Admissions

Joining LISQ

Our admissions criteria are designed to ensure that students have the necessary skills to engage with the English curriculum effectively. Additionally, as part of our admission process, we carefully evaluate the provisions available within our school to guarantee that we can provide comprehensive support to all admitted students. This assessment is particularly crucial for students with learning difficulties or special educational needs, as we are committed to offering them the tailored assistance and resources they require to thrive in our educational environment. Our goal is to create an inclusive and supportive learning community where every student can reach their full potential, and this thorough evaluation of admissions criteria and available provisions plays a pivotal role in achieving that objective.

In the academic year 2023-2024, the school will be accepting applications for students in KG1 – Grade 6. 

Children enrolling in KG1 must be four years old on or before August 31st. Similarly, children enrolling in KG2 must be five years old on or before August 31st.

How to Apply

The admissions assessment is essential for proper student placement and instructional program planning. Therefore, our assessment process is designed to provide as much information as possible on incoming students’ capacities. The assessment data will inform classroom lesson planning and identify the need for intervention or additional student support.

Apply online by filling the registration application throughout & choosing Al Qattara branch.

The admissions team will contact families regarding required documentation.

Our experts will complete the assessment and interview process.

The school will communicate you regarding the admission decision.

Secure your child place by paying the registration fees.

Begin your learning journey at Liwa International School – Al Qattara.

Required Documents

  • Passport size photograph for the applicant
  • A copy of the applicant's passport, and (visa page for non-UAE citizens)
  • A copy of the parent's passport, and (visa page for non-UAE citizens)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Emirates ID (front & back) - please note that according to ADEK’s regulations, an applicant without a UAE national ID will not be accepted in the school
  • A copy of the parents’ Emirates ID (front & back)
  • A copy of the applicant’s birth certificate
  • A copy of the applicant’s vaccination card
  • A copy of the full family book (for UAE nationals only)
  • A copy of the final report card or the most recent report if not available at the time of admission
  • An official, attested transfer certificate if the student is transferring from a public school within Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, or if transferring from any school in other emirates
  • A copy of the electricity or water bill to show the residential address in the UAE
  • First-time enrollments (KGs or Grade 1) are required to provide the school’s registration office with the student and parent Emirates ID card

**Please note that any certificates or documents issued outside the UAE should be attested by the official authorities such as the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the UAE embassy at the country of origin.

Open Mornings

Open Mornings are a great opportunity to see the school and to get an idea of what it is like to be an LISG student. We understand the importance of parents visiting a school before deciding to enroll their children with us.

This is why we offer all prospective students, their parents, and other visitors the opportunity to meet our Senior Leadership Team during the open days. We invite you to take a tour of our campus to learn more about the facilities, our students’ life on campus, the LISG community and our engaging American Core curriculum.

Enquire now to receive more information about our upcoming Open Days

    Entry Requirements

    Eligibility is based on the Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) rules that specify the minimum age for admission.

    Liwa International School – Al Qattara admits students according to the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge and the school policies. LISQ entrance exams and assessments are designed to assess school readiness and determine the academic skill levels of entering students.

    Grade Age Requirement
    KG1 – GRADE 2 Students undertake an interview with the academic staff.
    GRADE 3 – GRADE 6 Students are administered under exams in Math, English and Arabic

    School Fees

    Class Tuition Fee Books Uniform Total Fees Registration Fee 5% 1st Installment 2nd Installment 3rd Installment
    KG 1 23,000 1,560 700 25,260 1,150 9,850 7,590 6,670
    KG 2 24,000 1,560 700 26,260 1,200 10,180 7,920 6,960
    GR 1 25,000 2,355 750 28,105 1,250 11,355 8,250 7,250
    GR 2 26,000 2,460 750 29,210 1,300 11,790 8,580 7,540
    GR 3 27,000 2,565 800 30,365 1,350 12,275 8,910 7,830
    GR 4 28,000 2,630 800 31,430 1,400 12,670 9,240 8,120
    GR 5 29,000 2,700 850 32,550 1,450 13,120 9,570 8,410
    GR 6 29,000 2,770 850 32,620 1,450 13,190 9,570 8,410
    GR 7 29,500 2,840 850 33,190 1,475 13,425 9,735 8,555
    GR 8 29,500 2,840 850 33,190 1,475 13,425 9,735 8,555
    GR 9 29,500 2,840 850 33,190 1,475 13,425 9,735 8,555
    GR 10 30,000 3,185 850 34,035 1,500 13,935 9,900 8,700
    GR 11 30,000 3,185 850 34,035 1,500 13,935 9,900 8,700
    GR 12 30,000 3,185 850 34,035 1,500 13,935 9,900 8,700

    Fee Information

    The non-refundable registration fee, which amounts to 5% of the tuition, will be subtracted from the total tuition fees. This fee should be paid in April or May each academic year and will be deducted from the tuition fees for the upcoming academic year.

    Kindly note the following points:

    • The first installment, totaling 33% of the school tuition fees plus the book fee, is due between August 20th and August 29th.
    • The second installment, comprising 33% of the school tuition fees, should be paid between December 1st and December 12th.
    • The third installment, amounting to 29% of the school tuition fees, is due between February 2nd and February 12th.
    • Please note that a 5% VAT will be added to the school uniform fees.

    Discount

    • Al Ain Municipality staff members are eligible for a 15% discount.

    Sibling Discount

    • The second child receives a 5% discount.
    • For the third child and any additional siblings, a 10% discount is applied.

    **Please note that there are no other approved discounts available at this time.

    iPads

    iPads are purchased directly by parents and are not included in the fees. Alternatively, you have the option to order them through www.jtrs.ae/shop.

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    Our goal is to create an inclusive and supportive learning community where every student can reach their full potential, and this thorough evaluation of admissions criteria and available provisions plays a pivotal role in achieving that objective.

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