COVID-19
response

In March 2020, we proactively closed our campus to start online learning. Our teachers had their plans ready and students were quickly placed in virtual classrooms. The school community was very enthusiastic about distance learning. Belgian government allowed us to partially open the school again in June.

The promising outlook of declining COVID-19 cases at the end of last school year has now been replaced with the harsh reality of the disease gaining momentum again. Nevertheless, at AIS we are planning to fully reopen campus for the new school year.

To provide the community with an easy overview of all the possible school operation scenarios, we have developed a colour-coded matrix in line with regulations published by the Flemish Education Ministry. AIS is currently planning to open school according to level orange. Please click here for more detailed information. You can watch a message from the Head of School here.

TIMELINE

4 August: a colour-coded matrix was published
5 June: Primary School back on campus
18 May: Early Years back on campus, Grades 9-11 by appointment
17 March: Online learning begins at AIS
16 March: Belgian government closes schools
13 March: AIS campus closes

TASK FORCE

Our COVID-19 Task Force meets regularly to discuss the evolving situation. We closely follow developments in Belgium and worldwide. All decisions regarding COVID-19 have been made putting our students, teachers, and all of their families first.

ADMISSIONS

We continue to accept new students at this time. You can reach our Admissions Team at admissions@ais-antwerp.be. Please click here to take a virtual tour of our campus.

COVID-19
Levels

To provide the community with an easy overview of all the possible school operation scenarios, we have developed a colour-coded matrix in line with regulations published by the Flemish Education Ministry.

Health and Safety
Guidelines

At AIS, we are committed to making sure our students, parents and staff stay healthy and adhere to the rules and regulations of the Belgian government. Specific health safety guidelines were published.

Scenarios in case of Infection

Possible scenarios in case of COVID-19 infection within the AIS Community.

Online
learning

AIS was prepared for online learning and made sure our students were able to continue their education, almost seamlessly. Here is what our online learning looked like for the school year 2019-2020.

Reopening
in May 2020

The gradual reopening of schools was allowed by the Belgian government on 18 May. AIS had a partial reopening of campus on that date, with students from Early Years returning. Grade 9 to 11 students could come to school only after having made appointments with specific teachers.

Corona Updates
Head of School

This is where you can find messages and updates about COVID-19 from the Head of School, Andreas Koini.