Schutz American School, Alexandria
|Schutz American School|
|51 Schutz Street, Raml
Alexandria, 21111, Egypt
|Motto||Schutz is family|
|Principal||Mr. Gary Eubank (Upper School)
Ms. Randa Shoeb (Lower School)
|Head of school||Mr. Nathan Walker|
|Average class size||18|
|Hours in school day||8|
|School colour(s)||Blue and white|
|Sports||Basketball, volleyball, soccer|
|Accreditation||New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Council of International Schools
|Website||Schutz American School|
The Schutz American School is an independent, coeducational day school which offers an educational program from prekindergarten (Early Childhood Program) through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. It is the oldest American school in Africa, founded in 1924. The school year comprises two semesters extending from late August through mid-June.
The school is governed by a 13-member self-perpetuating School Board, serving renewable 3-year terms.
The curriculum is that of U.S. general academic and college-preparatory public schools. The school's testing program includes PSAT, SAT, Advanced Placement and other College Board tests and MAP tests. Instruction is in English. French and Spanish are taught as a foreign language beginning in grade 6, and Arabic is taught as both a native and foreign language beginning in kindergarten. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the European Council of International Schools.
In the 2014-2015 school year, there are 63 full-time and 2 part-time faculty members. The administrative team is composed of a Head of School, Assistant Head of School, Principal (Prek3-Grade 12), and Assistant Principal/Curriculum Coordinator.
At the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, enrollment was 327 (PK3-grade 5: 199; grades 6-12: 128). The student body represents about 20 or more different countries.
The School operates on 2 campuses - one for the Elementary school (PK-grade 5) and one for the Middle School/High School (grades 6-12). Athletic facilities include lit courts for tennis, basketball and volleyball, a swimming pool, and a gymnasium/weight room. Other facilities include an auditorium with theater capabilities that seats 200 with acoustical sound panels and choral risers, 2 conference rooms, a large multipurpose room, 2 libraries, 2 computer laboratories, an art center (inclusing two art rooms, a kiln/pottery workshop, and a music room), a cafeteria, and a snack bar.
The school has four main sports facilities that include:
- A swimming pool for P.E. and for student and staff use outside the school day
- An outdoor basketball court which can also be used for volleyball
- A covered court which can be used for tennis, volleyball, and basketball
- A soccer field used for soccer, a playground, and P.E. classes, all purpose field/playground for elementary students, as well as a soccer field for the school soccer teams. It also serves as a baseball field, ultimate-Frisbee court, golf pitching area, and exercise area for staff during and after school hours
All of the sports facilities are available for student's use until 5 p.m. on school days, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on weekends.
The villa was part of the land purchase that included the soccer field and land on which Walters Hall is located. It houses Administration offices and a board/meeting room. The villa also is used for special events.
7th grade through 12th grade students can eat in the cafeteria located in Roy Hall or at the canteen. Both the canteen and the cafeteria have a variety of choices from which to choose. PK through 2nd grade students eat in the lower level of Walters Hall. Grades 3 through 6 eat outdoors near Walters Hall.
Lorimer Hall houses two classrooms (High School English and Social Studies) on the second floor and the Auditorium on the lower level. The Auditorium can accommodate all of the 7-12 students, and is used for plays, music programs, assemblies, school dances, PTA programs, Board of Trustee meetings, Staff meetings, and many other activities. The Auditorium is equipped with a sound system, and is air conditioned (as are all other indoor classroom spaces and offices).