AISC Mission

The American International School in Cyprus inspires students to become enthusiastic life-long learners who value integrity, cultural diversity, and the pursuit of excellence. Using an American and international curriculum, our qualified professionals work with the school community to prepare students to be creative, critical thinkers, and socially responsible world citizens.

AISC Beliefs
  • Everyone must be valued as a unique individual.
  • Everyone deserves an education which respects his or her differences.
  • Understanding and appreciation of diversity are critical to peace and harmony.
  • The development of all aspects of the individual is essential.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving are vital in a changing world.
  • Participation in activities and service learning fosters a sense of self worth, community, and school ethos.
  • Technology must be an integral part of the education process.
  • Learning must be a life-long process for everyone.
  • Everyone is entitled to have his/her opinion heard and considered.
  • Everyone has a right to safety, love, and learning.
International Mindedness at AISC
  • As an internationally minded student, you are constantly seeking to evolve your understanding of other peoples’ opinions and cultures.
  • As an internationally minded student, you can respect someone’s opinion while not accepting it as your own.
  • As an internationally minded student, your opinion should not violate another person’s human rights

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AISC Guiding Statements of the school

Human Rights Policy

AISC-FINAL-POSTERSA committee of students, teachers and parents created the AISC Human Rights Policy in 2010 to serve as a code of conduct for our school community. Reflecting the voices of all secondary school students, the policy is also used as a tool in mediating and resolving conflict.

The following rights apply to all persons-students and staff who have the responsibility to create a caring school environment where each individual is valued. The creation of this human rights policy serves to support the rich diversity and overall mission of our school.

    1. I have the right to be myself:
      The right to develop one’s own personality and individuality (so long as it does not interfere with the rights of others) without disrespectful criticism or pressure from cliques and peers.
    2. I have the right to be free from name calling or physical harassment:
      Freedom from physical abuse and from mental abuse such as name calling, threats, intimidations, or harassment.
    3. I have the right to feel proud of what makes me different:
      Freedom from being set apart or mocked because of national origin and accent, race, gender, religion, culture, social class, intelligence, sexuality, physical strength, handicap, size, features, friendship groups, age, etc…
    4. I have the right to my privacy:
      The right of privacy and freedom from being harrased in the academic, social and athletic spaces within and to and from school. This right extends to freedom from cyber-bullying that impacts individuals within the school environment.
    5. I have the right to learn, make mistakes without embarrassment and be proud of my success:
      The right to an education; teachers should be free to teach and students should be free to learn without being interrupted by inconsiderate, unruly, or disrespectful students.
    6. I have the right to my own opinion and the right to agree or disagree with others respectfully:
      The right to formulate and communicate opinions supported by careful thought and reasoning. Remaining open-minded to diverse thought, students and teachers will respectfully challenge different viewpoints.
    7. I have the right to feel safe at school:
      The right to a comfortable school environment where personal and school property are respected.

Graduate Profile

  • Life Long Learner
  • Pursuit of Excellence
  • Critical/CreativeThinker
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Socially Responsible World Citizens

Life Long Learner
AISC graduates are inquisitive, reflective and have a desire to be life long learners. They communicate effectively for a variety of purposes and are technologically literate for the 21st century. They are open to a variety of aesthetic experiences and continue to develop an appreciation for the arts.

Pursuit of Excellence
AISC graduates are self-directed learners who prioritize in order to meet high academic standards. They demonstrate skills in both collaboration and leadership and are willing to take risks and seek new experiences. They are confident and responsible in making appropriate life choices.

Critical/CreativeThinker
AISC graduates are critical thinkers who evaluate information and use conclusions to guide their behavior for a common good. As creative thinkers they are innovative and focused on exploring ideas and generating possibilities when problem solving.

Cultural Diversity
AISC graduates demonstrate an appreciation for cultural differences and understand the need for flexibility, sensitivity and adaptability. They have acquired a high level of competency in at least one foreign language.

Integrity
AISC graduates understand the importance of integrity and accountability and are positive thinkers. They use their knowledge ethically, advocating universal values such as honesty, integrity, reciprocity and compassion.

Socially Responsible World Citizens
AISC graduates are aware of the global nature of many current social, economic and environmental issues and make positive contributions to society.


Graduate Profile

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Family Handbook

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