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Admission Policy, Process & Timeline

Admissions Policy

Sharjah American International Schools (SAIS) considers all applications for admission without bias regardless of race, color, gender, handicap, religion, or national origin.

The school reserves the right to consider all applications for admission on the individual merit of each case. As per KHDA regulations, students with consistent poor behavior records and attitude, despite significant support and assistance, maybe denied admission for the following academic year.

Admission priority is for students of determination who have registered siblings.

Kindly, find attached SAIS-D Admission Guide 2023-2024

Process and Timelines

The school strictly adheres to all KHDA rules and regulations in regard to School Admissions. We assure parents that a child’s enrollment will be considered based on clear guidelines and expectations which the registration department is always ready to discuss with parents and guardians.

Every parent signs a Parent-School Contract which reviewed and approved by KHDA on yearly basis. We are kindly requesting all parents and guardians to read the contract carefully as it contains useful information and guidelines for both students and parents. A sample of the Parent-School Contract is available in the Admissions Policy tab. If you wish, you can go to the Admission Policy tab, print, and complete the SAIS Dubai admissions form prior to visiting the school’s registration department...

The registration process is generally completed within one week unless exceptional circumstances apply (ex. missing original documents, visa, etc.). Please be advised that it is not possible to select your child’s teachers or a section. The school leaders will decide on students’ allocations and class distribution based on several internal factors which might include but not limited to; gender, the number of students, availability of support and special programs. Please call or visit the school’s Registration Office to commence the admissions process for KG1-12 with the school registrar.  

It is important to bring with you the following documents: 

  • Original Emirates ID cards (Parents and Child/ren)

  • School report from the previous school 

  • Parent’s passport copy and visa page

  • Child vaccination

  • Childbirth certificate

  • 8 photos passport size

  • Child's passport and visa page.


Potential students seeking school admission will conduct Placement Tests in English and Mathematics as the first step in the admissions process. Test results will be reviewed by the relevant Head of School, Students Support Department, Deputy Principal, or the school Principal. Parents or guardians will be contacted to arrange an interview for you and your child/children. Following the interview, if the student is approved for admission, the Registration Department staff will assist you with all of the required formal documents, transport options, books, uniforms, and fee inquiries.

For KG1 and KG2 new admissions, the registration window opens from mid to late February of each academic year. For admission inquiries, parents may call the school on 04 280 1111 to make an appointment for an interview with the Director of Early Childhood Education and KG supervisor.

A child is considered for admission to KG1 if he/she has completed four years old by 31st December. Following the interview, parents or guardians will be contacted to brief them on the outcomes of the interview and to complete the registration process.

Admission team members will assist you with the registration process and will help you with arrangements for books, uniforms, fees, transport, etc.

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