Admissions Procedures

IAA accepts students from ages 3 (Pre-K) to 17 (Grade 11), provided they have successfully completed the admissions process. Admission is contingent on several factors including availability, review of application forms and required documentation (e.g. previous school reports) and screening results (placement tests and/or interviews). Note that submitting an application does not automatically guarantee admission.

All required documentation must be submitted with the application form.  Please refer to the last page of the Application Forms. Prospective students are invited for screening (placement tests and interviews) once their applications and required documentation have been reviewed. 

Placement tests assess ability and skills rather than knowledge and are administered for prospective students applying for G1 and above. Once the placement test results have been reviewed and approved, the interviews are conducted. Early Years applicants (Pre-K, KG1 and KG2) are invited for interviews directly.

The IAA academic programmes are rigorous and are designed to prepare students for prestigious universities. All offers of place are based on merit; there is no preferential admission to siblings and for classes with limited availability, screening is based upon the strongest applicants.

IAA accepts students who need English and Arabic language support in Primary. In Secondary, however, Arabic is offered at a range of levels to accommodate students at any level of fluency.

Screening fees are non-refundable and must be settled prior to placement tests and interviews. Once offered a place, registration and other school fees must be completed by the due date.