In 2007, the Board of Trustees undertook the creation of AISB’s first 5-year strategic plan. The Board of Trustees asked that the plan look at all areas, thoroughly examining the school’s strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities while also including supportive data and information. The 2007-2011 Plan was divided into:
During 2010 and 2011, the Board held two “Futures” retreats to consider their work and the long-range vision of the school. Concurrently in years 2011 and 2012, the school experienced unprecedented student growth.
In 2012, the Board of Trustees authorized the AISB administration and staff to undertake the renewal of the Strategic Plan in concert with our 10-year accreditation cycle. This melding of plans would enable the school to clearly post long-range goals and annual working goals based upon the evaluation of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the International Baccalaureate Organization, and the Council of International Schools.
A Working Group was established and followed a thorough and inclusive strategic planning process. They reviewed AISB’s external data together with data from a Community Wide Survey of key constituencies. This Working Group was comprised of board members, parents, teachers, staff, students and alumni. Following this extensive review, the Working Group met with the school’s various constituencies to share the draft plan in order to elicit concurrence before presenting it for approval by the Board of Trustees.
The plan is divided into five sections, each dealing with a central part of what makes AISB work:
- People: As a service organization this includes students, families, and AISB employees. Educating the students for their future is our goal.
- Place: This is the current AISB campus in Romania and any real property, which supports the school’s mission.
- Program: The AISB Faculty and the Board of Trustees affirm that AISB is an International Baccalaureate World School. It strives in every arena for programmatic excellence and academic rigor. The school believes in global learning in an international context, respecting and connecting with its host country. These beliefs are the foundation from which the plan has been created.
- Innovation: AISB, in looking towards the future, sees a changing demographic in Romania, which will require that it continually improve, distinguishing itself with a program that is more than an IB World School.
- Leadership: AISB’s leadership in the region and its goal to teach future leaders, requires demonstration of leadership by the staff and community. Academic rigor coupled with a sense of service to others (community, country, region)
Vision & Mission
Curriculum based on the prestigious International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Programs
Safe learning environment enables critical thinking and risk taking
Programs reach beyond the classroom into the community
We offer the best of American and International educational traditions, together with access to the rich local culture
Students are prepared for a life of responsible world citizenship
Objectives focus on Curriculum & Programs, Citizenship, and School Community