Curriculum

Taking Steps towards an IB Diploma

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, AIS is proud to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP).

The aim of all programmes is to develop internationally-minded citizens who recognise a responsibility towards each other and the planet, creating a better and more peaceful world.

AIS students are:

Reflective
By understanding our own strengths and weaknesses, we can support our own personal development.

Balanced
A well-balanced life is paramount to our intellectual, physical and emotional well-being. We respect that of others whilst recognising our interdependence on others and the world in which we live.

Risk-takers
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination, working both independently and cooperatively in creating innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

Caring
Empathy, compassion and respect are drivers in how our students think and act. Our commitment to service makes us aim to leave a positive impact behind in the world and lives of others.

Open-minded
Self-reflection leads to an appreciation of one’s own history and culture, whereas an open mind respects the values and traditions of others. The combination of the two skills helps us grow and develop the ability to remain objective.

Principled
Our students are armed with a strong sense of fairness and justice, respecting the dignity and rights of others. AIS students act with integrity and honesty, taking responsibility for their own actions.

Communicators
Our students are at the very least fluent in two languages, and are able to express themselves confidently. Collaborating and listening to the perspectives of others complete the picture.

Thinkers
Critical thinking and creativity are both solutions to analysing complex problems. Our students are trained in making reasoned and ethical decisions.

Knowledgeable
Our students acquire knowledge across a range of disciplines, knowing no boundaries for broadness or depth. Our students learn to engage with issues and ideas that have a local and global significance.

Inquirers
Curiosity and a love of learning are a second nature to our students. We help develop skills for inquiry and independent research, maintaining an enthusiastic and positive attitude throughout.