Welcome to Pinewood American School!
We are pleased that you are considering Pinewood as an option for your child’s education. Students may be admitted at any point in the school year depending upon availability of spaces. The first stage of the admissions process is a discussion with our Admission team by phone, zoom, google meeting or physical visit at school. You can also have a look on our website where you will find the Grade outlines under the learn section and more information about parents, transportation and daily schedule under parents sections.
You will then need to:
- Complete application through the admissions portal. We will need to have your past transcripts if applicable, so the student can be accepted.
- School will review your application and inform you about the acceptance status
- Once the application has been accepted, the accounting department will send you the pro forma invoice.
- Once the deposit is received our admissions officer will send you the enrollment and consent form.
- You will also receive a link with the english placement test or you will be notified that the test will be taken on the first day of the school.
- Your username and password for our online platforms will be send to you so you can have access.
- You email addresses will be kept in our system and you will receive regularly information about the school.
As of now deposit and payments are refundable in full if the students is not joining.
There is no application fee.
ONLINE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
- Original Birth Certificate
- Student ID or passport if applicable
- Guardian/Parents both IDs
- School transcript or report cards from the past 2 years
- Official Health Form (completed with a doctor, click here to download, )
- Vaccination/Immunization records
- Insurance Policy Data Consent Form, click here to download
**All documents must be translated into English, check with our Admission officer for exceptions
ENGLISH PLACEMENT TEST
All students applying to Grades 6 – 12 and they are not US or UK Nationals, will need to sit an online English Placement test. Once your application has been reviewed we will issue these tests to candidates to take in their own time. The test is a 30 minutes multiple choice test .
You will receive the log in details for the test once the candidate has been accepted, and the prepayment confirms the enrolment, as detailed on your billing statement, sent to you after online application, is complete.
Pinewood Admissions Policies
Non-disciminatory policy – Pinewood admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis or race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other administered programs.
Citizenship – In accordance with Greek law, students applying for admission in K-Grade 9 must process a valid non-Greek passport or fulfil simple criteria. See the criteria for enrolling students with Greek surnames here.
Enrollment Requirements – In order to hold a place at Pinewood, families are required to re-enroll at the end of each school year. This simple procedure involves completing an online application detailed above) and making a prepayment (as detailed in the billing statement sent home to families during the Spring term).
Acknowledgement – Upon registration each school year, parents and/or legal guardians shall receive a Billing Statement for each child enrolled at the school. This Billing Statement must be signed and returned to the school, thus acknowledging that the parent and/or legal guardian agrees with the amount to be paid and the dates on which to pay. The school reserves the right to require full payment of tuition and fees prior to enrollment.
English Proficiency – Students with limited English proficiency in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 6 are considered eligible for admission. As a result of language screening and evaluation, special ESL classes are provided for students who will benefit from such additional language instruction. The secondary school has a specific level of English language proficiency for each grade, defined by a school-administered English Placement test.
Age Limitations – Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 1 – To be eligible for Pre-Kindergarten 1, a child must have reached the age of three by December 31; for Pre-Kindergarten 2, a child must have reached the age of four by December 31; for Kindergarten, a child must have reached the age of five by December 31; and for Grade 1, a child must have reached the age of six by December 31.
Grade Level Placement – Students are placed in the appropriate grade level based on age, previous schooling, and ability, as determined by the Pinewood administration after a thorough review of application materials and assessment results.
Students with Special Needs – Pinewood offers optimal learning support for students with mild to moderate special educational needs (see Learning Support under School Programs and Services in our handbook). Assistance and programs for children with serious learning, emotional or physical disabilities are unavailable at Pinewood. Pinewood reserves the right to deny admission to any student who, in the opinion of the school Administration, is in need of such special programs and support services for which the school cannot adequately provide.
Payment policies- There is no application fee. There is a registration fee that is one time payment for the student in school. There is full refund if the student does not show up at the beginning of the year. In case the student will stay for more than 20 days in school within the semester he will requested to pay the full semester tuition fee (50% of annual fees). Semester 1 is Sept to January 20 and Semester 2 is January 21 to end of year. Please find our tuition fees here.