Frequent Asked Questions - FAQ
The start date for any student is always a case-by-case decision by the Admissions committee. In theory, your child can begin school as soon as the admissions process is completed and a place has been offered. Each application is looked at on a case-by-case basis. The Admissions office will contact you with the specific starting date.
Yes, one application per child. Applications can only be processed once the Registration Fee has been paid.
Grade level (Year) placement in the school is based on the cut-off date of September 1st. In the school, placement is determined by both the previous educational experience and age of the student. In some cases, a placement test may be given to accurately place a student.
Yes, please contact us if you have any questions. We are happy to help you. Contact us here.
Yes, when necessary. As with many international schools around the world, demand can fluctuate and is often high. This means that, at the time you apply, our classes may be full. In these cases, we open a waiting list for the class concerned. A member of our Admissions Team will be happy to explain to you how we operate our waiting list at JFK.
We have a rolling admission process and therefore spaces can only be guaranteed as long as there is availability. Ideally an application should be submitted 6-8 months prior to the beginning of the school year. However, due to last minute changes late applications are considered.
The admission and assessment of a student are dependent on their previous school performance, assessment or recommendation from teachers. Applications are evaluated on receipt and, candidates are invited to attend an interview and to take assessment tests at the school or via Skype. Candidates are subsequently informed of the school’s decision. On acceptance, candidates’ families receive a School Acceptance and an invoice for payment of a deposit. The enrolment becomes effective and the place at the school assured as soon as the deposit has been paid and the signed contract has been received by the school.
– Copies of the two most recent school report cards
– Transfer receipt for registration fee
and upon availability:
– Copies of language diplomas and evidence of attendance of language courses
– Any further evidence of achievements (sport, art, music, community service, etc.)
Uppon arrival of the students, yes, we undertake all administrative work with the Swiss authorities to obtain the Swiss residence.