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.


Completing an online application is the first and the most important step to apply to LEAF Academy. The application will ask for descriptions of your past achievements, activities, and your motivation for studying at LEAF Academy. The application period opens in November and closes on March 4, 2020.

We do not run any specific academic testing, but there will be an assessment of your general study readiness. This test will take place online in the first week after the application deadline (specifically, on March 6 and 9, 2020).


Our admissions team will review your application and assessment and will be inviting selected candidates for an online interview. The aim of the interview is to learn more about you and all the information mentioned in your application.


All applicants will be informed about the results of their application by mid- April. Candidates who receive an offer to study at LEAF Academy start their admission process and are invited for the Welcome to LEAF Academy Day – a one-day event for all accepted students and their parents taking place at the end of April.

* The above process applies to all candidates from Slovakia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine.

* 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.

Entrepreneurial leadership

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

Civic engagement

An interest in improving your community or region with a global mindset –  based on gratitude, care for others, and local heart

English language

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


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


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.


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.