Sofia Bulgaria
American English Academy

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The American English Academy (AEA) is a day coeducational international school which offers a full U.S. standards-based educational program from pre-kindergarten through Grade 12. Based on international Best Practices and accreditation requirements, the school’s curriculum follows the U.S. Common Core Educational Standards. The learning program is in English language, student-centered, and includes a wide range of after-school activities and sports. In addition to its American International Program, AEA offers an optional Dual Language Program especially designed for the specific educational requirements of Bulgarian students from the age of 5 to Grade 12. Provided in collaboration with the adjunct Abraham Lincoln Private School, the program fully meets the requirements of the Bulgarian Ministry of Education.

  • Day school tuition $7242 - $17880 USD
  • Grades for day school Pre-K/Reception -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Scholarships Available Yes
  • Number of Students 200
  • Year founded 1992
  • Boarding school tuition No Information
  • Curricula Advanced Placement, US National, IB Diploma, Pearson IGCSE, Host Country's National, Bilingual Program, IGCSE
  • Type Co-ed


The American English Academy is fully accredited by U.S. Middle States Association – Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), Accreditation International, and U.S. National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA). The school year at AEA starts on September 15 and ends on June 30.


Admissions Information

Admissions Process

  • First application deadline Rolling
  • Application fee (domestic) $283 USD
  • Application fee (international) $283 USD


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • ELL support Yes
  • Teacher/Student ratio 1:4
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Languages taught English
  • Examinations available Advanced Placement - AP, International Baccalaureate Diploma - IB Dip, International General Certificate of Secondary Education - IGCSE

School Life

  • Bus service Yes
  • Sports teams available Yes
  • Do students practice religion at the school No
  • School provides lunch Yes
  • Uniform required No
  • Access to an educational psychologist No
  • Student nationalities 35
  • Average class size 12

Religion at School

AEA is an independent, secular, private school without affiliation to any religious, political or interest group.

University Relations

  • University counseling Yes