Prospective Families

ACST provides educational opportunities for families in Tunisia who seek an American style education for their children. Admissions decisions are based on available space, previous school records, recommendations from previous schools, and satisfactory performance on the ACST admissions tests.

Applications are made online, where you will be allowed to upload documents and contact teachers from your children's previous schools. Please be sure to have the appropriate documents ready when you start the online application process. 

New Student Admission Step By Step

Step 1: Collect documents in order to upload them

PK1, PK2 documents:

  • A copy of student's passport (information page only)
  • Student passport size photo 
  • Parents passport size photo
  • Student Medical Form (Formulaire "version française")
  • Copy of the Immunization Record
  • A copy of each parent’s passport (information page only)

Kindergarten - Grade 12 documents:

  • A copy of student's passport (information page only)
  • Student passport size photo 
  • Parents passport size photo
  • Student Medical Form (Formulaire "version française")
  • Copy of the Immunization Record
  • A copy of each parent’s passport (information page only)
  • Non-refundable $200 application fee paid online when the application is submitted.
  • An ACST Confidential Reference Form for each child: Please complete this short form so we know who to contact at your child(ren)'s current/previous school.
  • Previous School Records/Transcripts/Test Reports for the last three school years, where this applies. If these records are not in English, French, or Arabic please provide an official translation.
  • Standardized achievement test scores (e.g MAP, ITBS, PLAN, etc) 
  • Any psychological, educational, or special education evaluations or records, IEP, or existing individual learning plans.

Non-Refundable $200 application fee:

Finance department will email the online payment link to parents when the application is submitted.

Step 2: Online application

Click the button below to enter ACST's online application. You will be asked to create an account, which will allow you to complete your application. You will be able to review your application and upload documentation at any time. Please be sure you have all documents ready to upload before beginning the application process and fill out all of the required fields on the online application.
(Completion of application and collection of all required records is the responsibility of the family. Falsifying or omitting information on any of the required documents may cause disqualification or nullification of acceptance).

            2019-2020             Online application

Step 3: Acceptance & Grade Placement

Elementary grade placements are made according to the child’s age as of September 1 of the current academic year. We feel strongly that children are best placed with their age mates and, therefore, we believe in abiding by our cut-off dates. But we also consider previous school transcripts, academic ability, social development, and placement tests where necessary to determine grade placement. The following guide for 2019-2020 school year may be helpful in understanding grade placement at ACST.

Upon receipt of the complete application, school records, and payment of application fee, candidates might be scheduled for on-site admissions tests in reading, language, and math. These tests will then be evaluated for admission. 

Students coming from accredited American schools or comparable international schools may be admitted provisionally, based on previous school performance, recommendation forms, and the ACST student questionnaire. 

Further testing may be required for EAL and/or Academic Support.

All enrollment and placement decisions are made by the school administration and it will be shared with parents by the Admissions Officer

  • As a grade reaches it optimal capacity, a waiting list will be established and the school's wait list procedure will go into effect.

Step 4: Enrollment in ACST

Before the student(s) can begin attending school, parents must sign an acceptance letter, a Parent Partnership Agreement (English, French, Arabic version), and other financial documents. Original documents are to be returned to the Admissions Office. Parents will then receive an invoice from the Finance Office.

The following documents will need to be submitted before the student’s start date:

Supply List

  1. Middle and High School Supply List
  2. Elementary School: Most supplies to be used in the elementary school are provided by ACST. Students are responsible for maintaining in good order any school resources they use.

Opening Doors

At ACST, we have an open admissions policy. This means we accept students who we can serve and we help them grow to their full potential. While other schools might use their admissions process to select only the best talent, we take pride in the fact that our educational program seeks to develop talent.