|The American International School
of Bucharest is an independent, international, coeducational day
school, which offers an educational program from pre-kindergarten
(Rising-3 and Early Childhood-3) through grade 12 for students of
all nationalities. The School was founded in 1962. The school year
comprises 3 trimesters extending from late August through mid June.
Organization: The School is governed by a 9-member Board
of Directors. The Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy serves
Curriculum: The School provides a U.S. and International
curriculum in English, suited to meet the needs of the International
student community in Bucharest. The School offers the International
Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, IB Middle Years Program (MYP) in grades
6-10, and the IB Primary Years Program (PYP) in grades K-5.
Specialists in art, drama, physical education, music, computers,
Spanish and French serve students at various grade levels. The
School is currently unable to assist students with major learning
disabilities or the physically challenged. The School is accredited
by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the
European Council of International Schools.
Faculty: In the 2004-2005 school year, there are 64
full-time and 8 part-time faculty members.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year,
enrollment was 485 (Rising 3-grade 12).
Facilities: The School’s new campus, which is located on a
10-hectare site north of the city center, opened its doors in the
2001-2002 school year to children in pre-school through grade 12.
The new facility includes classrooms, a media center, sports
center/gymnasium for the Secondary School and a gymnasium for the
Elementary School, music and art rooms, science and computer labs, a
theater, a cafeteria and many outdoor sports facilities including
tennis, basketball and soccer.
Finances: In the 2003-2004 school year, the School's
income derives from regular day school tuition. Annual tuition rates
are as follows: Rising 3: $4,080, EC-3 (half day): $6,500; EC-4
(full day): $9,000; Kdg.-grade 8: $16,300; and grades 9-12: $17,350.
The total includes a non-refundable capital fee for the new campus
project. There is also a one-time application fee of $1,000 which
must be submitted with the application. The School offers no fee
discounts. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees are
quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Dr. Arnold Bieber, Director
American International School of
Sos. Pipera-Tunari #196
Jud. Ilfov, Romania