Classes & Faculty
Our college preparatory curriculum culminates with the American High School Diploma and includes Humanities, Social Studies, Math, Sciences, English, Communication and French. Our small student to teacher ratio allows teachers to tailor the curriculum to meet the specific needs of each student. Individualized study opportunities are afforded to students pursuing honors level classes with the intention of taking AP exams; SAT preparatory classes are offered on a regular basis.
The American School of Grenoble also provides French instruction for all students as we believe that immersion in French culture and language enhances life experiences and extra-curricular activities.
Our faculty comes from as diverse a group of nationalities as our student population. Current staff are from England, America, Australia, France. Our teachers have teaching backgrounds and university degrees related to the subject they are teaching as well as a passion for working with the expatriate population, many of our teachers are themselves expatriates.
Individualized attention is one of our top priorities and strengths. We understand what it is like to move to and adapt to life in a foreign country, and with a dedicated staff from a wide range of international backgrounds, we are sensitive to the intercultural adaptation difficulties that students may encounter. We offer a strong student support and advisory program enabling smooth adaptation and flexible learning programs focusing on, and adapted to, each student’s academic goals. Our low student-teacher ratios help foster a strong sense of community within our school.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
The principal language of instruction at the American School of Grenoble is English. Admission to ASG for applicants who have not demonstrated native competency in English follows the same set of procedures and criteria as for all other applicants. The school will also consider whether the applicant has, or can acquire through the instruction available at the school, an ability to comprehend and communicate in English at a level sufficient to benefit from and participate meaningfully in the school’s overall program and activities. ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) is offered at ASG to assist students to reach a level of English proficiency necessary for all academic work. These applicants may be admitted with a requirement to enroll in ESOL classes at the school for which additional fees will be charged. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions.
Special Needs Program
At present, American School of Grenoble cannot offer a fully implemented special needs program for students with learning difficulties. The school defines special educational needs as any physical, mental, emotional, social or behavioral condition or impairment which requires special educational provision to be put in place in order for a student to successfully access the school’s curriculum and fulfill his/her academic and personal potential. However, depending on the degree of difficulty, these students may still be accepted at ASG and special attention and additional support will be provided to help them succeed. Additional fees may be required. Please refer to the school’s Special Needs Policy here: ASG Special Needs Policy
Carol-Margaret Bitner: Head of the American School of Grenoble
Tel: +33 (0)4 38 12 25 47
Student Support Services
Tel: +33 (0)4 38 12 25 60