History of AAS
The Anglo-American School of Sofia (AAS) is a private secular school without affiliation to any religious denomination, political party or interest group.
1967 - AAS was established to meet the educational needs of children from the embassies of the United States and the United Kingdom. At that time, a very small group of students (less than 15) studied in small building in downtown Sofia.
AAS grew (to almost 30 students) and moved to the neighbourhood of Knyazhevo. Little by little, the school enrolled students from foreign businesses and other embassies, in addition to the US and UK diplomatic missions.
As more students joined AAS, the campus was split with Elementary students staying in Knyazhevo and students in grades six to eight (Middle School) moving to a floor in the US Marine House near Studentski Grad. It was around this time is that Bulgarian students were permitted by the authorities to attend AAS.
1998 - AAS students moved to Mladost and rented space at the American College of Sofia.
September 2006 - AAS moved to our current location and began the process of becoming a Pre-K to Grade 12 school. The AAS school building is now an outstanding combination of modern style and Bulgarian revival architecture.
"This school is a symbol of the significance Bulgaria has as a site for foreign investments. It is an expression of our investments in the future of Bulgaria," US Ambassador John Beyrle said in his greeting at the AAS grand opening ceremony.
- Press Release: AAS Ground-Breaking Ceremony (June 2005)
- Press Release: AAS Grand-Opening Ceremony (September 2006)
View the Fall 2010 NewsLinks AAS Graduation Article
August 2012 - AAS completed a significant building project, doubling its building capacity. Read all about the new award-winning building here.
Today - We are a full-service, open admissions, international school with over 500 students and over 100 dedicated staff committed to engaging and supporting our students and community at large.