American School of Bombay

Head of School's Message

Welcome to the American School of Bombay, a thirty-five-year-old school deeply rooted in a two-thousand-year-old city.

ASB is a kaleidoscope of tradition, culture, values, and ethnicity. Every major world religion and most modern languages are represented within our community and spoken on our campus. We are a village of people from over 50 countries, with one educator for every six students. So, what holds this world of plurality together? It is our community's drive to fulfill our mission.

Teacher reading to studentsThe American School of Bombay is a mission-driven international school in Mumbai. We know who we are, we know what we have committed ourselves to. With authenticity and enthusiasm, we endeavor to keep the promise set forth in our Mission Statement: to inspire all of our students to continuous inquiry, empowering them with the skills, courage, optimism, and integrity to pursue their dreams and enhance the lives of others.

Today, ASB is a vanguard school in 21st-century education. It is a community of children and adults encouraged to take risks and stand tall when faced with adversity. It is a place where we care about each other and where we try to make a difference in our world. It is an international school where inquiry, empowerment, dreaming, and service are framed with joy.

The French scholar, Romain Rolland, wrote in 1929, "If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home...it is India." I agree, and I like to believe the same about ASB. After all, what better place for dreams to find a home than a school?

It is my privilege and honor to serve this community. I hope you and your family see India, Mumbai, and ASB as I do, through Rolland's lens — as a home for your dreams.

Craig Johnson
Head of School, American School of Bombay

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