The American International School in Cyprus (AISC) is located in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. AISC was originally constructed in 1950 by a local doctor to house St. Barbara’s Polyclinic, a small hospital. The building was designed in the fashion of a ship, under the architectural influence of Le Corbusier, a popular post-war style in Nicosia. The polyclinic was converted into The Hill Hotel in 1964. At this time, two stories were added, including a roof top restaurant and garden.

By 1983, The Hill Hotel closed and the facility operated as a boarding school for 4 years.  In 1987 at the request of the American Embassy in Nicosia, the school reopened with 51 students in Kindergarten through Grade 12.  In 1990, 170 students were registered.  During the invasion of Kuwait, Cyprus became home for U.N. workers from Baghdad, families fleeing Kuwait, various news outlets and political institutions. During that period, enrollment increased to 315 students, including 21 boarding students.

In 1993, Esol Education purchased the school. The school’s name was changed to the American International School in Cyprus (AISC). From the start, AISC was committed to an American program of studies preparing students for universities in the United States and around the world.  In 1994, the International Baccalaureate Program was introduced to provide the highest level of university preparation for students. The program was a success, with the first graduates achieving their IB Diplomas with high results. As a result of Cyprus joining the European Union in 2004, many AISC graduates now attend European universities.

AISC continues to celebrate its long-standing traditions in the community and build toward future successes.

The American International School in Cyprus is accredited and approved by the following organizations:
  1. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA), PA., USA  Please click here for the comprehensive Educational, Foundational and Operational Standards AISC follows to be accredited by MSA
  2. International Baccalaureate, Geneva, Switzerland  Please visit the IB website for the comprehensive standards AISC follows to be accredited by the IB
  3. Cyprus Ministry of Education