Welcome to our admissions overview for enrollment at The American School of Kinshasa (TASOK). We are here to support you through the application process and to answer any questions you have along the way. Our school profile will give you more information on our program and what makes TASOK unique. Learning in an environment surrounded by forest and nature, TASOK strives to empower students to become reflective, culturally aware, and independent thinkers who will go on to enrich the global community. Furthermore, TASOK fosters the growth of our diverse student body through providing a challenging and individualized educational experience, promoting personal development, and facilitating community engagement.
TASOK is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges and offers a preschool (starting at age 3) through grade 12 program culminating in an accredited American High School Diploma. In addition students in High School may elect to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses and examinations.
The American School of Kinshasa is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy – a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that The American School of Kinshasa believes is important for our students.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org
TASOK admits students throughout the school year. The steps to take to apply can be found in the “Application Process” section and includes all the necessary forms for download and the required documentation to be submitted. TASOK accepts all nationalities, the language of instruction is English. For non-English speakers, TASOK may require an assessment for English language learning and enrollment in our English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for students in grades 1 through 10. Students applying for grades 11 and 12 must be advanced in English and able to meet course requirements without supplemental EAL classes. In addition TASOK offers learning support for those who have mild to moderate learning difficulties and who qualify for the limited support resources that are available.
The admissions process at TASOK is led by the Director and supported by the Registrar. We are here to support you through the process and welcome an exchange by email, an in person tour, or a Skype conversation as needed to help you make a decision in the relocation and application process. We can answer questions you may have about the school and about the application forms. Support can also be provided in French.
In most instances once all the required documents are submitted indicating satisfactory academic performance and behavior an early decision about admission and the enrollment process will be emailed to the applicant. There may be circumstances in which an on site interview with the Director and/or the Principal before a final decision on acceptance is made is required.
We look forward to learning together with your child and family –
Yours in Education,
|Simon Gillespie||Evelyne Lukeni|
|TASOK Director||TASOK Registrar|