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TASIS The American School in England

Coldharbour Lane, Thorpe, Surrey, TW20 8TE, UK
Tel: (+44) 1932 565252
Fax: (+44) 1932 564644

School Summary:
International, IB, US curricula.
641 students, 2-18 yrs

TASIS The American School in England offers an American college-preparatory curriculum. The school is six miles from Heathrow Airport and 18 miles from central London. Its 35-acre campus provides facilities for both boarders and day students.

The curriculum combines a full range of American elementary and secondary school courses in English, history, mathematics and sciences, as well as French, Spanish and Latin language courses at several levels. ESL instruction and special international section courses are provided for students whose native language is not English. Elective courses offer more intensive and specialized study in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, computer science, theatre, and in the fine arts. There is a student-faculty ratio of 8:1 and an average class of 13. TASIS The American School in England, provides college counselling and is a College Board test center. Advanced Placement courses in English, mathematics, science, history, and languages are offered. The academic curriculum is complemented by extra-curricular activities in art, music and drama. Sports include soccer, rugby, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis and cross-country. TASIS, The American School in England, belongs to the International Schools Sports Tournament (ISST).

Seventy-percent of students attending TASIS The American School in England, are the children of American expatriates. Forty-three other nationalities are represented. Almost all students progress to colleges and universities in the US, Canada or Europe.

Facilities on the campus include the main classroom, administration and dormitory complex, four new classroom buildings, separate early childhood, lower, and middle school (N, Pre-K-8) units, several residence cottages, six science laboratories, a theatre, three libraries, two computer facilities, an art/music complex, gymnasium, fitness centre, tennis and basketball courts, and three playing fields. The 400-seat theatre was opened in January 1993 and the Early Childhood wing in 1996.

The TASIS The American School operates a rolling admissions policy. Applications, supported by a full transcript and three teacher evaluations, are considered in light of a student's academic and social acceptability to the TASIS community. TASIS The American School in England, is accredited by NEASC and CIS.

Summer school courses are available for academic credit, theatre, and English as a Second Language.



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