The Khartoum American School (KAS) is an independent, coeducational day school that offers an educational program from nursery (2 year olds) through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1957. The school year is comprised of 4 quarters of approximately 9 weeks each. It extends from the second week of August to the first week of June.
Organization: The School is governed by a 9-member School Board, 8 of whom are elected for 2 year terms by the Khartoum American School Parents' Association, and 1 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 nurturing and caring student-centered environment. The curriculum is inquiry-based and international 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). The core curriculum is supplemented by classes in music, art and physical education. The school offers the following Advanced Placement (AP) courses: calculus, statistics, physics, chemistry, English literature, studio art, world history, economics, and psychology. The high school curriculum also includes several electives. The school’s testing program utilizes standardized assessments that include: the MAP-Measures of Academic Progress administered yearly to all students in grades 2-1; and the PSAT, SAT and TOEFL are administered for college and university admission when appropriate There is an active after-school sports program at the secondary level (basketball, soccer and volleyball); and, an active after school activities program for Elementary School children. Student Support Services staff are available at KAS to assist students who may have mild to moderate learning challenges. The School is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (USA) and the Council of International Schools (UK).
Faculty: In the 2016-2017 school year, there are 43 teaching and administration staff and 15 full-time and 10 teaching assistants (all grades from nursery to grade 5 have at least 1 teaching assistant.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, enrollment was 260 students.
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, student support services classroom, conference room, and weight training room. 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. In 2012 the School opened its Aquatic Complex with a half Olympic size swimming pool and a small splash pool for infants. It was used by Olympic athletes training for the London 2012 Olympics. The School has 2 computer labs with 41 Mac computers, high-speed internet connection and wireless capability throughout the campus. The School has a 1-to-1laptop program where all students from grades 3–12 are issued with their own MacBook Pro laptop computer. iPads are used in the grade 1 and 2 classes.