The American International School of Mozambique operates as a private, non-profit, coeducational school for international students with all instruction delivered in the English language. The academic centers (early learning center, primary school, secondary school) are organized around a balance of the academic and social needs of the students..
Organization: The school is governed by a 7-member Board of Directors, 6 of whom are elected by the parents of AISM and 1 of whom is appointed by the U.S. Ambassador.
Curriculum: The curriculum reflects both American educational philosophy and the underlying principles of the International Baccalaureate (IB). The school is an IB World School offering all three IB Programs: Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP), and Diploma Program (DP). While the IB provides the conceptual framework and defines the approach to teaching and learning, the content backbone is the American Education Reaches Out Common Core standards. AISM is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Supplemental Services: AISM operates under a multi-tier support philosophy and currently offers learning support to students with mild to moderate learning needs. The talented learning support team includes learning support staff, counselors, a school psychologist, and a speech-language pathologist. The school offers a broad range of services, many of which require supplemental tuition. AISM operates an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program. Parents need to contact school officials regarding special needs programs.
Integrated Learning Activities: AISM has a wide range of additional learning opportunities, including but not limited to, service learning, Model UN, photography, investigative science, African dance, debate, computer programing, band, choir, chess, clay and pottery. AISM is a member of the International Schools of Southern and Eastern Africa athletics and activities conference participating in 13 activities such as STEM, track & field, volleyball, soccer, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, kayaking, golf, etc.
Faculty: During the 2019-2020 school year, there are 101 faculty members.
Enrollment: During the 2019-2020 school year, enrollment is 607 students with 300 students in the primary school and 307 students in the secondary school.
Facilities: The primary and secondary buildings house administration, support services, and more than 80 classrooms. Facilities comprise a multi-level library-media center, five ICT labs, six science labs, an auditorium, a two-story multipurpose cafeteria, and a fine arts complex. The libraries are fully automated and contain more than 30,000 volumes. Sports and recreational facilities include 3 gymnasiums and 2 soccer fields, a 25-meter outdoor swimming pool, a covered court, and playgrounds.
Finances: Tuition fees in 2019-2020 are: PK (3&4): $16,800; K-grade 5: $23,100; grades 6-8: $26,200; grades 9-10: $29,800; grade 11: $30,900; and grade 12: $31,500. Due upon admission are an $9,746 new student fee and a $400 application fee. (All fees quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Information and statistics are current as of October 2019 and are provided by the school.