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Mission of the Admission Department

To recruit and admit new students and families to Amman National School and to facilitate the registration of all students into the different educational programs, the admission department conveys the school’s philosophy and vision to prospective families and explains the different programs offered by the school including the IB program.

Admission Policy

The Admission Policy takes into consideration the following:

  • Occupancy per class / maximum 26 students.
  • Enrollment priority is given to siblings of students provided that applications are submitted within the announced registration dates.
  • Acceptance of male students is conditioned by the enrollment of female siblings; same applies to re-registration.
  • Acceptance of students to the learning support program is conditioned by the enrollment of other siblings.
  • Satisfactory academic achievement level.
Admission Procedures

General:

The Admission Department receives applications throughout the year, but the processing of applications starts in March (for the following academic year) and in December (for the second semester of the current academic year).

Required Application Materials:

  • Application Form: The application form should be filled out and signed by the parent/legal guardian and submitted with one passport sized photograph.
  • A photocopy of the student's birth certificate and of the official family registration book.
  • For international students, a photocopy of the student's passport and residency card, along with photocopies of the father/legal guardian's passport and residency card.
  • A photocopy of the student's transcripts or report cards for the past two years, in addition to the year in progress if applicable.
  • Assessment and diagnostic reports if the student is applying to the learning support program or if the school suspects the presence of a learning difficulty or a disability.

Admission Procedures:

After all aforementioned documents are received, the Admission Department

starts the admission procedures as per the following:

  • Kindergarten:
    • An interview with the Head of Kindergarten.
  • Grades 1 – 4:
    • An interview with the Head of Elementary school and the English Department Coordinator.
  • Grades 5 – 6:
    • Written exams in Arabic Language and Math (in Arabic).
    • An interview with the Head of Elementary school and the English Department Coordinator.
  • Grades 7 – 8:
    • Written exams in Arabic Language, Math (in Arabic) and English Language.
    • An interview with the Head of Middle school and the English Department Coordinator (if needed, depending on results of exam).
  • Grades 9-10:
    • Written exams in Arabic and English Languages. Admission into the national program requires a good grade in the Arabic exam, and the international program requires a good grade in the English exam.
    • Math exam in Arabic if applying to the national program and in English if applying to the international program.
    • An interview with the Head of Middle school.
  • Grades 11- 12 (National Program):
    • Application is first screened by the Admission Committee. Only suitable candidates move on to the next steps.
    • Written exams in Arabic Language, Math (in Arabic) and English Language for students applying to 11th grade.
    • An interview with the Head of the High-school.
  • Grades 11- 12 (IBDP):
    • Application is first screened by the Admission Committee. Only suitable candidates move on to the next steps.
    • Written exams in Arabic Language, Math (in English) and English Language for students applying to 11th grade.
    • An interview with the Head of the High-school.
    • Declaring subjects; an additional interview with the IB coordinator is needed in some cases.

Admissions Committee and Decision Making Process:

Once the admission procedures are complete, the Admission Department presents the applications with the exams, results, and recommendations of Heads of sections, the English language coordinator, and the learning support staff to the Admission Committee for a final decision. The Admission Committee consists of the following:

  • Academic Director.
  • Finance and Administration Director.
  • Head of Students' Affairs.

Admissions into any grade- level takes into consideration gender balance and the ratio of students receiving learning support in any given class.

Applicants with Special Needs:

All previous assessment and diagnostic reports must be presented with the application for students who require learning support. ANS reserves the right to ask for further assessments as part of the admission process if and when available reports are deemed insufficient.

ANS offers learning support to students in more than one format. It is up to the school to determine what type of learning support the student needs and in what subjects; admission to the school is conditional and requires parents’ consent to enroll the student in the needed learning support program. The Learning Support Program at ANS has limited availability of seats; as with other applicants, priority is given to siblings of existing ANS students.

Registration:

Once the Admission Committee decides on the application file, the Admission Department notifies the parents/legal guardians.

Acceptance:

An acceptance letter is sent via email to the parents/legal guardians, stating the entry grade of the accepted student and any special terms for admission.

The following attachments are sent with the email:

  • Registration Contract.
  • Tuition Fees Schedule.
  • List of official documents required for the registration process.
  • Medical Form.
  • Learning Support Program contract (if applicable).

A student is officially registered at ANS once the above documents are delivered to the Admission Department and the Registration Fee is fully paid. If the registration process is not completed by parents/legal guardians within 7 working days, the school has the right to offer the seat to another applicant.

Denial:

If the applicant student was not accepted, parents/legal guardians are notified first by phone and then by an apology letter sent to them via e-mail.

Re-registration Process
A notification email is sent to all ANS families in December. The tuition fees schedule of the upcoming academic year along with the registration contract are included in the email. Parents desiring to renew registration are required to sign the contract and deliver it back in person to the Admission Department along with the registration fees. A student is officially re-registered at the school only after the registration contract is signed by parents/legal guardians, and the re-registration fee is paid in full. Seats are reserved for current students until the end of March, after which the school has the right to offer the seats for new students if needed.