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American International School of Bucharest

The American International School of Bucharest (AISB) is an international, coeducational day school that offers an educational program from early childhood (two- to five-year-olds) through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. 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 trustees. 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 EC3-5. In the ELC we draw pedagogical influence from the practices of Reggio Emilia, drawing connections between these Reggio practices and the PYP (IBO). Specialists in art, drama, film, physical education, music (band/choir), design, computers, Spanish, and French serve students at various grade levels. In order to provide a sustainable and quality Learning Support program, the school admits a managed number of students with mild to moderate learning and social-emotional/behavioral needs. Our Learning Support specialists work alongside teachers to ensure students receive differentiated instruction, classroom and/or assessment accommodations, modified curriculum (as needed) and make progress towards their individualized learning goals. If students require ongoing 1:1 support, a Learning Intervention Focused Tutor (LIFT) may be arranged at the family’s expense. All students within the Learning Support program have Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) which document their service delivery program. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) to offer the IB Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programs.

Faculty: In the 2023-2024 school year, AISB has 286 total staff including 173 teachers, 57 of whom are U.S. citizens, 48 host-country nationals, and 68 third-country nationals representing USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Romania, Ecuador, Belgium, Germany, Chile, Spain, Argentina, France, Ireland and others.

Enrollment:  At the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year, enrollment was 976. Of the total, 148 were U.S. citizens, 224 were host-country nationals, and 478 were third-country nationals.

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 7,810 euro, EC full day 11,150 euro, EC 3 full day 16,010 euro, EC 4 full day 16,010 euro, KG full day 21,090 euro, Grade 1-5 full day 22,100; Grade 6-8 full day 22,290 euro; Grade 9-10 full day 23,800 euro; Grade 11-12 full day 23,830 euro €200 Payment due when the application is filed; non-refundable; one-time only. EC2 & EC4: €800, K – Grade 12, 1st child: €3000, 2nd child: €1500, 3rd child: €750, 4th/5th child: €0. One-time only; non-refundable; included on the first invoice issued for the student.

Special Needs: Review the Special Needs Profile  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 2023 and are provided by the school.

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