American School of Paris - ASP Difference

The ASP Difference

ASP – The International School of Choice

The ASP Difference: we are all that you would look for in a school-- and so much more

For generations we have empowered our students to become the very best they can be through an education experience that is unique in Paris. At ASP our students embark on a journey of self-discovery that uncovers and develops their unique talents. ASP Excellence = proven results:

On the edge of a world-class city and housed on a spacious green campus with facilities and space to learn and thrive.

A rigorous college-preparatory program leading students to academic heights, and they love coming to school each day.

Dedicated and nurturing educators who offer the best of traditional teaching methods and cutting-edge approaches to STEAM studies, classroom technology, experiential learning and more.

Home to over 700 students, and our teachers support, recognize and value each one as an individual learner.

Over 50 nationalities, 30 mother-tongue languages and varied cultures and traditions, and we manifest respect, tolerance, communication and genuine caring for one another.

Lower School

LOWER SCHOOL – “The Cornerstone of Learning”

American School of Paris - Lower SchoolOur teachers create a caring environment from which your children will embark on the most enriching journey of their lives.

We are committed to developing the whole child – one who will play an active role in the world. In any day at ASP, Lower School students may be performing fairy tales in French or painting self portraits in the style of Picasso. They might be researching a science project online with National Geographic or polishing their poetry writing with a visiting writer. They might be experiencing impressionism in Claude Monet’s gardens in Giverny or organizing a bake sale to raise funds to sponsor students in India.

Your child will enjoy success with us because we provide:

  • An integrated and developmentally appropriate curriculum designed to challenge and inspire all students
  • Experienced, caring and highly-dedicated teachers who build individual relationships with every child while actively supporting independent learning
  • A community learning environment with large, bright classrooms, many with individual gardens; a newly refurbished library, a wildlife area, extensive playgrounds and a dedicated cafeteria.
  • Paris and France are used as living learning resources and as an extension of the classroom, not only for daily French lessons but in all areas of the curriculum
  • An English as an Additional Language program that enables non-English speakers to enter ASP with appropriate support, maximizing integration
  • A student led Community Service program reinforcing ASP’s key values of respect, responsibility and honesty and nurturing our growing global citizens
  • An after-school activities program ranging from cooking to tennis and from string ensembles to soccer.

The Lower School at ASP will ensure your children learn to explore with a smile!

Middle School

MIDDLE SCHOOL – “The Architects of Dynamic Growth”

American School of Paris - Middle SchoolMore changes occur in these three middle school years than at almost any other time in your child’s life; major growth spurts, emergence of abstract thinking, development of ethical values and puberty. Our teachers are expert in ensuring that these years are dynamic yet gentle, challenging yet reassuring, exciting yet reflective.

Your child will enjoy success with us because we provide:

  • A week-long Outward Bound program to start the year, ensuring strong bonding that crosses multiple nationalities.
  • Nurturing teachers with a strong commitment to educating this age group and who encourage creative and independent thinkers.
  • An Advisory Program expertly tailored to each grade, encouraging study skills, personal goal setting and social interaction.
  • A challenging curriculum including highly evolved interdisciplinary projects that guides students directly into ASP’s Upper School and its most rigorous global standards including the International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs.
  • French classes designed to promote rapid acquisition of both skills and culture including regular field trips to bring these lessons alive and integrate French into the rest of the curriculum.
  • Active involvement in art, music and theater courses for every student
  • A diverse Community Service Program reinforcing ASP’s key values: respect, responsibility and honesty
  • An after school activities program ranging from Model United Nations to Math Counts, Student Council to String Ensembles and sport to Junior Varsity level

The Middle School at ASP will ensure your children are supported as they stretch themselves.

Upper School

UPPER SCHOOL – “The Gateway to an Exceptional Future”

American School of Paris - Upper SchoolOur outstanding student learning results and university placement records speak for themselves but they do not tell the whole story.

Our students are successful because they are happy in an Upper School program and community that respects individuality and which challenges students to fulfill their potential in every aspect of life.

Your child will enjoy success with us because we provide:

  • A challenging and varied academic program that features a broad range of both International Baccalaureate and American Advanced Placement options.
  • A superb college-acceptance record at the best universities in both the US and throughout the world.
  • Personal attention for every student from a caring and supportive faculty and underlined by a large support staff; guidance counselors for every grade with a separate advisory program (GAPS); a Dean of Students, an Academic Dean, two College Counselors and Learning Support specialists.
  • A highly developed IT program to meet the needs of today’s students studying to the highest level including a Bring Your Own Device program, modern science labs, a language lab and a high speed wireless network.
  • A full Varsity and Junior Varsity athletic program where teams compete weekly with other European international schools.
  • A broad range of extra curricular activities including Model United Nations, Amnesty International and National Honor Society, Art club, Film club, service learning projects and so much more.
  • An abundance of service-learning opportunities involving students in community service projects in France and abroad.
  • A strong and diverse arts program with a variety of courses in visual arts and the performing arts along with art exhibitions, visiting artists, student theater productions and a yearly musical.
  • An online student management system which allows parents to access grades, attendance and other important information quickly and efficiently.

The Upper School at ASP will ensure your child embarks on life equipped to the highest standards.

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