Griffin Athletics

AIS is a founding member of NECIS (Northwest European Council of International Schools). AIS plays a dominant role, competing in 8 sports throughout the school year. AIS is well-respected for the quality of student-athletes, both on the playing field and off.

The main focus of the Athletic Department is on competitive sports for Grades 5-12, with teams participating at four different age levels: Under 12, Under 14, Junior Varsity and Varsity. The school year is split into 3 seasons: Fall (August – November), Winter (November – March), and Spring (March – May).

Generally, practices take place after school twice a week. Games may be scheduled at various times during the week and on weekends. Each season ends with a large NECIS tournament, where the 11 member schools compete with their teams.

AIS usually hosts NECIS basketball due to our outstanding sports facilities. For other sports, students travel to one of the other NECIS schools. The competitions are enjoyed by students and parents alike.


SeasonSportAge Groups
FallBoys SoccerU12/U14/JV/Varsity
FallGirls VolleyballU12/U14/JV/Varsity
FallBoys & Girls Cross CountryU12/U14/U16/16+
WinterBoys & Girls BasketballU12/U14/JV/Varsity
WinterBoys & Girls SwimmingU12/U14/U16/16+
SpringGirls SoccerU12/U15
SpringBoys & Girls TennisU14/14+
SpringBoys & Girls Track & FieldU12/U14/U16/16+
SpringCo-ed SoftballJV/Varsity
SpringCo-ed GolfHandicap 36 or less