Director's Welcome

Dear AISA Community,

Greetings and warmly welcome to the American International School in Abu Dhabi (AISA)!

I am Dr. Andrew Torris, and I am thrilled to serve as the new Director at this remarkable institution. Our school has been a beacon of excellence since its establishment in 1995, offering an American-based education and diploma to the diverse and vibrant community of Abu Dhabi, comprising over 75 nationalities.

At AISA, we take pride in being an International Baccalaureate World School, fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA) in the United States and internationally recognized by the Council of International Schools (CIS). Our commitment to providing an enriching and empowering educational experience spans preschool to grade 12.

Our premier programs, such as the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), exemplify our dedication to fostering academic excellence. In addition to rigorous academics, our students benefit from a robust athletics program and a wide array of co-curricular activities. The achievements of our alums attending universities worldwide and positively impacting the global stage are a testament to the success of the AISA Lions.

Our highly qualified faculty members are catalysts for learning, creating challenging opportunities for students to showcase their growth and understanding through exhibitions, performances, games, conferences, and presentations to authentic audiences. The transdisciplinary units of study, rooted in a constructivist approach, reflect our commitment to holistic education.

I extend a heartfelt invitation for you to join one of our regular tours. Experiencing our dynamic learning community firsthand is genuinely fulfilling. Witnessing learning unfold in diverse ways, you will observe the excitement and the genuine enthusiasm and love for learning that permeates every corner of our school.

Each day, I am inspired and honored to be part of this vibrant learning community where we celebrate success, embrace risk-taking, and foster innovation and creativity, all while empowering the leaders of tomorrow. Together, let us continue the journey of excellence at AISA!

Warm regards,

Dr. Andrew Torris
School Director
American International School in Abu Dhabi

Dr. Andrew Torris  
                     School Director
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