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American School of Bombay
The American School of Bombay (ASB) is an independent, coeducational day school. It was founded in 1981 and offers a US –style educational program from pre-kindergarten (Early Childhood Education) through grade 12. At least one parent plus the student must hold a foreign passport. Offer of a place is subject to sufficient and satisfactory academic records and availability of space in the class. Indian students may be admitted only after meeting the strict admission criteria of the Government of India. The school year comprises 4 quarters extending from August 17 to October 13, October 14 to December 17, January 10 to March 18, and April 4 to June 8.

Organization: The School is governed by a 9-member Board of Trustees, elected for 2-year terms by the School Association which comprises of parents and guardians of registered ASB students. The U.S. Consul General serves as the honorary Board Chairman and appoints one member. The remaining 7 members are elected from the School Association.

Curriculum: ASB follows a U.S. general academic, college preparatory curriculum, similar to that of better U.S. public schools and uses U.S. textbooks and instructional materials. We are an authorized IB World School, recognized by the International Baccalaureate Organization, to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) – Primary Years Program, IB-Middle Years Program and IB Diploma Program. The College Board Advanced Placement Program is offered alongside these programs. All instruction is in English and intensive English-as-a-Second-Language programs are provided for non-English speaking students. French is taught as a foreign language in grades 1 to 12. Elective courses include computers, art, music, physical education and swimming. ASB’s innovative laptop program is in place in the secondary School with all grade 6-12 students using tablet laptop computers. Most of the graduates go on to colleges and universities in the United States and other countries.

Faculty: For the school year 2004-2005, there are 55 full-time and 1 part-time faculty members. These are all highly-professional teachers and administrators who transform ASB from a good facility into a great school. Our superintendent and two principals provide experienced and dynamic leadership, recruiting from around the world, backgrounds and international experience ensure that children from all parts of the world feel comfortable at ASB, while parents may be assured that their children are receiving an exceptional education.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year, enrollment was 391 (ECEC-grade 12).

Finances: In the 2004-2005 school year, annual tuition is pro-ratable. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK: $3,700; Kdg.-grade 5: $17,200; grades 6-10: $18,600; and grades 11-12: $19,300. In addition, the following fees are levied: PKG: a one-time only registration fee of $1,000 and a one-time capital levy of $10,000, of which $2,500 is non-refundable and $7,500 is refundable without interest when the student leaves the School; Kdg.-grade 12: a one-time only registration fee of $l,000 and a one-time capital levy fee of $20,000, of which $5,000 is non-refundable and $l5,000 is refundable without interest when the child leaves the School. All fees are payable in U.S. dollars. Detailed information on fees is available from the School. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)


Dr. Paul Fochtman, Director
The American School of Bombay
DOS/Management Officer
6240 Mumbai Place
Washington, D.C. 20521-6240
Tel: 91-22-2652-1111
Fax: 91-22-2652-1234

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