Message from the AEA Board!

Dear parents,

It is in difficult times when we must show our solidarity with each other and face the challenges together. Recognizing the complexity of the global health crisis and its economic consequences, the AEA Board has decided to adapt the school’s financial policy accordingly and to reduce the annual tuition rates, with immediate effect

Information for our new tuition fees is available for your review here. We hope that offering our support will lower the burden on many families and help us plan a better future for our children.

With solidarity and care,
AEA Board


We prepare children for a successful life and career


Years of Experience in
International Education


Nations Represented
at AEA


Students from All Over the


Ratio of International to
Local Students


Languages Spoken by
Our Staff


Teacher-students Ratio


Average Number of Students per Class


Graduates Admitted to
University or College


Teachers with 7+
Years of Experience

8000 sq. m.

State-of-the-art School Campus

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Every day is a new adventure for our youngest learners. They are filled with new ideas, eager for new friendships, and curious for new exciting discoveries.

Elementary School

We believe that elementary school, Grades 1-5, is the foundation of a lifelong learning process and we take this responsibility very seriously.

Middle School

The middle school benefits from an extensive range of excellent resources helping students reach their potential while developing their self-confidence, resilience, and a growth mindset.

High School

The American education is known for its flexibility and academic program personalization. At AEA, we strive to deliver a flexible and challenging full college and university preparatory curriculum.

Dual Language Program

In addition to its American international curriculum, AEA offers an optional Dual Language Program designed to meet the specific educational requirements of its local students from Pre-school to Grade 12. The program is fully licensed by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and offers a curriculum in alliance with the national academic standards for the respective grade level.

Students who choose this program are being taught in Bulgarian and English language of instruction. They follow both the U.S. Common Core and the Bulgarian national academic standards receiving double certification after the successful completion of each grade.

The Dual Language Program aims to develop students’ bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturality. It provides students with the opportunity to benefit from their national curriculum enriched with the global perspective of an international education. We train the Dual Language Program students to become global citizens educated and equipped to pursue higher education and career opportunities both in Bulgaria and worldwide.

School Profile

The American English Academy (AEA) is a day coeducational international school which offers a full U.S. standards-based educational program from pre-kindergarten through Grade 12. Based on international Best Practices and accreditation requirements, the school’s curriculum follows the U.S. Common Core Educational Standards. The learning program is in English language, student-centered, and includes a wide range of after-school activities and sports.

In addition to its American International Program, AEA offers an optional Dual Language Program especially designed for the specific educational requirements of Bulgarian students from the age of 5 to Grade 12. Provided in collaboration with the adjunct Abraham Lincoln Private School, the program fully meets the requirements of the Bulgarian Ministry of Education.

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Whether you live in Bulgaria or you will be relocating here from another country, we recognize the importance of finding the best international school in Sofia for your children. We are here to help you all the way through the process of admission.

From your initial contact with us to your child’s first day of school, our friendly Admissions team will answer all your questions and guide you through the application and enrollment process at AEA.
We encourage you to explore our website to find out more about our program and to come for a visit to experience the unique atmosphere at our school.

Accreditation and License

AEA is fully accredited by premier American and international agencies: Middle States Association – Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), Accreditation International, and National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA).

In addition to its American international curriculum, AEA offers an optional Dual Language Program designed for the specific educational requirements of its local students. The program meets the requirements of a standard Bulgarian education and it is delivered in cooperation with the adjunct Abraham Lincoln Private School, fully licensed by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education.