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CurriculumsIB and American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 13 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 19 students / class
Maximum 19 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 36,718 лв
to: 36,718 лв
Address: Floyd Black Lane, Mladost 2 1799 Sofia, Bulgaria

The fees are different for Bulgarian and International students. The fees shown here are for International students.
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Number of students

903

Number of nationalities represented in the school

10

Most common nationality

Bulgarian

Ratio of local students to international students

97% local : 3% international

Max. number of students per class

19

Average number of students per class

19

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No

Native English speaking teachers

Yes, for the most part

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as a Second Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Bulgarian, French, German, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

The American College of Sofia is a certified Innovative School (as per the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science) and utilizes Google Classroom, a personal Chromebook for every student and a variety of other educational online-based resources. The Student Computer Innovation and Fabrication Institute (SCIFI) located on Campus is a corner stone of the technological opportunities at the College.

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?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

2-4 Hours Daily

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

The college admits 180 applicants who have completed the 7th grade and have been ranked based on their results on the Admissions Exam. After publishing the results, the first 110 boys and 110 girls are invited to enroll. The remaining applicants form the Reserves’ List. They can be invited if there are vacancies after the deadline for enrollment has expired. When enrolling applicants from the Reserves’ List, only their score at the exam is considered, not their gender.

Entry evaluation for students

The American College of Sofia admits applicants in the 7th grade in the year they are applying and earn a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.00 (Very Good on the Bulgarian grading system). Applicants are ranked based on their results on the Admissions Exam.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The ACS Admissions Exam consists of a short essay and a short answer/multiple choice test section. The test section is responsible for 4/5 of the total exam grade, while the essay stands for 1/5 of it. The exam is conducted entirely in Bulgarian and is geared to the expected academic development of seventh-graders, therefore there is no need of special preparation. ACS does not organize preparatory courses, nor have we ever authorized any organization or individual to engage in such activity.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Usually Admission Exam Registration takes place in February.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

~100%

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, State Maturity Exams

Results in these examinations

Typically very high.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No.

School bus service available

No.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

By offering them a vast range of curricular and extra-curricular

Student access to education psychologist

Yes.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Volleyball, soccer, basketball, tennis, table tennis, cinema group, business club, medical group, Latin American dance, hiking, ecology, psychology, debate, photography, cooking, guitar, arts, chess, programming, science, Balkan dance, choir, student newspaper.

Sports facilities at the school

Full size multi-purpose gymnasium, indoor and outdoor sports facilities (including a rock climbing wall, dance studio, fitness center, outdoor basketball courts, tennis court and playing fields).

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The American College of Sofia integrates the values and best practices of American pedagogy with the rich educational traditions of Bulgaria and Europe. ACS seeks to develop critical thinking, lifelong intellectual curiosity, leadership, and collaboration among multi-talented students of various social, cultural, economic, and geographic backgrounds.

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