Over the years the American International School has built a strong reputation for the rigor of its academic program and successfully preparing its graduates to enter university. AIS continues to value high academic achievement, and university entrance remains the expectation for most AIS graduates.
Yet, we also understand the educational landscape is changing. Accelerated by technology and powerful structural shifts in the global economy, significant changes in the work we do in school is already underway.
Our recently published FRAMEWORK FOR THE FUTURE brings into focus a set of key teaching and learning experiences, intended to shape the future direction of the educational programs at AIS.
To ensure our school experience remains relevant to the needs of students and is focused on essential skills and mindsets needed for their future, the framework places a premium on the development of student-confidence through teaching and learning experiences that are APPLIED, SOCIAL and PERSONAL.
Our founder Dr. Thomas Liang believed in the power of education to change lives. In 1986, Dr. Liang established AIS to give students a unique American international school experience that would prepare them for admission to schools, colleges and universities in the United States. 32 years later, our founding values – Justice, Knowledge, and Love – remain the hallmarks of an AIS education.
At AIS, educational innovation is inspiring us to design and deliver new school experiences that make learning relevant for each student. Learning at AIS is designed to be Social, Personal and Applied.
As educators our role is to prepare students for the future. Beyond academic excellence, the AIS experience also seeks to nurture a deeper sense of confidence in each student. As learning becomes increasingly personalised students will learn to make informed choices so they are truly future-ready.
AIS is recognised for the strong sense of family it has successfully nurtured since its opening 30 years ago. Located in the prestigious Kowloon Tong district of Hong Kong, AIS serves approximately 850 students from Early Childhood through Grade 12. Over the years AIS has successfully maintained a genuine small-school feel. Students, teachers and families share an enduring sense of affection for the school and its community.
AIS is governed and financed independently. It is registered by the Hong Kong Education Bureau and fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).