This summer, AISB had a huge spike in enrollment – beginning the school year with 130 more students than last year. The reason why this happened isn’t clear, but it’s likely due to the increase of expats moving to Romania for work.
According to AISB Manager of admissions & External Relations, Catalina Gardescu, “The elementary school saw the increase in new students entered with 77. The early learning center got 66, middle school 50, and high school 39.”
To make this possible, the admission office had to keep in touch with the principals and counselors during summer break so that they could make sure that each student would be accommodated in the right classes. The school also had to hire more staff members because of the unexpected growth, and they had to add the portable buildings to fit the large population of students.
Since this is an international school, only 30% of the students can be Romanian. Since AISB has reached this limit, they are not accepting Romanian kids at the moment. Additionally, the large growth of students has created a waiting list for the secondary school.
The school’s goal is to have in between 1,000 – 1,100 students, according to Ms. Gardescu. At this rate, they say they are almost there.