Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision. The school must be a good fit for your child and your family. We are excited that you are considering ISA for your child’s education. The goal of the admissions process is to provide an orderly transition into the right placement level at ISA.
ISA currently serves children in three-year-old Kindergarten through Grade 8, adding Grade 9 for the 2020-2021 school year. We are adding a grade each year through Grade 12, with the first high school graduating class in 2024. Our academic school year runs from the last of August through the first of June; first semester ends in mid-January and second semester ends mid-June. We accept students throughout the school year, but we urge families to apply as early as possible.
ISA invites you to call our School Office to set up a time to visit the school. At that visit, you will be given a list of required paperwork along with instructions for the admissions process.
When you are ready to apply for admissions, please click here to learn more.
- Call or come by ISA for application & list of required paperwork
- Send completed application and required documents to ISA (all documentation must be turned in for application to be complete)
- Upon completion of all documents, ISA will contact you to set up testing & interview time
- Come to ISA for English & Math Tests, and personal interview; pay assessment fee
- ISA review of test and interview results
- Contact Parent with results and to set a follow-up meeting (if parent requests)
- Follow-up meeting: test results, grade placement, start date
- Set tuition payment with ISA Financial Office; child may begin on agreed start date.
(Mornings & Afternoons)
ISA currently has two busses that service the area around the city of Djibouti. ISA families who choose to purchase the transportation option are serviced according to a pre-arranged agreement with the school administration. This agreement is made at the beginning of the academic year and extends to the end of the school year. Please call the ISA office at 253 77 07 9393 for further information.
School uniforms provide students with a standard of dress and help to create a positive learning environment. All students at ISA wear a school uniform each day at school. They also have a sport uniform for Physical Education (P.E.) class.
Students in Kindergarten receive 3 shirts and 2 shorts upon receipt of the Uniform Fee. Older students in grades One through Eight receive 2 formal shirts and 2 sport uniforms, consisting of a shirt and shorts. Older students are required to wear dark colored pants (black or dark blue) with the formal shirts. At a family’s request, older girls may also choose to wear a long skirt in place of pants.
ISA provides a healthy lunch for students wishing to purchase it from the school. A monthly lunch menu is sent to the parents of registered students. For students that bring their own lunch, parents are asked not to send unhealthy food such as soft drinks, chocolate, sweets, or candies.
Students may bring their own healthy snack to enjoy during Morning Break. ISA promotes healthy eating and we encourage foods that will help students grow and learn in a positive way.
For this month’s ISA lunch menu, click here