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The American International School of Conakry (AISC) The American International School of Conakry (AISC) is a co-educational day school from Pre-K through grade 12 in the Nongo neighborhood near the National Stadium, a 10-to-15-minute drive from the U.S. Embassy. It is non-profit and non-denominational. At AISC, education is not so much a matter of imparting knowledge and skills. It is, rather, helping young people to create questions and take part in exploration. They make powerful connections to the world and take responsibility for their learning. According to its mission statement, AISC develops intellectually audacious, socially responsible citizens of the world. Small class sizes and flexible block scheduling allow for personalized learning experiences with free movement and collaboration between grades. The school year runs from August 22nd through June 16th and is divided into four quarters.

Organization: AISC is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees. Six members are elected from the Parents’ Association, comprised of parents of enrolled students. One member is appointed by the U.S. Ambassador. The director serves as a non- voting member.

Curriculum: AISC is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA-CESS) for grades PK-12. At present, they have some multi-age classrooms: a combined Pre-K / Kindergarten; a combined 1st-2nd grade; a combined 3rd-4th grade; a standalone 5th grade; middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-11) teach groups of multi-age students core subjects and electives. All pupils study French as a foreign language. Physical education and music are included in the curriculum. In high school, students have electives of music, public speaking, computer literacy, tennis, dance, college writing, and musical theater. The school offers five Advanced Placement English courses: calculus AB, calculus BC, English language & literature; English language & composition, and physics. Using AERO standards as a guide, the school delivers inquiry-based, learner-centric education. In April, all students take part in a schoolwide science fair involving original research. Local and overnight field trips are an important feature of the AISC experience. The school has a “no to single-use plastic” policy, and plastic bags and single-use bottles are not allowed on campus. The school has a student store that sells school supplies, AISC tee-shirts and other items, and a selection of healthy snacks (popcorn, yogurt, fresh juices). The school offers a student clubs program twice per week during the second and fourth quarters during the school day including: freestyle rap, swimming, coding, Guinean cooking, painting, darts, Gaelic football, and basketball. Elected members of the Student Council provide students a voice in influencing and developing various activities in the school including social events, a talent show, community projects, and school reform. The school’s PTA supports the teachers, students, and the school.

Faculty: In the 2022-2023 school year, AISC has 38 total staff including 23 teachers, 7 of whom are U.S. citizens, 8 host-country nationals, and 8 third-country nationals. The staff represent nine total countries.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, enrollment was 107 students (PreK-grade 5: 47 students. Grades 6-8: 24 students. Grades 9-12: 36 students), including 27 U.S. citizens, 29 host country nationals, and 51 third-country nationals. There are a total of twenty-five nationalities are represented.

Facilities: The campus has six main buildings housing primary school, secondary school, administration, a science lab, a music studio, and a performing arts center. There is an outdoor sheltered full court basketball court/tennis court, playground, and swimming pool.

Finances: Currently, approximately 98% of the school’s expenses are supported by tuition. The annual tuition rates are as follows: New Student Registration Fee: This fee is a one-time only fee $1,200, Annual Capital Fees per student $1,000, Association Fee per family: $10, English as another Language: $800 per semester, Learning Support: $2,000 per year. Tuition: PK/5: $18,500, grades 6-8: $18,500, grades 9-12: $20,750.

Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (Special Needs Guinea, Conakry) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.

This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are accurate as of September 2022 and are provided by the school.

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