American School of Paris - Admissions Starting School

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


Orientation Schedules

New Family Orientation for the 2019/2020 school year will take place on August 26th. 





Planning Ahead

First Day of School

August 28, 2019

Fall Break

October 25 - November 1, 2019

Winter Break

December 20, 2019 - January 6, 2020

February Break

February 14-21, 2020

Spring Break

April 6-17, 2020

Last Day of School

June 18, 2020

8 Day Schedule

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

Click above for a printable version.

Key Dates for 2019-20

August 26, 2019 - New Family Orientation
August 28, 2019 - First Day of School
Back to School BBQ - September 14, 2019
September 18 & 19, 2019 - Living Skills Seminars 
March 21, 2020 - Parent Gala
June 6, 2020 - International Day
June 18, 2020 - Last Day of School
June 20, 2020 - Graduation

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 2019/2020 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. Unpaid tuition fees may result in students being put on a waiting list or suspended from the school, report cards and transcripts are withheld by the school and, in the case of failure to pay, the account is transferred to a recovery agency. 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 K3-K5) 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.


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 (K5-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 do double-check to make sure you have adequate insurance coverage. 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

+33 (0)1 41 12 82 82

Academic Questions

Lower School

Dan Kerr
Lower School Director

Camille Burel
Lower School Assistant

Middle School

Jeff Lippman 
Middle School Director

Tricia Connor
Middle School Assistant

Upper School

Alyssa Pierce
Academic Dean

Cathy McClaury
Upper School Assistant

Brian Brazeau
Assistant Director, Upper School

Aaron Hubbard
Director, Upper School



Nurse and Health Services


Jean Christophe Denis
Cafeteria Manager

+33 (0)1 41 12 86 55  or
+33 (0)1 41 12 82 45


Lower School

Camille Burel
Lower School Assistant

Middle School

Tricia Connor
Middle School Assistant

Upper School

Cathy McClaury
Upper School Assistant

Bus Services

Solange della Faille
Bus Secretary

Faculty and Staff Email

Faculty and Staff at ASP may be reached via email:

(first letter first name)(last name)

Starting School Information