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Located in the heart of Mumbai, India, the American School of Bombay is a coeducational, independent, IB day school from Pre-K to Grade 12.

ASB Essentials

ASB Essentials

We know choosing the right school for your children and family can be overwhelming. To help you understand some of the essentials about ASB, here are some of the essentials to help you understand our routines.

Admissions

ASB welcomes students from over 50 nationalities in our purpose-built Elementary and Secondary campuses.  We have a rolling admissions policy, whereby we accept applications and new students at any time of the academic year.

Our Admissions Process

Calendar and Timetable 

ASB’s school year is from August through June. The school year comprises 180 days. 
During the autumn, winter, spring, and summer holidays, ASB offers intersessions.

The Middle School is divided into three trimesters, and the High School into two semesters. In Middle and High school, the timetable operates on a cascading block schedule whereby all courses meet every other day for 75 minutes. 

School Days & Hours

School Days are Monday to Friday

Elementary School Calendar

Secondary School Calendar


Faculty

Our remarkable educators engage students in unique and individualized learning experiences. The student-teacher ratio is 5:1. 


Child Safeguarding 

ASB is committed to providing a safe environment for its students and all members of the community. To this end we strive to ensure the safety and well-being of every child. 

Child abuse is a violation of a child’s human rights and is an obstacle to a child’s education and/or their physical, emotional, and spiritual development. ASB endorses the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, of which our host country, India, is a signatory.

The school relies on preventative practices to reduce risk and ensure child protection and will respond effectively to situations that are harmful to our students and our school community.

For more information, please read ASB’s Child Safeguarding Policy.


Accreditation and Curriculum 

ASB is a beacon of education, and is accredited and associated with various organisations and peak bodies globally.


Off-Campus Studies 

Class and group excursions are integral to the school’s educational program and are linked directly to our school’s Mission and Core Values. In addition to field trips and CSR projects, each of our schools undertake an annual adventurous journey:

  • Elementary (Grade 4 & 5) – Magic Bus,
  • Middle School (Grades 6 – 8) – Week Without Walls
  • High School (Grades 9 – 11) – Yatra

Assessment & Reporting

The designing of assessments is an integral part of the overall curriculum design process at ASB. Assessment is an ongoing process aimed at understanding and improving student learning. It involves making expectations explicit and public, setting appropriate criteria and high standards for learning quality, systematically gathering, analyzing and interpreting evidence to determine how well performance matches expectations and results, and using the resulting information to document, explain and improve performance.

Assessment of, and assessment for, learning is a critical aspect of ASB’s teaching and learning, at all levels of the school. We issue report cards:

  • Elementary School - at the end of each trimester, with comments provided in trimester one and three. 
  • Middle School - at the end of each trimester, with comments provided in trimester one and three. 
  • High School – at the end of each semester.

Approaches to Learning (ATLs)

Approaches To Learning (ATLs) are trans-disciplinary skills and habits that support and enhance student learning, both now and in the child’s future learning experiences beyond ASB. Our ATLs reference the IB Approaches to Learning and link closely to the IB Learner Profile dispositions. We believe the development of these skills and their habitual use, inspires continuous inquiry and allows students to pursue their dreams and enhance the lives of others.


Homework

Appropriate and meaningful homework is one of many instructional strategies that guarantee student learning and success. 

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Off-Campus Learning

Field Trips

Technology

Extra-Curricular Activities

Facilities