The American International School of Conakry (AISC) is a non-profit, non-denominational, co-educational day school in the Nongo neighborhood. Inspired by the U.S. micro-school model, we offer an American, problem-based curriculum and Atwell-style inter-disciplinary workshops nursery through 8th grade. Our 9th through 12th graders enroll in the University of Nebraska High School distance learning program or the GED program. AISC is evolving. With the generous support of the U.S.Embassy in this, our 52nd year, we have completely re-imagined our school and renewed our commitment to developing each students’ potential to becoming intellectually audacious, socially responsible citizens of the world.
Our Core Values
Learning is a priority for all children.
The learning process both nurtures and challenges.
Learning is best in a safe and disciplined environment.
Leveraging emerging technology and communicating in at least two
world languages are essential.
Education is a partnership among parents, the school, and the community.
All individuals have a right to be treated with respect and dignity,
regardless of the differences between them in age, gender, marital status,
race, sexuality, religion, culture, language, or disability.
Diversity matters not in and of itself, but because people matter,
and people are infinitely diverse.
Profile of Graduates
The graduates of The American International School of Conakry will develop the following knowledge, skills, and attitudes:
Mathematical concepts at least through arithmetic, algebra, and geometry
Science, basic knowledge of earth science, biology, chemistry and physics
Geography, political and physical
Fundamentals of personal finance
History from differing perspectives and varying regions of the world
Basic familiarity with great literature, fiction and non-fiction, from several canons
Healthy nutrition and lifestyle
Facility in reading, writing, listening, speaking, in two world languages
Estimation, computation and calculation using mathematical and scientific procedure
Procedural scientific investigation and research
Manipulation of physical objects to achieve desired effects
Leveraging technology to locate gather, and process information
Appreciation of current events as consequences of historical action
Respect for diversity of culture and of individuals
Care for the planet
We are accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA-CESS). We explore ways of learning, teaching and assessment that encourage curiosity, self-direction and a community-wide spirit of collaboration.
This year, through the support of the Office of Overseas Schools, AISC received all new materials for Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts. Through advancement, development and alumni outreach efforts, the school is planning to support a technology upgrade. At AISC, we have multi-age classrooms Nursery and Pre K; K and 1; 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6, 7 and 8 and 9-12. Small class sizes and flexible block scheduling allow for personalized learning experiences with free movement and collaboration between grades.
Our faculty are divided into AISC Core and AISC Corps. Our Core teachers have multi-age classrooms Nursery and PreK; K and 1; 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6,7 and 8 and 9-12. Our AISC Corps is made up of a rotating cast of specialists who teach French and fitness during the school day and swimming, art, basketball, double dutch, soccer and music in our activities program. Our middle and high school students and our parents have been known to join the AISC Corps offering MakerSpace, yoga, and coming soon .... robotics.
Our new campus has a lower school, a middle school and a combined upper school/administrative building. There are library, lab and mixed-use spaces. We have an athletic court, pool, and plans to convert our warehouse into an indoor combined gym/performance space.