The American International School of Lagos (AISL) is an independent, non-profit, co-educational day school (Early Childhood thru Gr. 12) that is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). AISL offers a standards-based American and international curriculum and is authorized to administer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program to students in Grades 11-12. AISL students have an opportunity to earn an American High School Diploma and an International Baccalaureate Diploma. Currently 450 students are enrolled at AISL representing over 50 different nationalities. Inspired by a compelling vision, AISL strives to empower a community of learners to create a just and sustainable world.
Organization: Organization: AISL is governed by a nine-member board of directors. The AISL Association elects five members from the AISL Association for three-year terms, and three positions are appointed by the independent oil companies: Shell, ExxonMobil and Chevron. The final seat is reserved for an appointee of the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria. Members of the Association are parents and/or guardians of children enrolled in the school.
Curriculum: AISL’s offers a standards-based curriculum (American Education Reaches Out and Common Core) that focuses on helping students understand important concepts, demonstrate key skills/competencies, and develop character. In addition to the American high school diploma, students also have an opportunity to earn the International Baccalaureate diploma. AISL offers a challenging academic program (English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies) that is complemented by specialist classes that includes band/music, art and design, multimedia, computer science, physical education/health, and financial literacy. While the medium of instruction is English, AISL offers French, Spanish and Arabic as modern languages. AISL administers the MAP assessment to students in grades 2-9, the Morrisby Assessment to students in grade 10, and the PSAT’s and SATs to students in grades 9-12. AISL provides English language learning support and special educational needs support to students. A robust after school athletics and activities program provides students with opportunities to pursue their interests and passions.
Faculty: In the 2022-2023 school year, AISL has 150 total staff including 63 teachers, 29 of whom are U.S. citizens, 10 host-country nationals, and 23 third-country nationals from ten different countries. All teachers hold a teaching certificate/credential from their countries of origin.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, enrollment was 425 students (Early Childhood – Grade 5: 205 and Grades 6-12: 220). Of this total, based on father nationalities: 74 were U.S. citizens, 52 were host-country nationals, and 296 were third-country nationals.
Facilities: Built in 1981, the 8.56-acre campus facility is located in a preferred residential area (Victoria Island) of Lagos. The facilities include 55 classrooms, five science labs, a music/band space, small theater, design technology lab, a library, dining area, a health office, administrative offices, two playgrounds, a gymnasium, tennis courts, a soccer field and swimming pool. AISL’s campus redevelopment program has resulted in upgrading early childhood and elementary school classrooms and the construction of an Innovation and Design Center, an outdoor multipurpose court, and a fitness suite.
Finances: Application Fee: $700; One Time Registration Fee: $14,000; Early Childhood:$17638; Elementary School (K – 5): $21,653; Middle School (Gr 6-8): $28,049; High School (Gr 9-12) $32,165; Annual Capital Fee: $3000; Special Assessment Fee: $10,486.
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (2023 Special Needs- Nigeria, Lagos) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
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