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American School of Paris
The American School of Paris is an independent, coeducational day school which offers an educational program from pre-kindergarten through grade 13 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1946 and was the first of its kind in Europe. The school year comprises 2 semesters extending from late August to late June for the Upper School and a trimester system for grades Kdg.-8.

Organization: The School is governed by a Board of Trustees, elected for 3-year terms, who in turn appoint a headmaster as the chief executive officer of the School. The administrative group consists of an Assistant Head of Schools, a Business Manager and 3 directors for the Lower School (PK-grade 5), Middle School (grades 6-8) and Upper School (grades 9-12). The School is recognized as a nonprofit institution under French law and is incorporated under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

Curriculum: The curriculum is that of U.S. college-preparatory schools and also prepares students for the International Baccalaureate (IB). The School emphasizes the learning of French and makes extensive use of Paris and surrounding regions as curriculum resources English is also offered for non-English-speaking students in grades K-7. Elective courses offered in the Upper School include Advanced Placement (AP) and IB courses amongst others. Extracurricular activities include sports, drama, music, student government, clubs, and community service organizations. The School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Council of International Schools.

Faculty: In the 2004-2005 school year, there are 74 full-time and 34 part-time faculty.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year, enrollment was 756 (K-grade 5: 237; grades 6-8: 187; and grades 9-13: 332).

Facilities: Facilities, on the 12-acre campus include 2 cafeterias, an adventure playground, a gymnasium, a field house, soccer and softball fields, computer laboratories in each school, a photography laboratory, 3 art studios, music studios (choral, instrumental, and electronic), 2 libraries, and a performing arts center that seats 400. More than 280 computers are available for students and information technology is fully integrated throughout the School.

Finances: In the 2004-2005 school year, about 95 percent of the School's income derives from regular day school tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: Kdg. I: $14,702; Kdg. II-grade 5: $19,530; and grades 6-12: $21,950. The School also charges a bus transportation fee of $2,178 to $2,420, an application fee of $750, and a capital assessment admission fee of $5,747 on a one-time basis for new students. These fees are payable in French francs, euros or U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars, based on an exchange rate of $1 U.S. = €0.826.)


Ms. Pilar Cabeza de Vaca, Head of School
American School of Paris
41, rue Pasteur
92210 Saint-Cloud, France
Tel: 33-1-4112-8282
Fax: 33-1-4602-2390

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