“The Arts have a wonderful universality. Art has the potential to unify. It can speak in many languages without a translator. The Arts do not discriminate. The Arts lift us up.”
— Barbara Jordan
The Arts are extensively interwoven into the fabric of daily life at the American International School. Our passionate Visual Performing Arts Team unequivocally believes in the value of Arts Education, as it authenticates our humanity by cultivating creativity and expression. Art unlocks a sense of joy and wonder in our young people. It raises academic attainment, fosters a sense of conviction in our identity, and generates confidence in our character.
We provide a comprehensive through-school arts education that unlocks the innate creativity in each and every AIS student. Our programs of study and extra-curricular opportunities provide learning experiences in visual art, music, performance, and drama, with a wealth of opportunities to perform and exhibit work both in and beyond our school campus.
The Arts benefit our young learners in a multitude of ways. They help develop problem solving and critical thinking skills, allowing for the initiative of the individual to shine through in a collaborative setting; they value authentic expression and embrace diversity; they convey meaning and act as a conduit for communication and connection; they instill a sense of belonging, pride, and accomplishment. Above all, as one of the most intrinsic and universal traits of humanity, the arts exist in their own right to define who we are and give context to our place in the world.