does not discriminate acceptance decisions on the basis of gender, race,
nationality, or religious affiliation. All applicants who submit a complete
application file and pay the application fee in a timely manner will be
is considered to students who demonstrate age appropriate abilities to meet the
school’s standard grade level learning outcomes, and who are able to function
emotionally and physically with minimal support. Where significant learning or
physical support to function within the school’s inclusive setting and to meet
the academic requirements needed, applicants may be considered only if the
school is able to cater for individual needs.
admissions process starts with the presentation of a completed application
form, report cards (depending on grade level), medical forms, copies of Identification
Documents, photographs and the application fee. Once a file is complete, the
applicant and parents will be invited to a personal interview with the
principal while the applicant sits for placement exams. During the same
interview, students will meet with two or more teacher interviewers who will
assess the prospective student’s English literacy skills (verbal, reading,
comprehension), Arabic literacy skills (verbal, reading, comprehension), and
basic Mathematics skills (including age appropriate computation, problem
solving, reasoning, and analysis). The interview generally takes from one
to three hours depending on grade level.
will be notified within one week after the interview, whether or not their
child will be accepted into ABSS. If the child is to be accepted under certain
conditions, parents will be notified accordingly to the needs of the school and
the child before official acceptance.
Once acceptance into ABSS has been
offered, parents need to make the first payment within 10 days of the school’s
official notification. If payment has not been received within the 10-days
period, the child’s name will be moved to the waiting list.