The American International School of Bucharest (AISB) is an international, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from early childhood (two to five-year-old) through grade 12 for students of any nationality. The school was founded in 1962. The school year comprises two semesters extending from late August through mid-June.
Organization: The school is governed by a nine-member, self-perpetuating board of directors. The Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) of the U.S. Embassy serves as chairperson. If the DCM is unable or unwilling to serve as board chair, then the Ambassador of the United States to Romania will appoint another senior level diplomatic officer from the American Embassy to be the AISB Board Chair.
Curriculum: The school provides an international curriculum in English, suited to meet the needs of the international student community in Bucharest. The school offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in grades 11-12, the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) in grades 6-10, and the IB Primary Years Program (PYP) in grades EC2-5. Specialists in art, drama, cinematography, physical education, music (band/choir), design, computers, Spanish, and French serve students at various grade levels. AISB is not able to provide support services for students who require services beyond reasonable accommodation, which include significant classroom monitoring, modification of general curriculum, intensive one-to-one support within the regular classroom, and/or frequent, ongoing pull-out support from SEN specialist teachers as per the admissions policy and SEN identification practices. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS) and is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) to offer the IB Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programs.
Faculty: In the 2021-2022 school year, AISB has 281 total staff including 179 teachers.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, enrollment was 884.
Facilities: The school is located on a 10-hectare (28-acre) site north of the city center and opened its doors in the 2001-2002 school year to children in early childhood (three- to four-year-olds) through grade 12. The facility includes spacious classrooms, three library/media centers, three sports centers/gymnasiums, music and art rooms, science and computer laboratories, a performing arts theater, a cafeteria, and many outdoor sports facilities. In August 2017, a new early learning center – a purpose-built facility for two- to five-year-old children – was opened. In August 2019, the secondary school building was extended to accommodate an increased number of students.
Finances: EC 2 half day 7,220 euro EC2 full day 10,310 euro EC3 full day 14,810 euro EC4 full day 14,810 euro KG-Gr 5 19,500 euro Gr6-8 19,670 euro Gr 9-10 21,010 euro Gr 11-12 21,030 euro The school also charges a one-time application fee of €200, which must be submitted with the application, and a one-time registration fee of €800 for grades EC2 to EC4, both nonrefundable. The registration fee for K-12 is €3,000 for the first child, €1,500 for the second child, and €750 for the third child; it does not apply to the fourth child.
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (Special Needs Romania, Bucharest) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general 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. Information and statistics are current as of September 2021 and are provided by the school.