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American International School of N'Djamena

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Ms. Glenda Rowe, Director
American International School of N'Djamena (Chad)
DOS/Administrative Officer 2410 N'Djamena Place
Washington, D.C. 20521-2410
Tel: 225-52-2103
Fax: 225-51-5654
E-mail: glendarowe@hotmail.com


The American International School of N'Djamena (AISN), is the only English-speaking school in Chad offering an accredited American curriculum from preschool through grade 6. Students at AISN will receive an education designed to facilitate transfer to other American/International schools abroad or to good public and private schools in the United States and Europe. There are 180 days in the school year from the end of August to mid-June.

Organization: A Board of Directors that is elected by the Parents' Association governs the School. The U.S. Ambassador appoints one non-voting member to the board.

Curriculum: The AISN curriculum is drawn from curriculums of other international schools that have been approved by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In the 2000-2001 academic year, AISN is initiating the process for attaining its own accreditation. The educational program at AISN is enriched with classes in physical education, music, art and computer. AISN offers an in-depth French language program for all grade levels. To further enhance the educational programs, the AISN are offering before and after school extra-curricular activities programs.

Faculty: In the 2000-2001 school years, there were 6 teachers at AISN, including the director who teaches students and trains teachers. The staff members include 2 from the U.S, 2 host-country nationals and 2 third-country nationals.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2000-2001 school year, enrollment was 27 students including 16 U.S. citizens, 2 host-country nationals and 9 third country nationals. The student body consists of children drawn from the diplomatic, NGO and missionary communities..

Facilities: The School is located at the U.S. Embassy-housing compound on one-half acre.

Finances: For the 2000-2001 school year, the annual tuition rate is as follows: Preschool: $2,000; Kdg.-grade 1: $4,000; grades 2-3: $5,000; and grades 4-6: $6,000. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)

This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. The Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) may have more detailed information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information regarding curriculum, special programs, and the like.