The American Embassy School, New Delhi offers an American standards-based curriculum with an international perspective for pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Students may opt for the two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) in grades 11 and 12. The school’s assessments incorporate the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)’s Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) program from grade 3 through grade 12 and PG. The school year consists of two semesters: early August to mid-December and early January to the end of May. Currently, we have more than 60 nationalities enrolled at AES.
Applicants should meet the following guidelines:
- The student has a history of academic growth and appropriate personal conduct
- The student’s academic, social, and emotional growth can be met by AES
- The student’s development of English language skills can be met by AES
- The student would be eligible to graduate before their twentieth birthday
- The student resides in Delhi (NCR) with a parent or legal guardian
- The student and parent/s or legal guardian support the mission and vision of AES and will both enhance and benefit from the AES learning experience
- In the case where neither the student nor either of the parents hold a U.S. citizenship, the parents should reside temporarily in Delhi
- In the case of any wait pool, U.S. passport holders who meet the AES admissions guidelines bypass the wait pool and are offered admission.
Organization: The school is governed by a nine-member board of governors, of which seven are elected for a term of two years by the American Embassy School Association of New Delhi (the sponsor of the school), and the U.S. Ambassador appoints two non-voting members. Membership in the association is automatically conferred on the parents or guardians of children enrolled in the school. Members also include teachers.
Curriculum: The curriculum is that of American general academic, college-preparatory schools. Instruction is in English. Foreign language options include French, Spanish, and Mandarin. English-as-an-Additional-Language (EAL) is offered for non-English speaking students. The high school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and Advanced Placement courses. Average scores for both programs are well above the world averages. Ninety-eight percent of the 2020 graduates went directly to colleges and universities in the United States and other countries. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Facilities: The school is situated on a 13-acre beautiful green campus, in modern, well-equipped buildings, comparable to those of excellent U.S. private schools. Two libraries, a swimming pool, two gyms, and a performing arts center are included. Classroom spaces for pre-K and grades 2–6 have recently been renovated to create more flexible, collaborative, personalized learning pods, with plans to expand renovation to more grade levels in future years. The school has invested heavily in effective clean air systems for all indoor spaces.
Faculty: In the 2022-2023 school year, American Embassy School has 368 total staff including 94 teachers, 88 of whom are U.S. citizens, 5 host-country nationals, and 1 third-country national.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2022–2023 school year, enrollment was 1,037, representing 59 nationalities. Of the total, 584 were U.S. citizens, 66 were host-country nationals, and 387 were third-country nationals.
Finances: In the 2022–2023 school year, 93% of the school’s income derives from regular day school tuition (including EAL); lunch and bus program; application, and registration (capital) fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows:
- for grades K-5: USD 27,450
- for grades 6-8: USD 31,880
- for grades 9-12: USD 33,605
The application fee is USD 800 and once admitted the advance deposit is USD 2000 (which is part of the tuition fees) and the first year a one-time registration fee of USD 15,000.
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (2023 Special Needs- India, New Delhi) 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 2022 and provided by the school.