AISN provides an enriched American curriculum taught in the English language for eligible students of all nationalities.
However, enrollment spaces are reserved for those with a verifiable requirement for an American curriculum. Priority is given to students whose families are in Nouakchott with the US government and to those with US citizenship.
Currently students entering the school in grades 4 and up are administered an entrance exam. This exam covers knowledge of reading and math. It is a shortened version of our adaptive assessment (the MAP exam). Students who are three or more grade levels behind the grade they are applying for may be denied admission. AISN does not have support services for students with learning disabilities; therefore, students would be better served in a different setting.
Students applying for the high school program (grades 9-12) should have academic English ability in order to satisfy graduation requirements on time.
AISN does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation and national or ethnic origin.
Students enrolling in the Pre-school shall be three (3) years of age at the time of enrollment.
Students enrolling in the Kindergarten shall be five (5) years of age on or before October 1st. Entrance ages for other grades are based on a student’s age as of October 1st as well as his/her academic records.
Students whose age at high school graduation will exceed by two years the normal age for graduation will not normally be enrolled in the school