Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction
|Native English teachers
|Extra languages (other than English)
|20 students / class
This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2023/2024.
All the details about this school in their own words
|Number of students
|Number of nationalities represented in the school
|Language support for students not fluent in English
English as a Secondary Language
|Additional language classes offered by the school
|Max. number of students per class
|Use of technology in the classroom
The Internet is an integral part of an AIS education. AIS is now 100% wireless with fast Internet speed. Students are encouraged to carry laptops and stay online wherever they go, and ‘smart boards’ are used to generate excitement and enhance learning.
|Entry evaluation for students
|Brief description of entry evaluation required
AIS administers an external aptitude test and an in-house Math/English test to determine grade placement. Additionally, AIS administers a ‘get to know you’ test that reveals aspects of the student’s character, personality, learning style, creativity and interests. Overall, the entrance exams take about two hours to complete.
|School bus service available
|School provided lunches
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered
AIS offers many clubs and activities.
|Sports activities included
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students
|Sports facilities at the school
2 gyms, swimming pool, fully equipped fitness training room, indoor soccer court, playground.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school
Aguinaldo International School is a values-oriented international school that produces academically excellent, globally competent students. Children reach their full potential with individualized instruction in a diverse and nurturing environment.
|Teaching approach of the school
The school's curriculum aligns with National Standards and American Core Standards. Additionally, it incorporates international standards from McRel and the International Baccalaureate Programme. AIS presently uses i-Ready and BRIGANCE assessment tools to determine each student’s learning, relative to the desired performance standards and indicators. The curriculum is tailor-suited to meet the needs of the school's unique and diverse student population. Producing a custom made curriculum is hard work; it requires the teachers to review, update, and improve school documents on a regular basis. Through this process, the curriculum is becoming increasingly diversified and modernized with a variety of current topics, international perspectives and modern teaching strategies.
The AIS curriculum is focused on the attainment of the six facets of understanding. Additionally, it follows a spiral design, which means that students re-visit topics as they advance through the grade levels – every time at a higher level of complexity and in greater depth. A spiral curriculum allows students to develop understanding gradually (at age-appropriate stages) as opposed to demanding immediate mastery. By returning to the same topics every year, the curriculum can ‘catch’ each child when he or she is ready. So if a child doesn’t grasp an idea or master a skill in grade four then he or she will get another chance in grade five. Thus readiness to learn is at the core of a spiral curriculum.