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The American School of Kinshasa

Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Grade:
Accreditation: Average Class size: 20-25 School Type:Private Non-Profit | Day | Coeducational | Curriculum:

School Description:

Set in a charming campus environment in the heart of the DRC, TASOK is a warm, caring and learning focused community on a beautiful forested 42-acre space. TASOK was founded in 1961 by the missionary and diplomatic communities to provide an American education to expatriate families living in Kinshasa. TASOK is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges, and is sponsored by the US State Department Office of Overseas Schools. TASOK is an IB World School offering the Diploma Program and seeking authorization for the PYP and MYP. The context of TASOK allows us to carefully consider how we connect with the natural environment and engage with service learning ndash; both aspects of our curriculum that have the potential to provide our students with a unique learning experience developing skills that they can transfer to their lives beyond TASOK in the global community. Creating an inclusive learning environment where students think critically, apply their learning in different contexts and where feedback is provided as a means of constructive growth and development are the ultimate goal of our program. Kinshasa, the second-largest Francophone city in the world, is a bustling environment with a rich art and music scene. While poverty is widespread in the DRC, including Kinshasa, and pockets of insecurity persist and tend to dominate news headlines, the vast majority of the DRC is stable and experiencing slow but steady economic growth since 2004. Despite troubled times in the DRC since the early 1990s, TASOK has remained open continuously, with only temporary closures. A current period of stability in the DRC has produced an influx of new students and a steady growth in the school 's population. At its peak, the school operated close to the campus capacity of 575 students in the 1980s. Today 's enrollment of 330 students represents slow, sustained growth since 2004. Although the political situation in the DRC has been challenging with upcoming national elections in 2017, signs of continued improvement allow the TASOK community to look forward with cautious optimism.

Hiring Requirements

Years Experience:2 years
Certification Required:Yes

Salary and Benefits

Teatcher Salary Range:30,000-43,300 Administrator Salary Range: 60,000-80,000 Housing: Insurance:Yes Tuition Provided:11250-23450

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