Aquinas will grant admission after evaluating each application based on the following:
- Each applicant’s previous school record
- Letter of recommendation
- An individual assessment consisting of a personal interview and age appropriate entrance exams
- Knowledge of and interest in the school’s philosophy and project, including extracurricular activities
- Commitment to the Mission. school mission
After evaluating the former, siblings of Aquinas students and children of Aquinas Faculty and staff will have priority admission.
The admissions Process may have several outcomes. Aquinas reserves the right to admit, admit conditionally, place on the wait list or deny admission to any candidate. An admission is not final until the family receives an official letter with the decision of the admissions Committee.
Interview / Placement test
After having reviewed the academic history of the student, we will schedule an interview (in person or online) and a placement test with the student to assess his/her academic capabilities.
Confirmation of enrollment
Candidates will be notified of the final decision via a formal admissions letter. Once admitted, the families will be sent a service provision agreement that must be filled out by the date indicated, along with the required bank deposit to finalize the enrollment.
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Interview/ Placement test
After having reviewed the academic history of the student, we will schedule an interview (in person or online) and a placement test with the student to assess his/her academic capabilities
Confirmation of enrollment
Candidates will be notified of the final decision via a formal admissions letter. Once admitted, the families will be sent a service provision agreement that must be filled out by the date indicated, along with the required bank deposit to finalize the enrollment
Please note you will be asked to provide the following documents:
· Fill in the application form
· Grades for the previous 2 years and the current year
· Two letters of recommendation from your previous school that will be requested by the admissions platform directly to the teacher, principal or tutor assigned in your application.
Non-native English speakers applying for grades 9 – 12 must provide results from the Duolingo English Test (DET)., achieving a score of 120 or higher. Duolingo has created a reliable and user-friendly English language proficiency exam that students can take on a computer. It is a fast and inexpensive alternative to other options. The exam uses computer-adaptive testing, meaning the questions will adapt to each test taker’s ability, generating a different set of questions for every session. The exam requires the Google Chrome browser and your computer’s self-facing camera and microphone. The testing session is recorded and verified by a Duolingo proctor, and the results are available within 48 hours.
Notification of Admissions
For courses K1-K3 the notification period will be 15 days.
A first list of admissions for G1 to G12 courses will be published on March 1.
A second list for the same courses will be published on April 1.
Once you have been notified of admission, you will have a period of time to confirm in writing your acceptance of the place. This notification will include the cost of tuition and instructions on how to pay and confirm your place.
You may also mail the Application forms and other documents to:
Aquinas American School
C/ Poniente, 20
Pozuelo de Alarcón
28223 – Madrid
Atlas-ASM strives to meet the learning needs of every student and we will evaluate each case individually, assessing our ability to meet your child’s needs.
For further information, please consult our Student Support Services https://sites.google.com/aquinasmadrid.es/sss/