The Schutz American School (SAS) is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational day school which offers an educational program from prekindergarten for 3 year olds through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1924. The school year comprises 2 semesters extending from late August through mid-June.
Organization: The School is governed by a 13-member self-perpetuating School Board, serving renewable 3-year terms.
Curriculum: The curriculum is that of U.S. general academic and college-preparatory public schools. The School's testing program includes PSAT, SAT, Advanced Placement, and Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). Instruction is in English. French is taught as a foreign language beginning in grade 5, and Arabic is taught as both a native and foreign language beginning in kindergarten. The School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council of International Schools.
Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 43 full-time and 5 part-time faculty members. The administrative team is comprised of a Head of School, Assistant Head of School, Lower School Principal, and Upper School Principal.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 301 (PK 3-grade 6: 181; grades 7-12: 120).
Facilities: The School operates on 2 campuses - one for the lower school (PK-grade 6) and one for the upper school (grades 7-12). Athletic facilities include lit courts for tennis, basketball and volleyball, a swimming pool, and a gymnasium/weight room. Other facilities include an auditorium with theater capabilities, 2 conference rooms, a large multipurpose room, 2 libraries, 2 computer laboratories, an art center, a cafeteria, and a snack bar.
Finances: In the 2011-2012 school year, about 95% of the School's income is derived from regular day school tuition and registration fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK 3: $4,000; PK 4: $4,400; Kdg: $8,500; grades 1-4: $9,600; grades 5-8: $11,500; and grades 9-12: $12,000. The School also charges a one-time registration fee of $2,500, an annual technology fee of $200, and an annual facilities fee of $500. The School also charges an optional bus fee and an optional lunch fee. All fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)