All nationalities are welcome at AISN!
Classes are taught in English and the curriculum is modeled after American schooling standards. Students are admitted based on their potential to benefit from the unique educational experience at AISN as well as the school’s capacity to meet the individual educational needs of the student. Students ages 3-18 are open to apply.
A Curriculum based on U.S. Standards
Students at AISN learn key concepts and develop skills in reading, writing, math, social studies, science, art, music, and physical education.
The AISN curriculum is based on U.S. standards (Project AERO) and is similar to American public schools. American textbook are used, with the additional support from the library, multimedia, computer lab, and the favorite, field trips. AISN uses the Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) computerized standardized assessments developed by the Northwest Evaluation Association to provide the same kind of assessment that student in the U.S. take annually. Writing skills are determined using the ERB Writing Assessment Program (WrAP).
Our curriculum is designed to layer skills an concepts progressively. Concepts are introduced at a basic level, becoming more complex as student’s knowledge and reasoning abilities grow. Teaching methods vary but can include the following:
- direct instruction
- hands on activities
- cooperative learning
- field trips
- multimedia projects.
Technology is integrated throughout our curriculum. All middle and high school students are required to have their own laptop or Chromebook each day at school. If needed, Chromebooks are available for purchase from the school.
Learning another language is essential for a well-rounded education. We choose to focus our foreign language program on French. Language instruction begins in Pre-Kindergarten and progresses through high school.
Believe it or not, there at least 14 languages spoken at AISN, so visitors will here many languages spoken on campus. We cherish the diversity of our students and staff believe it is the backbone to and exceptional educational environment.
AISN is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA), one of six regional accrediting agencies in the United States that accredit public schools. To earn this accreditation the school has undergone rigorous self-assessment, been subject to the evaluation of experienced professionals, proven itself to meet high academic and professional standards, and is subject to ongoing visits and monitoring by MSA. The ongoing nature of the accreditation process ensures efforts to continually improve our standards, facilities, and programs.