FAQs

Education in the heart of Prishtina

One of our STRENGTHS is the location in the heart of the city, which makes LEARNING even more ENTICING for students, by not having long travel days.
High Security inside and outside the school building, including physical security.

I. Nature of the School and its Program

What nationalities are represented in the school?

A range cultures is represented in the school. There are about 15 nationalities at ASK. Approximately 80% of the students are Kosovar Albanians, about 10% are American, and the rest are from other countries of Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa.

What are the class sizes?

On the average there are 20 students per class. Maximum class size is 25 students per teacher at all levels.

Will my child(ren) learn foreign languages at ASK?

Is required in order to graduate, every student must take 2 years of foreign language. We offer German, French, and Italian as a second language, Albanian as a local language for grade 1-12. The classes are offered by levels, from beginners to advanced, with students placed in their appropriate level with other students their age.

Does my child need to speak & write English to enter ASK?

Not if your child would enter grade 4 or lower. However, for grade 5 and above, we require increasingly better English to enter the school. For the High School Division we require all new applicants to take the ASK Entrance Examination in order to register.

What extra curricular activities do you offer?

There is an extensive sports program, arts and crafts options, music and drama, and a whole range of clubs and activities, including student government, community and social service, ecology, Model United Nations, Newsletter, Basketball, etc.

Do you have a campus?

Yes, a secure, closed campus in the heart of the city of Prishtina. There are classroom buildings, a resource center and library, two computer laboratories, 4 science laboratories, and a cafeteria.

What schools do your graduates attend after graduation?

ASK was founded in 2003, and had only 2 graduates. Since then, we have had over 480 graduates, from which 38% are in Universities abroad (15% US; 23% Europe) and 62% are in universities in Kosova, mainly at the American University in Kosovo (AUK). All of the students that are abroad have earned at least one scholarship. The lowest amount of scholarship gained so far by our students is $7,500, while the highest being $230,000. It is worth mentioning that part of our students at AUK have earned scholarships as well.

II. School Life

Will it be difficult for my child to integrate into the school?

No, as nearly one third of the students are new to the school each year. We do special orientation programs for new students and parents.

What are the school hours?

School runs from 07:30 AM until 04:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Student Clubs gather after school classes.

Where do ASK families live? Do you have a school bus service?

Approximately 80% of ASK families live in Prishtina and the others live throughout Kosova. Some of our students come to school by our school buses and some of them walk, since a large number of the students live in the center of the city.

Are parents involved in the life of the school?

Parents are invited to come at Open House, conferences, and committees. Some are also involved in after school activities and sports.
We love to see parents at school!

Are uniforms required at the school? Is there a dress code?

Yes, all high school students are required to wear the uniforms and the dress code aligns with the school code for behavior, emphasizing Respect, Responsibility, and Honesty. Teachers, as well as the elementary students, on the other hand do not have uniforms but wear casual, clean, and neat clothes.

III. Application Procedures

Is there a deadline for application?

Applications can be submitted any time of the year, however the Entrance Examination is offered on Saturdays, starting in April. We strongly suggest, however, that applications be completed by May 15 in order to avoid waiting lists.

Do we need to come to ASK for an interview?

Although it is not required, should you and your child(ren) be in Prishtina, we would like to meet you. We will be happy to arrange a visit and tour of the school. You may e-mail [email protected] This email address is being protected from spam-bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +381 38 227 277 or +381 38 228 288 to schedule an appointment.

Can I reserve a space for my child for a second semester entry in January?

We cannot guarantee that there will be spaces available at that point, given the high demand. As a consequence, we give families, companies and embassies the option of paying the full year’s tuition at the time of acceptance in order to hold a space for January.