It’s the policy of Highlands American school that all entering students will follow the below stated procedures for admission to the school. Students and parents will secure and complete the application for admission form and submit to the school secretary after paying the designated fee. The student will complete a placement assessment in English and Math. A date and time will be set for the assessment after it’s completed, the parents and students will meet with the principal who will finalize the admission and grade placement. Parents will submit previous school records to students to student affairs. Records will also indicate which courses will be counted as credits; Highlands doesn’t accept grades of D or below. Notes on admission: Students who transfer from American program should present their transcripts. Course descriptions are recommended. American School transfers should have a separate yearly report stamped by the accrediting body. Transfers from national schools will bring their files from their respective schools
Highlands School of Egypt accepts applications for students in Pre-K to Grade 12. All applications made to HSE are considered on an individual basis and must be in good academic and behavior standing in their current school. Admission will only be finalized after all relevant paperwork has been completed and received by the Admissions Office by the due date. A new student applying for admission to HSE must submit the following documents to the Admissions Office:
  • A completed application form
  • Six recent passport-sized color photographs
  • An original electronic birth certificate (Egyptians only)
  • A photocopy of the student's passport
  • Original academic end of year reports for the previous two years (including the most recent report from the current school)
  • Official transcript of high school courses and credits for students in Grades 9 to 12
  • Confidential School Report submitted directly from the most recent school.
  • Ministry of Education required documents

Tuition Fees are paid in three instalments as follow:
Tuition FeesAmountDeadline of Payment
First instalment for new comers.40% of the tuition fees.First of June.
Second instalment for new comers.30% of the tuition fees.First of Novamber.
Third instalment for new comers.30% of the tuition fees.First of February.
All fees are Payable by Egyptian pounds in Cash or credit card.

Are tests required during the application process?

Admission to HSE is based upon the student's completed application, previous school records, confidential school recommendations and behavior reports, work habits, standardized test scores and/or an onsite admissions assessment, and seat availability. Students must be in good academic, behavior, and attendance standing at their current school to be considered. Assessments are not automatically granted. All of our assessments are conducted by a professional educator at our school.

Early Childhood

Children applying for Pre-K and KG are given a one-on-one assessment that focuses on school readiness benchmarks, fine and gross motor skills, language skills, numeracy skills, spatial concepts, and age-appropriate academic standards. The admission assessment and file review will be the final determination of your student& academic level and readiness for our program, leading to an enrollment decision from the committee. Children must be fully potty trained in order to attend class.

Elementary School (Grades 1 - 5)

Students applying for Grades 1 and 2 are given an assessment that includes readiness skills, math, reading, a writing assessment, and a short interview. Part of the assessment includes the MAP (Measurement of Academic Progress) assessment, for both mathematics and reading comprehension. An additional assessment to determine your child's level of English may also be given. Students applying for Grade 3 through 5 will be asked to take the MAP (Measurement of Academic Progress) assessment, for both mathematics and reading comprehension, as well as write an essay and participate in a short interview. An additional assessment to determine your child's level of English may also be given. The admission assessment and file review will be the final determination of your student's academic level and readiness for our program, leading to an enrollment decision from the committee. Enrollment in HSE is always contingent upon the student successfully completing the school year (or term) at their current school. Final grades and a Behavior Report must be submitted in order for a student to be officially enrolled.

Middle School (Grades 6 - 8)

Middle school students applying for Grades 6 through 8 will be asked to take the MAP (Measurement of Academic Progress) assessment, for both mathematics and reading comprehension, as well as write an essay and participate in a short interview. An additional assessment to determine your child's level of English may also be given. The admission assessment and file review will be the final determination of your student's academic level and readiness for our program, leading to an enrollment decision from the committee. Enrollment in HSE is always contingent upon the student successfully completing the school year (or term) at their current school. Final grades and a Behavior Report must be submitted in order for a student to be officially enrolled.

High School (Grades 9 - 12)

High school students applying for Grades 9 through 12 will be asked to take the MAP (Measurement of Academic Progress) assessment, for both mathematics and reading comprehension, as well as write an essay and participate in a short interview. An additional assessment to determine your child's level of English may also be given. The admission assessment and file review will be the final determination of your student's academic level and readiness for our program, leading to an enrollment decision from the committee. Official high school transcripts are required before attending the 1st day of classes. Enrollment in HSE is always contingent upon the student successfully completing the school year (or term) at their current school. Final grades and a Behavior Report must be submitted in order for a student to be officially enrolled. Please note: Once students are accepted into the high school, they must take placement exams for various subjects. These exams are scheduled through the High School Guidance office and will help determine a student's course selection.

How long is the school day?

Our school day is from 8:00 – 2:30 pm for students in Pre-K through Grade 12 except Thursday the school day will be from 8:00 – 1:30 pm.

Does the school provide transportation?

HSE provides transportation for an additional fee and serves Specific areas. Please contact the Transportation Office at +2 02 2618 8421 for more information.

Does HSE accept mid-year transfer?

Yes. Students must go through the application process, meet our admissions standards and then files are reviewed on a case by case basis.

  • Do you have Map Tests?
  • Yes, the school offers 3 Map Tests per year staring from grade 1.
  • How do we apply?

HSE has a rolling admission process, which means that applications are accepted, and students are admitted throughout the academic year. Prospective parents are advised to begin the application process for the following year as soon as possible beginning with the submissions of our application form beginning in December 1 of each year.

  • Is the school accredited?

The school is fully accredited from Ministry of Education, AIAA, and the we're candidates to be accredited by the AdvancED as well.

  • How long is the school day?
  • The school starts from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. except on Thursdays the school ends 1:30 p.m.
  • Does HSE accept mid-year transfers?
  • Students must go through the application process, meet our admissions standards and then files are reviewed on a case by case basis.
  • What are the admission procedures?
  • An application form is filled at the reception desk, students and parents are guided to take a school tour in order to get acquainted with all school facilities.
  • An appointment is assigned for the student to come for a computerized MAP test, if student's academic performance allows his acceptance then he is referred to the admission office to conclude procedures: -  A written test in English, Math and Arabic.
  • An oral interview with the admission manager and finally a parents meeting with school director to approve acceptance.

Are tests required during the application process?

Admission to HSE is based upon the student's completed application, previous school records, confidential school recommendations and behavior reports, work habits, standardized test scores and/or an onsite admissions assessment, and seat availability. Students must be in good academic, behavior, and attendance standing at their current school to be considered. Assessments are not automatically granted.

All of our assessments are conducted by a professional educator at our school.

Early Childhood

Children applying for Pre-K and KG are given a one-on-one assessment that focuses on school readiness benchmarks, fine and gross motor skills, language skills, numeracy skills, spatial concepts, and age-appropriate academic standards.

The admission assessment and file review will be the final determination of your student's academic level and readiness for our program, leading to an enrollment decision from the committee.

Children must be fully potty trained in order to attend class.

Elementary School (Grades 1 - 5)

Students applying for Grades 1 and 2 are given an assessment that includes readiness skills, math, reading, a writing assessment, and a short interview. Part of the assessment includes the MAP (Measurement of Academic Progress) assessment, for both mathematics and reading comprehension. An additional assessment to determine your child's level of English may also be given.

Students applying for Grade 3 through 5 will be asked to take the MAP (Measurement of Academic Progress) assessment, for both mathematics and reading comprehension, as well as write an essay and participate in a short interview. An additional assessment to determine your child's level of English may also be given.

The admission assessment and file review will be the final determination of your student's academic level and readiness for our program, leading to an enrollment decision from the committee.

Enrollment in HSE is always contingent upon the student successfully completing the school year (or term) at their current school. Final grades and a Behavior Report must be submitted in order for a student to be officially enrolled.

Middle School (Grades 6 - 8)

Middle school students applying for Grades 6 through 8 will be asked to take the MAP (Measurement of Academic Progress) assessment, for both mathematics and reading comprehension, as well as write an essay and participate in a short interview. An additional assessment to determine your child's level of English may also be given.

The admission assessment and file review will be the final determination of your student's academic level and readiness for our program, leading to an enrollment decision from the committee.

Enrollment in HSE is always contingent upon the student successfully completing the school year (or term) at their current school. Final grades and a Behavior Report must be submitted in order for a student to be officially enrolled.

High School (Grades 9 - 12)

High school students applying for Grades 9 through 12 will be asked to take the MAP (Measurement of Academic Progress) assessment, for both mathematics and reading comprehension, as well as write an essay and participate in a short interview. An additional assessment to determine your child's level of English may also be given.

The admission assessment and file review will be the final determination of your student's academic level and readiness for our program, leading to an enrollment decision from the committee.

Official high school transcripts are required before attending the 1st day of classes.

Enrollment in HSE is always contingent upon the student successfully completing the school year (or term) at their current school. Final grades and a Behavior Report must be submitted in order for a student to be officially enrolled.

Please note:

Once students are accepted into the high school, they must take placement exams for various subjects. These exams are scheduled through the High School Guidance office and will help determine a student's course selection.

The following table shows appropriate admissions age for different grade levels:

Grade Level Appropriate age by October 1st
Pre-K 3 years 6 months
K 5 years
Grade 1 6 years
Grade 2 7 years
Grade 3 8 years
Grade 4 9 years
Grade 5 10 years
Grade 6 11 years
Grade 7 12 years
Grade 8 13 years
Grade 9 14 years
Grade 10 15 years
Grade 11 16 years
Grade 12 17 years
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