1. Application Paperwork
The following documents must to be submitted to the school:
The school accepts students with mild special needs. However, please contact the school to discuss your child’s needs before making a decision to come to Zambia, as only limited assistance is available. Admissions decisions for students with special needs (SEN) are made on a case by case basis depending on the needs of the applicant and the needs of the other students in the classroom. Copies of psycho education assessments and IEPs must be submitted with the application paperwork. Please click here for more information about Special Educational Needs at AIS Lusaka.
2. Submission of Application Paperwork
AIS Lusaka can accept applications at any time during the school year. However, decisions about acceptance for the new school year in August, will not be made until after 1 April, to allow existing students to indicate their intention to re-enroll.
Please send all application paperwork as soon as possible so the student can be added to the wait pool. The school will accept faxed, scanned and emailed, or couriered/hand delivered application paperwork.
Please send to:
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: +260 211 260538
Courier: Mrs. Natasha Chalikulima
Plot 487A/F/3 Leopards Hill Road
Tel: +260 211 260509
Postal: Mrs. Natasha Chalikulima
P O Box 320176
Please note. Submission of completed paperwork does not guarantee a space at the School. A space is only guaranteed once an official letter of acceptance and invoice have been received.
In all cases from grade 4 upwards the school will request an assessment of the student. We administer standardized assessments, available online, which measure student skills in Math and English. A writing sample is also required. It is recommended that these tests are taken before a student arrives in Zambia. It can also be taken at the school if necessary, but this may delay a students' acceptance at the school. The Admissions Manager will request contact details of a suitable person at the student’s current school, who will be able to administer these tests.
Students in other Primary grades may be required to take additional testing, particularly if coming from a different educational system, or system based on a different calendar year (eg. South Africa and Australia). This testing is usually undertaken once in Lusaka.
Once all application paperwork has been received and relevant assessments have been completed, the application paperwork will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. The Committee consists of the Director, Admissions Manager and relevant Principal, along with SEN coordinator, Counselor and IB Diploma Coordinator, if needed.
Parents will be informed of the School’s decision by the Admissions Manager.
Students aged between 3 and 5 will be placed in their age appropriate classes. Above the age of 5, most students will be placed in their age appropriate classes, but there are occasional circumstances where students are placed in different classes. Please click here for more information on age requirements.
All acceptances at the school are provisional for the first semester. After working with the student, the school may determine that the initial grade placement needs to be changed. Further, in rare instances, the school may determine that the needs of the student cannot be met at the American International School of Lusaka. In such instances, the School will assist the parents in finding a suitable alternative education.
Reversal of Admission Decision
The school reserves the right to reverse an admission decision if application information has been withheld.
Payment of Fees
Once accepted, a non-refundable payment of at least 25% of the tuition fee must be paid by 1 June to secure a space for the new school year in August.
If applying for a place during the course of the school year, an invoice will be sent with the letter of acceptance. Payment must be made within two weeks.
Failure to make payment by the required dates may result in the admission being revoked and offered to another student.