At AIS, our focus revolves around maximising every student's potential. We emphasise the development of each student's academic ability, and our holistic approach encourages well-rounded, confident individuals who can make a positive difference. Our goal is to create knowledgeable, inquiring, articulate, and accomplished global citizens who achieve entry into the finest universities around the world and flourish in their chosen careers.
Our highly qualified teaching team has a truly international flavour, with educators from around the globe providing a multicultural experience for all year levels. These eminently skilled subject specialists – over one-third of whom have joined us from Australia and New Zealand – are passionate about what they do and gain immense pleasure from working with our students.
With at least ten years of experience in education, the average teacher at AIS holds a bachelor's degree (or higher) and specialist degrees in education or their specific subject. Plus, over one-quarter of our staff are educated to a master's degree level, while a number have also gained PhD status.
As most of our teachers have received their qualifications in Western countries, they are ideally placed to help support and guide our students looking to study at overseas universities. As a result, they play a significant role in preparing all our students for success, developing leadership, promoting exceptional English language proficiencies, and supporting the transition to university.
In addition, our professional faculty have extensive training in the world-renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge curricula, with many teachers acting as examiners and coaches across the IB network. This expertise, combined with their global backgrounds and personal insights, serves to enhance every class and allows students to immerse themselves in lessons from native English speakers.
Attracted to AIS by our stimulating and well-resourced environment, our multinational teachers showcase our dedication to excellence in academics and the transformative opportunities we offer students across a wide range of subjects and activities, including sports and the performing arts.
This combination of in-depth subject knowledge and the acquisition and development of soft skills (such as teamwork, time management and problem-solving abilities) ensure our students meet and often exceed the requirements of top universities and employers worldwide.
"AIS staff are friendly, caring and welcoming teachers; this was commended by both our IB and CIS accreditors," confirms AIS Executive Principal Davina McCarthy. "AIS teachers show enormous care for their students' wellbeing and academics and always go the extra mile for their classes. As a school leader, I take the recruitment of quality professionals very seriously, and the AIS staff are a great team of educators."
Furthermore, AIS is proud to be an Inspired school. Inspired is a leading global premium schools group operating across Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. Currently educating over 55,000 students, its international network of 70 outstanding schools delivers proven best practice to ensure world-class learning.
Through Inspired, the faculty at AIS have access to educational leaders at the forefront of ideas. Sharing knowledge, resources, and training enables us to remain on the cutting edge of educational innovation. Inspired's global reach also allows us to offer considerable benefits to our students. This includes international exchanges and summer programmes in many Inspired schools.
With such a vast array of opportunities at AIS, all students can achieve their potential through channels that resonate with them and excel on the world stage.