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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||17 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Most common nationality||
Largest international communities include: United States 20%; India 19%; Nigeria 14%; United Kingdom 7%; Lebanon and Pakistan 4%; and Brazil, Israel and South Africa 3%.
|Ratio of local students to international students||
19% local : 81% international
|Average number of students per class||
|Native English speaking teachers||
AISL teachers are U.S. certified or equivalent. Like the students, AISL's teachers are an international group! 53% of teachers are American; 20% are Nigerian; 7% are Canadian; 13% are British, Indian, Lebanese, South African, and Spanish; and 7% are French, Mexican, Polish, Venezuelan, and Zambian.
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
English Language Learners Programme
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
Starting in Kindergarten, children study Spanish or French, unless they are English Language Learners, in which case, they study English starting in grade 1. Beginning in grade 9, students may study Spanish, French or Arabic.
Depends on the grade level.
|Entry evaluation for students||
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
The entrance assessment may include: assessment in the basic skills, vocabulary, reading comprehension, spelling, mathematics and written expression. Students are expected to score at or above grade level in the above areas in order to be granted admission.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
No deadline. Applicants for admission to AISL are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible, as the school may be at capacity in certain grade levels.
|Students can join after academic year begins||
As an international school, AISL understands that relocation does not always coincide with a beginning of the academic year or semester and is happy to welcome you at any stage throughout the year.
|External examinations or assessments available||
IB Diploma, American Diploma
|School bus service available||
Parents provide transportation for their children by bringing them to and from school, making arrangements with their driver, or carpooling with other parents.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
AISL does not have special classes, staff or resources to provide educational support for students with moderate to severe learning difficulties.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
After school activities for kindergarten through grade 8 include: arts/beads, ballet, basketball, cheerleading, chess, cooking, drama, fencing, golf, guitar, gymnastics, hip hop, karate, Mad Science, origami, photography, piano lessons, press club, robotics, soccer, STEM, swimming, taekwondo, and tennis. Saturday sports this session (i.e. two) is soccer. In addition to Saturday sports, children can enroll in up to 4 after school activities a week.
|School provided lunches||
While children in preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten bring their lunch to school, students in grades 1 to 12 may choose to bring a lunch from home or purchase their lunch from the school cafeteria
|Sports facilities at the school||
Gym, swimming pool, football field, playground, outdoor basketball and tennis courts.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
American International School Lagos inspires students to discover their passion for learning, fulfill their potential, and become responsible global citizens.
|Teaching approach of the school||
AISL is committed to providing an exemplary American educational experience with an international perspective that leads to global opportunities. AISL celebrates the diversity of its student body in a safe and caring environment.