Cape Town
American curriculum
Ages 2 to 18

American International School of Cape Town

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CurriculumAmerican
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): R 126,926
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: R 126,926

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

480

Number of nationalities represented in the school

65

Most common nationality

South Africa

Ratio of local students to international students

1 to 4

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French and Spanish.

Use of technology in the classroom

iPad apps and MacBooks.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

10 minutes per grade.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

In some grades.

Entry evaluation for students

Placement test.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Placement test.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We have rolling admissions year round.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

90%

External examinations or assessments available

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test).

Results in these examinations

Varies.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes but limited.

Learning support offered

ELL (English Language Learner) support, reading support and limited special needs support.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We have variation in our lesson planning.

Student access to education psychologist

In the earlier years.

School start time

8:00

School finish time

2:50

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Many sports including soccer, tennis, swimming, basketball and touch rugby and many activities to include craft, art, game, Spanish and French clubs.

School provided lunches

Only in the Early Childhood Development Centre and Kindergarten 2.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

PE for all students to Grade 8 and then PE as an elective for students in Grades 9-12.

Sports facilities at the school

Soccer fields, covered courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, swimming pools.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We aim to instill a strong sense of community among our students, while equipping them with the skills to be curious, life-long learners.

Teaching approach of the school

AISCT is a diverse learning community providing students the opportunities and confidence to positively impact the world.