The American International School of Algiers (AISA) is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers a challenging, supportive, student-centered program to students from kindergarten (applicants must be five years old by December 1) through grade 8. All nationalities are welcome, but students need to demonstrate a level of English fluency that will ensure their success. AISA has no provisions to offer additional ESL support. In addition, the school does not serve students with special educational needs.
Mission: The American International School of Algiers pursues academic excellence for students through an American-based education that nurtures responsible, respectful, and globally conscious lifelong learners, while fostering a spirit of friendship and exchange.
Curriculum: AISA follows Project AERO’s U.S. Common Core Standards Plus (www.projectaero.org). Classes are taught by fully qualified, English-speaking educators, who are familiar with the best principles of American education. Students also take classes in conversational French, art, library, ITC, music, and PE. The curriculum is further enhanced by the school’s “Tree of Traits” program, which promotes global citizenship.
Faculty: In the 2020-2021 school year there are 7 faculty members.
Enrollment: In September, 2020, 27 students were enrolled in grades K-8.
Facilities: The school is located in a large multilevel villa in the diplomatic community of Ben Aknoun, with several embassies and diplomatic residences located nearby. There is a front garden with play equipment and a back garden with benches, covered seating, and soccer nets. The facility also includes a library with over 5,000 volumes in English. Transportation is not provided by the school, and students bring their own lunches.
Finances: In the 2020-2021 school year, 95% of the school’s revenue comes from tuition, with the remainder being from donations and grants. Annual tuition for all students is $30,000 yearly. There is a nonrefundable application fee of $200. All fees paid in U.S. dollars except host-country nationals who pay the equivalent in DZD at the exchange rate of the day.
Information and statistics are current as of September 2020 and are provided by the school.