Giving at Atlanta International School 

Atlanta International School (AIS) is recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit school, and like many other independent schools in the United States, AIS's financial model sets tuition deliberately below the true cost of educating our students. To fill the gap between the actual costs of operations and income from tuition alone, AIS must raise funds.

The main fundraising efforts at AIS inlcude: The Eagles Fund, our annual giving program; Georgia GOAL, the state tax-credit program for need-based financial aid; and, the Spring Benefit, our annual globally-themed gala and auction event. From time to time as capital and infrastructure needs arise, AIS will implement special capital campaigns.

Ultimately, all gifts to AIS allow the school the financial flexibility to be an intentionally inclusive community and operate with a balance budget.  

The Eagles Fund

The Eagles Fund provides the vital difference between what is ordinary and what is extraordinary about the AIS experience. 

It takes the collective annual participation in the Eagles Fund from  parents, alumni, faculty and staff, trustees and friends to create learning opportunities that will allow our faculty and students to be a force for positive change in the world.

Participation in the Eagles Fund is always our first priority for gifts to the school. If you are interested in making a gift or have questions, please feel free to reach out to Charlotte Smith, Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship, at charlotte.smith@aischool.org.

Financial Aid Tax Credit Program

As an intentionally inclusive community, AIS must have a robuse need-based financial aid program. AIS leverages a partnership with Georgia GOAL, a student scholarship organization, to raise financial aid dollars  through the Georgia qualified educational expense tax credit program. Everyone required to pay taxes in Georgia, including individuals, families, and corporations/partnerships, may apply through Georgia GOAL to donate funds to a designated AIS financial aid fund; then, each donor receives a 1:1 tax credit for their following year's Georgia taxes. 

Since 2009, AIS has awarded over $2,500,000 in need-based finaical aid through GOAL for students and families who would not otherwise be able to enroll at AIS.  

Apply today by visiting goalscholarship.org. Applications for 2020 tax credits close on December 31, 2019. For more information and application support, contact Charlotte Smith, Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship, charlotte.smith@aischool.org or 404-841-3887. 

Spring Benefit

Each year Atlanta International School hosts the school's argest annual fundraising event for 500+ guests and transports them to a unique destination for an evening of special performances, entertainment, dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing. This year, guests will Venture to Australia on Saturday, May 2, 2020, beginning at 6 P.M.  All proceeds from the Spring Benefit direclty support students through the enhancements to need-based financial aid and continual improvements to the school's campus in order to provide the very best setting for learning.  

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Atlanta International School

A private, non-profit, international, IB World School for grades 3K-12, featuring full and dual-immersion language programs.

2890 North Fulton Drive

Atlanta, Georgia 30305, USA
404.841.3840