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The American School of Yaoundé is an independent, non-profit, co-educational institution in Cameroon, West Africa. Yaoundé is a developing metropolis with a rapidly growing population. ASOY serves the community through example, service, and outreach programs, and is a beacon of educational excellence.
The mission of ASOY is to ensure that all students achieve high academic success, develop critical thinking skills, and become responsible, compassionate, and globally aware individuals. An internationally-focused American curriculum in a diverse, challenging, and secure environment prepares students for their next stage of life.
The school offers college-preparatory instruction from nursery through Grade 12 for English-speaking students. Admission to the American School of Yaoundé is open on a non-discriminatory basis to all students, regardless of race, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, ethnic background, or philosophy.
The school is accredited by both the Council of International Schools in Europe and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. ASOY is an active member of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA). The school is governed by an eight member school board elected by the Parent Association.
The campus is located on a three and a half acre site near the center of Yaoundé and consists of 20 classrooms, two computer labs, science lab, 16,000 volume multi-media library, learning support center, college resource center, and the “Parrot’s Canteen.”
Sports facilities include four tennis courts, a covered basketball court, swimming pool, playing field, and a playground for younger students.
The school consists of four sections: the Early Childhood Program (nursery - kindergarten), Elementary School (Grades 1 - 5), Middle School (Grades 6 - 8), and High School (Grades 9 - 12). The school also maintains a Recreation Club serving ASOY families and other community members.
The school currently has 26 professional teaching staff, most of who hold advanced degrees, and eight teacher assistants. The average teaching experience of the faculty is approximately 12 years. Our teacher-student ratio is one faculty member for every 10-12 students. Staff members come from a variety of countries including the United States, Canada, Cameroon, Belgium, the Philippines, Ireland, St. Kitts/Nevis, United Kingdom, and Israel.
Our current student body includes students representing over 29 nationalities from the following countries:
Argentina Germany Netherlands
Belgium Greece Nigeria
Burkina Faso India Republic of Congo
Cameroon Israel Senegal
Canada Italy South Africa
Ethiopia Japan South Korea
Finland Liberia Tanzania
France Mali United Kingdom
Gabon Mozambique United States
The school year begins in late August and ends in mid June, with 180 days of instruction divided into 4 nine-week quarters. Students in middle and high school take semester examinations at the end of the first semester in January and again in June at the end of the year.
Students in nursery through the Grade 12 receive an education designed to accommodate potential transfers to other American or international schools abroad and/or to gain admission to competitive public or private schools and universities worldwide. Our challenging and rigorous standards encourage students to strive for excellence academically, socially, and emotionally.
ASOY’s curriculum and overall environment reflect the international diversity of its students living in Cameroon.