Discover the American School of Paris

An American Curriculum with an International Perspective

Welcome to the American School of Paris and our community from around the world!

You’ve landed on the American School of Paris website. Here is where we introduce you to ASP, our mission and the character of our school as we prepare our young people for a fulfilling life of personal and academic excellence.

We are the first American school with an international community in Europe, established in 1946.  Ours is a rigorous pursuit of personal and academic excellence, balanced by developing skills of global citizenship and service, innovative programs and compassion toward all.   We take these ideas seriously and with a full measure of enthusiasm too. 

You will feel the energy for learning and a unique sense of welcome the minute you step within our school– all the more special because our students come from around the world. 

Paris is, for many, the heart of art, culture and ideas, and ASP has the good fortune to be in the midst of countless opportunities to learn beyond the classroom.  Victor Hugo was right, “To study in Paris is to be born in Paris.”  So much to gain together at ASP.

ASP's Annual Report highlights performance results of our dynamic and thriving international school

Our academic results consistently place us among the top international schools in the world, while our sport, music, drama and other activities are all of the highest quality. I hope that you will visit us to meet our faculty and students; this website can only give a glimpse of life at the school. We look forward to welcoming you to ASP.

Do browse through our site, view the video presentations, as well as our campus virtual tour, and experience our international community of passionate learners, happy students, and engaged faculty. I sincerely hope you will quickly pick-up on the spirit of life at ASP.

ASP offers a warm and immediate embrace, where strong and lasting relationships thrive.  Join us.

Bienvenue à bord notre site!

All good wishes,

Mark E. Ulfers

Head of School


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