning program altogether.
Families are advised that Zagreb offers little opportunity for external educational psychological and other assessments to be undertaken in English. As such recommendations for such may involve accessing these services in other countries such as Austria. We can advise families directly if this is the case.
Our Admission Policy and Student Support Team does not provide services needed for Intensive Support.
Due to limited resources, we are unable to support students requiring the following levels of intervention:
- A self-contained intensive learning classroom or life skills program
- Special day classes
- Severe behavioural support training
- Complex and comprehensive curricular modifications or individually designed inclusion opportunities
- Adaptive physical education and / or physical therapy and motor support
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 will be invited to come in for an interview and/or given an assessment (language, math, etc.). 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 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/or a Math placement test, and the results of these assessments may affect the admission decision.