General Information

The American School of Benguerir (ASB) is committed to providing an engaging and stimulating learning environment for students of all ages using cutting-edge technology, state-of-the-art educational facilities as well as innovative educational practices. ASB is open to all students who meet our admission requirements regardless of their nationality, religion, or race.  The Admissions Office operates on a rolling basis.  Admission requirements differ based on the grade level you are applying for.  For a detailed list of requirements, please consult the appropriate application form.

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Admission Steps

Step 1

Contact  Admissions

INQUIRY

Step 2

Submit All Application Materials

APPLICATION

Step 3

Receive your Decision Letter

DECISION

Step 4

Secure a Spot for your children at ASM

ENROLLMENT

Admission Process

Prospective families to complete and submit an initial inquiry form.  The Admissions Office will schedule a campus tour and an information session to advise the family on next steps.

Prospective families to complete and submit all required forms and schedule student testing if applicable.

The Admissions Office will communicate a decision in writing within two weeks of completing all admission requirements, including student testing.

Prospective family to confirm their decision in writing and proceed with the registration fee and a down payment of 10% of the tuition fee.

Priority of Admissions

Priority of admissions is normally given to students with siblings already enrolled at ASB, but only for the period prior to the deadline given to ASB families each year (February). After February of each year, admission is open to all other applicants.  Applicants meeting our admission requirement will be admitted in the following order:

Children of UM6P staff and faculty.
Children of the University Ecosystem.
Children of the wider community.

Age Requirements and Grade Placement

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ASB believes it is important to ensure children are placed in classes along with their age-peers, especially at the elementary grade levels. To be admitted, a child has to have reached the required age by September 1st. All preschool classes (Nursery to KG2, age 2 – 4) will be placed based on their age regardless of their previous schooling placement.

In addition to our age requirements, our Admissions Committee takes the following aspects into consideration:

current placement (K-12)
academic records from previous schools
teacher evaluation forms
student interview
admissions entrance testing (Grades 2-12)
availability in the appropriate grade level

Other requirements

application form
vaccination record
medical certificate
shadow days for primary students, if applicable

Age Requirements

*For other grades, add one year.

GRADE LEVEL

AGE

KG0

2 Years of Age 

KG1

3 Years of Age

KG2

4 Years of Age

KG3

5 Years of Age

Open Enrollment

ASB operates on a rolling admission basis. Students are admitted to different grade levels as spots become available. Applications are considered throughout the school year. All students admitted to ASB must provide proof of schooling up to their transition period to ASB.

Preschool Requirements for KG1 and Up

All students admitted to our preschool program must meet the following requirements:

potty trained
able to separate from parents with minimal disruption

Admissions Entrance Testing

Students applying to the regular program in grades 2-12 pass MAP Growth Assessments in Reading, Mathematics & Language Usage.  In addition to MAP testing, students in grades 9-12 must also take an appropriate, target-grade-level writing prompt and a Student Interview with the HS Principal or the Admissions Director.  To be admitted to ASB, students must show sufficient academic ability in Mathematics and in English and must demonstrate satisfactory performance across all areas of the curriculum .

Probationary Period of Acceptance

All newly admitted students are placed on automatic probation for their first year at ASB.  The school will use this period to evaluate the student’s ability to perform successfully in our program. If it turns out that the student is struggling and is unable to keep up with our program, the school reserves the right to counsel the student out of ASB at the end of their first year.

Non-Discrimination Policy