American School of Paris - Starting Lower School

Welcome to Lower School!

You will find all the information that you need to prepare for the start of school. We accept students throughout the year through our rolling enrollment program.

If you have any questions about any of the resources listed below please contact Camille Burel in the Lower School Office:



Q: Is there a lunch program for Lower School students? 

A: ASP Lower School students in grades K5 - Grade 5 can either enjoy the Hot Lunch Program provided by our French chefs or they can bring with them to school each day a packed lunch from home. The dedicated Lower School Cafeteria has several microwaves to allow children with packed lunches to heat up food brought from home with supervision.

Q: Is there a Required Summer Reading List?

A: As the library supports "just right" reading (books are selected according the child’s reading ability), we encourage our K-4 students to come to the library with or without parents and we will establish a personalized "just right" summer reading list. Indeed librarians and booksellers around the world will always be able to suggest great "just right" books and magazines for your children! Please contact us if you have any questions.

Q: What school supplies are required in the Lower School? 

A: Kindergarten 3, Kindergarten 4, Kindergarten 5

  • Backpack
  • Water bottle
  • A change of clothes in case of “accidents” (in a bag clearly marked with your child’s name) to include: 1 set of underwear, socks, skirt/trousers, shirt

Grades 1-5

  • Backpack
  • Water bottle with a cap
  • *PE Kit: Navy blue shorts, White t-shirts, Athletic shoes

Q: Can Lower School students participate in Activities? 

A: The Lower School Sports program is divided into 3 seasons: Fall (soccer), Winter (basketball), and Spring (soccer). There are also countless Lower School clubs. To learn more Lower School activities please refer to the Activities portal page