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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 school 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

What the parents say...

Both my kids attend this school and they love it. There is always something to do after school and everyone is friendly. I love the music department especially because from the age of 10, each student has to learn an instrument. The instruments they can choose from are the violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, french horn, percussion, tuba, saxophone, and the euphonium. The kids also participate in choir and drama classes. The academics are great and the children are happy. Physical Education is outstanding. There is so many sports to choose from including dance and cheerleading.

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Since September 2017, Robin Appleby, most recently director the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. BA in English from Dartmouth College, and an MA in English literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Began her career teaching writing and literature at the State University of New York at Buffalo, followed by teaching and administration positions at the Nichols School in Buffalo, New York, and Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio. She then became high school principal at the American School of The Hague before joining the GEMS organization in Dubai, first as deputy superintendent and then superintendent/CEO of the Dubai American Academy (DAA). Alongside her role at DAA, Robin served in her last two years as principal and brand director for the GEMS American curriculum schools. She is married...

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