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Admissions Checklist

If possible, parents should visit the school and talk to our administrators before making an application, to discuss the admission process and criteria. Please go to Contact Us or get in touch with the school office at +1 (650) 324-8617 to make an appointment. If you have any questions in regards to the admission process, please feel free to contact our Admissions Office at [email protected].

When deciding on an applicant’s admittance, the admissions team of administrators and teachers takes into account the following:

  • Potential of the applicant to benefit from the educational services available.
  • Capacity of the school to meet the educational needs of the applicant.
  • Match of the child/family with the school and its educational goals.
  • Balance of classes in respect to age, gender and language background.

 

PRESCHOOL

The preschool has multi-age class groupings of children from 3 to 5 years of age. No prior knowledge of German is required for the preschool, though it can be beneficial.

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 Review Information

Visit www.gais.org/admissions for more detailed information.

Schedule School Tour

Complete the Contact and Reservation Form on our website. The Admissions Office will contact you afterwards.

Application and Fees

Complete the Online Application and submit the non-refundable fee of $75 to our Office.*

Schedule Shadow Day

Although not required, shadow days can be informative. Complete the Contact and Reservation Form for your child to shadow for a small part of the day.

Preschool does not have an application deadline. Parents can apply all year. However, in order for a student to be considered during the open enrollment period, the application should be in by January 15, 2015.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
(K -Gr 4)

GAIS welcomes new students who are able to fit into our bilingual elementary school program at any grade.

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  Review Information

Visit www.gais.org/admissions for more detailed information.

 Schedule School Tour

Complete the Contact and Reservation Form on our website. The Admissions Office will contact you afterwards.

 Application and Fees

Complete the Online Application and submit the non-refundable fee of $75 to our Office.

 Talk to Teachers and Parents

Talk to teachers and maybe parents to obtain a detailed impression of the school.

Determine Appropriate Grade Level

Work with school administration to determine appropriate grade level for your child.

 Schedule Shadow Day

Complete the Contact and Reservation Form for your child to shadow a currently enrolled GAIS student for one day.

 Transcript Requests

School records will be required for students applying to Grade 2 and higher. Records must be received by January 15, 2015.

 Complete Documents

Complete and return the necessary documents below by Jan. 15, 2015*

  • Parent Questionnaire (1x)
  • Two Recommendations (1x Principal, 1x Teacher)
  • Transcript Release and Confidentiality (1x)

All documents can be found on our Elementary School website.

* Late applications will be considered on an individual basis.

INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
(Gr 5 – Gr 8)

GAIS actively seeks applicants who are internationally minded, inquisitive and enthusiastic. No prior knowledge of German is required.

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Review Information

Visit www.gais.org/admissions for more detailed information.

 Schedule School Tour

Complete the Contact and Reservation Form on our website. The Admissions Office will contact you afterwards.

 Application and Fees

Complete the Online Application and submit the non-refundable fee of $75 to our Office.

 Schedule Shadow Day

Complete the Contact and Reservation Form for your child to shadow a currently enrolled GAIS student for one day.

 ISEE Examination

GAIS requires ISEE admission test results. Go to www.iseetest.org to register online. GAIS school code is #054382.

 Complete Documents

Complete and return the necessary documents below by Jan. 15, 2015*

  • Parent Questionnaire (1x)
  • Four Recommendations (2x Teacher, 1x Personal, 1x Counsellor)
  • Transcript Release and Confidentiality (1x)

All documents can be found on our International Middle School website.

 Interview

We will contact you to schedule a forty-five minute interview. A parent or guardian must attend with child.

* Late applications will be considered on an individual basis.

IB HIGH SCHOOL
(Gr 9 – Gr 12)

GAIS actively seeks applicants who are internationally-minded, inquisitive and enthusiastic. No prior knowledge of German is required.

see checklist
Review Information

Visit www.gais.org/admissions for more detailed information.

 Schedule School Tour

Complete the Contact and Reservation Form on our website. The Admissions Office will contact you afterwards.

 Application and Fees

Complete the Online Application and submit the non-refundable fee of $75 to our Office.

 Schedule Shadow Day

Complete the Contact and Reservation Form for your child to shadow a currently enrolled GAIS student for one day.

 ISEE Examination

GAIS requires ISEE admission test results. Go to www.iseetest.org to register online. GAIS school code is #054382.

 Complete Documents

Complete and return the necessary documents below by Jan. 15, 2015*

  • Parent Questionnaire (1x)
  • Four Recommendations (2x Teacher – at least Math & Language A, 1x Personal, 1x Counsellor)
  • Transcript Release and Confidentiality (1x)

All documents can be found on our IB High School website.

 Interview

We will contact you to schedule a forty-five minute interview. A parent or guardian must attend with child.

* Late applications will be considered on an individual basis.