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  • The American School in London
    1 Waverley Place
    London
    NW8 0NP
  • Head: Mrs Coreen R Hester
  • T 020 7449 1220
  • F 020 7449 1350
  • E admissions@asl.org
  • W www.asl.org
  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 4 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Westminster
  • Pupils: 1350
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £24,150 - £28,650 pa
  • Open days: Contact school to arrange
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The school may be in London but the tone is definitely American – let’s call it ‘global American’. Eighty per cent of the 1,350 students hold US passports, and half of those are multi-passport holders from dual-national families. There are 50 nationalities in the school and the group of great kids who turned up during break to meet the GSG visitor didn't contain a single American!...When news circulated about a recent (and rare) cheating incident, the head responded swiftly and firmly. Parents say, however, that teachers and principals are not always consistent...

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What the school says...

The American School in London, founded in 1951, is an independent, non-profit, college-preparatory day school for students in kindergarten through Grade 12. The student body comprises 1,350 boys and girls, who represent more than 50 nationalities, with 30+ languages spoken at home.

The Schools mission is to develop the intellect and character of each student by providing an outstanding American education with a global perspective. ...Read more

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Head of school

Since 2007, Coreen R Hester (degrees in English literature and education, Stanford University), previously head of Hamlin School in San Francisco. Was ASL's high school principal from 1995-1997, when her children were both pupils there. Early in her career, Mrs Hester taught English at University Liggott in Michigan; she then spent 10 years at the Branson School as teacher, dean, college counsellor, assistant head and interim head of school. Was also previously director of the Western Region Educational Services.

This energetic Californian inherited a well-oiled machine in a newly-renovated campus. She has aimed to strengthen the already high-qualified teaching staff, looked at the role of support staff and reviewed the curriculum so that what is taught to 5 year olds makes sense when they are 15. Highly visible,...

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