Misha Simmonds
Director

Misha Simmonds, Director

Misha Simmonds
Director

Welcome to the American International School in Cyprus! AISC offers students a world-class K-12 educational program in the heart of the Cypriot capital, Nicosia.

For over 30 years our community has been educating each child with the character, academic, and leadership skills necessary for success in life, university, and community:

• Our school culture, based on our core beliefs, develops lifelong character that values integrity, respects differences, cares for others and strives for excellence.
• Our academic program, taking the best from Αmerican and international curriculums, both challenges students and meets their diverse needs, so that they are fully prepared for the university of their choice.
• Our entire community works together to provides opportunities, whether through service, activities, or competitions, for each child to become leaders ready to serve the world.

Our mission is our passion. We look forward to supporting you and your child as we build on past successes and work toward an even brighter future.


WITH BOTH AMERICAN AND ΑUSTRIAN CITIZENSHIP, MISHA SIMMONDS BRINGS OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION, BOTH IN THE UNITED STATES AND IN NEPAL. DURING HIS CAREER HE HAS SERVED AS A TEACHER, ADMINISTRATOR, CONSULTANT, AND PHILANTHROPIST. FOR EIGHT YEARS AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS CHARTER SCHOOL IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, MISHA SUCCESSFULLY INCREASED STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND ENROLLMENT, AS WELL AS ADDED A NEW 3000 SQUARE METER BUILDING TO THE CAMPUS. THE SCHOOL WAS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED WITH THE EPIC SILVER-GAIN AWARD FOR BREAKTHROUGH STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT GAINS, AND HE WAS PERSONALLY RECOGNIZED AS THE NEW JERSEY 2016 CHARTER CHAMPION ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR. MISHA HOLDS A BACHELOR OF ΑRTS DEGREE IN HISTORY FROM PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, A MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE FROM HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, AND A MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP DEGREE FROM BARUCH COLLEGE.

Amy Clerides, Principal