International Schools in American Samoa

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This list contains the most popular international and bilingual schools in American Samoa, including nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools. Listings offer information on the availability of the International Baccalaureate and/or other accreditation in American Samoa with fee information. Schools usually follow the American curriculum with English speaking programs.

Education in American Samoa

The American Samoa Department of Education (ASDOE) operates public schools in American Samoa. It offers early childhood education, vocational education, and special education programs. Its system is based on USA's curriculum and conducted in English with Samoan language arts classes and culture programs.

Education is compulsory and free for all children between the ages of 6 and 18.

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in American Samoa. There may be some local population, but the schools are geared for an international student body. Schools usually follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, or France. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English or French with other secondary languages offered. Many schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam. Schools often provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.

Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.

Accreditation

  • The CoIS (Council of International Schools) is a non-profit association of international schools and post-secondary institutions which provides educational accreditation, teacher and leadership recruitment services, links to higher education, governance assistance and help with founding new schools. 
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. Students and parents can be assured that schools accredited by WASC have been reviewed and the educational programs that are offered have been evaluated for quality.

International Schools in American Samoa

International Schools in Pago Pago

Pacific Horizons School
Address: PO Box 998417 Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Tel: 684-699-5787
Tuition Rates: $3,100 - $3,350 per year

This private international school includes grades from pre-school to 12th grade. It is located on the tiny island of Tutuila in American Samoa. Graduates earn a High School Diploma. There are extra curriculars and clubs, as well as instruction in French. Uniform is required.

South Pacific Academy High School
Address: Tafuna, Western 96799, American Samoa
Tel: 1 684-699-9845
Tuition Rates: Inquire at the school

Private kindergarten through 12th grade international school located in Tafuna. Founded in 1975, it is accredited by WASC.

Nuuuli Technical High School
Tel: (684) 699-9112
Tuition Rates: Inquire at the school

Nuuuli Technical is a private college-prepatory. It is accredited by WASC.