Madagascar, Antananarivo: American School of Antananarivo

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Date: 12/22/2011 Location: Antananarivo Madgascar Description: The American School Antananarivo - State Dept Image
Date: 12/22/2011 Location: Antananarivo Madagascar Description: American School of Antananarivo - State Dept Image






The American School of Antananarivo (ASA) was founded in September 1969 as an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational day school. The school year comprises 4 quarters extending from late August through early-June. Its function is to provide an excellent education in an international setting to children through the 12th grade. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accredits the ASA through the 12th grade.

Organization: A seven-member Board of Directors governs the School. Two members are elected each April by the parents of the enrolled students. 1 member is appointed.  Each member serves a two-year term. The School is administered by the chief executive officer for the board, whose title is (C.E.O.) Director.

Curriculum: The curriculum is that of a U.S. academic preparatory school and instruction is in English. The school also provides coursework in French, Spanish, Malagasy, music, art, computers, health, physical education and instruction in English-as-a-second language. Advanced Placement courses are offered in the high school.

Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 35 faculty members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 229.

Facilities: The School is located in a residential area approximately 3 miles from downtown Antananarivo. The main campus occupies a 3-acre site in Ambodivoanjo-Ivandry, Antananarivo. In addition to the main building, there are 24 classrooms, a preschool facility located in a villa ½ km away, media center, 4 computer labs, a playroom, a music room and a playing field. The main building serves as administrative offices with 2 classrooms. There also are well-equipped yards in front of and adjacent to the school for playgrounds. The library, with over 10,000 volumes, and computer center were opened in September 1997, a game room and a second computer lab were added in 2004 and 2 more computer labs were added in 2008.

Finances: For the 2011-2012 school year, approximately 95% of the School's income derives from tuition. The annual tuition rates are as follows: Romper/Nursery (half day): $3,965; PK: $8,320, kdg.-grade 4: $13,376; and grades 5-12: $14,322. There is also a yearly registration fee of $250 and a one-time capital levy fee of $4,000. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)

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