We believe that a caring, inclusive, participatory school community is very important for our students and provides opportunities for students to learn skills and develop habits that will benefit them throughout their lives.
At AIS - West we strive to build community by:
Actively cultivating respectful, supportive relationships among students, teachers, and parents.
Supportive relationships are the heart of community. They enable students from diverse backgrounds to bring their personal thoughts, feelings, and experiences into the classroom.
Emphasize common purposes and ideals
Along with academic achievement, schools with a strong sense of community stress the development of qualities essential to good character and citizenship, such as fairness, concern for others, and personal responsibility. Everyone shares an understanding of the school’s values, which then shape daily interactions.
Provide regular opportunities for service and cooperation
Students learn the skills of collaboration, develop wider and richer relationships, and experience the many satisfactions of contributing to the welfare of others.