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School Spotlight: American School of Antananarivo (ASA)

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Snapshot: American School of Antananarivo (ASA)

Year founded: 1969
Public or private: Private
Profit/Not for profit: Not for profit
Day or boarding: Day
Segregation type: Co-Educational
Religious affiliation: None
Curriculum: Common Core, IB DP, IB PYP
Instructional language: English
Alternate instructional language: None
Start grade: PreK
End grade: 12


About: American School of Antananarivo (ASA)

The American School of Antananarivo (ASA) was founded in September 1969 as an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational day school, located in the Nanisana area. In its beginnings, ASA offered classroom instruction in Grades 1 to 8. It utilised a complemented Calvert Curriculum Course, and provided instruction in Music, Art, PE, and French language. In 1971, the school had 7 teachers and 45 students.

ASA moved to its second location in Ambodivoanjo Ivandry in 1972 where it remained for 45 years. As the student body increased, the school leased additional buildings throughout the years. Major improvements to the campus occurred in the 1990s with the construction of 7 prefabricated classrooms in 1991, a computer lab and media centre and a PE field in 1996, and a stage in 1997.

1991 saw the completion of an entirely new school curriculum for all subject areas, and in April 1992, ASA achieved a milestone in its history by becoming accredited by the Middle States Association. The 1994-1995 school year evolved through some pretty big changes, the biggest being the creation of the Middle School. Students in Grades 5 to 8 were no longer in a self-contained classroom with one teacher, but changed classes and teachers throughout the day. This greatly improved the quality of instruction for our Middle School students.  A computer lab was created for student use along with a separate computer curriculum for grades K-8.

In 2000, ASA celebrated its 30th anniversary which was marked by the formal establishment of a high school program and the graduation of the first senior, Cathy Cheerkot. At this time, the school had 16 teachers and 107 students. From August 2008 to June 2014, the school’s Early Childhood Campus (Nursery – Kindergarten) was located in an annex in Ivandry.

On March 18, 2013, ASA became an IB school and was authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation to offer the Primary Years Programme. In 2017, ASA moved to its present location in a three-acre campus in Lotissement Le Park Alarobia, which is home to more than 35 teachers and 260 students representing over 30 nationalities.


Ethos: American School of Antananarivo (ASA)

Vision: Your best self for a better world.

Mission: The American School of Antananarivo (ASA) is an inclusive and caring community that embraces diversity. ASA nurtures inquiry, integrity and innovation to prepare for future challenges.


  • Creativity: ASA imagines, innovates and creates in order to express and solve problems.
  • Open-mindedness: ASA engages with new ideas, appreciate multiple perspectives and cares about others.
  • Inquiry: ASA’s curiosity and questions drives learning.
  • Passion: ASA is enthusiastic about learning and views setbacks as opportunities for reflection and growth.
  • Balance: ASA creates harmony between its responsibilities and participates in activities that bring fulfillment and emotional and physical health.


Facilities: American School of Antananarivo (ASA)

In 2017, the American School of Antananarivo (ASA) moved to its present location in a three-acre campus in Lotissement Le Park Alarobia.

With innovative and flexible learning spaces, state of the art science labs, performing arts hall, computer and mobile labs, art rooms, makerspaces, and multiple sports venues, this new campus is home to more than 35 teachers and 260 students representing over 30 nationalities.


Location: American School of Antananarivo (ASA)

The capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo offers a blend of cultural richness, natural beauty, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Nestled amidst lush landscapes, the city exudes a unique charm with its bustling markets, historic sites, and friendly locals.

The cost of living is relatively low compared to many other capital cities, allowing for a comfortable lifestyle without breaking the bank. Antananarivo’s cultural heritage is evident in its architecture, with colonial-era buildings interspersed among modern structures.

Beyond work, you can explore the surrounding natural wonders, from the lush highlands to the exotic wildlife of nearby national parks. The city’s warm climate and laid-back atmosphere further enhance its appeal, making Antananarivo an excellent destination for those seeking a fulfilling lifestyle amidst a blend of tradition and modernity.


Benefits: American School of Antananarivo (ASA)

Number of Contract Days: 190 (180 student contact).

Starting Salary Range: $36,000 to $45,000 tax free.

Taxes: Tax-free salary.

Savings Potential: Over 50%.

Accommodation: Furnished housing (apartment or house) with major appliances.

Flights/Transport: Annual flights for teacher and up to two dependents. (Note that we do not hire anyone with non-teaching partner).

Utilities: Electricity, gas and water supplied.

Furniture: Basic furniture with major appliances.

Moving Allowance: $3000 for single and $5000 for couple: $1500 per dependent.

Dependent Opportunities: Full tuition provided for up to two children per teaching couple. We do not hire teachers with non-teaching spouses/partners.

Medical: Comprehensive world-wide, including medi-vac.

Dental: School allowance.

Other: Settling in allowance of $2000 per teacher.

Retirement: 10% matching after one year of employment.

Bonus: As set by the Board of Trustees.


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