ADMISSION OVERVIEW 

Overview

The Admissions Office is open Sunday through Thursday from 8:30 am-1:30 pm and will be pleased to answer any inquiries. DAIS accepts applications for students from Prekindergarten to Grade 12. All students whose mother tongue is not English may be evaluated by Admissions staff, the Stage Principal and / or Stage Supervisor prior to placement to ensure a successful integration into the standard classroom. Parents of children with mild learning disabilities must apply directly to the Admissions Office. All relevant information will be collected and evaluated to best facilitate the individual learning needs of your child. 

All applications made to DAIS are considered on an individual basis. Admission will only be finalized after all relevant paperwork has been completed and received by the Admissions Office. This is also dependent upon the evaluation of previous school records, an admissions examination and a possible personal interview with the Director.

Please note that all students admitted to DAIS must live with their parents or an authorized adult guardian. When a student does not live with a parent or guardian, the Director or his designee will investigate and make a determination concerning a possible waiver.

Age Requirements and Grade Placement

DAIS uses the cut-off date of October 1st for student placement. Applicants for Pre-K must be 2½ years of age, KG1 must be 3½ years of age, KG2 must be 4½ years of age and Grade 1 applicants must be 5½ years of age. Please note that no exceptions can be made.

HOW TO APPLY

FROM PRE-K – GRADE 1, YOU WILL NEED TO COME DIRECTLY TO THE SCHOOL TO RESERVE THE APPOINTMENT AND PAY FOR THE APPLICATION FEE.

The following application process illustrated below applies only from Grade 2 till Grade 12.

 

Step 01

Book your assessment appointment and fill in your details. An approval email will be sent once your information has been reviewed. 

Step 02

Once your appointment has been approved, you will need to pay for the application fee (3 to 7 days before the appointment day to confirm attendance)

Step 03

On the assessment appointment day, you will need to bring the necessary documents to proceed with the interview, medical assessment and exam placement. 

Step 04

You will be notified of acceptance status within one week. Admittance will be finalized upon payment of registration fees. 

The assessment appointment is a 3 to 4 hour process where the applicant will have completed the following:

  • Student placement examination

  • Student and parent interviews

  • Medical assessment by our school doctor

LISTED BELOW ARE THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR THE ASSESSMENT APPOINTMENT DAY

  • PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING ON ASSIGNED ASSESSMENT DATE:
    • 6 recent passport-sized (4×6) color photographs
    • An original electronic birth certificate
    • Original academic end of year reports for the previous two years (including most recent report from the current school) stamped from previous school.
    • Sequence of previous academic years and transfer request stamped by the administration of the ministry  of education.
    • Copy of both parent’s national ID and a copy of the student’s passport(If Available).
    • (Grade 9 only) Any transfers from national schools require a stamped report card by the ministry of education. 
    • Starting from grade 9, report cards should indicate GPA, Credit hours and Grading key stamped from AdvancED or an accreditation agency.
    • Confidential (sealed) Behavior Report from the most recent school.
     
  • PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING ON ASSIGNED ASSESSMENT DATE:
    • 6 recent passport-sized (4×6) color photographs
    • An original birth certificate and copy of student’s and both parent’s passport.
    • Original academic end of year reports for the previous two years (including most recent report from the current school) stamped by the ministry of education affiliated to the country and the Egyptian ministry of foreign affairs.
    • Starting from grade 9, report cards should indicate GPA, Credit hours and Grading key stamped from AdvancED or an accreditation agency.
    • Confidential (sealed) Behavior Report from the most recent school.
     
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