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American International School of Lagos

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CurriculumInternational, American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): 10,979,451 ₦
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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 17 students / class
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 10,979,451 ₦
Address: Federal Estates, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
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Number of students

760

Number of nationalities represented in the school

51

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

17

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.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

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.
High school clubs include: COWS (Citizens of the World), MUN (Model United Nations), Prom Committee, Photography/Yearbook, Eagle Press Newspaper, Programming, Zubma, Chess, and Stop the Bull (Anti Bullying).

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

Yes

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.
AISL offers Pre-school through 12th grade, and its high school students can choose to graduate with either an American diploma or an International Baccalaureate diploma. AISL's graduates attend, and are successful in, universities throughout the world.

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.

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