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Anglo-American School of Sofia

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Mr. Brian M. Garton, Director
Anglo-American School of Sofia
DOS/Administrative Officer
5740 Sofia Place
Washington, D.C. 20521-5740
Tel: 359-2-974-4575 or 359-2-974-4233
Fax: 359-2-974-4483
Telex: 22690 am emb sof
E-mail: aaregist@infotel.bg


The Anglo-American School of Sofia is an independent, coeducational day school which offers an educational program from prekindergarten through grade 8 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1967. The school year comprises 2 semesters extending from August 28 to December 20 and from January 10 to June 21.

Organization: The School is governed by a 9-member School Board, 8 of whom are appointed by the American and British Ambassadors. The ninth member is the president of the Parent Teacher Organization. The chairperson of the School Board is American. The vice chairperson is British.

Curriculum: The curriculum is that of U.S. and British general academic schools. Instruction is in English. English-as-a-Second-Language is also offered, as are special education, French, physical education, art, music, computer science, and library. The School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and by the European Council of International Schools.

Faculty: There are 17 full-time and 8 part-time faculty members in the 2000-2001 school year, including 9 U.S. citizens, 5 host-country nationals, 6 British citizens, and 5 other third-country nationals.

Enrollment: Enrollment at the opening of the 2000-2001 school year was 140 (PK-grade 8). Of the total, 26 were U.S. citizens, 11 were host-country nationals, and 103 were third-country nationals. Of the U.S. enrollment, 16 were dependents of U.S. government direct-hire or contract employees, 5 of U.S. business and foundation employees, and 5 of private U.S. citizens.

Facilities: The School is housed in one large building with outside play and recreation areas located in parkland. Facilities include 10 full-size classrooms, 7 specialist/small group rooms, a science room, a physical education hall, a music/general purpose hall, a computer laboratory, a large library, faculty rooms, and administrative offices.

Finances: In the 2000-2001 school year, about 99 percent of the School's income derives from regular day school tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK: $3,600; Kdg.-grade 4: $10,600; and grades 5-8: $11,150. The School also charges a registration fee of $750 payable on first enrollment, and an optional busing fee of $800. 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.