American international schools are a popular choice for parents right across the world. While there is no central American curriculum, the common themes of enquiry based learning and student-centred planning run throughout. This has made American international schools a popular choice for students wishing to enter into further education in North America.
Why choose American International School?
The American curriculum is based on high standards of achievement in all subject areas. This broad and balanced approach is supported by a wide range of co-curricular activities which equip all students with the skills they need for the 21st century.
Focus: enquiry based, hands-on teaching
American International schools offer a diverse and full range of enquiry based, hands-on teaching methods and individualised instruction.
An American international school starts with entry to Kindergarten at age 5. Students can study through to Grade 12, where they are awarded with the American High School Diploma at age 17. The American Diploma is accepted for entrance by all US universities and colleges and is increasingly recognised by other universities around the world.
Key features of the American curriculum
- Offered by American international schools worldwide.
- Broad, balanced and student centred.
- Standardised tests are benchmarked by American international schools around the world.
- Leads to SAT and advanced placement test for university admission.
- Recognised by US and Canadian universities.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is your child’s passport to a well-rounded and outstanding global education. This qualification and curriculum offers students from a wide range of cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds the opportunity to gain a world class qualification.
Why choose the International Baccalaureate?
The IB originally began as a programme for globe-trotting students and their families. Today it is taught in 2,984 schools across 139 countries, with more than 830,000 students worldwide.
Our American International schools will offer three high quality IB Programmes for students aged 3 to 19. The curriculum is designed to educate students with the skills they need to thrive in a rapidly globalising world.
Focus: lifelong learning and personal growth
Our International Baccalaureate schools encourage children to become students for life as well as responsible, open-minded citizens of the world. The grand aim of the IB is to develop a lifelong love of learning in students, alongside an appreciation of diverse cultures and global points of view.
The three International Baccalaureate programmes are modelled on elements of educational systems from around the world. The end result is a unique and inspiring curriculum.
The three IB programmes we will offer include:
- The Primary Years Programme (PYP) – for students aged 3 to 12
- The Middle Years Programme (MYP) – for students aged 11 to 16
- The Diploma Programme (DP) – for students aged 16 to 19
Key features of the IB
- Established since 1969
- Emphasises an international outlook
- Recognised by universities worldwide
- Considered the broadest international curriculum with an excellent balance of subjects
- Introduces an independent research model of learning at the Diploma level
- School-driven formative assessment
- Available at Primary, Middle and Diploma levels