Admissions

Founder's Note

Dear Parents,

Welcome! We sincerely appreciate your interest in AIS.

AIS celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, and during these years, we have remained committed to our original mission - to inspire a passion for lifelong learning, foster social and emotional sensitivity, and develop a student’s imaginative mind.

At AIS, we believe that the most important objective of a school education is to help children prepare for the future. We are living in a world that is changing rapidly. To prepare our students for a world that is changing at a never-before-seen rate, the essence of what we call ‘education’ needs to continuously keep evolving. As a school community, we have been asking ourselves several questions over the last one year:

  • What should learning in the 21st century look like?
  • What really is the role of the teacher in a world where information is available at the click of a button?
  • What is the best way to engage students in the classroom?

Pondering over these questions, we have realised that classrooms today need to mirror the outside world to make learning real and pragmatic. Acting on this realisation, we are in the process of implementing a comprehensive technology program at the school with a goal to make learning more engaging and deeply personalised.

Please visit the following pages for more information about the admissions process - important dates , eligibility criteria, admissions FAQs.

If you have any questions about our program or process, email our admissions team at admission@aischool.net or fill up the enquiry form.

I look forward to meeting you and interacting with you in person.

Wishing you and your child all the success in the world!

Warmly,
Gorsi

Curriculum Choices

Flexibility in curriculum choices allows our students to pursue the college of their choice. Up to grade 7, all students follow the IB-PYP. For grades 8 to 10, students can choose between CIE-IGCSE and Gujarat State Board SSC. Grades 11 and 12 students choose from IBDP, CIE AS & A Levels, and the Gujarat State Board HSC.

Primary Years

AIS, a recognised IB World School, is the only school in the world to follow the IB-PYP program from Kindergarten to Grade 7. The program focuses on helping students become problem solvers and inquirers letting them take ownership of their learning. The program strives to help every student think independently and come up with their own answers.

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Important Dates

For students and parents interested in applying for admission to Ahmedabad International School for the academic year 2017-18, the following dates are of importance:

Event Date
Waitlist form for admissions to Grades 1-7 available 20th Oct, 2016
Online application form for admissions to Grade 8 - IGCSE (CIE), Grade 11 - AS (CIE), and Grade 11 - IBDP available 4th December, 2016
Last date for applying to Grade 8 - IGCSE (CIE), Grade 11 - AS (CIE), and Grade 11 - IBDP 31st March, 2017
Entrance test dates for Grade 8 December 17, 2016, and January 7, 2017
Entrance test dates for Grade 11 February 4, 2017, and April 1, 2017
Online application for admission to Grade 11 - GHSEB (all streams) available Post declaration of grade 10 results

Please Note:

  1. Parents filling up the waitlist form for admissions to Grades 1-7 will be notified by February 2017 in case a vacant slot opens up.

Eligibility Criteria

Students applying for admission to Ahmedabad International School for the academic year 2017-18 must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:

Grade Level / Program to which you are applying Eligibility Criteria
Grade 8 - IGCSE Student must have completed Grade 7
Grade 11 - AS & A Levels (CIE), IBDP Student must have completed a recognized secondary board examination

Please Note:

  1. Students seeking admissions in Grade 5 or above are also required to take an entrance exam which tests the student for general aptitude and for subject knowledge in Math, Science, and English.

  2. AIS does not offer admissions in Grades 9, 10, and 12.

Toddler's Den Fee Structure

The fee structure for Toddler's Den (Affiliated to AIS) for the academic year 2017-18 is as follows:

Program Program Fees Affiliation Fees**
Parent Toddler Rs. 30,000/- per stage *** -
Play Group Rs. 1,25,000/- per year * Rs. 1,00,000/-
Nursery Rs. 1,65,000/- per year * Rs. 1,00,000/-
Junior KG Rs. 1,45,000/- per year * Rs. 2,00,000/-
Senior KG Rs. 1,45,000/- per year * Rs. 2,00,000/-
* Payable in 3 equal instalments during the course of the academic year

** Payable one time at the time of admission

*** Each stage of Parent Toddler program is of 3 months in duration

International Applicants

All students not carrying an Indian passport are considered as International applicants.

International Applicants may preferably apply one year in advance so as to adhere to our admission timelines. For any questions regarding our application process, please email us at admission@aischool.net.

Documents to be submitted

Although international applicants need to follow the same admission procedure, you may need to submit a few more documents before finalizing your application. The documents are:

  • Proof of immigration status. In most cases, obtain a valid student authorization and photocopy of passport
  • An attested copy of the student's birth certificate
  • A copy of student's passport information page
  • Recommendation letter from the previous school for overseas students
  • An official copy of the student’s scholastic record

For students applying to Grade 5 and above

The student will have to take an entrance test for English, Maths and Science. These exams will have to be supervised by the student's school for an additional fee. For more details, please email admission@aischool.net.

Following documents need to be submitted to confirm the Admission.

  • Admission Acceptance Form duly signed by both parents
  • Admission Fee
  • The candidate should submit the official school transcript of the grade they are studying in
  • Candidates should also produce their passed and promoted certificate / school transcript / report card of the previous grade on the school letter head with the official sign and seal of the school.
  • Original School leaving certificate / Transfer Certificate (Specimen Copy).

Applicants furnishing false or misleading information will be subjected to rejection or dismissal without refund.

Early Years - Toddler’s Den (Affiliated to AIS)

We are delighted to share that starting academic year 2017-18, the early years program at Toddler’s Den (Affiliated to AIS) will be run from a new state-of-the-art facility (currently under construction) behind Rajpath Club. For the first time, the school is offering programs for children aged 12 months to 20 months (Parent Toddler Program), and for children aged 20 months to 30 months (Play Group). For more information about our Early Years Program visit the education section.

We have limited slots available for admissions in grades Nursery, Jr. KG, and Sr. KG. Interested parents can fill up our waitlist form - to be available from 4th December, 2016 - if they want to be contacted by the school admissions team to carry out the admissions process.

Online applications for admissions to the Play Group and Parent Toddler program will be available starting 1st February, 2017. Admissions to the Play Group and the Parent Toddler program will happen on a rolling basis.

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Application Process

Admission to the early years program at Toddler's Den (Affiliated to AIS) is a four step process:

  1. Parents fill up the online application form (or the waitlist form) and pay the application fee of Rs. 1000/-
  2. Parents and child together are invited for a personal interaction with the school admissions team.
  3. Personal interaction with the school admission team happens and the admission decision is communicated.
  4. Parents submit the required documents and the registration fees to confirm admission within 3 days of the admission decision being communicated.

Note - Admission decisions at Ahmedabad International are based solely on the personal interaction with parents.

Documents to be brought along for the interaction session:

  • A notarised copy of the child's birth certificate
  • Photo copy of the parents’ final degree certificate
  • International applicants are requested to have a look at our International Applicants page

Following need to be submitted to confirm the admission:

  • Admission Acceptance Form duly signed by both parents
  • Affiliation fee

Grades 1 to 7

We thank you for your interest in Ahmedabad International School. We regret to inform you that there are no vacancies at the moment in Grades 1-7. However, interested parents can fill up our waitlist form if they want to be contacted by the school admissions team in case a slot opens up.

Parents who fill up the waitlist form for admissions in the academic year 2017-18 will be contacted latest by February 2017, only if vacancies arise.

Waitlist Form

Please note that students seeking admissions in Grade 5 or above are also required to take an entrance exam which tests the student for general aptitude and for subject knowledge in Math, Science, and English.

Grade 8 - IGCSE (CIE)

Online application forms for admissions into Grade 8 - IGCSE will be available starting 4th December, 2016. For admission to Grade 8, a student must have completed Grade 7 before joining AIS. For more information about our Middle Years Program, click here.

Application Process

Admission to Grade 8 - IGCSE at AIS is a four step process:

  1. Parents fill up the online application form and pay the application fee of Rs. 1000/-
  2. Students appear for the entrance test. The entrance test for Grade 8 admissions contains a mix of objective questions, multiple choice answers, and written descriptive responses. The entrance test dates for Grade 8 admissions are:
    1. December 17, 2016
    2. January 7, 2017
  3. Students clearing the entrance exam are invited for a personal interaction with the school admissions team along with their parents. Admissions decision is communicated within 7 days of the interaction.
  4. Parents submit the required documents and the registration fees to confirm admission within 3 days of the admission decision being communicated

Documents to be brought along for the interaction session:

  • Photo copy of the parents’ final degree certificate
  • An official copy of the student’s scholastic record
  • Bonafide certificate
  • A copy of the child's birth certificate
  • International applicants are requested to have a look at our International Applicants page

Copies of documents may be certified by a notary, a gazetted officer or the principal of the school. Wherever a photocopy is submitted, the original document should be made available upon request.

Following documents need to be submitted to confirm the admission:

  • Admission Acceptance Form duly signed by both parents
  • Admission Fee
  • The candidate should submit the official school transcript/report card of the grade they are studying in.
  • Candidates should also produce their passed and promoted certificate / school transcript / report card of the previous grade on the school letterhead with the official sign and seal of the school.
  • Original School Leaving Certificate / Transfer Certificate will have to be provided by candidates at the time of payment of fees or before the academic year begins or before the candidate begins the school term.

Applicants furnishing false, incomplete, or misleading information will be subjected to rejection or dismissal without refund.

Grade 11 - IBDP and AS Levels

Online application forms for admissions into Grade 11 - IBDP and AS levels (CIE) - will be available starting 4th December, 2016. For admission to Grade 11, the student must have completed a recognized secondary board examination. For more information about our High School Program, click here.

Application Process

Admission to Grade 11 - for IBDP and AS levels (CIE) - at AIS is a four step process:

  1. Parents fill up the online application form and pay the application fee of Rs. 1000/-
  2. Students appear for the entrance test. The entrance test for Grade 11 admissions contains a mix of objective questions, multiple choice answers, and written descriptive responses. The entrance test dates for Grade 11 admissions are:
    1. Feb 4, 2017
    2. Apr 1, 2017
  3. Students clearing the entrance exam are invited for a personal interaction with the school admissions team along with their parents. Admissions decision is communicated within 7 days of the interaction.
  4. Parents submit the required documents and the registration fees to confirm admission within 3 days of the admission decision being communicated.

Documents to be brought along for the interaction session:

  • Photo copy of the parents’ final degree certificate
  • An official copy of the student’s scholastic record
  • Bonafide certificate
  • A copy of the child's birth certificate
  • International applicants are requested to have a look at our International Applicants page

Copies of documents may be certified by a notary, a gazetted officer or the principal of the school. Wherever a photocopy is submitted, the original document should be made available upon request.

Following documents need to be submitted to confirm the admission:

  • Admission Acceptance Form duly signed by both parents
  • Admission Fee
  • The candidate should submit the official school transcript/report card of the grade they are studying in.
  • Candidates should also produce their passed and promoted certificate / school transcript / report card of the previous grade on the school letterhead with the official sign and seal of the school.
  • Original School Leaving Certificate / Transfer Certificate will have to be provided by candidates at the time of payment of fees or before the academic year begins or before the candidate begins the school term.

Applicants furnishing false, incomplete, or misleading information will be subjected to rejection or dismissal without refund.

Grade 11 - GHSEB (All streams - Science, Commerce, Arts)

We thank you for your interest in Ahmedabad International School. Application Forms for admission to Grade 11 - GHSEB - will be issued after the GSEB - Grade 10 results are declared.

For Grade 11 - GHSEB (All streams) - the admission process will be conducted as per rules laid down by the Gujarat Education Board.

FAQs

Teachers at an international school use standards and best practices from all around the world. An international school is a microcosm of the global community, with students and faculty members from different parts of the world. International schools emphasize language learning, intercultural awareness, and holistic education. They teach values of tolerance, understanding, and open-mindedness. They have rigorous academic programs that prepare students for success at university in India or abroad. AIS offers its students options to choose between Indian as well as International boards.

Click here to know about the curriculum choices that AIS offers

The academic year for all classes begins in the month of June.

The maximum class size is 24 students.

The admissions assessments are in English and Math and Science. We have students who come from different curriculums, both national and international. The assessments are largely skill based and test for ability levels expected in the grade that the student is applying for.

Students at AIS bring their own lunch to school

Students of primary years are taught English, Math, Hindi, Gujarati, Science and Social Studies.
The subjects are taught in a transdisciplinary way to avoid fragmented approach. Six Transdisciplinary Themes provide the framework for exploration and construction of knowledge. Teachers and students are guided by these Transdisciplinary Themes—as they design units of inquiry for exploration and study. Through this process, students develop an understanding of important concepts, acquire essential skills and knowledge, develop particular attitudes and learn to take socially responsible action.

The languages are taught in school and no prior knowledge is required

Yes, students can switch boards. The school supports the students to ensure a smooth transiition.

We offer French to students from Grade 8 onwards.

The IB is more about an ethos of an educational style - the three higher-level subjects are demanding, and are aimed at taking the student to a deeper level of knowledge. The A-levels place more emphasis on individual subject knowledge. A levels has four to five subjects studied in depth, whereas the IBDP has six subjects, and also has a compulsory core programme comprising of Theory of Knowledge, an Extended Essay and an evaluation of a student’s CAS (Creativity, Action and Service).

CBSE & ICSE/GSEB syllabus is approached in a theoretical manner. In IB more focus is laid on practical application of concepts in the form of projects.
The IB curriculum equips students with the tools needed to succeed in higher education, such as self-confidence, preparedness, research skills, organizational skills and being actively engaged in self learning.

Recipients of the internationally recognized programs, enjoy a high rate of acceptance at leading universities abroad.

Early Years Open House

We will be organizing an open house session on 2nd February once the applications for the Play Group and Parent Toddler programs are live. The open house session will be a great opportunity for parents to get to know more about AIS and meet the school team.

Open houses sessions have limited capacity hence interested parents are requested to register for the events at the earliest.

Grade 8 Open House

We will be organizing an open house session before applications for Grade 8 go live on 4th December, 2016. The open house is a great opportunity for parents/students to get to know more about AIS and meet the school team. The open house session for Grade 8 admissions is scheduled on 1st Dec, 2016 (Registrations to open soon).

Grade 11 Open House

We will be organizing an open house session before applications for Grade 11 go live on 4th December, 2016. The open house is a great opportunity for parents/students to get to know more about AIS and meet the school team. The open house session for Grade 11 admissions is scheduled on 1st Dec, 2016 (Registrations to open soon).

Admissions Enquiry

Please fill up this form in case of any enquiries related to admissions.