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Admissions International Middle School

New Students

The International Middle School at GAIS actively seeks applicants who are internationally minded, inquisitive and enthusiastic. Please complete the application process by following the steps listed below. Most importantly, feel free to contact us at any time if you have questions or need assistance. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Admission Process

Please see the detailed Admission Process for the International Middle School below:

 

Schedule a School Tour

Schedule a School Tour

A school visit gives the entire family an opportunity to explore the campus and different subject rooms and to meet the staff. We will provide materials and information to give you and your child an impression of our student centered teaching approach which is based on the International Baccalaureate program.

To schedule a tour or attend an Info Evening or Open Classroom please fill out the Contact and Reservation Form
Complete Online Application

When you have made your decision to enroll you child at our school, please fill out the online application and submit it to the school with a $75 application fee.

Please click the button below to start the online application process (your information will be submitted on a secure page):

Online Application

Overseas or out of area applicants should contact GAIS first by phone or send an email to [email protected] to discuss the applications process.

Schedule a Shadow Visit

Schedule a Shadow Visit

We ask that your child attend a full day at the school and shadow another currently-enrolled GAIS student. The goal of the shadow day is that your child has a chance to familiarize his or herself with the International Middle School community and participate in classes in action. The students will be assigned to their prospective class level and are paired with a currently-enrolled student based on their interests.To schedule shadow days, please fill out the Contact and Reservation Form.

Testing

Testing

We require that applicants submit the results of the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). The ISEE exam may be taken at any test site location. The International Middle School Site Code is #054382. To register online, go to www.iseetest.org. Please ensure that all results are forwarded to our school as soon as possible.

Application Forms I

Application Forms I

To be complete, GAIS must receive all necessary forms until January 16, 2014.

Parent Questionnaire:

We ask that each parent or guardian living with the applicant complete a questionnaire. Please submit with the application.

Transcript Release Form:

Parents/guardians must complete the Transcript Release Form and give it to the students’ school counselor or registrar so they can send us the students’ fourth or fifth grade transcripts. Please ask your school to include a copy of the signed transcript release form for our files.

Application Forms II

Application Forms II

To be complete, GAIS must receive all necessary forms until January 16, 2014.

Four Recommendations:

Two Teacher Recommendations
We require two teacher recommendations, one from the applicant’s current teacher and one from last year’s teacher. Each teacher must send the sealed form directly to the International Middle School.

Principal or Counselor Recommendation
We require input from a school principal or counselor as part of the admission process. The principal or counselor must send the sealed form directly to the International Middle School.

Personal Recommendation
In addition to your child’s teachers, we would like to hear from another adult who plays a significant role in his or her life. The individual might be, for example, a music teacher, athletic coach, or religious advisor. The individual recommending the applicant must send the sealed form directly to the International Middle School.

Interview

Interview

Once the application has been submitted, we will contact you to schedule a family interview. This interview is a critical component of our admissions process. Each parent or guardian must attend with his or her child. The interview lasts approximately 45 minutes, with the last 15 minutes set aside for one-on-one time with the applicant. We ask that your child bring something that is special or meaningful to the interview for him or her to share during the one-on-one portion.

Decision

Decision

Enrollment offer letters will be mailed by March 13, 2014.

Applicants, who fall below the prerequisites but have the potential for success, may be admitted on probation if resources are available to serve their needs.