American School in London
One Waverley Place, London, NW8 0NP, UK
Tel: (+44) 20 7449 1200
Fax: (+44) 20 7449 1350
US, curriculum, SAT exams.
1287 students, 4-19 yrs..
The American School in London is the oldest American school in the
London area and remains the only non-profit, independent American
curriculum school in England. The School is organized into three school
divisions, the Lower School (kindergarten 1-grade 4), the Middle School
(grades 5-8) and the High School (grades 9-12), ensuring developmental
and age-appropriate settings for students. An extensive sports, drama,
music and arts program is offered in addition to a full range of academic
classes, including 16 Advanced Placement courses.
The American School in London culture emphasizes the intellectual
and moral growth of students. Students absorb the values of the
school - an appreciation for diversity, a commitment to excellence,
intellectual self-reliance and an eagerness to assume responsibility.
Experiential learning opportunities - learning by doing - are integrated
throughout the curriculum, creating an environment where students
are encouraged to take educational risks. The outstanding ASL faculty
is closely involved with students, not only in the classroom, but
also as coaches, advisors, mentors and friends. They work to foster
an atmosphere of true learning that encourages students to engage
in rigorous intellectual activity and independent thought.
With a student body representing over 50 nationalities, the American
School in London is strongly committed to bringing an international
and multi-cultural perspective into all aspects of school life.
It is also recognized that ASL is a cultural and community center
for expatriates in London and the school works to help families
make the transition to life in London with discussion groups, social
gatherings and advice on housing. A strong partnership between school
and family provides an environment of openness, responsiveness and
communication - an environment that places the child's well-being
at the center.
The American School in London occupies a modern, purpose-built
complex - including a theater, gymnasiums, computer labs, libraries,
and art studios - in St John's Wood, a residential area northwest
of Regent's Park. The school is convenient to public transportation
and also operates a door-to-door bus service. Admission is based
on previous school records, teacher recommendations and standardized
testing - all of which are considered by the admissions committee.