The Outdoor Education and Leadership Program (OELP) is an integral part of our school’s Framework that learning needs to be Social, Personal and Applied. Since 2005, AIS developed an ‘Adventure Week’ program to take students beyond the red bricks of our school.
From Grade 1, our students and teachers begin a systemic program of outdoor activity days and camping. Overnight stays for our younger students gradually extend to week-long residential camps and overseas trips in both middle and high school. As a compulsory part of our curriculum, OELP aims to build a deeper understanding of our environment and the responsibilities we share as global citizens. AIS partners with leading NGOs from around the world in implementing community service projects through this program.
Through community service opportunities our students are empowered to make a positive difference in the lives of others. We also recognize the added value dedicated community service hours can bring to a student’s college application. This is considerable in situations where colleges and universities are seeking students with a strong academic background combined with evidence of a well-rounded education.