Admissions

Thank you for your interest in American International School. We recognise that your choice of school will be one of the most important decisions you face.

As a first step please fill out the Interest Application and a member of our Admissions Team will contact you as soon as we open the enrolment process. Our Admissions Team is looking forward to getting to know you, answering your questions and helping in the transition process.

General criteria for admission

The American International School of Sweden is a non-selective school and does not require children to take an entrance test. In order, however, to ensure that the school’s educational programme is appropriate for individual children, parents are required to provide full and detailed information with their application, particularly if their child currently receives support in school, or is new to English language. Copies of recent school reports and a confidential reference from the child’s current school are also required at the time of application. Where a child has not previously been enroled in an educational setting, or where more information is needed to assess suitability, the school reserves the right to ask parents to arrange a visit with their child.

Children are placed in year groups according to their date of birth, with an annual cut-off date of 31st August, unless there are clear educational reasons for an exception to be made. To support an exception, evidence from a registered educational psychologist and/or reports from the child’s previous school will normally be required. Where necessary, placement of a child may be decided after a personal interview to determine that we can offer a place in an appropriate year group.

Admissions Categories into the International Section at AIS;

The admissions categories are as follows:

  1. Students who are resident in Sweden for a confirmed limited period of time.
  2. Students who have attended school abroad for a major part of their education and therefore have a reason to fulfil his/her education in an International School in Sweden.
  3. Students who are currently living in Sweden but are planning to leave Sweden for a longer period of time.
  4. Students who speak the language of the school daily with one or both parents/caretakers and has sufficient language skills to participate in the education.

Our admissions policy is in accordance with Chapter 24 Section 3 of the Swedish Education Act.
Within each category applications will be looked at by American International School using the sibling priority and date of application as some of the key criteria. We are therefore only able to process applications in accordance with our admissions criteria.

Our priority system

In the event that a class is oversubscribed, places will be offered according to the following priority system, provided applicants meet the criteria set out in Admissions Categories above:

  • Siblings of current pupils
  • Date of application
  • Students who speak the language of the school and resident in Sweden for a confirmed limited period of time
  • Children of expatriate families and resident in Sweden for a confirmed limited period of time

Applicants with Special Needs

An independent school that is approved by the Swedish school authorities is open to all children with the exception of those with special needs that can cause significant organizational or economic difficulties for the school. It is therefore necessary that the school have the possibility to judge if the admission of the child could cause such difficulties.

We must give children in need of support the help necessary for them to succeed in their studies. It is up to us to see to it that we get the correct and necessary resources for each child.

The child’s home kommun is, in certain cases, not responsible for giving the support a child needs. In order for the school to obtain any additional support from the kommun, we must be informed of the nature and level of your child’s special needs, be it behavioural, emotional, educational or physical. We must, therefore, ask you to give us all the information necessary about your child in order that we can make an objective judgement about his/her needs. Has the child received support before and, if so, what type? What is your judgement of the child’s needs, etc.?

English as an additional language

The Individual Needs department also supports children with English as an additional language (EAL), who are at an early stage of acquiring English language skills. If it is likely that a child will require learning or English language support, it is useful for the parents and the child to meet with our Head of Individual Needs, during the school visit.

A good level of English language skill is normally required for children joining the school from Year 3 upwards. The Principal or Deputy Principal may make an exception to this if they consider that the child can be sufficiently helped by the English language support offered by the school. The school may also recommend additional language support outside of school, for which the parents will be responsible.

Fees

  1. Intrest Application (fee- free)
    The applicant start by submitting interest application online so we know more information about the applicant .We do not charge any fee for the interest application. It is for free.
  2. Application Fee (one off payment)
    The application fee is a one-time fee to be paid at the time of application (“Application Fee”). This is non-refundable even if a student is not accepted at AIS. The Application Fee amounts to SEK 1,500 per child.
  3. Enrolment Fee (one off payment)
    This is a one-time fee charged the first year the child attends AIS and will be invoiced upon acceptance. This is non-refundable and payable in full even if a student only attends for part of the school year.
    Child 1 – 35,000 SEK enrolment fee payable
    Child 2 – 35,000 SEK enrolment fee payable
    Child 3 (and all subsequent children) – a discount of 20% will be given to families that will be reflected on the first Tuition Fee invoice. The enrolment fee is intended for the upkeep of the buildings and grounds of AIS.
  4. Annual Tuition Fee
    This is payable yearly and in advance, and is, for each school year, payable in two equal installments against invoices issued by AIS. Payment shall be made by the date stated in the invoice. Students enroling at AIS for the second term of the school year are only required to pay 50% of the Annual Tuition Fee.

Payment time stated on the invoice can be 5 or 30 days, depending on the date of provisional acceptance.

GradeAnnual Tuition Fees
Preschool110,000 SEK
Prekindergarten110,000 SEK
Kindergarten99,000 SEK
Grade 199,000 SEK
Grade 299,000 SEK
Grade 399,000 SEK
Grade 499,000 SEK
Grade 599,000 SEK
Grade 6110,000 SEK
Grade 7110,000 SEK
Grade 8110,000 SEK
Grade 9110,000 SEK
Grade 10134,000 SEK
Grade 11134,000 SEK
Grade 12134,000 SEK
  • The tuition fees covers the cost for school trips, accreditation and authorization of International Education.
  • Tuition Fees for children who are not registered with their local kommun (i.e. who do not have a Swedish personal number) are substantially higher than those listed above.