Apply to Primary School 5K - Grade 5

In the Primary School (5K - grade 5), our teachers nurture students’ love of learning using inquiry to build on their natural curiosity, and encouraging critical thinking and reflection. Please click below to learn more about the admissions process.

Please inquire with the Admissions Office about space availability as well as academic and language prerequisites. 

The process for applying to the primary school is the same for local and international applicants.

Steps to Apply

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  • Step 1: Create Your Veracross User Account

    Before you can complete and submit an application, you will first need to visit here to set up your user account at Veracross.
    After creating your account, you will receive a confirmation email from Veracross (from that includes your user name and password. (Hold on to this information, as you’ll need it in Step 2!)
    If you don’t see this confirmation email in your inbox shortly, check your SPAM folder and, if it’s not there after 24 hours, please email Silvy Rivera at for assistance.
    (You may add to your email contacts list to make sure you receive the email.)
  • Step 2: Submit Online Application and Payment

    With your user name and password on hand, please visit our online admission portal and complete the application (required to be considered for admission).
    Make sure to have a photo of the applicant ready to upload within the application as well as your credit card information available to pay the $100 nonrefundable application fee required for processing your application.
    The application deadline for regular admission for the 2018-2019 school year is January 15, 2018. (For out-of-state or international applicants that miss this deadline, please contact the admissions office directly to inquire about rolling admission.)
    You can visit the admission portal at any time to check on the progress of your admissions application. (You’ll need to enter your user name and password to access the portal.)  
    After you submit your application and payment, a member of the admissions office will contact you to confirm receipt of your application.
  • Step 3: Submit Supporting Documents

    You will need to print out the following documents and submit them to your current school.
    Forms may be submitted to AIS via traditional mail or e-mail. Evaluation Forms and Transcripts must be submitted directly to AIS from the current school.
  • Step 4: Screening/Shadow Day

    February 22, 2018: 5K Admission Screening/Shadow Day

    February 6-7, 2018: 
    Grades 1-5 Admission Screening/Shadow Day
    February 13-14, 2018: Grades 1-5 Admission Screening/Shadow Day
  • Step 5: Notification of Admission Decision

    March 30, 2018Admission decision letters are mailed to all applicants. (This date is set by AAAIS.)
    March 31, 2018: Electronic admission decision notifications are available in the Admission Portal. (This date is set by AAAIS. Please visit the AAAIS website to read more about notification dates and other AAAIS principles.)
  • Step 6: Applicant Response

    April 12, 2018: Deadline for applicants to respond to acceptance letters. (This date is set by AAAIS.)

Additional Admissions Information

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  • Age Requirements

    5K - Grade 5: The birthday cutoff for admission is September 1. Please refer to the chart below for the grade-specific age requirements:
    5K = age 5
    Grade 1 = age 6
    Grade 2 = age 7
    Grade 3 = age 8
    Grade 4 = age 9
    Grade 5 = age 10

Admissions Contact

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Atlanta International School

A private, non-profit, international, IB World School for grades 3K-12,
featuring full and dual-immersion language programs.

2890 North Fulton Drive

Atlanta, Georgia 30305, USA