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CurriculumAmerican
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 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 15 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: £28,200
to: £32,650
Address: One Waverley Place London NW8 0NP United Kingdom
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Number of students

1400

Number of nationalities represented in the school

70

Most common nationality

US

Ratio of local students to international students

3:7

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic

Use of technology in the classroom

Technology integration specialists are employed to develop the intentional and meaningful use of technology to supplement the curricular goals. Students have access to iPads and laptops throughout the day.

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 teachers assign homework to their students?

From Grade 5 and up

Approximate hours of homework given

Differs according to age. Homework is assigned to consolidate in-class learning and give students a chance to show what they have learned and to find gaps in understanding. Faculty work to balance assignments and the schedule is structured to allow for two school nights to complete any assignments.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Students applying to Grade 5 and above are asked to submit the results of a standardized test that is used to provide context to the rest of the application.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students submit results of the ISEE or SSAT multiple choice standardized exam to add one objective datapoint to the process. There is no "pass mark" and a range of scores are accepted. In this sense it is information for the admissions committee rather than and evaluation one must "pass" to gain admission.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Applicants who miss the January deadlines will be considered on a rolling basis in ASL's second round of decisions assuming the application is complete by 15 March.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, as space allows.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

High School students can sit Advanced Placement (AP) exams at the culmination of their subject-specific AP class. Students may also opt to take the SAT or ACT as part of their university applications.

Results in these examinations

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Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are a non-denominational school and students of all religions attend our program and are able to practice according to their beliefs. We provide space, time and allowances for students observing their religious practices. As a school, we do not.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we have a full student support support team (SST).

Learning support offered

We offer programming for students with mild to moderate learning differences through our student support team which is composed of learning specialists, psychologists, counselors, speech and language specialists and tutors.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Students are appropriately challenged within the classroom. The American curriculum allows for this adjustment and we are able to add layers of sophistication to content to ensure that all students are challenged.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8:05

School finish time

G1 - G4: 14:55
G5 - G12: 15:05

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Both the Lower and Middle schools have extensive after-school programs; High School students can participate in a variety of after-school clubs. Students in Grade 7 and above can try out for sports teams that compete against other schools.

School provided lunches

Yes, for a fee.

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

Yes.

Sports activities included

Physical education, recess, personal fitness and health and wellbeing are all part of the curriculum.

Sports facilities at the school

6 lanes swimming pool

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

101 athletic teams

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The American School in London is a K-12 independent day school.

Teaching approach of the school

The American School in London empowers each student to thrive as a lifelong learner and courageous global citizen by fostering intellect, creativity, inclusivity and character.

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