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The American School of Paris is an international, coeducational, independent school of more than 800 students in our Lower School (3-10yrs), Middle School (11-13yrs) and Upper School (14-18yrs). American School of Paris - 3 happy Upper School studentsFounded in 1946 as the first international school established in Europe, our school's rich heritage and dedicated service to the international and French communities continue today to lead in the world of teaching and learning. We are proud to be a founding school of the International Baccalaureate program and one of the few schools in Europe to offer a range of both IB and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. We inspire and empower our students to become the very best they can be through an experience unique in Paris: an American education centering on the individual, in an international setting underlined by a philosophy of respect and responsibility.

A challenging, rigorous, university-preparatory academic program that embraces the best practices of an American model of education. Exceptional and nurturing teachers, guiding students to acquire skills and self-esteem necessary for personal success. Outstanding programs in music, theater, art, sport, and technology. Students develop a sense of global responsibility through hands-on service-learning opportunities.

ASP offers the American High School Diploma, Advanced Placement, and an IB World School and has been offering the International Baccalaureate for more than 30 years. Our graduates attend many of the best universities in the world. ASP students hail from 64 different countries and speak 33 different mother-tongue languages. With about one-quarter of the school's population changing each year, we have become experts in facilitating smooth transitions both into and out of our community.

OUR MISSION: The American School of Paris is a vibrant, international, family-oriented community. Our mission is to inspire and prepare every student to achieve personal and academic excellence as an engaged global citizen by providing a challenging, innovative program within a compassionate environment.

  • Every person has equal worth.
  • Honesty and integrity are central to all we do.
  • Individuals are responsible for their choices and actions.
  • We best meet the needs of learners when we understand them as individuals.
  • Through hard work and determination, individuals can achieve their potential.
  • Every member of a community has the responsibility to contribute to the greater good.
  • Seeking to understand diverse cultures, ideas, and practices enrich a community.
  • A culture of high expectations and striving for excellence leads to higher achievement.
  • Learning is a continuous lifelong endeavor.
  • Great schools nurture passion, curiosity, creativity, self-expression, and joy.
  • Going beyond the familiar and taking risks stimulates growth, innovation, and self-discovery.
  • In a rapidly changing world, achieving excellence demands a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Everyone shares responsibility for our global community and environment.


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