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 2021-22 school year we kindly remind you to follow our procedures, as we have 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 - Enrolment for these classes is open, however seats are filling up quickly.
  • Lower School - grades PreK and 1-4 - Enrolment for these classes is open. Kindergarten is at full capacity and Grade 5 has limited capacity at this point in time.

Meet our Admissions Manager

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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 enrolment 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 take a walk on the AISZ campus through this virtual tour.

If you would like to start the application process, please 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 and/or a video call. Such a meeting 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, you can do so by completing this form.

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-refundable 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 (a certified English copy)
  • 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).

Enrolment requirements

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.

Tuition & Fees - 2021 -2022

School Division Tuition Fee*
Lower School - Grade PreK € 6,800
Lower School - Grades K-5 € 16,340
Middle School - Grades 6-8 € 17,500
High School - Grades 9-10 € 18,015
High School - Grades 11-12 € 18,315

*Other fees might apply as well.

Other fees Fee amount

Application Fee - for new students only

Pre Kindergarten

Grades K-12

This is a one-time non-refundable fee, due at the beginning of the application process.

€ 500

€ 1,500

 

Capital Fee

Grades K-12

This is an annual fee per student (not prorated). Fee is to be paid in full with the first payment and is non-refundable.

€ 2,700

IB - Diploma Fee

Grade 12

*This is the approximate cost of the full IB program.

€ 830*

Payment Plan Fee

€ 100

Late Payment Fee

Monthly charge if payment is past due, billed on the first of each month.

€ 50

Tuition Deposit Fee (Private payer only)

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

€ 500

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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