Admission & Enrollment

Application FAQ

Q. What curriculum does AIA follow?

A. AIA is working toward the authorization of the three IB programs: the PYP for grades KG-5; the MYP for grades 6-10; and the DP for grades 11 and 12.


Q. What is the language of instruction?

A. In the English language track, English will be the language of instruction and students will learn Arabic and French as second and third languages. Native Arabic speakers in the English track may choose an enhanced Arabic program that will allow them to maintain an academic level of Arabic while attending the English track. In the Arabic language track, Arabic will be the language of instruction with English being taught at an advanced level and French as a third language.


Q. What kind of facilities does AIA have?

A. AIA will be home to a state of the art educational facility with a full complement of labs, sports fields, libraries, dedicated music and art room and dining spaces.


Q. Does AIA offer extra-curricular activities?

A. AIA offers a wide range of activities and programs to complement the school curriculum and further all aspects of a student’s development.


Q. How does one apply to AIA?

A. Please apply online from our website and make sure to upload all documents


Q. How long does an application stay active?

A. Applications submitted are valid for one academic year. If your application is not successful by the end of one academic year, please submit a new application to be considered for the next academic year.


Q. What is the age range of students who can register at AIA?

A. The students’ ages range from 3 to 14 years starting from Preschool to grade 9.


Q. What is the minimum age requirement to enroll into the Preschool ?

A. A child must be 3 years old by the 30th September in order to start the Preschool  and be completely potty-trained.


Q. Are entrance assessments required?

A. Yes, AIA is a selective entry school with a focus on academic excellence. Students applying for places in the KG program or Grade 1 will be invited for an interview with their parents. Students applying for grades 2 to 9 will be invited to undertake an entrance assessment that is appropriate for their age-group.


Q. How can my child prepare for the entrance assessments?

A. Our entrance assessments are a measure of the cognitive ability of your child, no preparation is needed.


Q. Do you accept children with special education needs?

A. It depends on the level of support required and if we can fully accommodate the needs of the child.


Q. Can I enroll my child during the school year?

A. Yes, depending on the availability of spaces and the Ministry of Education and Higher Edcucation rules and regulations.


Q. What is the class size at AIA?

A. Classes will accommodate a maximum of 25 students.


Q. Where is AIA located?

A. AIA is located in Al-Sadd area, close to the Sports Roundabout.


Q. Does AIA offer a school bus service?

A. Yes, AIA has outsourced school transportation to a company that operates a bus fleet using exceptional safety standards and strictly following the regulations specified by the Road Transport Authority.


Q. Does AIA have a uniform?

A. Yes, parents will be able to buy the uniform from the uniform shop located at AIA.


Q. Does AIA have a school lunch program?

A. Yes, AIA has signed a contract with a reputable catering company choosing a healthy daily menu.


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