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The American Embassy School, New Delhi

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Mr. Robert M. Mockrish, Jr., Director
The American Embassy School, New Delhi (India)
DOS/Administrative Officer
9000 New Delhi Place
Washington, D.C. 20521-9000
Tel: 91-11-611-7140
Fax: 91-11-687-3320
E-mail: aesindia@aes.ac.in


The American Embassy School, New Delhi, is an independent, coeducational day school which offers an educational program from prekindergarten (Early Childhood Education) through grade 12. Admission is guaranteed for U.S. citizens resident in New Delhi. Eligibility in all other cases is limited to children whose parents or legal guardians are temporarily resident in India and located in New Delhi. Indian students otherwise eligible for enrollment may be admitted only with the approval of the Government of India. The School was founded in 1952. The school year comprises 2 semesters extending from August 10 to December 21 and from January 8 to May 25.

Organization: The School is governed by a 7-member Board of Governors, elected for 2-year terms by the American Embassy School Association of New Delhi, the sponsor of the School. The U.S. Ambassador appoints 2 non-voting members. Membership in the Association is automatically conferred on the parents or guardians of children enrolled in the School. Members also include teachers.

Curriculum: The curriculum is that of U.S. general academic, college-preparatory public schools. The School's testing program includes the College Board and American College Testing tests. Instruction is in English. French and Spanish are taught as foreign languages. English-as-a-Second-Language is offered for non-English-speaking students. The School also offers the International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs. Most of the graduates go on to colleges and universities in the United States and other countries. The School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Faculty: There are 105 full-time and 20 part-time faculty members in the 2000-2001 school year, including 85 U.S. citizens, 25 host-country nationals, and 15 third-country nationals.

Enrollment: Enrollment at the opening of the 2000-2001 school year was 944 (PK-grade 5: 495; grades 6-8: 200; and grades 9-12: 249). Of the total, 285 were U.S. citizens, 48 were host-country nationals, and 611 third-country nationals. Of the U.S. enrollment, 90 were dependents of U.S. government direct-hire or contract employees and 195 of U.S. business and foundation employees and other private U.S. citizens.

Facilities: The School is housed in modern well-equipped buildings, comparable to those of good U.S. public schools, in which libraries, a swimming pool, a physical education center, and a performing arts center are included.

Finances: In the 2000-2001 school year, about 93 percent of the School's income derives from regular day school tuition and bus fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK: $4,600; Kdg.-grade 5: $11,150; grades 6-8: $12,050; and grades 9-12: $12,600. The School also charges a registration fee of $5,500 per student payable on first enrollment in grades Kdg.-grade12, an application fee of $100, and a round-trip bus fee of $340. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (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 with A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information regarding curriculum, special programs, and the like.