Director's Welcome

Welcome to the American International School in Abu Dhabi (AISA)!

We are an International Baccalaureate World School serving the needs of a diverse student body representing over 75 nationalities. AISA was established in 1995, providing an American based education and diploma to Abu Dhabi’s local and international community.

AISA is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA) in the United States and internationally by the Council of International Schools (CIS). Our premier programs are designed to enrich and empower all learners from preschool through grade 12.

We offer rigorous academic programs, including the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Students can take advantage of our excellent athletics program and a range of other co-curricular activities. Our Alumni have attended universities around the world and continue to be difference makers in our global community. We are extremely proud of all our AISA Lions.

Our highly qualified faculty members facilitate learning and provide challenging opportunities for students to display their growth and understanding during exhibitions, performances, games, conferences and by presenting to authentic audiences. AISA teachers utilize adopted standards to design units of study which are transdisciplinary and build upon a constructivist approach to teaching and learning.

It is our hope that you will visit and be part of one of our regular tours. There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing a dynamic learning community committed to solving real world issues. During your visit you will not only see learning taking place in a variety of ways but you will feel the enthusiasm and love of learning that is created and nurtured in each and every learning space.

Everyday I am inspired and honored to be part of such a vibrant learning community where we celebrate success and embrace risk taking, innovation, and creativity while empowering the leaders of tomorrow.

Patrick Rich,

School Director

   Patrick Rich    

                 School Director

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