The American International School of Conakry (AISC) is a small private, coeducational day school, which offers an international curriculum from nursery through grade 8. The School also offers correspondence courses for grades 9-12 through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Independent Study High School. The School runs from mid August until early June. There is a 1-week break in October and April.
Organization: The School is governed by a 7-member Board of Directors elected at large from members of the Parents’ Association. The association, made up of parents of enrolled children and faculty at AISC, holds 2 general meetings each year. Elections for the Board of Directors are held at the meeting in September.
Curriculum: The School follows an international curriculum. Because of the size of the school, most grades are combined. In addition to the core teacher, there is a teacher assistant for grades PK-K and 1-3. All students take instruction in French, art, computer, music and physical education which are taught by specialist teachers. The high school program involves independent study correspondence courses from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with dedicated support given to students by AISC faculty. The school is accredited through the Middle States Association of Schools, USA.
Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 9 full and part-time core teachers.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 70 students.
Facilities: AISC is located in Matam Lido, Corniche Sud, Conakry. The school is housed on a secure campus in two buildings with 12 classrooms, which include a library, a computer lab, a science laboratory, art room and music room. The school is fully air-conditioned and has its own generator. The school has playground equipment, a small sports field and a well maintained swimming pool.
Finances: In the 2011-2012 school year, about 87% of the School's budget derives from tuition income. The annual tuition rates are as follows: PK: $3,105; Kdg.-grade 8: $15,525, grades 9-12: $17,250. There is a one-time-only capitalization fee of $2,000 for each student with incremental reductions of this fee for families of two or more children, and an annual registration fee of $500. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)