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American School of Paris - founded 1946

Head of School

Jane Thompson, a well-known and highly-respected academic leader and distinguished educator, became ASP’s 17th Head of School in 2018–19.

Under her leadership, the school has undergone incredible growth in many areas of excellence, inspired by the school’s strategic plan Going Beyond. Co- created with students and the ASP community, the strategy drives the school’s innovative and aspirational objectives.

Originally from the UK, Jane has served as an international school leader for over 18 years at schools in Istanbul, Budapest, and now, Paris. In Budapest, she became the Head of School at the British International School after teaching Elementary and Middle School. During her time at the Istanbul International Community School, she led the school through the Grade K4–12 accreditations for International Baccalaureate, Council of International Schools, and NEASC.

Jane holds a degree in English and Drama from the University of London, a MA in Education from the University of Bath, has been on the Board of Trustees for ECIS, the Educational Collaborative for International Schools, and is currently a member of the Heads Council for the International Baccalaureate Organization.


Head's Office

Sonia Salem, Head Office Assistant: