Sofia Bulgaria
Anglo-American School of Sofia

We are The International Choice!

Established in 1967, AAS Sofia offers international education to students from over 50 nationalities.

The Anglo-American School of Sofia (AAS) is a private, co-educational, non-profit day school for children ages 4 to 19. The campus is in a magnificent setting and has state of the art facilities.

AAS has three divisions:

Instruction is in English by experienced, expert staff from across the globe and delivered in a friendly and engaging atmosphere. Our curriculum draws on the best practice from US, UK, Canada and other International schools and is designed to meet the challenges of our mission statement to: engage, support and prepare each student for today and tomorrow. It culminates in the robust  International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP) in Grades 11 and 12 - in which AAS students score well above the world and regional average - and this enables students to also fulfill the criteria for an American High School diploma.


  • Day school tuition $17475 - $29058 USD
  • Grades for day school Pre-K/Reception -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Scholarships Available Yes
  • Number of Students 550
  • Year founded 1967
  • Boarding school tuition No Information
  • Curricula IB Diploma, International Early Years, International Middle Years, International Pre-School, US National
  • Type Co-ed


Annual Tuition fees vary for the different grade levels between:
€14,685 and € 24,419: 

Pre-Kindergarten: €14,685
Kindergarten - Grade 5 : € 21,983
Grade 6 - Grade 8 : € 23,219
Grade 9 - Grade 12: € 24,419
Additionally AAS Offers:

Bus Transportation Fee: € 1,712 (Apr. USD 2 037)
Cafeteria Service: Amount is not fixed. AAS issues magnetic card and charges depend on student's consumption of meals.


Scholarship applicants must have Bulgarian citizenship, and his/her family needs to demonstrate financial need. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Process

  • Applications will only be reviewed after all completed documents have been received by the school.
  • All student records should be officially translated into English.
  • The admission procedure may require placement tests and/or interviews.

Admissions decisions are based on the individual applicant's needs and qualifications, general availability of places and the school's efforts to enroll a well-balanced and diverse class. The school reserves the right to deny admittance to students who do not fulfill the school requirements or to those whose admission assessments indicate learning needs for which the school does not have adequate resources.

When we receive your completed online application and all the required documents, your child's file will wait to be reviewed by the Principal of the relevant division (Elementary, Middle/High School). Please note, reviews will be conducted in order of our eligibility criteria and, if you apply early for the following school year, this review might not take place until the March or April. The Principal and other members of the educational team review the file and make the final decision on acceptance.

We recognise that waiting for a response from a school is uncomfortable - as such, if you have been told that your application has been sent for review and you haven't had a decision within 4 weeks, please call (+359 2 923 8810) or email

We are aware of the urgency families feel about finding the right school for their children and we work hard to admit students in as timely fashion as possible, however at particularly busy times delays may be inevitable.

Once an admissions decision has been reached, we will inform you of the decision via an official email. If your child has been accepted, you will be asked to confirm our offer of acceptance within five working days.

If your application has been approved but is in the wait pool, you will also be informed, but a formal offer will not be sent at this point. Please be aware that spaces open up for many reasons and it is difficult to predict the timing of when space might become available We will, however, contact you immediately if a place becomes available.

Entry Requirements

The AAS school year runs from the fourth Wednesday in August to the third week in June. Whilst applications are accepted throughout the school year, admissions for Pre-kindergarten is generally restricted to September and January.

The school may also not accept admission for any grade after the beginning of May. In all cases, the needs and interests of the children already enrolled in the class will be taken into account as well as the needs of the applicant and places can only be offered if space allows.

Applicant Evaluations


Placements in grades two and above will be based on the date of birth and the educational experience of the child. There may be good reasons for placement outside these ranges, but it is the general policy of the school not to place any student in an age group that is significantly older or younger than their classmates.


Grade placement in MS and HS is based on receiving the official translation of previous school records. Students' information is reviewed closely to see how studies relate to the program and courses offered at AAS.

It is recognized that due to the transient nature of our student population and to the fact that they come from a variety of systems, there will be instances where the above pattern does not fit. Students coming from systems with different start and end dates of the school year are placed in a grade level on a case-by-case basis. Factors to consider are:

  • prior academic performance;
  • school recommendations;
  • assessment results;
  • age;
  • perceived motivation;
  • demonstrated work habits;
  • interview with the student;
  • proficiency in instructional language.

Students should be no more than eighteen months older or younger than the average age for their grade and less than twenty years of age when they graduate.

  • First application deadline N/A
  • Second application deadline N/A
  • Students can join after the academic year begins Yes
  • Waiting List Yes
  • Application fee (domestic) $0 USD
  • Application fee (international) $0 USD

Waiting List

If your application has been approved but is in the wait pool, you will also be informed, but a formal offer will not be sent at this point. Please be aware that spaces open up for many reasons and it is difficult to predict the timing of when space might become available We will, however, contact you immediately if a place becomes available.


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • ELL support Yes
  • Teacher/Student ratio 3.75
  • Gifted and talented student support No
  • Learning support Yes
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Languages taught English
  • Examinations available

Gifted and talented student support

The AAS Resourse team tries to support students who excel in some academic areas, on an individual basis.

No specific Gifted and Talented program in place.

School Life

  • Bus service Yes
  • Sports teams available Yes
  • Do students practice religion at the school No
  • School start time 8:30 a.m.
  • School end time 3:30 p.m., except for Wednesdays, when the school ends at 3:00 p.m.
  • Most common nationality AAS maintains two thirds international community and one third local (Bulgarian) students at all times.
  • Max class size 20
  • School provides lunch Yes
  • Supervised care before or after school No
  • Uniform required No
  • Access to an educational psychologist Yes
  • Student nationalities 50
  • Average class size 17

University Relations

  • University counseling Yes
  • Percent that pursue university 98%

University Destinations

AAS students matriculate to universities throughout Europe and North America. The UK has historically been the top destination, followed by the Netherlands, USA, Canada and the rest of Europe. A very small number have gone on to higher education in Asia/Oceania.

University Counseling

AAS has a dedicated university advisor who works with students individually, guiding them through the search and application process.