Anglo-American School of Sofia
Anglo-American School of Sofia. The Anglo-American School was
founded in 1967 under the sponsorship of the American and British
embassies to provide English language education for the dependent
children of their personnel. At the present time fifty percent of
the enrollment is from these two and other diplomatic missions in
Sofia and the remainder are drawn from the expatriate community
with a few Bulgarian nationals.
The board consists of nine members; four appointed by the American
Ambassador, four by the British Ambassador and one the elected President
of the Parent Teacher Organization.
The curriculum seeks to combine the best elements of the American
and British programs, and there is an emphasis on individualized
instruction. Within the main school there are two major groupings:
Pre-School to grade 4 and grades 5-8.
Up through Grade 6 the homeroom teachers are responsible for the
four core areas of English (Language Arts), mathematics, science
and social studies and follow recently revised curricula. In Grades
7 and 8 there is more specialized departmental teaching. At all
levels the core program is supported by programs in art, French
(from Grade 3), information technology, music and physical education.
The curriculum is supported by a range of computer hardware and
software and by a spacious and well-resourced library. There is
an intensive ESL program from Grades 1-6, and a flexible resource
program for students with some limited learning disabilities.
The school is located in the attractive grounds of the American
College. An increasing range of co-curricular activities are offered,
including art, basketball, drama, ice-skating, karate, knowledge
bowl, newspaper, swimming, skiing (a week in February), tennis,
Space is limited, and there are quotas for admission, so early application