Welcome from the High School Principal
Welcome to the High School at ASL, where your child will have unique and exciting opportunities, and experiences that will support them along their way from an early adolescent to a young adult. High school is a journey of self-discovery, reflection and exploration, and our bright and creative faculty and staff look forward to supporting our students as they work towards finding their identity, and as they begin to make sense of how they fit into the world.
Our school community works collaboratively to encourage and support the growth of our students in their social-emotional well-being, and in their academic experience. In espousing a holistic view of adolescent development, our faculty and staff in the High School put students at the center of every discussion. Students are not only encouraged, but are expected, to play an important role in determining the paths that they will forge during their time in the High School. While evolving their sense of independence, students also develop themselves further in the five areas related to ASL’s core values—respect, responsibility, kindness, integrity and the courage to act.
Students in the High School have access to a wide array of rigorous and exciting courses and diverse extracurricular offerings that challenge them to develop their skills in collaboration, innovation and communication. Additionally, ASL’s location in London offers a wealth of experiences and learning opportunities for our students, faculty and staff. The academic and extracurricular opportunities offered are augmented by a myriad of domestic and international travel and service-related experiences, to provide our students with a high school experience that is of the highest standard. In their totality, the different components of the ASL high school experience combine to prepare our students to emerge into the next phase of their lives as responsible citizens of the world.
Devan Ganeshananthan joined ASL in 2018. Immediately prior to ASL, Devan served as an educator at Edgemont Junior/Senior High School in Scarsdale, New York for nine years—first as an assistant principal for two and a half years, and then as principal for six and half years. Devan’s career in education began at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, New York, where he served as a mathematics teacher and track and field coach, and he took on his first role in school administration as a house principal at New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle, New York. Devan received an A.B. in Economics from Brown University and an M.Ed. in School Leadership from Harvard Graduate School of Education.