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American Schools in Sharjah - Admission Thank you for your interest in the American School of Creative Science Maliha. ASCS welcomes students from all nationalities who are able to access the curriculum and support the positive behavior policy and ethos of the school.

If you would like to register your interest please click here.

General Admissions Information

  • The academic year begins in September and ends in June/July.
  • Each academic year consists of 3 terms with a winter, spring and summer break.
  • School is closed during all UAE public holidays.
  • Admission depends on availability of places (first come first served) and age of the child. Please see below for age guidelines for admission to respective grades.
KG1 31-Dec-2015 1-Jan-2015
KG2 31-Dec-2014 1-Jan-2014
Grade1 31-Dec-2011 1-Jan-2013
Grade2 31-Dec-2010 1-Jan-2012
Grade3 31-Dec-2009 1-Jan-2011
Grade4 31-Dec-2008 1-Jan-2010
Grade5 31-Dec-2007 1-Jan-2009
Grade6 31-Dec-2006 1-Jan-2008
Grade7 31-Dec-2005 1-Jan-2007
Grade8 31-Dec-2004 1-Jan-2006
Grade9 31-Dec-2003 1-Jan-2005
Grade10 31-Dec-2002 1-Jan-2004
Grade11 31-Dec-2001 1-Jan-2003
Grade12 31-Dec-2000 1-Jan-2002

New admission procedures

  • A fully completed registration form.
  • Upon receipt of the application form, you will be informed about the entrance exam and interview date.
  • If your application is successful and your child is offered a place, you will be notified to come in to complete all admission formalities.

The following documentation will be required to secure a place for your child before an offer is confirmed. Delays in confirming a place for your child may result in the loss of your spot.

Admission Documents

To facilitate the admission of your child with the Sharjah Private Education Council we require the following documents and the fully completed application form.

  • 2 passport sized photos of your child.
  • 1 copy of the child’s birth certificate.
  • 1 copy of the vaccination certificate.
  • 2 copies of the child’s passport along with 1 copy of the father’s and 1 copy of the mother’s passport with a current valid residence visa.
  • Copy of Family Register (for UAE Nationals only)
  • Original transfer certificate issued by the previous school.
  • A behavior report and character reference are required from your child’s previous school.
  • Original school report from one full academic year or the most recent including one full academic year. The report should show the grade, date, academic year and results.
  • A non-refundable admission fee will be applicable.

Transfer Certificate


  • It should carry the stamp of the school as well as the Educational Zone of the emirate from which the certificate is issued. We will keep the original transfer certificate.

GCC countries:

  • For GCC Nationals, the transfer certificate should carry the stamp of the school and be stamped by the Ministry of Education. We will keep the original school report and the transfer certificate.

  • For expatriates in GCC countries, the transfer certificate should carry the stamp of the school, the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Embassy of the UAE in that country. We will keep the original transfer certificate.

The USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or all Western European countries:

  • The transfer certificate should carry the stamp of the school, translated to English or Arabic where it is necessary. We will keep the original transfer certificate.

For any other country:

  • The transfer certificate should be stamped by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of the UAE in that country. We will keep the original transfer certificate.

In all cases, the school certificates and other documentation should be in either Arabic or English. If another language is used, it must be legally translated and authenticated as with other documentation.

Please Note: It is the responsibility of the parent to provide the documents listed above, including the copies of the resident visa. By completing and signing the registration form, the parent accepts this responsibility. The school cannot be held responsible if Sharjah Private Education Council refuses to register a child because of a lack of documentation.

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