From GAIS to Alto:

We are proud to announce our new name: Alto International School to reflect our growing multilingual program serving preschool through grade 12. Please visit us at AltoSchool.org to learn more.

Our online admissions and enrollment portal might look different, but the functionality is still the same. If you are already a registered user, you can log in and access your application information as before. Should you have any questions, please contact us at admissions@altoschool.org


We are glad that you are considering Alto International School. We look forward to meeting you. Please use this site to inquire about our program, apply to the school or register for an open house event. You can book a tour by contacting our Admissions Office.    

Enrollment for 2017-18
We encourage you to start the application process by registering for an open house event or making an appointment for a tour. For middle and high school applications please register for a shadow day by contacting the admissions office.

October 2016-January 2017
Open House events and tours 

January 12, 2017
Applications due
Supplemental documents due 

February 3, 2017
ISEE results due (for middle and high school applicants)

March 16, 2017
Decision letters mailed

March 17, 2017 
Decisions send via email  

Enrollment for current school year 2016-17    
We are still accepting applications for the current school year. Please check with our Admissions Office about space availability. 

General Information
Admission to the school will be determined by the Head of School and the Admissions Office, with the advice of administration and teaching staff. We recommend that you visit the campus and discuss the admission process and criteria with the Alto administrative staff before completing an application. 

Alto offers a financial aid program. Financial aid is based on need, and we work with families to try and make an Alto education affordable for them. The financial assistance application process is independent from the admission application, though the two must be done simultaneously if a family anticipates needing aid. The financial aid application can be downloaded here (Adobe reader required).

Alto admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It welcomes students from all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.