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Mission, Vision and Values

AIS - WEST MISSION STATEMENT

AIS - West provides a comprehensive and rigorous American and international education that fosters informed and engaged local, regional, and global citizenship. We inspire students to be lifelong learners who contribute positively within a diverse and changing world.

AIS - WEST PHILOSOPHY

AIS - West provides a co-educational, English language, college preparatory program of studies as well as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program that culminates in awarding eligible students an American High School Diploma or International Baccalaureate Diploma. A holistic education is provided that encourages high standards of academic achievement, meaningful collaboration, and personal development, while supporting the unique needs of each learner. We encourage the expression of multiple perspectives in a safe and nurturing learning environment, such that the cultural identity of each student is valued. We prepare students to contribute and thrive in a multicultural society. We support students in the development of skills and learning strategies. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and well-being. Learning explicitly addresses guided and independent inquiry and investigations, skill development, and thinking strategies for finding solutions to the complex problems inherent in the challenges posed in developing a sustainable and peaceful world.