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 Schools in Sweden 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 . If you cannot find the answer to your question, please send us.

General Questions

STEAM is our  Education 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.

STEAM education extends beyond the classroom to embrace a wide range of extra curricular activities.These include sports, nature trips, arts and crafts and exploratory excursions.

As a STEAM School, we are dedicated to offering our students a wide-range of opportunities to allow each student to develop their skills and pursue their individual interests. To facilitate this, we have both co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. 

 

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.

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 and we will offer mother tongue courses.

We want the best for your child, and by working in partnership we can successfully enrich your child’s journey through our American 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 your children.

 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. 

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.

Yes. Parents can apply for their child even though they don’t have a personal number. However the child must have a personal number by the time of school start. Please write to us so we can help you with the registeration.

American School is open to all students. However, given that we cultivate an international environment, we recommend that students have good knowledge of English.

It is not possible to say because if a child is admitted in another class with siblings then those siblings may go above your child. We do not give out positions on the waiting list. We will contact you if a place comes up for your child.

For our youngest students, the language of instruction is mostly Swedish. The amount of lessons taught in English increases during the years with up to 50% being taught in English in the higher grades.

No. The same admissions criteria applies to all applicants, with no exceptions.

Why American Schools?

The key word is ‘together’. Parents and guardians should be at the heart of any child’s education. While teachers are there at the front of the classroom, it’s the family you come home to who provide an essential foundation for academic success. That’s why we believe that parental involvement in school is so important. Together we dream, believe, achieve leaving a memory of a remarkable journey.