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Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan is a shared vision of the future of the American School of Bombay. In the 2015-2018 school year, the community engaged in a stakeholder-based planning process. The creation and implementation of this plan has instilled and will deepen a planning ethic across our community.

Our Strategic Objectives
  • Learning: We will employ evolving curricula and instruction, innovative technologies, and meaningful community engagements, to position ASB learners as thought leaders and change agents of tomorrow
  • Talent: We will develop ASB as a professional learning center that attracts and develops world-class faculty and staff through engaging and inspiring growth opportunities
  • Advancement: We will distinguish our school in the local and global communities and effectively engage our stakeholders and foster partnerships
  • Resources: We will develop and use resources to provide the highest quality facilities, technology, and programs while practicing fiscal and environmental accountability

There are twenty-two end results that will need to be accomplished over a period of five years to achieve our Learning and Strategic objectives.

Board

The school is managed by the American School of Bombay Education Trust set up under the terms and conditions laid down by the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi. The school is governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the parents and faculty for a two-year term. The American Consul General is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is composed of eleven community members - eight are elected, two are appointed by the Board Chairman. The Board oversees the governance and direction of the school by holding regular meetings, retreats, and being actively involved in committee work.

ASB is organized and operated on a non-profit basis. Virtually all operating revenues are generated from the student fees. The school receives limited assistance from the United States government in the form of an annual grant.

Leadership

The Head of School is the Chief Executive Officer who is directly responsible to the Board of Trustees. The Head of School is aided by the Deputy Head of School, Principals of the Elementary, Middle, and High Schools, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Teaching and Learning, Director of Research & Development and Technology, and Director of Institutional Advancement. This group forms the leadership team at ASB.

The Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals are the educational leaders in their division and responsible for the short and long-term goals of the school, as well as the day-to-day management of the school.

Accreditation

The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) was established in 1887. It is one of six regional accrediting organizations that together serve institutions in the United States and many countries around the world. ASB has been a member of the MSA since 1992. In April 2007, ASB completed the re-accreditation process utilizing the rigorous Accreditation for Growth Protocol. By successfully meeting all commitments and the twelve MSA Standards, ASB was accredited by the MSA for the maximum possible accreditation term of 7 years.

ASB is a fully-recognized IB World School utilizing an international curriculum, having received full accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the USA. It is also accredited by the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation in the USA. The International Baccalaureate program was established at ASB in 1998. ASB's International Baccalaureate Primary Years (IB PYP) and International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB DP) Programs are authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) in Geneva, Switzerland.