An AIS-R global citizen possesses the understandings, skills, values, and mindset to take meaningful action in creating a more inclusive, sustainable, and peaceful world.
Global citizenship lies at the heart of the AIS-R Mission and Core Values. At AIS-R, students are educated and inspired to be responsible, productive and ethical global citizens.
International-mindedness hinges upon being open to multiple possibilities and perspectives, thinking globally in order to act locally, and seeing ourselves as members of the human race as well as a local community. This era of increased global interconnectedness promises unprecedented possibilities for interaction and enhancement of mutual understanding and respect. We seek to be open to these possibilities by nurturing the dispositions and Habits of Mind that support intercultural competence and global citizenship.
Education for global citizenship relies on the development of authentic learning environments that see the world in the broadest context for learning, and apply shared knowledge to solve global issues. The AIS-R community consists of students, parents, faculty and staff from more than 50 nationalities, and together forms a global learning community that understands that other people, with their different perspectives, can also be right.
AIS-R is a school that continues to learn and improve in the ways in which it delivers a 21st century global education, which is why we embarked on a two-year process toward Global Citizenship Certification with the Council of International Schools (CIS). This collaborative, project-based learning involved the planning and implementation of six K-12 projects that continue to enhance the school community’s intercultural competence and commitment to global citizenship. AIS-R was awarded Global Citizenship Certification in May of 2017, and we remain committed to global citizenship learning for all students and the community.