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American School of Lima
The American School of Lima (Colegio Franklin D. Roosevelt) is a private, coeducational day school. It offers an educational program from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1946. The school year comprises 2 semesters extending from August 5 to December 22 and from February 28 to July 1.

Organization: The School is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors representing the Instituto Educacional Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Under this operating entity, the School is tax-exempt in Peru. The School is supported in the United States by "The American School of Lima Foundation" and is tax-exempt in the United States.

Curriculum: The curriculum is that of general U.S. academic, college-preparatory private schools. The School expects to be authorized by the International Baccalaureate organization to add the middle years and primary years programs by July 2005. It has offered the IB Diploma since 1993, and there is a Peruvian national curriculum with an emphasis on Latin American studies and the Spanish language. Instruction is in English and to a small degree in Spanish. The School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The School offers a range of programs for students with special needs, including mild learning disabilities and English-as-a-Second-Language.

Faculty: In the 2004-2005 school year, there are 159 full-time and 4 part-time faculty members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year, enrollment was 1,218 (PK-grade 5: 589; grades 6-8: 256; and grades 9-12: 373).

Facilities: The pre-school, elementary, middle school, and high school programs are housed in 8 separate buildings on a well-landscaped, 21-acre campus in residential Lima. The School has 7 modern science laboratories, 5 computer laboratories, 4 music rooms, 2 multi-purpose areas, a complete media center, 2 gymnasiums, and numerous sports fields.

Finances: In the 2004-2005 school year, about 95 % of the School's income derives from regular day school tuition and donations. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK-Kdg.: $7,500; grades 1-5: $8,100, and grades 6-12: $8,500. Busing is available for an extra fee. There is a $6,800 entrance fee for all students. In addition, there is a technology fee of $200 per year. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)


Ms. Carol Kluznik, Superintendent
The American School of Lima
Apartado 18-0977
Lima 18, Peru
Tel: 51-1-435-0890
Fax: 51-1-436-0927

Adapted from material published by the U.S. Department of State.
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