AES believes that a culturally diverse student body enriches the life of the School and in an effort to support this diversity, the total percentage of any nationality other than American should not exceed twenty percent (20%) in any grade level.
When any one nationality other than American meets or exceeds the 20% limit, no additional admissions will be allowed from that nationality group. All applicants from this nationality group will be placed in the wait pool. Once the nationality cap percentage falls below 20%, the Admissions Office will allocate seats to eligible applicants according to AES School Board policy. Nationality cap status will be updated in the News and Noteworthy section to the right of the page.
Eligibility Criteria for Admission
For any student to obtain Admission to AES the Administration must be satisfied that:
- The student has a successful history of academic performance and appropriate personal conduct.
- Any exceptional needs of the student, including physical and/or learning disabilities, and development of English-language skills can be met by AES.
- The student would be eligible to graduate before his or her twentieth birthday.
- The student resides in India with a parent or legal guardian.
- In the case where neither the student nor either of the parents holds U.S. citizenship, the parents are residing temporarily in Delhi. Parents or legal guardians of applicants must provide evidence of this status in the form of documentation from their employer stipulating the nature of their assignment in India. Persons who are self-employed must present compelling evidence of temporary residence before AES will consider their children for admission.
Admissions Policy for Pre-KindergartenAdmissions to our Pre-Kindergarten program for 3- and 4-year-olds is on a first-come, first-served basis within the priorities. Applications are accepted all year round. After the application is complete, applicants will be invited to a Pre-K screening. This age-appropriate assessment usually occurs in a group setting, and is designed to evaluate a child’s ability to access developmental milestones as well as a child’s readiness for our educational environment. We will do our best to ensure that you and your child are comfortable and feel welcome.
The Wait Pool
Once the application process (K-12) is completed, the applicant’s file is reviewed for admissibility. If admissible and at times of full capacity, all non-US passport holders are placed in the wait pool according to their date of completed application and in accordance with the Priority Categories for admission outlined below. The application fee is valid for 2 years.
While your child is in the wait pool, please continue to keep your child’s application current by submitting new school reports to the Admissions Office as they become available.
CitizenshipA valid passport must be submitted as proof of citizenship. Birth certificates and expired passports will not be accepted.
Priority Categories for Admission (Kindergarten-Grade 12)In keeping with its Mission statement, AES will ensure that a seat is available for all Priority Category 1 applicants that satisfy the general eligibility criteria for admissions. As space becomes available, AES will release seats for other eligible students in the order specified by the priority categories listed below, by completed date of application within each category :
- All U.S. citizens, children of U.S. citizens, children of eligible faculty and administrators.
- Non-US and non-Indian passport holders that are native English speakers or have mainstream level proficiency, as demonstrated through academic records and the AES English language proficiency assessment; Seats for native or mainstream level English applicants will be released according to the following priority
- Applicants whose parent or guardian is entitled to diplomatic, consular or official privileges;
- All other eligible applicants.
- Siblings of students currently attending AES
- Applicants whose parent or guardian are entitled to diplomatic, consular or official privileges.
- All other eligible applicants.
Age and Grade Placement
The age-cut off at the American Embassy School-New Delhi is August 31.
Pre-Kindergarten 3: Students must turn 3 on or before August 31 of the year of attendance.
Pre-Kindergarten 4: Students must turn 4 on or before August 31 of the year of attendance.
Kindergarten: Students must turn 5 on or before August 31 of the year of attendance.
Grade 1: Students must turn 6 on or before August 31 of the year of attendance.
Students come to the American Embassy School from many different countries, differing school calendars and age-cut off dates. After careful consideration of an applicant’s age, school records, and academic history, students are placed with consideration given to the AES curriculum, standards, and expectations, as well as performance on any test the Administration may wish to administer.
Applicants from countries whose school year calendar finishes during December-March (ie. Southern Hemisphere, Japan and Korea) will continue for an additional semester in the grade most recently completed. The Admissions Office wants to ensure that students are placed in the most appropriate learning environment. Therefore as new information becomes available (ie. school, conduct, and/or academic achievement records), an initial grade placement may be changed.
The School recognizes that there may be differences in opinion of parents or students regarding grade placement as a result of a transfer from a different educational system, different program of studies, or a system based on a different calendar year. However, the American Embassy School reserves the right to make all final determinations regarding grade placement.
|Division||(by Aug. 31)||Grade|
|4+||PK4||Reception (Foundation)||K||Pre-School (Prep)|
|Elementary School||5+||KG||Year 1 (KS1)||K||K|
|6+||Grade 1||Year 2 (KS1)||Elementary 1||Grade 1|
|7+||Grade 2||Year 3 (KS1)||Elementary 2||Grade 2|
|8+||Grade 3||Year 4 (KS1)||Elementary 3||Grade 3|
|9+||Grade 4||Year 5 (KS1)||Elementary 4||Grade 4|
|10+||Grade 5||Year 6 (KS1)||Elementary 5||Grade 5|
|Middle School||11+||Grade 6||Year 7 (KS 3)||Elementary 6||Year 6 /F1|
|12+||Grade 7||Year 8 (KS 3)||MD 1||Year 7 /F2|
|13+||Grade 8||Year 9 (KS 3)||MD 2||Year 8 /F3|
|High School||14+||Grade 9||Year 10 (IGCSE) (KS 4)||MD 3||Year 9 /F4|
|15+||Grade 10||Year 11 (IGCSE)||HS 1||Year 10 /F5|
|16+||Grade 11||Year 12 (A Level)||HS 2||Year 11 /F6|
|17+||Grade 12||Year 13 (A Level)||HS 3||Year 12 /F7|
|Division||(by Aug. 31)||Grade|
|Early Childhood||3+||PK3||PS-Petite Section|
|Elementary School||5+||KG||GS-Grande Section||Pre-Scuola|
|6+||Grade 1||CP Cour Préparatoire||Grade 1||1 Elem|
|7+||Grade 2||CE1 Cours élementaire 1||Grade 2||2 Elem|
|8+||Grade 3||CE2 Cours élementaire 2||Grade 3||3 Elem|
|9+||Grade 4||CM1 Cours Moyen 1 ère||Grade 4||4 Elem|
|10+||Grade 5||CM2 Cours Moyen 2 ère||Grade 5||5 Elem|
|Middle School||11+||Grade 6||Class 1 ère – 6 ème||Grade 6||1 Sc Media|
|12+||Grade 7||Class 1 ère – 5 ème||Grade 7||2 Sc Media|
|13+||Grade 8||Class 1 ère – 4 ème||Grade 8||3 Sc Media|
|High School||14+||Grade 9||Class 1 ère – 3 ème (Collège)||Grade 9||4 Ginnasio 1|
|15+||Grade 10||Class 2 ème – (Seconde Lycee)||Grade 10 (Gym)||5 Ginnasio 2|
|16+||Grade 11||Class 2 ème – (Première)||Grade 11 (Gym)||1 LC3|
|17+||Grade 12||Class 2 ème – Terminale||Grade 12 (Gym)||2 LC4|