During the summer of 2020 many of our Black students and alumni told us that they had not felt the sense of belonging that we strive to create for all our students.
We want all of our Black students, employees and families to know they are seen, heard, treated fairly and protected. We will continually take action to ensure this environment in our school.
This will strengthen the learning of all our students in intercultural competency. This is critical in developing courageous leaders. We are an intentionally intercultural community founded in mutual respect and understanding. We all need to live and work together in this cultural complexity--wherever we find ourselves.
In an international school community, cultural perspectives extend across many aspects of difference, and that almost everyone can be part of some minority group at AIS. This makes our work complex but it is a fundamental part of who we are - that we embrace and that our students undoubtedly benefit from.
Doing this work well for our students, employees, and families brings us ever closer to our mission as an international school in Atlanta - to develop courageous leaders who shape their world for the better.
We thank those who courageously stepped forward to create accountability around our vision and purpose.
- A diverse, equitable, inclusive community is at the core of who we are as a school. We are committed to these values and they are vital to our mission of developing courageous leaders who shape the world for the better.
- We aspire to create a healthy and positive school climate and culture by providing the conditions necessary for every member of our community to feel seen, heard, treated fairly and protected.
- We act with courage and integrity as we actively build our intercultural competence across lines of difference and live by our core value of mutual understanding and equal respect in an intentionally inclusive, intercultural community.