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School Contact Information

  • Tel: +249-15 577 0105 or +15 577 0107 | Efax: +1-202-315-3433

  • E-mail: kas@krtams.org | Website: www.krtams.org 

  • This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. For more information, contact A/OPR/OS (overseasschools@state.gov / +1-202-261-8200) or the school directly.

     

The Khartoum American School (KAS) is an independent, coeducational day school that offers an educational program from preschool (three-year-olds) through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The school was founded in 1957. The school year is comprised of four quarters of approximately nine weeks each. It extends from the second week of August to the last week of May.

Organization: The school is governed by a nine-member school board, eight of whom are elected for two-year terms by the Khartoum American School Parents’ Association, and one who is appointed by the U.S. Embassy. Membership in the association is automatically conferred on the parents or guardians of children enrolled in the school.

Curriculum: KAS provides a nurturing and caring student-centered environment. The curriculum is inquiry-based and international (AERO) in scope. The language of instruction is English, and resources are from the U.S. The school’s core curriculum includes language arts (English), math, science, social studies, and foreign language (French or Arabic). Classes in music, art, library and physical education supplement the core curriculum. The school offers a wide range of Advanced Placement (AP) courses including the AP Capstone Diploma. The high school curriculum also includes several electives. The school’s testing program utilizes standardized assessments Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) administered bi-annually to all students in grades 2-11, as well as the PSAT and SAT. There is an after-school sports program at the secondary level (basketball, soccer, swimming, and volleyball) and an active after-school activities program for elementary school children. Student Support Services faculty members (Learning Support, Counseling, EAL) are an important part of the inclusive school culture. The school is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (USA) and the Council of International Schools.

Faculty: In the 2022-2023 school year, KAS has 133 total staff including 33 teachers, 12 of whom are U.S. citizens, 8 host-country nationals, and 13 third-country nationals. Our faculty and staff represent 9 nationalities including Canadian, UK, French and South African.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, enrollment was 199 students. Of the total 20 are U.S. citizens, 109 are host-country nationals and 70 are third-country nationals.

Facilities: The school is housed in a 16-building campus built to U.S. standards. It has 34 classrooms, a science laboratory, a large library, art room, music room, multi-purpose room, and cafeteria. All classrooms are air-conditioned. A large football/soccer field is situated on the school grounds along with a covered basketball court and volleyball courts. There is also a large, covered area used for physical education and other school activities. Over the past several years the school has made extensive efforts in greening the campus, resulting in spacious lawns for students and families to enjoy. The school has a half-Olympic-size swimming pool and a small splash pool for infants. The school has high-speed Internet connection, and wireless capability throughout the campus. The school has a 1-to-1 laptop program where all students in grades 4–12 are issued with their own MacBook Pro laptop computer.  iPads are used in the grades KG-3 classes.

Finances: Approximately 98% of the school’s income derives from tuition. Annual tuition rates for the 2022-2023 school year are as follows: PS $6250, PK $8450; K-grade 8: $18,730; and grades 9-12: $23,500. An annual capital fee is levied as follows: PS-PK: $825; K-grade 8: $1,960; and grades 9-12: $2,370. There is a one-time application fee of $500. There is also a 1-to-1 laptop fee of $1,500 (students own the computer) for students entering grade 4 and for new students who enter grades 4-12 (Parents are also able to purchase their own laptop privately). For students requiring English-as-an-Additional-Language, a fee of $1,200 per semester applies. All fees are payable in U.S. dollars.

Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (Special Needs Sudan, Khartoum) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.

This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of September 2022 and are provided by the school.

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