|The American Embassy School, New
Delhi, is an independent, coeducational day school which offers an
educational program from pre-kindergarten (Early Childhood
Education) through grade 12. Admission is guaranteed for U.S.
citizens resident in Delhi. Eligibility in all other cases is
limited to children whose parents or legal guardians are temporarily
resident in India and located in New Delhi. Eligible Indian students
may be admitted only with the approval of the Government of India.
The School was founded in 1952. The school year comprises two
semesters extending from August 10 to December 17 and from January
10 to May 26.
Organization: The School is governed by a 7-member Board
of Governors, elected for 2-year terms by the American Embassy
School Association of New Delhi, the sponsor of the School. The U.S.
Ambassador appoints two non-voting members. Membership in the
Association is automatically conferred on the parents or guardians
of children enrolled in the School. Members also include teachers.
Curriculum: The curriculum is that of U.S. general
academic, college-preparatory public schools. The School's testing
program includes the College Board and American College Testing
tests. Instruction is in English. French and Spanish are taught as
foreign languages. English-as-a-Second-Language is offered for
non-English-speaking students. The School also offers the
International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs. Most of
the graduates go on to colleges and universities in the United
States and other countries. The School is accredited by the Middle
States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Faculty: In the 2004-2005 school year, there are 107
full-time and 27 part-time faculty members.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year,
enrollment was 1,065 (PK-grade 5: 543; grades 6-8: 252; and grades
Facilities: The School is housed in modern well-equipped
buildings, comparable to those of good U.S. public schools, in which
libraries, a swimming pool, a physical education center, and a
performing arts center are included.
Finances: In the 2004-2005 school year, about 93% of the
School's income derives from regular day school tuition and
application fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK-3: $5,310;
PK-4: $6,320; Kdg.-grade 5: $12,860; grades 6-8: $13,830; and grades
9-12: $14,500. The School also charges a registration fee of $5,750
per student payable on first enrollment in grades Kdg.-12, an
application fee of $200, and a round-trip bus fee of $820. These
fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S.
Mr. Robert Hetzel, Director
The American Embassy School, New Delhi
9000 New Delhi Place
Washington, D.C. 20521-9000