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|Lahore American School|
|Lahore American School, 15 Canal Bank Road, Upper Mall|
|Number of students||500 total|
200 Preschool-grade 5
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
Lahore American school (commonly shortened to LAS) (Urdu: لاہور امریکن اسکول) is an independent school based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It is one of the few international schools in the city. LAS is a co-educational school.
The Lahore American School (LAS) is a school that offers a program for students preschool aged through grade 12. The school is open to any and all nationalities. Selective admission is based on prior academic achievement, standardized test scores, a writing sample, and a personal interview. Founded to serve overseas American students, LAS is an international institution following an American college preparatory program. The curriculum is standards-based as consistent with contemporary curricula in the United States.
The school closely follows the American school system in social terms as well as academia, and hosts over 400 students of various nationalities.[a] The teachers are from diverse national backgrounds and highly experienced in overseas education.
Of the 2007-2008 intake, 4% are American citizens, 92% are Pakistani citizens and 3% are Korean citizens 1% are citizens from other nations.
The main language of instruction at LAS is English, while French, Urdu, and Mandarin Chinese are taught as foreign languages. The academic calendar runs on a two-semester basis, the first going from August to December and the second from January to May. Due to the diverse nature of the student population, both local and international holidays are observed and the school is respectively closed.
Lahore American School is accredited by the Middle States Association. LAS offers a challenging American college preparatory education to eligible students and all applications are considered on an individual basis. Admissions criteria includes an entry test as well as an interview with the admission staff.
The school was founded in 1956 by a parent group to offer American college-preparatory education for students.
Lahore American School has a secured campus despite the fluctuating political situation that engrosses Pakistan. Safety drills are practiced multiple times year-round and only high security measures are acceptable for the school. The perimeter of the school is extensively guarded with trained personnel and the outskirts of the whole campus has security fencing. The administration remains in touch with the American Consulate at all times for updates in the event of local emergencies.