American International School of Abuja
|American International School of Abuja (AISA)|
Plot 346 Cadastral Zone, Durumi District, Abuja FCT
|Type||International School |
|Head of school||Randy Neen|
|Grades||Pre-School - Grade 12|
|Age range||3 - 18 years|
|Average class size||22|
The American International School of Abuja was founded in 1993 when a group of parents and U.S Embassy of officials recognized the need for a school that would adequately prepare international and Nigerian students to continue their education under a US-based curriculum.
In the August 2006 school year, the school opened the year in a brand new purpose built facility with spacious grounds and ample room for growth. The student population rose from 150 students at the close of the 2005 school year to its current enrollment of 470 students, preschool through grade 12.
With the increase in the student population, a full high school program was added and AISA graduated its first senior class in June 2009.
Governance and organization
The school is governed by an elected Board of Governors who oversee the affairs of the school. The Board of Governors is responsible for hiring and evaluating the Head of School who oversees the day to day running of the school.
The Elementary School is headed by a Principal as well as an Assistant Principal. The Middle and High School is headed by a Principal. Each division has its support services such as Counselling, English Language Learner, and Learning Support Services.
AISA fosters a friendly community centered environment. The school boasts of many community-wide events hosted and sponsored by school organizations such as the Parent Teachers Association.
Some of the events held are the Craft Sale, the International Food Fair, the Fall Carnival, Scavenger Hunts, Nigerian Day, and the AIDS Run/Walk.
Staff and student body
AISA employs the services of 43 expatriate teachers, 6 local teachers, 2 division principals, an assistant principal, a curriculum coordinator, a technology director and an assistant technology director, an athletics director, a business manager, a security manager, a registrar and admissions coordinator, and admin support staff.
At the end of the 2015-16 school year, there were 474 students from nearly 40 different countries.
- 34 Classrooms
- 2 Music Rooms
- 2 Art Rooms
- Snack bar
- Science Lab
- Multipurpose Hall
- Computer Lab
- 41 Smartboards
- Elementary School Playground
- Early Childhood Playground
- Swimming Pool
AISA is very technologically driven and offers a one-to-one technology program to support a state of the art learning program. All classrooms are equipped with an interactive whiteboard and students have access to Macbooks and IPads as we are a one-to-one device school.
The academic year runs from August to June and is made up of 2 semesters. The 1st semester runs from August through December and the 2nd semester runs from January through June.
AISA provides a wide range of after school activities popularly known as clubs to its early childhood and elementary school students. After school clubs include but are not limited to ballet, gymnastics, cook and bake, karate, mad science, soccer, basketball, and board games.
In the secondary school, AISA offers several activities, including athletics (volleyball, basketball, soccer and swimming), a very active student council and service-learning clubs. Students in athletics have the opportunity to compete in the West African International Schools Activities League where they enjoy travel opportunities to compete with other participating schools in the West African Region.