Admissions FAQ


When does AISJ accept applications?


AISJ accepts applications year-round, however enrollment is based on the priority categories listed below, seat availability and the student’s academic and assessment performance. Please note, we do not accept students wishing to enroll in Grade 12 as we require at least two years of study to qualify for our diploma.

Priority Levels

1. Applicants who have a sibling currently enrolled in AISJ with a valid US passport. 2. Applicants with a valid US passport. 3. Applicants of any nationality who have a sibling currently enrolled in AISJ. 4. All other applicants.

Applicants applying to AISJ after the first semester from a school located on a southern hemisphere calendar (where the school year ends in November or December) can only apply for the same grade level they just completed).

Applicants applying after the first six weeks of school, must supply the Admissions Office with documentation showing the student was enrolled elsewhere during this time period.


What if I attended AISJ previously?


Students who wish to return to AISJ must reapply and understand that all new student fees will still apply, with the exception of the Registration Fee for those returning students who have been gone for less than one year.


If an applicant has dual citizenship, which passport must be used to apply to AISJ?


The applicant must use the passport that the Residence Permit (Iqama) has been issued under. All Saudi passport holders MUST apply using their Saudi passport and must obtain the Ministry of Education (MoE) approval letter to attend AISJ.


What are the tuition and fees association with enrollment?


Please see the following link.


What is an Application Fee?


The Application Fee is required in order to create an online account with purpose to complete the online application. It is a one-time, non-refundable fee that is charged at the time of creating an account. Regardless of the number of children, the application is assessed one time per family.


What is an Assessment Fee?


In addition to an evaluation of an applicant’s student records, the Admissions office requires all applicants to take the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) online assessment as well as a personal interview.  In Grades Pre-K3 through Grade 1, MAP is not used as it requires a team of teachers, counselors, reading specialists, special education coordinators, and administrators to make personal observations and interviews.

An assessment fee is applied to all applicants who have been asked to come in for an assessment. The fee covers the costs associated with providing, grading and interpretation of the assessment completed by a team of at least five admissions committee personnel for each student.


What is a Seat Deposit?


The Seat Deposit fee represents the intention of coming back the following year with a down payment of tuition of 4,000 SAR due on or before February.  Information about the number of students either returning or enrolled for the next school year is very important information for the Admissions office. This information provides Admissions with seat availability and instructional needs for the next school year.

By having a seat deposit, we can better approximate which students will be enrolled in our school for the next school year. All seat deposits are credited towards the tuition for the following year and are fully-refundable anytime before May 15th.

A seat deposit for all students is required to reserve a seat for the following year.


What is the Registration Fee?


The Registration Fee is a one-time, non-refundable fee applied to all newly enrolled students, with an exception to those students who are re-enrolling after being away for less than one year. This fee helps to cover costs related toentering and maintaining new student data into the school’s informational systems such as RenWeb, Destiny and our ID card systems for students, parents and drivers, as well as the processing of withdrawals, graduation, transcripts and college counseling services.


What is a Capital Fee?


The Capital Fee is a non-refundable, one-time fee that is applied to each newly admitted student (including siblings), which is used to continuously meet campus maintenance and technology needs as well as capital projects and expenditures.

All new and re-enrolling students are required to pay this fee, as well as the Registration Fee and Seat Deposit, within two days of acceptance in order to obtain their seat guarantee. Students may not enter classes before payment of all fees, including tuition. Please note that this fee also applies to all re-enrolling students, regardless of the time they have been away from AISJ.


Why is the Capital Fee higher in the High School?


The Capital Fee increases in the High School because of the additional costs associated with facilities, science labs, larger spaces needed in facilities such as gymnasium, athletic fields, music rooms, buses for HS clubs and sports teams and technology required at the higher grade levels. The High School and AP Programs, for example, require that AISJ provide science labs with specialized equipment and technology that is not required at the Elementary and Middle School levels.


Does AISJ offer a sibling discount?


Families with more than one child will be eligible for the following discount on Tuition Fees only and does not apply to any other fees (where the child in the highest grade is considered the first child and so on):

1st Child No discount
2nd Child 5% from second child’s tuition
3rd Child 10% from third child’s tuition
4th Child and above 15% from fourth or above childrens’ tuition


How does AISJ compare with other schools tuition and fees?


When and how are the annual tuition and fees set for the following year?


Each year the AISJ Board Finance Committee carefully considers the budget for the following year based on the current and projected enrollment, program and facility requirements, and faculty and staff needs. From January to March, the Board committee researches, drafts and submits a proposed annual budget to the entire Board for approval, which is based upon specific tuition-generated revenues to cover the required expenses of the proposed budget. This process includes an extensive analysis of comparative international American schools, both in the NESA region and beyond. By March, the entire Board meets to consider carefully the proposed budget and fee proposals, and a decision is reached and shared with the AISJ community.


Does AISJ provide school bus transportation?


AISJ does not offer bus transportation. Parents are responsible for providing transportation for their children. To ensure student safety, compound buses or private vehicles are only permitted to enter the campus parking area upon presentation of a valid AISJ identity card or vehicle sticker.


What are the AISJ school hours?


All students must be at the school by 7:45am in order to be in their respective classrooms and ready to start at 8am.

  Tuesdays only All other days
Pre-Kindergarten 8am-1pm 8am-2pm
Kindergarten 8am-1:45pm 8am-2:45pm
Grades 1-12 8am-2pm 8am-3pm

Does AISJ require students to wear school uniforms?


Yes. (Link to Uniforms page.)


Which colleges and universities have AISJ graduates attended in the last 2 years?


See our most recent HS Profile (2015-2016) for the latest listings of colleges and universities attended by our recent graduates.


Amar Sawan



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