Why AIS

As a parent, you know that all children are not the same. Each child has his or her own special talents, interests, developmental patterns and emotional needs. A school that is right for one may not be the best choice for another.

AIS is a unique, independent school founded by individuals with a vision of superior and holistic education.

The aims, philosophies and even the campus reflect the heritage and the “vision” of its founders. We offer a structured, holistic, traditional approach to teaching. While we are academically rigorous, we also give students who struggle academically personal attention.

We believe that all children can achieve success.

As a Pre-K through Grade 12 school, we take pride in maximizing academic growth and potential. We offer varied programs in athletics, while also enhancing and promoting the arts.

Our teachers are expected to tailor their teaching to each student, not to a class average.

This allows your child to move ahead faster in areas of strength and receive the individual attention needed to master subjects that are difficult for them. We attract teachers with initiative who thrive in an environment where they can make a difference, where their input in the curriculum is important, where the time they spend with each student is valued.

Your child develops sound values.

At AIS, our Christian, moral and ethical standards are visible in our honor code, the dress code and in the insistence on, and the enforcement of good behavior. This is seen in the respect that children show each other, in the honest way they deal with problems, and in the careful way they treat property. The school provides a framework of values upon which your child can develop character and a wholesome orientation to life.

Educator Partnership

We realize a partnership is a two-way commitment.  Therefore, we, the educators at AIS, will:

  • engage in a mutually respectful approach with ongoing and effective communication
  • develop and sustain partnerships with parents that support each student’s well being and increasing autonomy
  • establish positive, professional relationships with students, characterized by mutual respect, warmth, and goodwill
  • listen effectively to parents, recognizing that parents have a depth of experience with the student, while understanding that parental and educator perspective may justifiably differ
  • trust and use the agreed upon process for solving problems and recognize the specific roles throughout the process
  • provide appropriate time and place for full and confidential discussion
  • ensure concerns are well understood
  • participate in the establishment and maintenance of an atmosphere of collegial support and adherence to professional standards
  • initiate intellectual and professional growth by seeking opportunities to learn
  • know, abide by, and practice the Mission, Vision, Values, Philosophy, Policies, Procedures, and other expectations of AIS and raise questions or concerns with the appropriate supervisor
  • model Christian behavior, integrity, curiosity, and respect for all persons
  • be teachers to all students at all times by being committed to the profession of teaching and teaching character formation
  • enforce standards of student behavior in a fair, firm, compassionate, and educationally sound manner