Dear AIS-R Friends,
As we navigate through these disruptive times, AIS-R’s unwavering commitment to its Mission of excellence continues to unite the EAGLE community in its strength, creativity, and resilience. Within this Covid-19 context, AIS-R’s modern approach to education -- utilizing transformative research, processes, and tools -- has allowed for uninterrupted delivery of learning standards, wellbeing and safety, and community action so as to inspire our students to be responsible, productive, and ethical global citizens. While our state-of-the-art campus offers a preferred setting for learning and student life activities, our current realities require agility and resourcefulness to be prepared for any scenario thereby ensuring our students are future ready through our Distance Learning Plan 2.0! No matter the situation we find ourselves in the coming weeks and months, AIS-R is well-equipped to honor a readiness mindset for the demands of today and the opportunities of tomorrow.
We are AIS-R EAGLES: AIS-R is a proud mission-driven community of learners and leaders, immersed in an ethos of shared beliefs, values, and celebration. Since 1963, AIS-R has earned a solid reputation for rigorous academic pursuits, high student achievement, innovative practices, and exceptional programming. As a modern learning organization, AIS-R is dedicated to nurturing responsive, adaptive, and motivated global citizens through a dynamic, strengths-based, and wellbeing educational program fortified through the AIS-R Eagle Honor Code. We proudly uphold full accreditation awarded by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS), and we are authorized to grant the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We have also been honored with “International Certification” through CIS, which validates our drive for intercultural understanding and global citizenship. As a result, AIS-R’s graduates readily matriculate to an array of the most prestigious colleges and universities worldwide.
The culture of thinking and learning at AIS-R -- be it through our momentary Distance Learning Plan (i.e. virtual learning during campus closure); in the ultramodern STEM, Robotics or Science labs; on the grass fields; through activity-rich classrooms; or in our 700-seat performance arts theater -- produces creative, active and memorable experiences, such as #EagleEffect or TedX Youth @ AIS-R. We hire and retain exceptional educators who focus their energy and expertise on developing students holistically, and, therefore, foster the habits of mind, life-worthy skills, and dispositions that learners require to develop into responsible, active, and compassionate global citizens.
Whether perusing our website, reviewing our admissions procedures, or walking through AIS-R’s “Circle of Nations” on campus upon reopening (scheduled for January 4th, 2021--pending government approval), you will get a vivid sense of our genuine commitment, enthusiasm, and positivity for the education of global “thinking” citizens, the promise of our future. We believe in our common purpose of learning and flourishing together. And, upon meeting our impressive students and faculty, you will quickly realize something unique is unfolding within this bustling learning oasis!
Learn With Us!
Dr. Brian Matthews