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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: £32,800
to: £38,000
Address: One Waverley Place London NW8 0NP United Kingdom
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


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)


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.

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


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.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


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


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.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Applicants who miss the 31 January deadlines will be considered in ASL's second round of decisions assuming the application is complete by 15 March. Admissions becomes rolling after 15 March if any places remain.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, as space allows.

School start time


School finish time

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

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches

Yes, for a fee.

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


Uniform required


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.

Sports activities included

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

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

101 athletic teams

Facilities at the school

Two libraries, full theater, 1 lower school science lab, 4 middle school science labs, 9 high school labs. Make Innovate and Learn Lab (MILL) maker space, band, orchestra and choir spaces, photography studio with dark room, ceramics studio with 3 kilns, art gallery, fine arts studios, robotics classroom, and cafeteria.

Sports facilities at the school

25 meter, 6-lane swimming pool, 3 gymnasiums, 24-acre sports field with tennis courts, baseball, softball, track, football, gardens and field house. Three playgrounds.

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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