The American International School of Monrovia (AISM), founded in 2007, is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers an American curriculum educational program from preschool through 8th grade for students of all nationalities. The school year comprises 2 semesters from August until June.
Organization: A nine-member Board of Directors governs the School.
Curriculum: The curriculum is that of a typical U.S. public school. English is the language of instruction. In the core curriculum, students study English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies; Music, Art, Arabic, French or ESL, and Physical Education.
Faculty: For the 2011-2012 school year, there are 10 faculty members.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 69.
Facilities: The School is located in a residential area approximately 5 miles from downtown Monrovia in a section called CongoTown. The large physical plant is situated on a 6-acre site. Ten classrooms have been renovated. There are playground areas in front of and adjacent to the School and a state-of-the-art gymnasium.
Finances: For the 2011-2012 school year, the annual tuition rates are as follows: PK: $ 5,000; kdg.: $ 7,000; grades 1-8: $ 11,000. There is also a one-time registration fee for kdg.-grade 8, which is considered a capital fee, of $3,000 for academic year 2011-2012. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)