The goal of the IB is to develop students who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.
AIS is one of the few schools in the United States offering the full International Baccalaureate continuum for students in grades 3K – 12. At AIS, collaborating across cultures and languages is a way of life.
Each program builds upon the other, culminating in inquisitive, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed and make a difference in the world.
As part of the International Baccalaureate, teachers are facilitators of learning who engage with and encourage students to question, to reflect and to take action on their learning—with a focus on service to others.
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.
Students who participate in the International Baccalaureate Curriculum:
Learn to think independently and to drive their own learning; they become experts at self-managing themselves, their schoolwork and their time.
Develop critical thinking and communication skills, confidence, social savvy and other attributes and talents needed to succeed at AIS and beyond.
Gain entrance to the highest ranking universities around the world.
Become more culturally aware through the development of a second language.
Are more able to engage and collaborate with diverse individuals in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.
IB Learner Profile
We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives— intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.
Atlanta International School
A private, non-profit, international, IB World School for grades 3K-12, featuring full and dual-immersion language programs.