Lithuania, Vilnius: American International School of Vilnius

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Date: 12/01/2011 Location: Vilnius Lithuania Description: American International School of Vilnius - State Dept Image
Date: 12/01/2011 Location: Vilnius Lithuania Description: American International School of Vilnius - State Dept Image


The American International School of Vilnius is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from toddler through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The School was established in 1993. The school year comprises 4 quarters extending from August 29 to June 15.

Organization: The School is governed by a 7-member School Board comprised of 5 members elected by the Parent School Association.

Curriculum: The School offers a college preparatory curriculum (AP courses, PSAT, SAT preparation) similar to that of U.S. academic, public schools. English is the language of instruction. In addition to core academic subjects, the School offers French, German, Russian, Lithuanian, computer, physical education, library, art, and music classes. Students in Grades 4-12 are taken to a modern gymnasium for physical education. The School provides an after-school activities program on a weekly basis, and currently there are about 20 after-school and weekend activities offered. The School also has a student council. Average student-teacher ratio is 13:1.

Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 28 full-time and 7 part-time faculty members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 191 (Toddler group -grade 12).

Facilities: The School is located on a small hill overlooking the historic Old Town of Vilnius, Subańćiaus st. 41. The school facility has been renovated on a yearly basis and consists of 21 classrooms, a computer laboratory, a library, a small canteen, and a small gymnasium. The library consists of more than 10,000 books, videos, and DVD’s. The computer laboratory is connected to the Internet. School has wireless internet network and laptops for student use. For recess and physical education classes students have access to recently renovated playground and multi purpose sports court with plastic flooring.

Finances: In the 2011-2012 school year, the School's income derives from tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: Toddler group €1,200- €3,000; Pre-K: €3,000 - €5,500; and Kdg. - grade 5: €12,000; grades 6-8: €13,000; and grades 9-10: €14,000. The School also charges a one-time application fee of €500 and a €700 annual capital fee for Toddler through grade 12 students: These fees are payable in euros or Lithuanian litas. (All fees are quoted in euros.)


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