American students transferring from other schools into grades 7 through 12 at JFKS submit 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 as long as there are no German or American applicants on the waiting list. With consistently over 1000 applications, we are unable to admit all German and American applicants, therefore, applicants without German or American citizenship have not been considered for admission in recent years.
In case the waiting list is exhausted, the Educational Directorate must approve any ‘third national’ applicant considered for admission. 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 grade level for which they are applying and their transcript must reflect strong academic performance.
Click here to download the High School Application Form.