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School Contact Information

  • Tel: +94-11-278-4920/2 | Fax: +94-11-278-4999

  • E-mail: | Website: | Special needs information can be found here .

  • This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. For more information, contact A/OPR/OS ( / +1-202-261-8200) or the school directly.


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Download the Special Needs Profile (2023 Special Needs- Sri Lanka, Colombo) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.

Infographic on special needs education in Colombo Sri Lanka for the assisted school Overseas School of Colombo. In general, the school can support students whose learning support needs are MILD to MODERATE. The school is able and willing to accommodate students within the following categories: hearing impaired-no physically and orthopedically paired-no visually impaired-no autistic- yes specifically learning disabled-yes intellectually disabled- no behaviorally/emotionally disturbed- no multiple disabilities-yes other health impairment-yes speech or language impaired- yes traumatic brain injury- no Special needs support services include: teacher accommodations-yes teacher accommodations learning support teacher- yes learning support teacher- yes co-teaching/team teaching in the classroom- yes academic support class secondary school- yes support special needs preschoolers-yes use of IEP and ILP-yes The school does not have a self-contained classroom. Maximum hours per week per student for push in 4 to 5 for pull out 2 to 3. Special needs support staff in the school include: Nurse-1 Psychologist-1 Social Worker-0 Special Needs Coordinator-1 Learning Support Teacher-5 Guidance Counselor-3 Services are available in English at post for the following: psychoeducational assessment- yes speech therapy-yes occupational therapy-no physical therapy-no behavior and/or autism specialist (ABA/Behavior Plan/Interventions)-no social skills group/social skills training-no US credentialed reading specialist- yes reading remediation-yes reading programs for Dyslexia (Ortho Gillingham etc.)-yes math specialist-yes The school can provide the following: 1:1 classroom aide- no special transportation- no transportation paraprofessional- no

The Overseas School of Colombo (OSC) is an independent, co-educational day school offering a high-quality educational program from early years to grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The school was founded in 1957. The school year comprises of two semesters from August to December, and from January to June. Applications for admission are accepted throughout the year. The school offers a strong university preparatory program, varied extracurricular and robust service programs, and has a caring and enthusiastic teaching staff.

This profile 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.

NOTE: School situations can change quickly, particularly as schools face cutbacks to learning support programs due to the pandemic, unrest, and economic uncertainty. For the most current information, work with the REO and school. Information in this document was collected by the Department of State’s Office of Overseas Schools directly from the school in fall 2022 and shows the availability of services rather than an assessment of the quality of the services. The profile is intended as a jumping off point for a conversation with the REO and school to understand the best fit for your child. Definitions may vary school to school.

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