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CitySofia
CurriculumAmerican
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 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
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 14,664 лв
to: 17,401 лв
Address: Lozen Area 1 Orlova Krusha Str. Sofia, Bulgaria
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Number of students

275

Number of nationalities represented in the school

35

Most common nationality

Bulgarian

Ratio of local students to international students

Cultural diversity is one of the most distinguishing features of AEA and the school aims to maintain a balanced mix between international and Bulgarian students. In order to provide enriched international experience and active intercultural exchange, AEA maintains an approximately equal 50:50 ratio between international and local students.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

We are a Google - school. Each student has its own account which is used for communication, homework presentations, projects, access to the school system.

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, we have such an experience and we are ready to provide such services on a high level, if it is needed.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

External examinations or assessments available

American diploma, SAT preparation, Advanced placement courses

Results in these examinations

Good to excellent

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

20 - 40 minutes for a subject a week - depending on the task

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

99%

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, to a small extent

Learning support offered

Additional psychological support, speech therapist

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We are awarding them during in house competitions, sending them to national/ international/ world tournaments in different disciplines.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes - an interview and an assessment test

Brief description of entry evaluation required

An assessment procedure is conducted at AEA or online via Skype video conference. The procedure includes entrance interview and student’s evaluation test.

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no deadline - the admission depend on the available places.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

4:30 pm

Supervised care before/after school

No

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Limited

Uniform required

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Basketball, football, rhythmic gymnastics, swimming, ballet, hip-hop, music and arts, guitar, piano, art, chess, lego-classes, tennis

Sports activities included

Basketball, football, athletics

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Facilities at the school

Library, multifunctional hall, science lab, cafeteria, yard, soccer field

Sports facilities at the school

Multifunctional hall, open soccer field

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The American English Academy is a day private coeducational international school which offers a full U.S. standards-based educational program from Pre-Kindergarten (age 3) through Grade 12. Based on international Best Practices and accreditation requirements, the school’s curriculum follows the U.S. Common Core Educational Standards. The learning program is in English language, student-centered, and includes a wide range of after-school activities and sports.

Teaching approach of the school

AEA is dedicated to provide an environment that is safe, supports critical thinking, and invites a sharing of ideas. AEA believes that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. AEA's focus is to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by creating opportunities for individual discovery and construction of knowledge.

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