Students in grades 9 and 10 continue their studies in the IB Middle Years Programme framework, which will lead them to our well-established International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in grades 11 and 12, one of the most rigorous courses of study offered in high schools worldwide.

Our high school students also have opportunities to participate in athletics, community service, student government, theatre, arts, as well as a plethora of independent pursuits in areas of personal interest.

Service is an important component of high school program.  Through service, our students develop as kind and caring human beings, understand the world around them, and gain essential skills for future life experiences. 

Our graduates are accepted to the top universities around the world. Here is a list of universities  to which classes of 2019-2021 students were admitted.

The college planning process begins in the 9th grade. Our college counselors meet with parents and guide students through a process of self-evaluation through both individual conferences and class meetings.

We are here to help you shape your future! Inquire today and let's get started!

Michael Sheehan

Michael Sheehan

Upper School Principal

Academic Program

The High School program is divided into the final two years of the  IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the IB Diploma Programme. Elective offerings include visual arts, theater, music, design, and programming, as well as a wide array of mother tongue and language acquisition offerings. In addition, support is provided through grade 10 for English as an Additional Language.

Program Overview

Students in Grades 9 to 12 complete a rigorous and balanced program across the following subjects:

  • English
  • Social Studies/Individual Societies
  • Additional Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Design and Technology
  • Creative Arts (Visual Arts, Music and Theater)
  • Physical and Health Education

In the Upper School Program of Studies you will find:

  • descriptions of subjects offered in grades 6-12
  • ASW graduation requirements
  • explanation of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes at ASW
  • course offerings current to this year
  • a description of the support services offered

Program of Studies 

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IB Diploma Programme

The IB Diploma requires successful completion of 6 two-yearlong academic subjects from prescribed areas, a course in Theory of Knowledge, an independently researched Extended Essay of 4000 words, as well as documented experiences in the areas of Creativity, Activity, and Service. Each student in the DP will choose three higher level and three standard level courses that will challenge them and inspire them to reach academic excellence.

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College Counseling

The counseling department provides assistance for students in all aspects of their school careers. This includes academic guidance, social and emotional support, wellness education, and university planning.

The college planning process begins in the 9th grade. Our college counselors meet with parents and guide students through a process of self-evaluation through both individual conferences and class meetings.

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University Acceptance

Extracurricular Programs

ASW Students are able to participate in a wide variety of athletic, cultural and service-oriented activities. ASW is a full member of regional sport and cultural associations including the Central Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) as well as the Sports Council of International Schools (SCIS). The three seasons of sports include Varsity and Junior Varsity teams for soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming, softball, tennis, track & field, and cross country. Students may also participate in  activities including HS Drama Production, Band, Choir, Speech & Debate, Model United Nations, Robotics, Student Council, as well as service clubs such as Refugee or Environmental Club. 

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IB DP Results

The 2021 ASW average was 36 points, up from 35 points in 2020 and 34 points in 2019.  Consistent with the previous eight years, the 2021 ASW average was above the international average of approximately 33 points.
In 2021, 26% of Diploma students achieved a score of 40 or more, compared to 15,5% worldwide. This is an increase in scores of 40+ at ASW from 2019 (10.5%) and 2018 (9.0%). The highest diploma points awarded was 45 points, awarded to four students.