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American School of Paris - founded 1946


ASP is an accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. We follow an American curriculum, and offer Advanced Placement, IB, and college preparatory classes.

We believe in a holistic education that provides academic rigor while also helping children develop transferable skills that are required to succeed in the modern world. Our curriculum is taught in English but all students must take French.

The American approach to education views education as a lifelong process of self discovery, it is dynamic, interactive, and encourages asking questions as well as answering them. It is concerned with exploration and there is a focus on self-awareness, exploration, leadership, and collaboration.

ASP is a founding school of the International Baccalaureate (IB)  program and one of the few schools in Europe to offer a range of both IB and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

Our written curriculum is standards based, and the Understanding by Design framework underpins all classes from Grades K3–12. We take a holistic approach to American education, and demand both a high standard of academic performance while developing the skills needed for our students’ future success, including collaboration, leadership, intercultural competency, self-management, and balance.

Our Curriculum

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Support for All

We provide diverse support programs, including language support for non-native English speakers and one on one educational support for students with learning differences. Every student has a Guidance Counselor and our Upper School students benefit from our two experienced College Counselors. We ensure that our students and families receive the support they need from the beginning to the end of their time at ASP.

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Passion, dedication, and compassion.

With over 120 teachers from 15 nations, our average student-teacher ratio is 8:1, allowing our teachers to provide each student with a truly personalized education, identifying and accommodating the individual needs and strengths of each child. Our teachers get to know each student as an individual and work with them to build on their strengths. Our faculty challenge our students academically and also ensure that they are supported in developing a strong moral code, and a sense of responsibility towards others and the environment.

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A Wide Range of Subject Offerings

In addition to the core academic courses, ASP offers a diverse menu of electives. Whether designing an app in the Design Lab, creating a mobile in 3D Art, or playing tuba in the Jazz Band, students are encouraged to pursue their interests and passions throughout their years at the school.

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