Frequently Asked Questions
Applying to AISJ
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.
1. Applicants who have a sibling currently enrolled at AISJ, with a valid US passport.
2. Applicants with a valid US passport.
3. Applicants of any nationality who have a sibling currently enrolled at 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.
Students who wish to return to AISJ must reapply and understand that all new student fees will still apply. For those returning students who have been gone for less than one year, the Registration Fee is waived.
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.
Tuition and Fees
Every 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.
The Registration Fee is a one-time, non-refundable fee applied to all newly enrolled students, with the exception of those students who are re-enrolling after being away for less than one year. This fee helps to cover costs related to entering 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.
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.
Families with more than one child are eligible for a discount on Tuition Fees. This discount does not apply to any other fees.
|First Child||No Discount|
|Second Child||5% from own tuition|
|Third Child||10% from own tuition|
|Fourth Child and Above||15% from own tuition|
All students must be at the school by 7:40 AM in order to be in their respective classrooms and ready to start at 8:00 AM.
|TUESDAYS ONLY||ALL OTHER DAYS|
|Pre-Kindergarten||8:00 AM – 2:00 PM||8:00 AM – 2:30 PM|
|Kindergarten||8:00 AM – 2:30 PM||8:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
|Grades 1 – 12||8:00 AM – 2:30 PM||8:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
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.