Mozambique, Maputo: American International School of Mozambique

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Date: 12/23/2011 Location: Maputo Mozambique Description: The American International School of Mozambique - State Dept Image
Date: 12/23/2011 Location: Maputo Mozambique Description: The American International School of Mozambique - State Dept Image




An IB World School, The American International School of Mozambique operates as a private, coeducational school for international students with all instruction delivered in the English language. The academic divisions (early learning center, primary school, middle school and high school) are organized around a balance of the academic and social needs of our students.

Organization: The School is governed by a 7 member Board of Directors, 6 are elected by the parents of AISM and 1 of who is appointed.

Curriculum: Curriculum reflects both American educational philosophy and the underlying principles of the International Baccalaureate (IB): Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP), and Diploma Program (DP). The PYP for students in the early learning center – grade 5 focuses on the development of the whole child, addressing social, emotional, physical, cultural and intellectual needs organized around six themes. The MYP for students in grades 6-10 is organized around a set of perspectives that provide an interconnected framework for learning in all major disciplines. The DP for students in grades 11-12 offers a broad and balanced curriculum with emphasis on critical thinking, intercultural understanding and respect for others. AISM is authorized by the International Baccalaureate and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and School.

Faculty: There are 70 academic staff members, including a school director, 2 principals, 2 counselors, 2 librarians, specialists for literacy development, ESOL and learning support, coordinators for PYP, MYP, and DP, an athletics director and a community service coordinator.

Enrollment: Current enrollment is 474 students with 230 students in the primary school and 247 students in the secondary school. 

Facilities: The primary and secondary buildings house administration, support services and more than 50 classrooms. New facilities comprise a multi-level library-media center, 4 computer labs, an auditorium and a fine arts complex for drama, music, visual arts and design technology. The libraries are fully automated, contain more than 20,000 volumes, and are designed, among other things, to support scholarly research required by the IB Diploma Program. Sports and recreational facilities include a 25-meter outdoor swimming pool, a covered sports court, playgrounds, and soccer field. A cafeteria provides daily lunch and snacks.

Finances: In the 2011-2012 school year, most of the School's income derives from an enrollment fee and tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: ELC(3&4): $9,309; Kinder – grade 5: $12,573, grades 6-8: $14,307; grades 9-10: $16,178; grades 11-12: $16,768. Due upon admission are a $5,500 new student fee and a $150 testing fee. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)

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