AIS competes in the Northwest European Council of International Schools (NECIS) sports tournaments. NECIS is an organization that promotes competitive tournaments in nine different sports with schools from countries in northwest Europe. Other schools are from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. Teams will travel at least once during the season to another NECIS member school for a housing weekend.
The school year is divided into three seasons. The fall season (cross country, girls' volleyball and boys' soccer) is from August to mid-November, the winter season (basketball and swimming) is from mid-November to mid-March. Spring season (golf, track & field, softball, tennis, co-educational softball and girls' soccer) starts mid-March and lasts until the end of May.
We compete with both boys and girls in 4 different age groups, Under-12, Under-14, Junior Varsity and Varsity.
What is a Griffin?
The AIS school teams are named after a legendary beast, the Griffin. The Griffin is a combination of the body of a lion (from the symbol of the Flemish community) and the head and wings of an American eagle (to symbolize the school's previous incarnation as the American School of Antwerp).