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CurriculumsIB and American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: Dinar 2,650
to: Dinar 4,531
Address: PO Box 3267 22033 Salmiya Kuwait
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Number of students

2200

Number of nationalities represented in the school

50

Most common nationality

Diverse student body consisting of sixty percent Kuwaitis, twenty five percent other Arabs and the balance of students from North America to other parts of Asia.

Ratio of local students to international students

60% local : 40% international

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

All KG Classes have a teacher and a teacher assistant

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Arabic

Use of technology in the classroom

The AIS campus is equipped with wireless internet for students and staff. In order to facilitate meaningful technology integration across the school:
KG classrooms have access to class sets of iPads.
Students in grades 1 through 12 are encouraged to bring their own devices to school on a daily basis.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Our school offers online learning through Seasaw and Microsoft Teams.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

AIS collects a completed application in December and August based on seat availability.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

Average IB Score is 32

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Yes, Islam Religion

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Elective Courses

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

AIS has no special needs programs.

School start time

7:00am

School finish time

3:00pm

Supervised care before/after school

After school care for Pre KG from 13:00 to 14:30.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Throughout the school year there are numerous opportunities for students to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities. AIS offers a wide array of choices ranging from the arts to drama to athletics to community service and much, much more.

School provided lunches

Culturally diverse food served in a shaded open air facility.

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

All food and lunch meals served at school are healthy and halal.

Sports activities included

Volleyball, Soccer, Badminton, Swimming, Track & Field, Basketball

Sports facilities at the school

Aerobics room, weight room, Two gyms, Tennis courts, multiple shaded areas and rooftop soccer fields, shaded play area for kindergarten

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

As members of local KASAC conference and international NESAC conference, the student-athletes are able to take part in a variety of sports including: Volleyball, Swimming, Basketball, Football, Track and Field and Badminton. AIS' teams have a strong track record of success across all levels. All of AIS teams offer a wonderful local and international experience that provide students with an ideal learning opportunity for both personal and athletic growth. AIS' coaching staff inspires young athletes and emphasize leadership, sportsmanship and balance.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The American International School Kuwait is a private, independent , co-educational day school serving students from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. English is the primary language of instruction although all students study Arabic or Arabic as a Foreign Language. It is an International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) Continuum School that is fully authorized for the IB Diploma (IBD), Middle Years (MYP) and Primary Years (PYP) programmes. The school is modeled on the three divisions typical of American schooling: Elementary, Middle and High School. AIS is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA).

Teaching approach of the school

AIS offers an educational program that provides students continuous opportunities to develop the thinking skills required of the 21st century workplace. AIS' program personalizes the student learning experience to ensure students develop attitudes that are caring and balanced and become the knowledgeable citizens they aspire to be.

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