American Schools in Central London
The American School in London (ASL) is the only international school in Central London which follows the US curriculum. As such, it is heavily over-subscribed and has a rigorous application process. It is highly advisable to apply early. The American School in London is located in St John’s Wood, an affluent district of leafy residential streets, which is also known for Lord’s Cricket Ground, the headquarters of English cricket. From St John’s Wood, you can commute to the City (financial district) and Piccadilly within 25 minutes and Mayfair within 15 minutes. ASL is brilliantly run by an experienced senior management and admissions team. It caters for children with different academic needs – and the High School has strong cohort every year gaining entry to Ivy League colleges. ASL take children from 4 years all the way to 18. The 50 different nationalities represented at the school give it a truly global outlook, whilst at the same time focusing on providing an American education. Students and parents always comment on the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
Like many international schools in London, the American School in London understands the challenges of an international move and takes time to help new families settle into their new school routine. It is also well-versed in helping children transition to the US curriculum. For families coming from either American or international schools abroad, ASL feels friendly and familiar. The school has been rated “outstanding” across all areas by the UK Office of Standards in Education (OFSTED).
American schools in the London suburbs
The ACS group of schools (ACS Hillingdon, ACS Egham and ACS Cobham) are located in the suburbs of London. If you live in these suburbs (Middlesex or Surrey), your commute into Central London should be under an hour. All three schools offer an excellent education and your family will receive a warm welcome. They have the advantage of acres of green space for lively children to explore and wonderful sporting facilities. For international families choosing to live in Central London, some of the ACS schools have a reliable bus service that takes children safely into school from Notting Hill. Chelsea and other central London areas.
ACS Hillingdon, located in Middlesex, and ACS Cobham and ACS Egham, both situated in Surrey, offer both the traditional American High School Diploma and the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma. ACS Cobham, and ACS Hillingdon also teach US Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The Cobham school admits students from aged 2 to 18 years and also offers boarding facilities for students from 12 years. The Egham and Hillingdon schools take students from 4 to 18 years. The ACS schools welcome students from over 100 countries and are experienced in catering for expat families. As well as being academically outstanding, the schools offer excellent drama, music and sporting opportunities.
ACS graduates attend leading universities around the world including: Cambridge, Imperial College London, London School of Economics, and Oxford in the UK and Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and Pennsylvania State University in the US.
We work closely with international and expat families to ensure a smooth educational transition to life in the UK. We are highly experienced in supporting families who are moving between different education systems and cultures. If you relocating to London and would like your child to continue with a US education, please contact us us to book a consultation.