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Who We Are

Our Mission

The mission at Atlanta International School is to develop courageous leaders who shape their world for the better.

Our Core Values

At our core is creating a joy of learning and purposeful effort, and mutual respect and understanding, in an intentionally inclusive and intercultural community.

Our Approach

We create a safe, stimulating educational environment, promoting the wonder and curiosity that motivates a student to learn in and beyond the classroom, and throughout life. We believe that achievement comes from sustained, purposeful effort and by learning to think critically, debate confidently, question assumptions and push limits. 

We believe language and culture shape and inform identity. We delight in difference, opening ourselves to authentic and meaningful interactions with cultures both in and outside school. We commit ourselves to grow and change individually and together, to ensure every learner’s identity, language, and values are respected.

To lead as individuals and as members of their communities, future-ready young people must learn to thrive in an uncertain world, pairing deep self-knowledge and empathy with the skills to think analytically and constructively. We believe it is essential to develop the capacity to make decisions and take actions within an ethical framework, grounded in a spirited sense of hope in human potential.

What makes Atlanta International School so special?
 The people.

Different by Design

Atlanta International School was founded in 1984 and opened its doors to students in 1985. The school was the vision of local families and leaders who wanted a different sort of private school in Atlanta.

One where language learning would be centered - both as a skill and a key to cultural understanding. And one where difference and diversity would be embraced.

These guiding principles are as relevant today as they were then, in our intentionally inclusive community. Collaborating across cultures and languages is just our way of life at AIS.

The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.IB Learner Profile

AIS Eagle Pride

Our school mascot is the Eagle.

Atlanta International School is the home of the Eagles.

AIS Non-Discrimination Statement

Atlanta International School practices a full non-discriminatory policy in all school-administered programs and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national and ethnic origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or gender preference in all of its admissions, educational and employment policies, programs, and practices.

At AIS, we are proud to support and abide by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history which sets out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child, regardless of their race, religion or abilities.