Welcome to AISB. Our aim is to provide an outstanding international education which inspires students to realize their full potential and prepares them to be successful and responsible global citizens. To achieve this end we are an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering the IB Middle Years Program in grades six to ten, and the IB Diploma Program in grades eleven and twelve. Our expectation in the Secondary School is that students will complete the IB Diploma Program. We are proud of our students’ and teachers’ successes for the class of 2017. As a class they achieved an average passing score of 33.4 points compared to the 29.9 point score world average, as well as gaining admission to top-tier universities throughout the world.
The mission of the IB fits well with that of AISB, as both require students to be critical thinkers well versed in several knowledge areas; importantly, both ask more of students, requiring them to also develop key attitudes so that they will actively use their skills and knowledge to make the world better. While a lofty goal, a concrete way the Secondary School attempts to achieve this is through our Service Learning Program. Each student and each member of faculty makes a yearlong commitment to a Service Learning group and works towards understanding and meeting the needs of others in our community.
We expect students to also be engaged beyond the classroom. We have many opportunities for students in our Athletics, Activities and Service Learning programs, allowing chances to further explore and develop physical, cultural, artistic and intellectual skills and knowledge. Involvement in such opportunities not only develops our students as people, but helps them do better academically through the acquisition of transferable skills and through the relationships they build. As part of CEESA our students take part in numerous different events throughout the year that allow them not only to learn more about themselves, but also about neighboring countries.
While we hold our students to high expectations in terms of their academic achievement and character development, we realize that twenty-four points on an IB Diploma can be just as great a success as a forty-two point diploma. And simply trying out for a role in a theatre production can be as great a success as getting the lead. Our main goal as a school is to have each student achieve his or her best.
While we have been successful in this regard, we continually try to improve, highlighting the best part of being in education, and the best part of being at AISB. Each and every day we strive to do better for our students and in doing so instill in them the desire to pursue the same ideal, that of continual learning for the improvement of self and of others.
Once again, welcome to the Secondary School at the American International School of Bucharest. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please let me know.
We look forward to learning with you.
Jonathan Cain, Secondary School Principal
Early Childhood 2 to Kindergarten: children aged between 2 and 6
162 students from 39 nationalities speaking 43 languages
61% of EC faculty holds an advanced degree (MA or PhD)
Grade 1 to Grade 5: children aged between 6 and 11
255 students from 40 nationalities
51% of PYP faculty holds an advanced degree
Grade 6 to Grade 12: Students aged between 12 and 19
402 students from 45 nationalities
63% of MYP & DP faculty holds an advanced degree