Campus Location

Siyanie Street 1,
Pancharevo, Sofia 1137, Bulgaria
Phone: +359 2 9238810,11
Fax: +359 2 923 8859

Mailing Address:

Siyanie Street 1, Pancharevo, Sofia 1137, Bulgaria

Admissions: Maria Mihailova

+359 2 923 8822

Registrar: Dola Kay

+359 2 923 8813

Director's Secretary:

+359 2 923 8812


+359 2 923 8810, 11

Bus Coordinator: Zhivko Vichkov

+359 2 923 8819
mobile: +359 88 990 1916

Security: Tsvetan Bashev

+359 2 923 8829
mobile: +359 88 514 6863

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Admission Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

You may have many questions as you begin to think about applying to AAS. We can help you at any time through the process. Below are some common questions prospective parents and students ask us.

If you have other questions as an AAS Parent, you can view more FAQs on our Parent FAQs page.

Does AAS accept students only at the beginning of the academic year?

No. AAS accepts students throughout the whole school year, provided there is space available in these grade levels.

Is there a deadline for application?

There is no deadline for applications. Having said that, please bear in mind that the system for application acceptance is “first come, first served”. Therefore, if you know that you want your child to start school at the beginning of the academic year (August), we strongly suggest that you submit a completed application before March 1.

How long does it take before I know if my child's application has been approved?

For entry during the school year, the admission review process takes about ten days, provided all the application documents are in place and no further assessment of an applicant is needed.

New appications are either approved, rejected, or continued for futher review. Please note that an approved application does not guarantee admission for the child.

Does my child need to be fluent in English to attend AAS?

AAS offers English as a second language program for students in our Elementary school (Grades 1 to 5). In Middle school (Grades 6 to 8), the school provides Language Enrichment support for students who have gaps in their ability to use the English language. AAS does not offer English language support for High School students, therefore fluency in their ability to use the English language is a requirement.

Does AAS accept students with special learning needs?

Yes, AAS has resources to deal with special needs students effectively. Students with special needs should submit a recent “Individual Educational Plan” and Psycho-educational assessment report along with any other pertinent records describing past educational plans and services. 

Our Special needs team then determines if AAS has all the necessary resources to support the applicant’s needs. We can also assist by referring families to learning specialists for diagnostic testing, speech therapy and psychological support.

How is AAS accredited?

What degree do graduates earn from AAS?

The most successful AAS graduates are awarded the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) and are offered acceptances in colleges and universities in countries all over the world. Please refer to our brief School Profile for our graduates’ university acceptances.

All AAS graduates are awarded the AAS Diploma, accredited by the Council of International Schools, which is compatible with the US and UK Educational systems.

How long is the school day?

The regular school day at AAS starts at 8:30 a.m., and ends at 3:30 p.m., except for Wednesday, when the classes end at 3:00 p.m.

Middle and High School students can stay for afternoon sports practices until 5:30 p.m.

Are parents encouraged to be involved with the school?

All AAS parents are invited to join the AAS Parent Teacher Organization and support students’ social events. Parents are welcomed to volunteer in classes and should contact their child's teacher for more information on these opportunities.

How do children get to and from school?

AAS offers school bus service to and from home. There are also parents who prefer to take their children to and from school by car.

What are your class sizes?

Approximate class sizes are:

Preschool: one class with 18 students

Kindergarten:  two classes with 18 students each

Grade 1 to 12: 20 students per class

Every class in Elementary school (Kindergarten to Grade 5) has one homeroom teacher and a teacher assistant. In Preschool, we have one homeroom teacher and two assistants.

What are the demographic guidelines?

AAS has students from over 40 nationalities. Our school developed as an international school in Bulgaria and is widely regarded as the premier international school in the region. We aim to be 67% international students and 33% Bulgarian students. This balance allows for an enriched international experience where our international students gain a greater appreciation and understanding of Bulgaria. Likewise, our students from Bulgaria gain a greater international perspective.  

Where can I go to find more answers about the IB program, parent questions, and employment at AAS?

Please refer to these pages:

Campus Location & Mailing Address Siyanie Street 1, Pancharevo Sofia 1137, Bulgaria
Phone: +359 2 9238810,11
Fax: +359 2 9238859
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