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Admission Guidelines Grade Placement and Age Criteria
Required Subject Proficiency Other Requirements for Admission
     Admission to Pre-primary School Application and Waiting List
     Admission to Primary School Transfer Students
     Admission to Middle School Payment of Fees
     Admission to Upper School  

 

Admission Guidelines

Parents or guardians of any potential student are welcome to fill in an application form at any time throughout the school year. The student will then be given an appointment for an entrance exam which will be scheduled at the student’s convenience. The exam includes English Language, Mathematics, and Arabic. The exam may be given either to individual students or to groups of students.

Immediately before or immediately after the exam, both the student and parent will be interviewed by the Executive Director in order to help determine the suitability of the student to the rigorous program of study at Jeddah Knowledge International School.

The student will be accepted into the school if:

  • She/he passes the entrance exam. If the student does not pass the exam, she/he may be allowed to take a retest exam at the discretion of the school administration.
  • The student is within the appropriate age range for the grade to which she/he is applying, according to the international requirements.
  • There is space available in the grade to which she/he is applying.  

 

Required Subject Proficiency

Admission to Pre-primary School (Nursery, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten)

Parents to fill in the application form.  Preprimary students should be toilet trained.

Admission to Primary School (Grades 1 through 5)

English

Students are required to have sufficient listening and speaking proficiency in English to follow instructions and explanations in the classroom. Students must be able to express their ideas in written English and read with comprehension at grade level.

 

Arabic

Students are required to have sufficient listening and speaking proficiency in Arabic to follow instructions and explanations in the classroom. Students must be able to express their ideas in written Arabic and read with comprehension at grade level.

Mathematics

Students must meet the standards of learning for the required gade level.

 

 

Admission to Middle School (Grades 6 through 8)

English

Students are required to have sufficient listening and speaking proficiency in English to follow instructions and explanations in the classroom. Students must be able to express their ideas in written English and read with comprehension at grade level.

 

Arabic

Students are required to have sufficient listening and speaking proficiency in Arabic to follow instructions and explanations in the classroom. Students must be able to express their ideas in written Arabic and read with comprehension at grade level.

Mathematics

Students must meet the standards of learning for the required gade level.

 

 

Admission to Upper School (Grades 9 through 12)

English

Students are required to have sufficient listening and speaking proficiency in English to follow instructions and explanations in the classroom.  Students must be able to express their ideas in written English and read with comprehension at grade level.

 

Arabic

Students are required to have sufficient listening and speaking proficiency in Arabic to follow instructions and explanations in the classroom. Students must be able to express their ideas in written Arabic and read with comprehension at grade level.

Mathematics

Students must meet the standards of learning for the required gade level.

   

 

Grade Placement and Age Criteria

Our school adheres to the admission policy requirements as established by the international requirements which stipulates the following ages for acceptance.  By the First week of school, the child should be:

Grade Minimum Age Maximum Age
Nursery 2.9 years 4 years (by Gregorian year)
Pre-Kindergarten 3.9 years 5 years (by Gregorian year)
Kindergarten 4.9 years 6 years (by Gregorian year)
One 5.9 years 7 years (by Gregorian year)
Two 6.9 years 8 years (by Gregorian year)
Three 7.9 years 9 years (by Gregorian year)
Four 8.9 years 10 years (by Gregorian year)
Five 9.9 years 11 years (by Gregorian year)
Six 10.9 years 12 years (by Gregorian year)
Seven 11.9 years 13 years (by Gregorian year)
Eight 12.9 years 14 years (by Gregorian year)
Nine 13.9 years 15 years (by Gregorian year)
Ten 14.9 years 16 years (by Gregorian year)
Eleven 15.9 years 17 years (by Gregorian year)
Twelve 16.9 years 18 years (by Gregorian year)

 

Other Requirements for Admission

  • The original and a copy of the student's birth certificate.
  • A copy of Saudi ID and Residency ID for non-Saudis.
  • A copy of the child's vaccination certificate and completion of Health Information Document.
  • 8 photos of student (4x6).
  • Previous school report cards.
  • Transferees from schools within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - a student must have an Equivalence Certificate from the Ministry of Education.
  • There will be no acceptance for any child who is under the appropriate age.
  • Students who are transferred from another school must have a report card for the last two (2) years and a student file, which includes all report cards.

Application and Waiting List

After successful completion of the admission process, the student may be:

  • Offered a seat to start immediately

  • Offered a seat for the new academic year

  • Placed on the waiting list at the request of the parent

  • Siblings are given preference provided all the admissions criteria are met.

 

Transfer Students

Students may have attended schools that apply different assessment, reporting and grade placement systems to that of JKS. It is therefore imperative that all records from previous schools be reviewed, along with the JKS entry assessments in order to place students in the appropriate grades.  The Academic and College Counselor, Administrative Manager and/or Executive Director will make this assessment.

 

Payment of Fees

Tuition fees must be paid according to admission policy requirements before students start school. Inquiries about this may be made to the admission staff, or through the school accountant.

Methods of payments (for new students) are as follows:

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Visa/Master Card

 

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