The High School provides a varied and challenging program that emphasizes the four pillars of the School’s mission - learning, character, community and service.
The heart of our school lies in the dynamic relationship between student and teacher. ASL provides a rigorous program that engages students through inquiry and collaboration. Our dedicated faculty encourages students to think critically, take risks and be creative. We challenge students to strive for personal and academic excellence, and we treasure the intellectual, social, artistic and physical development of each student. ASL students are expected to participate actively in their learning and to engage fully in the intellectual life of the School.
Our commitment to students and to success takes many forms. A Student Support Team (SST) meets regularly to discuss academic, social and emotional aspects of the student experience. Student support services include the Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD) Program, the English as an Additional Language (EAL) Program, and Counseling. Class deans and college counselors comprise the academic advising office. Class deans work with the High School faculty, administration and counselors to monitor students’ progress.
We believe that students develop integrity and strength of character by learning to make good choices and taking responsibility for their actions. We expect ASL students to be kind, honest, and respectful of others. We value a strong work ethic, and seek to instill in our students a sense of optimism and determination in the face of challenge.
Respect for individual and cultural differences is a central value of ASL. We celebrate the open exchange of ideas and spirit of inclusiveness that flows from our multicultural community. The active involvement of students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff creates the energy and enthusiasm that characterize the ASL experience.
We challenge ASL students to find passion and purpose beyond themselves. ASL offers meaningful opportunities in the classroom and through service learning for students to participate actively in our school, local neighborhoods, and abroad. By inspiring compassion and international awareness, students can learn to contribute responsibly to the global community.
The High School takes advantage of ASL’s location to enhance the curriculum. Most field trips are discipline specific and include museums, the theater, places of worship, and places of historic and literary interest in and around London. Students participate in the four-day Alternatives program in the fall, separate from the regular schedule, to provide a wide variety of cultural, academic and recreational activities throughout the UK and Europe.
ASL’s athletics program places emphasis on building life skills and interscholastic participation. Offerings include soccer, volleyball, cross-country, field hockey, rugby, basketball, cheerleading, dance, swimming, crew, baseball, softball, track and field, golf and tennis.
High School students also participate in the 1:1 laptop program, described here.
In sum, the ASL high school experience is a full and challenging one. Come explore it with us.