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CityGrenoble
CurriculumAmerican
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 11 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 8 students / class
Maximum 10 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €7,000
to: €9,000
Address: 4, Place de Sfax 38000 Grenoble, France

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Number of students

48

Number of nationalities represented in the school

15

Most common nationality

US

Ratio of local students to international students

20%

Native English speaking teachers

Not all, however they are all Bilingual

Language support for students not fluent in English

There is the possibility to follow extra English classes for non- native speakers.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French

Max. number of students per class

10

Average number of students per class

8

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No

Use of technology in the classroom

All students are issued with an Apple iPad device to enhance their learning experience. Teachers use Google classrooms to communicate assignments and the school encourages the use of digital resources. However, ASG students will not spend all their time on devices, human interaction, hand writing and reading physical books are still key to their education.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

External examinations or assessments available

Advanced Placement exams

Results in these examinations

The majority of our student receive scores in the 3-5 on the Advanced Placement exams

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Maximum of 2 hours per night on weekdays days

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

90%

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Not currently, although we are able to make adaptations for mild learning needs

Learning support offered

The student can receive additional tuition, extra time or adapted assignments as necessary.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We seek to challenge them by provided differentiated classroom work and offering the opportunity to follow challenging online courses.

Student access to education psychologist

We are able to provide the details of English speaking psychologists in our region.

Entry evaluation for students

Students may be required to take an English test. During the application process examples of Math and English work are required and students must write a motivation essay.

Waiting list

No

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

30 June

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, but on a case by case basis.

School start time

9am

School finish time

5pm

Supervised care before/after school

No

School bus service available

No

School provided lunches

There is a school canteen

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

No

Uniform required

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Sports, theatre

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

We partner with a local school and our students can participate in these activities with this school

Facilities at the school

We are hosted in a large public French school and share library, theatre, Science labs, canteen, school nurse and study halls.

Sports facilities at the school

We have access to an indoor gymnasium, with facilities for soccer, basketball, badminton, and a variety of indoor sports.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The American School of Grenoble was founded in 1993 as a response to the needs of the English-speaking business community of the Grenoble area.
Today, ASG is an internationally accredited, independent, college preparatory secondary school, providing an excellent education to the English-speaking expatriate community of the Grenoble area. ASG is non-denominational, non-profit coeducational and governed by an active Board of Directors. ASG creates a scholastic environment that enables students to develop knowledge, learning skills and curiosity to become international citizens of an open, evolving world.

Teaching approach of the school

ASG's main objectives are to provide a high quality education - based on the American model and taught in English, enabling students between 10 and 18 years of age to reintegrate into English-speaking school systems and to prepare high school students for higher education including American universities. In addition, ASG provides a structure in which students will acquire the benefits of cultural, linguistic and intellectual diversity.

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