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American Embassy School, New Delhi
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 9-12: 270).

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. dollars.)


Mr. Robert Hetzel, Director
The American Embassy School, New Delhi
DOS/Administrative Officer
9000 New Delhi Place
Washington, D.C. 20521-9000
Tel: 91-11-2688-8854
Fax: 91-11-2687-3320

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