Director's Letter

Dear community (that means students, parents, neighbors and friends of AISC):

Learning something new is a process that builds connections of many different kinds: neural connections in the brain that promote understanding  of  new material, emotional connections that create bonds between individuals, and historical connections between past and present experiences that build  possibilities for a future.

And this is what life is all about; we are all –infants just parted from the womb, little tykes on the playground, high school seniors applying to colleges, and school directors-- on an exciting adventure of discovery.

Our school is in a true renaissance period, growing in numbers and growing in programs. We welcome you to our campus, and invite you to join us as we help make kids powerful.

Sarah Chevaillier, Director


Director Bio

Sarah Chevaillier is an American who attended public schools from Kindergarten through Grade 12 in Palos Verdes, California. As an AFS exchange student, she lived and studied for one year in Zurich, Switzerland, before attending college in the States where she graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature. A lifelong learner, as an adult she has earned a Masters in Teaching and Curriculum from Michigan State University, and an Executive MBA from the International School of Management in Paris. She speaks English, French, and German.

With 25 years experience as a teacher and principal at K-12 international schools in Germany, China and India, Ms. Chevaillier has also taught public school in  St. Paul, Minnesota, working with incarcerated juveniles. In addition to her experience in education,she has been publisher of a magazine, and has worked at universities developing medical research and college readiness programs.

Ms. Chevaillier has had extensive direct experience with a variety of curriculums: American, including AP; British, including O Levels, A Levels, and the International General Certificate of Education; French; Swiss; German; Chinese, Indian, and the International Baccalaureate. She is an assistant examiner of the IB Diploma Program in the subject of English Language and Literature. 

She has three grown children who live in the United States and Europe.

Learning to Learn