Welcome to AIS!


How to Apply to AIS

The American International School of Costa Rica welcomes your interest in pursuing admission to our school.

Admissions are open year round. At AIS, we are committed to helping families make the admission process easy and convenient.

I’d like to extend a warm invitation to book an appointment to visit our campus at a time of your convenience. To schedule it and start your admission process please contact us through email or give us a call at (506) 2293-2567 Ext.: 104.


Verónica Álvarez
Admissions Coordinator

The Application Process


Admission Form

Download and complete our  Admission Form



Bring or send the required documents for admission to aiscr@ais.ed.cr


Exam & Interview

Student will be given an appointment to take the entrance exams and an interview. The interview can be done virtually.



Decision of admission is communicated to the parents within 15 working days or less after the interview.

Required Documents

Below is a list of the documentation required for the admission process. All documents must be in either English or Spanish. 

  • Completed AIS Admission Form
  • Complete school transcript covering at least two years (current year and previous two). High school students must submit official transcripts from grades 9 through 12, as applicable.
  • Applicants with a learning disability that requires non-significant accommodations must submit an official cognitive report from a professional.
  • If available, a photocopy of the applicant's most recent standardized testing scores.
  • A photocopy of the applicant’s passport (identification page only) or identification card.
  • Two recent passport size photographs.
  • A photocopy of the parent(s) passport (identification page only) or identification card.
  • A letter of recommendation from student’s current teacher regarding academics and conduct. The letter should come in a school sealed envelope.
  • Copy of student's birth certificate.
  • Letter of financial solvency from current or previous school.
  • Copy of vaccination record.
  • Audiometry and Eye screening for preschool to first grade students.

When To Apply?

Admissions are open year round.

Where to submit necessary documents?

Documents can be submitted to aiscr@ais.ed.cr or sent to our Admissions Office:

Silvia Moreno
Admissions Coordinator
American International School
Bosques de Doña Rosa, Ciudad Cariari
La Asunción de Belén, Heredia, Costa Rica