You can apply to either the 4-year or 2-year program; if not sure the admission team will recommend the appropriate starting year based on the individual circumstances of each applicant and family.
Applying for and attending LEAF Academy can be an important family decision, so we encourage you to continue reading, learn more, and contact us with any additional questions.
The above process applies to all candidates from Slovakia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.
Due to the high number of applications and limited scholarships for applicants from other countries, the assessment and interview process may vary slightly. All such applicants will be informed about the status of their application in the coming weeks after the application deadline.
Early Bird admissions process may be open before November solely for applicants who have been successful in the previous year selection but did not meet the age requirements (deferred applicants) or attended LEAF Academy Summer Camp. This process will be communicated directly with the stated candidates and is not open for new applications.
- What is the key aspect of the admission process?
We recommend all applicants to focus on their application – that is where we create the first picture about you from and where we want to learn the most later during the interview.
- What if I do not achieve good results in / fail the online assessment?
The Study Readiness Test is designed to explore your ability to manage in the academic field. If you do not pass it but, at the same time, your application is considered strong, our admissions team invites you for an interview anyway. If your application is moderate, but you excel in the assessment, it can substantially help you to go to the interview too.
- What are the selection criteria?
Each and every student at LEAF Academy is unique. All students have areas in which they excel and areas that need more growth and practice. The admissions team is not looking for “perfect” students; instead, we are searching for candidates that possess a variety of strengths, interests, and backgrounds.
Our school is built on a number of foundational values and we are looking for students interested and dedicated to:
A holistic personality that is exceptional in one or two areas – fueled by inner drive, curiosity, and resilience.
A drive for improvement powered by high aspirations, initiative, risk taking, and inspiring others
Stemming from the belief in the worth of all individuals – a set of moral principles based on courage, respect, and humility
An interest in improving your community or region with a global mindset – based on gratitude, care for others, and local heart
LEAF Academy is an international school, the language of instruction is English, and you must have a desire and willingness to develop your English fluency
EXCITEMENT TO BE PART OF A LARGER COMMUNITY
LEAF Academy is interested in the motivation behind of your desires to be part of something new and how you imagine contributing to the success of this project
LEAF ACADEMY’S NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
The Academy makes its admissions decisions on merit and on a need-blind basis (applications are reviewed without knowledge of family finances). LEAF Academy does not discriminate on the basis of gender (identity or expression), race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, nationality or ethnicity.
A NOTE REGARDING ENGLISH
There are no specific English language tests; however, the entire application process is conducted in English. For applicants to the 4-year program, your willingness to learn and practice intensely may be more important than your current ability to speak or writing in English.
For 2-year program applicants, willingness to learn is also important; however, you should be aware that you will be enrolling in AP level course and taking rigorous assessments in English at the end of each school year.