Admissions


Admissions Policy

Before submitting your application, please review our Admissions Policy.

Contact Admissions Office

If you would like to find out more about ASW or have questions about the admissions process before submitting an application, please contact the Admissions Office. We are here to help you. Please get in touch by phone, e-mail, online inquiry form, or schedule a visit.

Apply

Please submit an application for admission providing us with as much information as possible about your child, including details about their academic and linguistic background, and information about special learning needs, if any. Our Admissions team will review the application in order to understand your child's learner profile, determine whether we can offer an appropriate program and support services, and to decide on grade and class placement.

Application forms should be delivered to the school either by post or in person. Scanned or facsimile copies sent electronically are initially acceptable but they must be followed by signed originals.


Application Review

Once we have received your complete application it will be passed on to the relevant school division for review and decision on admission. Application information will be reviewed by the divisional Counselor and Principal and, if necessary, by a member of the EAL or learning support team.

You should expect to hear from us within two weeks. The decision on admission may be delayed in case of admissions testing or interviewing of the student. Applications submitted during school breaks may also take longer to be reviewed.

If your child is not proficient in English, he or she will be assessed after enrollment by the EAL teacher to determine what additional EAL support is required (Grades 1-5).

Students applying for Middle and High School whose mother tongue is not English, or have not been using English as their prior academic language, will be asked to complete an English proficiency test as part of the admissions process. Depending on the assessment results the student may be required to enroll in EAP classes. Depending on the circumstances students may also be invited for a math and/or foreign language assessment to determine appropriate placement in these courses.

Acceptance and enrollment

Once your child’s application has been accepted for admission, the Admissions Office will get in touch with you. If your child is starting school after the beginning of the school year we will determine together with you your child’s first day of school. New Early Childhood students and their parents will be invited for a meeting with the teacher prior to starting school.

For Middle and High School students subject specific placement testing may be required to place the student in the correct level of a course, i.e. math, foreign language. We will contact you to set up an appointment for your child to come to ASW for the test, or to make arrangements to organize the test remotely.

In order to complete the admissions process, you will receive an e-mail confirming your child’s acceptance, instructions to access and complete the online enrollment contract, and invoices for tuition. A non-refundable enrollment deposit will be required to reserve your child’s space if the first day of school is not within one month after the acceptance decision. Students are not allowed to start school unless the enrollment contract has been submitted, school fees paid as per payment deadlines, and the physical examination form handed in.

Thank you for your interest in our school. Established in 1953, we are proud to be the oldest, English-speaking international school in Warsaw, offering an American-based curriculum with an international perspective for students aged 3-18. We have students from over 50 nations, and a faculty of more than 100 highly qualified mostly overseas-hired educators.

Our core academic curriculum is complemented by technology, visual and performing arts, library, health and physical education. If needed, students are supported by English as an Academic Language (EAL) and special learning needs programs.

In addition to our academic programs and services, ASW offers a wide range of extra-curricular sports and activities, and service learning projects with organizations in the greater Warsaw community.

ASW has been accredited since 1987 by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and Council of International Schools (CIS). Students graduate from ASW with the ASW High School Diploma, and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma if they have opted to follow the IB Diploma program in Grades 11 and 12. The IB Diploma program is a renowned and challenging international program, recognized by schools and universities globally. We are extremely proud that 22 per cent of our June 2016 graduating students achieved over 40 points on the IB Diploma, with one student scoring the maximum of 45 points and another student scoring 44 points. Success at ASW means our graduates go on to attend the university of their choice, anywhere in the world.

ASW’s five-hectare, state-of-the-art campus is located in Konstancin-Jeziorna, on the southern edge of Warsaw’s city limits. A door-to-door bus service is available to students living in the wider Warsaw area.

We welcome your questions and would love to help you explore ASW as a learning-focused school for your child. To discuss your family’s plans and your child’s schooling needs we encourage you to contact us by phone or e-mail, or fill out the online inquiry form.

The best way to get to know ASW is to visit our campus when school is in session. Every family has different interests so we devote time to meeting with you and designing individual tours suited to your family’s needs. During your visit you can ask all the questions you need to. Please call us or e-mail to arrange a visit.

E-mail: admissions@aswarsaw.org


Beata Baca (Admissions Officer), Veerle Raskin (Admissions Director), Marzena Chrzanowska (Admissions Officer)


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