Your First Year at ASP

Your year starts with Orientation where you will be welcomed by the Parent Faculty Association, visit campus, get your bus routes and ID cards, complete outstanding admissions materials, and meet your division's academic director, teachers, and other ASP families.

ASP Orientation Guide

Click on the image above for a digital version for the Orientation Guide. You'll also receive a copy at Orientation.

Important Dates

Upcoming (by Division)

Lower School

Welcome new Lower School students and families! Please find below some important dates to help get you started at ASP:

New Family Orientation

Please plan to bring the entire family for New Family Orientation. The warm welcome you'll receive is the perfect start to your ASP adventure! You'll gather with other new families to meet directors, teachers, and other new and returning ASP students and parents - including many of our active Parent Faculty Association (PFA) volunteers.

First Day of School
PFA Welcome Coffee

Being an ASP parent earns you automatic membership in the PFA! Please join us to meet the 2018-19 PFA team as well as other parents. We will get to know each other and briefly explore the opportunities for involvement in the school.

Living Skills

Presented over two days, Living Skills provides a special orientation to living in the Paris area and useful information related to school life.

Welcome Picnic

This all-community picnic is sponsored by ASP and the PFA and will be a day filled with food, fun, music, and games. Sports teams, clubs, and PFA liaisons will be on hand to greet you and introduce themselves. It will be a chance for the entire family to meet new friends and a great way to start off the new school year!

Community Connections Fair

Visit the Community Connections Fair and meet a variety of local English-speaking vendors and service providers. Participants typically include representatives from clubs, service institutions, language and cooking schools, banks, and more.

Living Skills

Second day: Living Skills provides a special orientation to living in the Paris area and useful information related to school life.

Open House
Picture Day

Each fall, parent volunteers coordinate with a professional photographer to take school portraits of all students. Parents will have the opportunity to purchase their students' photo packets.

New Family Orientation for Lower School

Click above for a printable version.

Middle School

Welcome new Middle School students and families! Please find below some important to help get you started at ASP:

Placement Testing

Placement testing will be conducted for Math and French. Please note that English testing will be conducted, as needed, after Orientation on Tuesday afternoon.

New Family Orientation

Please plan to bring the entire family for New Family Orientation. The warm welcome you'll receive is the perfect start to your ASP adventure! You'll gather with other new families to meet directors, teachers, and other new and returning ASP students and parents - including many of our active Parent Faculty Association (PFA) volunteers.

First Day of School
PFA Welcome Coffee

Being an ASP parent earns you automatic membership in the PFA! Please join us to meet the 2018-19 PFA team as well as other parents. We will get to know each other and briefly explore the opportunities for involvement in the school.

Living Skills

Presented over two days, Living Skills provides a special orientation to living in the Paris area and useful information related to school life.

Welcome Picnic

This all-community picnic is sponsored by ASP and the PFA and will be a day filled with food, fun, music, and games. Sports teams, clubs, and PFA liaisons will be on hand to greet you and introduce themselves. It will be a chance for the entire family to meet new friends and a great way to start off the new school year!

Community Connections Fair

Visit the Community Connections Fair and meet a variety of local English-speaking vendors and service providers. Participants typically include representatives from clubs, service institutions, language and cooking schools, banks, and more.

Living Skills

Second day: Living Skills provides a special orientation to living in the Paris area and useful information related to school life.

Picture Day

Each fall, parent volunteers coordinate with a professional photographer to take school portraits of all students. Parents will have the opportunity to purchase their students' photo packets.

Open House
New Family Orientation for Middle and Upper School

Click above for printable version.

Upper School

Welcome new Upper School students and families! Please find below some dates to help get you started at ASP:

Placement Testing

Placement testing is a two-step process. The first step involves online placement tests (see the title below) in Math for all incoming students and in French and Spanish for anyone who has previously studied those subjects. Step two happens on Monday, August 27: in order to complete the placement and scheduling, students will review their online tests and do any additional placement work.

New Family Orientation

Please plan to bring the entire family for New Family Orientation. The warm welcome you'll receive is the perfect start to your ASP adventure! You'll gather with other new families to meet directors, teachers, and other new and returning ASP students and parents - including many of our active Parent Faculty Association (PFA) volunteers.

First Day of School
PFA Welcome Coffee

Being an ASP parent earns you automatic membership in the PFA! Please join us to meet the 2018-19 PFA team as well as other parents. We will get to know each other and briefly explore the opportunities for involvement in the school.

Living Skills

Presented over two days, Living Skills provides a special orientation to living in the Paris area and useful information related to school life.

Welcome Picnic

This all-community picnic is sponsored by ASP and the PFA and will be a day filled with food, fun, music, and games. Sports teams, clubs, and PFA liaisons will be on hand to greet you and introduce themselves. It will be a chance for the entire family to meet new friends and a great way to start off the new school year!

Community Connections Fair

Visit the Community Connections Fair and meet a variety of local English-speaking vendors and service providers. Participants typically include representatives from clubs, service institutions, language and cooking schools, banks, and more.

Living Skills

Second day: Living Skills provides a special orientation to living in the Paris area and useful information related to school life.

Open House
Picture Day (Grades 9-11)

Each fall, parent volunteers coordinate with a professional photographer to take school portraits of all students. Parents will have the opportunity to purchase their students' photo packets.

New Family Orientation for Middle and Upper School

Click above for printable version.

Orientation Schedules

New Family Orientation for Lower School

Click above for a printable version.

New Family Orientation for Middle and Upper School

Click above for printable version.

Planning Ahead

8 Day Schedule

Eight-Day Schedule Class schedules rotate on an eight-school-day cycle.

Click above for a printable version.

All School Information

School Hours:
8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tuition and Fees

Payment of Tuition Fees and other fees for the 2018/2019 school year should be received by ASP as per contract terms for all returning families, and three (3) weeks after invoice issue date for new families. If tuition and fees are paid in total or in part by a third party, it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that payment is made to ASP on time. In the case of students enrolling after the beginning of the school year, payment of tuition fees is due within three weeks of billing. Do not hesitate to contact the Business Office if you have problems paying tuition fees.

Health Services

All students are required to provide the school nurse with a current list of vaccinations. Vaccinations must be up to date. Parents should make sure that the B.C.G. vaccination for tuberculosis or the Tuberculin (TB) skin test is valid. Please take care of these vaccinations before school begins.

Physical Education Uniforms

All students in Physical Education (PE) classes (except for EC3-K2) must wear the proper attire and shoes for sports and fitness activities. The school uniform is required during each PE class and consists of:

  • Navy blue shorts
  • White t-shirt (no writing or pictures)
  • Athletic shoes (sneakers)

School PE kits with the ASP logo will be available for purchase via the website soon. 

PE teachers will expect all students to be properly attired by Monday, September 17.

Cafeteria

The cafeteria team welcomes you to ASP. It is our belief that students enrolled in the cafeteria program should receive a healthy and satisfying meal each day.

Middle and Upper School Options

Middle and Upper School students may choose from a variety of freshly-made hot and cold dishes, including vegetarian and gluten-free options, on an à la carte basis. Offerings rotate daily. Parents may load their children's cafeteria cards through our online recharge system for which you will receive an access code and password.

Lower School Lunch Program (K2-Grade 5)

Lower School students eat in their own cafeteria* where they can either enjoy the hot lunch program or they can bring a packed lunch from home. Microwaves are available to heat packed lunches. All children participating in the lunch program will be provided with a packed lunch when going on a field trip. Our goal is to provide nutritionally balanced meals that children love! And, we aim to integrate organic foods whenever possible. As always, if your child has allergies or requires a special diet, please inform us.

 

Personal Insurance

It is important that your children are covered for their activities related to the school. Your household insurance policy, in French, assurance multirisques, may cover incidents involving your child for which you could be held personally liable (responsabilité civile). Some policies exclude liability coverage for extra-curricular activities, use of the school facility outside normal school hours, or school-sponsored sporting events. Please double-check to make sure you have adequate insurance coverage before a problem occurs. If your policy is incomplete, your housing is provided by your employer, or if you do not have an assurance multirisques, we recommend you purchase a student liability policy. You will find a list of Insurance companies on the US Embassy website under the section "Living in France".

Accident or Illness at School

All accidents or illnesses occurring during school hours are reported to the school nurse. If the nurse recommends immediate medical treatment, she will contact the parent or the emergency contact. If there are medical expenses incurred as a result of treatment ordered by the nurse, you must submit the claim to French Social Security, and to your supplementary insurance (Mutuelle), or health insurance carrier for reimbursement. The school’s insurance policy will intervene only for the portion of the medical expense that remains unpaid after the parent has claimed reimbursement through his medical plan. Thus, if your insurance will not cover the expense, even partially, neither will the school’s. Please review your medical coverage to verify coverage for accidents or illnesses that may occur while your child is at school.

Bus Services

ASP offers an extensive private bus system to
transport students in the western suburbs and in Paris. Our buses are a reliable and convenient option for getting to and from school. Communication of any problems/emergencies is done by SMS direct to your French cell phones.

Please ensure that we have your numbers and send us any changes that may occur during the school year, and please have your cell phone with you during bus hours.

All Middle and Upper School students should be prepared to show their school ID cards before boarding the bus. Lower School students should have their ID cards in their possession at all times.

Bus Rules

Certificat de scolarité

You may be required to provide a Certificat de scolarité (certificate of enrollment) for visa or social security applications.

Important Contact Information

American School of Paris
41 rue Pasteur
92210 Saint-Cloud
Tel: +33 (0)1 41 12 82 82
Fax: +33 (0)1 46 02 23 90

 

General Inquiries

Reception: 
+33 (0)1 41 12 82 82

Academic Questions

Lower School

Dan Kerr
Lower School Director
dkerr@asparis.fr

Camille Burel
Lower School Assistant 
lsoffice@asparis.fr

Middle School

Jeff Lippman 
Middle School Director
jlippman@asparis.fr

Tricia Connor
Middle School Assistant
msoffice@asparis.fr

Upper School

Alyssa Pierce
Academic Dean
apierce@asparis.fr

Cathy McClaury
Upper School Assistant
usoffice@asparis.fr

Brian Brazeau
Assistant Director, Upper School
bbrazeau@asparis.fr

Aaron Hubbard
Director, Upper School
ahubbard@asparis.fr

 

 

Nurse and Health Services

Cafeteria

Jean Christophe Denis
Cafeteria Manager
jdenis@asparis.fr

Admissions

admissions@asparis.fr
+33 (0)1 41 12 86 55  or
+33 (0)1 41 12 82 45

Absences

Lower School

Camille Burel
Lower School Assistant 
lsoffice@asparis.fr

Middle School

Tricia Connor
Middle School Assistant
msoffice@asparis.fr

Upper School

Cathy McClaury
Upper School Assistant
usoffice@asparis.fr

Bus Services

Solange della Faille
Bus Secretary
sfaille@asparis.fr

Faculty and Staff Email

Faculty and Staff at ASP may be reached via email:

(first letter first name)(last name)@asparis.fr

Starting School Information