The American International School of Conakry is a co-educational day school from Pre-K through Grade 11 in Nongo near the National Stadium. It is non-profit and non-denominational.
At AISC, education is not so much a matter of imparting knowledge, or teaching “a thing.” It is, rather, helping kids make powerful decisions.
Our teachers are native English speakers recruited from America, Canada, Australia, Europe and Africa. Small class sizes and flexible block scheduling allow for personalized learning experiences with free movement and collaboration between grades.
· English-medium instruction
· Small classes. Always.
· Accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
· French as an academic subject at all levels
· Physical education, arts and crafts integrated into the curriculum
· Qualified teachers from the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe and Africa
· 77 students (2017)
· Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 11 (2017-2018)
In 2018-2019, AISC will go up to Grade 12, culminating in an American High School Diploma
AISC is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. MSA-CESS accredits preK-12 public, private, parochial, charter, non-degree granting career and technical post-secondary institutions, special purpose schools, supplementary education centers, learning services providers, and distance education institutions in the United States and 85 countries in the world.
AISC uses AERO (American Education Reaches Out) as its curricular framework. AERO is a project supported by the U.S. State Department’s Office of Overseas Schools and the Overseas Schools Advisory Council to assist schools in developing and implementing standards-based curricula. AERO’s resources, workshops, and professional consultation services help overseas schools implement and sustain standards-based curricula. This effort is in alignment with research-based trends in the development of curriculum worldwide, and particularly with the Common Core initiative in the U.S.
AISC is a member of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA), which is a collaborative learning community of accredited, internationally-minded schools in Africa. AISA provides targeted services and relevant resources, facilitates innovative programs, and connects people. Our faculty regularly participates in Professional Learning Communities and workshops offered by AISA.
AISC is extremely proud to be the only accredited school in English language medium in Guinea. The U.S. Department of Education describes approved accrediting organizations such as Middle States as a “reliable authority as to the quality of education.” Accreditation is an external, objective validation of school quality and student achievement that fosters continuous school improvement.