AIS is a privately owned non-profit international school whose aim and reason for existence is to act as a successful social and academic educational center for our students.
We celebrate our students’ individuality and encourage them to find their true selves through all our activities. We do not judge the students by their academic results, but rather foster their creativity whilst striving to prepare them academically for their IGCSE and A level exams which they will need at a later date. We give great importance to the arts as well as other traditionally academic subjects. This ideology is shared by many educators as can be seen in the links below. (Guardian, Ted Talk)
We like to think of our school as a learning community which is formed by our teachers, our students and their families. We hold parents meetings every month either as individual meetings with the class tutors or as a whole class. Our parents are invited into school regularly for fairs and celebrations and we encourage them to participate alongside us in their organization. We have parents as class representatives who work together with us to ensure the smooth running of the school. Another popular event with our pupils are the family excursions, where we come together and enjoy walks into the surrounding countryside.
Our school also holds festivals every term in which the students can showcase what they have been learning in main lesson, music and drama. They practice the important skill of performing, and feel proud of their achievements. Every Thursday we hold Whole School Assemblies in which we come together to experience community building activities, sharing about seasonal celebrations and current world affairs. We also invite and learn from guest speakers who share about their profession and travels. Our aim is to make all members of our learning community feel welcomed and appreciated and that the students feel nurtured and supported in this important phase of adolescence.