This summer our Black students and alumni have told us that they have not felt that sense of belonging to a unique international learning community that we strive to create for all of our students. We want all of our Black students, employees and families to know they are seen, heard, treated fairly and protected, and we will take the needed actions to create this environment in our school.
This work will strengthen the learning of all our students across all areas of intercultural competency and we know that these competencies are now critical in developing courageous leaders across an intentionally intercultural community that is 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 we acknowledge that cultural perspectives extend across many aspects of difference, and that almost everyone can be part of some minority group at AIS. This fact makes our work complex and fundamental, and of benefit to each and every student.
Doing this work well for our students, employees, and families brings us ever closer to our aspirational mission as an international school in Atlanta. We want every member of this incredible community -- all students, employees and families to feel seen, heard, treated fairly, and protected.
The Mission of Atlanta International School is 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.