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Admissions Policy

PYP (Primary Years Program)

(KG- Grades 1-5/PYP Years 1 to 5)

Prospective students from SNA Kindergarten, or primary years, as well as students with siblings in any of our school programs, receive special consideration, but are not guaranteed acceptance.

Other factors, including student achievement, completion of the admissions requirements, the number of openings available along with an emphasis on fostering diversity in the classroom are also considered.

The final decision regarding the acceptance of a student resides with the Head of Elementary, the admissions committe, and the PYP coordinator.

MYP (Middle Years Program)

(Grades 6 to 10/MYP Years 1 to 5)

MYP (Middle Years Program) (Grades 6 to 10/MYP Years 1 to 5)

SNA offers a bilingual program model at secondary following the MYP framework which makes the secondary years at SNA challenging and demanding. However, by offering an inclusive learning environment i.e. language support programs, academic counseling, and a consistent assessing, reporting, and recording system, we constantly work towards making learning within the MYP framework available to all students.

Making sure that candidates are willing and able to study in a bilingual program model is the fundamental admission step that determines the other steps of the admission procedure. (See admission procedure)

Applicants from SNA PYP and MYP, and students with siblings in any of our school programs receive special consideration, but they are not guaranteed acceptance.

The school prioritizes students that have been enrolled and have successfully completed all PYP or preceding years’ requirements and have shown commitment to the school educational beliefs and values.

Other factors, including student achievement, completion of the admissions requirements, the number of openings available and the importance of fostering diversity in the classroom are also considered. The final decision regarding the acceptance of a student resides with the head of secondary, admissions committee, and MYP coordinator.

DP (Diploma Program)

(Grade 11 and 12/DP Years 1 and 2)

DP (Diploma Program) (Grade 11 and 12/DP Years 1 and 2)

Helping students and their parents/guardians make an informed decision about enrolling in the DP is an essential part of our admission policy for the Diploma Program. Our academic and career counselor, therefore, upon receiving the application form through our Open Apply link, will contact the applicants to make an appointment to determine and record the student’s attitudes, abilities, background, and future education and career plans and help them decide if the program is the right choice.

During the meeting, our academic and career counselor familiarize candidates and their parents/guardians with the specific requirements of the program referring to the university's requirements for which they intend to apply. Each university has its own specific entrance requirements.

The current priorities for admission are as follows, however, they are subject to review. We are looking for students:

  • who show motivation and interest in learning
  • whose academic performance has been above average. External candidates joining us from other schools, will need to submit an additional document: student’s confidential report.
  • whose conduct shows they are committed to our vision, mission, and philosophy
  • if a student has already completed the PYP and MYP programs, the school considers it an advantage, but it is not a pre-requisite for admission.
  • all applicants are required to take the DP entrance examinations. (See admission procedure)

    if an applicant broadly corresponds to our admission criteria, but is currently having difficulty reaching their full potential, they might be admitted, in certain cases, pending their parents’/guardian’s agreement to allocate resources in a program of additional support (internal or external)

Applicants from SNA PYP, MYP, and students with siblings in any of our school programs, receive consideration, but they are not guaranteed acceptance. The final decision regarding the acceptance of a student resides with the head of secondary, admissions committee, and DP coordinator.