Founders of Atlanta International School (AIS) aspired to provide students in the Atlanta area with an education comparable to that of top tier institutions the world over. Today, students attending AIS hold the opportunity to be part of the school’s integrated International Baccalaureate programs and enroll in one of three dual language tracks. Accredited by both the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), AIS serves to improve upon our city’s reputation for international prowess. At AIS, the Arts serve as a means of bridging the gap between domestic and international cultures through creative expression. Students are taught the importance of proper technique and given a foundation to develop skills essential to theatre, visual arts or music.
AIS encourages students to broaden their scholastic horizon through learning excursions from trips to New York City for mock trial to French immersion in Provence. An initiative to promote student learning outside of the classroom, Creativity, Action, Service (CAS), is the initiative to promote student learning outside of the classroom, requiring the development of interdisciplinary skills through experiential study. In 2010, AIS opened the Adair Arts, Science and Design (ASD) Building, a facility dedicated to teaching skills vital to the success of prospective job seekers in the 21st century. With 22-percent of AIS graduates already working in or towards careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), AIS offers endorsements to students looking to expand their knowledge by enrolling in courses and participating in extra-curricular activities related to STEM. The endorsement recognizes students who have applied a global perspective to STEM while engaging in multidisciplinary problem solving.
90% of students earned an IB Diploma – 29% of which were bilingual. Eight students were commended National Merit students, while three were NMSQT finalists. The senior class SAT average this year came in at 1120-1380, and each course is taught at an honors level.
Surrounding Neighborhoods: Garden Hills, Peachtree Heights East, Buckhead Village, Peachtree Heights West, Lindbergh