STEAM Education stimulates innovation, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

Admissions FAQs

A warm welcome from our Admissions Team. Thank you for considering the American International School in Linköping for your children. We understand the importance of finding the right school for your child or children and we can help you make this decision an easy and positive experience.

Below, you will find a list of our most frequently asked questions regarding admissions. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please send us.

STEAM Education stimulates innovation, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

General Questions

STEAM Education is based  on strategies designed to engage students in learning at high standards, including academically based community service, civic education, environmental education, place based learning, service learning, and work-based learning.

The jobs of tomorrow might not have yet been imagined. As the changes in science and technology continue to gather pace, we nurture the skills your child needs to succeed in the 21st century. STEAM learning stimulates innovation, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, resulting in a well-rounded, multi-faceted child. STEAM Education encourages children to think about what they’re learning in a more connected, holistic way. 

The school does accept students with limited English language and our Individual Needs department supports children who need help learning the English language, either as beginners or as developing English speakers. 

Our school is academically non-selective, and we have team of Individual Needs teachers and assistants who provide support for children who experience mild learning difficulties. We do not, however, have the facilities to cater for the needs of those who require intensive or extended programs of educational support. Children applying with specific support needs will be assessed by the Individual Needs Coordinator to ensure that the school is able to offer an appropriate program of learning.

All graduates from AISL earn an International Baccalaureate Diploma and The American Diploma.

We place great value on the importance of language and do our best to help support students maintain their mother tongue. We have a wide range of after-school Language Clubs.

We want the best for your child, and by working in partnership we can successfully enrich your child’s journey through our American International School. Close communication is at the core of our partnership approach. Keeping parents in the loop about their children’s progress is an essential part of what we do. 

Admissions Questions

Complete our Online Application FormYou will be directed to our secure Admissions Portal to register and complete the process.

The application fee is paid by credit card via the online application form.

Our policy is to place students in their age-appropriate grade level. We also take into consideration a student’s previous school experience. This is done on a case by case basis looking at formal years of schooling rather than ability in subject areas.

We do not have an entrance test but assess students in their initial weeks on a range of measures to ensure they are fitting in to the program. Students will be placed in year groups according to their date of birth. Our academic year cut off date is 31st August.

In Sweden, the academic year begins in August and concludes in June. The academic year is divided into two terms. The Autumn Term runs from August to December and the Spring Term is from January to June. 

International work assignments can be short notice and short term. AISL therefore accepts students for periods as short as three months duration. Parents (or the company commissioning the short-term placement) will need to pay the full term school fee to cover the necessary resources for the placement at AISL.

There is no refund if a student leaves before the school year ends. Tuition Fees is non-refundable and payable in full even if a student only attends for part of the school year.

No, we have a rolling admissions policy. We strongly suggest, however, that applications be completed as soon as possible. The waiting list is ordered by a tiered system and date of completed application with priority extended only for siblings of existing students.

Why a STEAM Education ?

The jobs of tomorrow might not have yet been imagined. As the changes in science and technology continue to gather pace, we nurture the skills your child needs to succeed in the 21st century.