Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Maximum||20 students / class|
This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2020/2021.
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Max. number of students per class||
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
English as a Secondary Language
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|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||
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
AIS offers many clubs and activities.
|School provided lunches||
|Sports activities included||
|Sports facilities at the school||
2 gyms, swimming pool, fully equipped fitness training room, indoor soccer court, playground.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
|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.