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.
All School Information
8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Important Contact Information
American School of Paris
41 rue Pasteur
Tel: +33 (0)1 41 12 82 82
Fax: +33 (0)1 46 02 23 90
Lower School Director
Lower School Assistant
Middle School Director
Middle School Assistant
Upper School Assistant
Assistant Director, Upper School
Director, Upper School
Starting School Information