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August 2019 admissions

The School is fully enrolled for the upcoming academic year; please call the admissions office to discuss availability before beginning an application for August 2019 or January 2020 entry. 

August 2020 admissions

Applications for the 2020-21 academic year are now being accepted.  

Step 1: Submit online application and fee by 15 January 2020.

There is a non-refundable application fee of £300 per student payable through the admissions portal. The fee is waived for families applying for financial aid.

If you are unsure which grade to apply to, view UK/US age/grade equivalents here.

Step 2: Submit supporting documents via the admissions portal by 31 January 2020.

Applications are considered complete once we have received all of the supporting documents listed below by 31 January. Families who do not meet the initial deadline but who are able to complete their applications by 15 March will be considered in the second round of decisions.

Families who miss the 15 January deadline will be considered on a rolling basis. The notification date for applications received and completed after 15 January and before 15 March is 15 April.


Requirements

Lower School (K1-Grade 4)

Upload materials via the admissions portal. It is each family’s responsibility to ensure that all required information is received by ASL by the deadlines. Required forms are available in the portal.

Age eligibility

Applicants for K1 must turn four years old by 31 August and applicants for K2 must turn five by 31 August. We require all students to be fully toilet trained in order to begin school. Please click here for a chart comparing grade levels and ages across US, IB and UK curriculums.

School records

Transcripts or copies of report cards for 2 ½ years, including the fall semester of the current year, translated into English, should be uploaded into the corresponding places in the portal . Please do not send originals by post.

Teacher recommendations

Submit one Teacher Recommendation from the applicant's current teacher. Recommendations should be completed after 15 November to be received by 31 January. Required forms are available in the portal.

Applicant questionnaire

Complete the Applicant Questionnaire after 15 November to be received before 31 January. Required forms are available in the portal.

Middle School (Grades 5-8)

Upload materials via the admissions portal. It is each family’s responsibility to ensure that all required information is received by ASL by the deadlines. Required forms are available in the portal.

School records

Transcripts or copies of report cards for 2 ½ years, including the fall semester of the current year, translated into English, uploaded into the corresponding places on the portal. Please do not send originals by post.

Teacher recommendations

Grade 5-6: one Teacher Recommendation from the current classroom teacher. Recommendations should be completed after 15 November to be received by 31 January.

Grades 7-8: submit one English and one math Teacher Recommendation. Recommendations should be completed after 15 November to be received by 31 January.

Required forms are available in the portal.

Standardized testing

Students applying for Grades 5-12 must submit the results of one recent standardized test. The following standardized tests will be considered:

  • Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE): To register for a testing date for the ISEE, contact the ERB testing organization, www.erblearn.org. The ISEE code for ASL is 724412. Please note that this is a US website; the dates on the ISEE website are in month/day/year format.
  • Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT): To register for a testing date for the SSAT, contact the SSAT testing organization, www.ssat.org. The SSAT school code for ASL is M740. Please note that this is a US website; the dates on the SSAT website are in month/day/year format.
  • Comprehensive Testing Program from the ERB (CTP): Students may have taken this test in their current school

Examples of standardized tests we DO NOT ACCEPT include NWEA/MAP, IOWAs, CAT (Cognititve Abilities Test), TerraNova, ISAs, UK SATS and U.S. state testing.

Applicant questionnaire

Complete the Applicant Questionnaire after 15 November to be received before 31 January. Required forms are available in the portal.

High School (Grades 9-12)

Upload materials via the admissions portal. It is each family’s responsibility to ensure that all required information is received by ASL by the deadlines. Required forms are available in the portal.

School records

Transcript or copies of report cards for 2 ½ years, including the fall semester of the current year, translated into English. Please do not send originals.

Teacher recommendations

Grades 9-12: One form should be completed by the English teacher, one by the math teacher and another by the counselor or principal.

Recommendations should be completed after 15 November to be received before 31 January.

Required forms are available in the portal.

Standardized testing

Students applying for Grades 5-12 must submit the results of one recent standardized test. The following standardized tests will be considered:

  • Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE): To register for a testing date for the ISEE, contact the ERB testing organization, www.erblearn.org. The ISEE school code for ASL is 724412. Please note that this is a US website; the dates on the ISEE website are in month/day/year format.
  • Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT): To register for a testing date for the SSAT, contact the SSAT testing organization, www.ssat.org. The SSAT school code for ASL is M740. Please note that this is a US website; the dates on the SSAT website are in month/day/year format.
  • Comprehensive Testing Program from the ERB (CTP): Students may have taken this test in their current school.
  • Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT)
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT): The SAT school code for ASL is 724412.
  • American College Test (ACT)

Examples of standardized tests we DO NOT ACCEPT include NWEA/MAP, IOWAs, CAT (Cognititve Abilities Test), TerraNova, ISAs, UK SATS, PreACT, and U.S. state testing.

Applicant questionnaire

Complete the Applicant Questionnaire after 15 November to be received before 31 January. Required forms are available in the portal.


Notification

Admissions decisions are communicated to applicants who complete their applications by 31 January via the admissions portal in late February. There are circumstances where we may delay a decision or make the offer of a place conditional. This includes cases where there is a need for a classroom visit or in-house assessment, a request for updated testing or additional information, or lack of current year school reports. Families who do not meet the initial deadline but who are able to complete their applications by 15 March will be notified by 15 April.