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The American School of Zagreb is an independent, coeducational day school which offers an educational program from kindergarten through grade 8 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1966. The school year comprises 4 terms extending from August to June.
Organization: The School is governed by a 5-member Board of Directors. The U.S. Ambassador appoints the chairman of the Board and 2 members. The other 2 members are the president and vice president of the Parent/Teacher Association. The School director serves as ex officio member of the Board.
Curriculum: The curriculum is that of U.S. general academic, public schools. Instruction is in English. Enrichment activities are offered in such areas as yearbook, computer, cooking, dramatics, board games, Croatian language, and athletics. French and German are taught as foreign languages in grades K-8. The School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and is also a member of the European Council of International Schools.
Faculty: There are 19 full-time and 3 part-time faculty members in the 2000-2001 school year, including 1 U.S. citizen, 4 host-country nationals and 7 third-country nationals.
Enrollment: Enrollment at the opening of the 2000-2001 school year was 112 (Kdg.-grade 8). Of the total, 39 were U.S. citizens, and 73 were third-country nationals. Of the U.S. enrollment, 21 were dependents of U.S. government direct-hire or contract employees, and 18 were dependents of private U.S. citizens.
Facilities: The School occupies a newly renovated building on Vocarska Street with an adjoining playground area. Facilities include 12 classrooms, a library, a computer laboratory, an art studio, a science laboratory, and workrooms. The School uses local recreation facilities, including a gymnasium, pool, tennis courts, and ice rink.
Finances: In the 2000-2001 school year, the School's income derives from regular day school tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: Kdg.-grade 8: $12,500. 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 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.