American students transferring from other schools into grades 7 through 12 at JFKS file an official application and are selected on the basis of their school transcripts and results on standardized examinations.
American high school diploma applicants need to supply copies of report cards (for grades 8 and below) and / or transcripts (for grades 9 and above) from the previous three years. High school diploma applicants for grade 12 must have completed US history, US students applying from the US may have the possibility to complete a US history course online. Non-US students without US history will not be admitted.
International students can be admitted to grades 7 through 12 if they do not block a place for a German or an American child, and if they receive the approval of the Educational Directorate. They must also pass an English test, which includes an essay-writing sample. They must demonstrate English proficiency equivalent to their American classmates in the class for which they are applying and their transcript must reflect strong academic performance.