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Ghana’s Most Diverse Learning Community
Association International School (AIS) is a Pre-K to Grade 12 day and boarding institution established to serve the local and expatriate communities within Ghana.
Located 5 minutes from the Kotoka International Airport, AIS provides a serene atmosphere for students which encourages intellectual exploration, individual growth, social responsibility, and Christ-likeness. We do this by inspiring and supporting our students to strive for academic and personal excellence.
Our boarding programme, which is available for students aged 11+, is a home away from home that trains students to be responsible global citizens.
AIS is authorized to offer the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) in 11th and 12th Grade, the IB Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) from 6th to 10th Grade and, the IB Primary Years Programme from 1st to 5th Grade.
Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
Our diverse learning community boasts over 30+ nationalities from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. With a student-teacher ratio of 8:1 and an average class size of 25, parents are assured that their children are well cared for.
AIS’ philosophy is built on 3 core principles: academic rigour, discipline and Christ-centeredness. These values have helped shape our students to be effective community leaders. Students from AIS graduate with an internationally recognized IB Diploma in the 12th Grade and receive multiple offers from world-class institutions of higher learning such as Cornell University, MIT, Johns Hopkins University, NYU, University of Toronto, University of British Colombia, University of Manchester, University of Liverpool etc.
AIS believes in the holistic development of its student body and encourages participation in the performing arts, music, visual arts, sports, and community service initiatives.
The mission of Association International School is to foster in students a lifelong commitment to intellectual exploration, individual growth, social responsibility, and Christ-likeness by inspiring and supporting them to strive for academic and personal excellence within an ethical framework that places the highest value on honor and respect for others.
We value intellectual curiosity, and are committed to the education of our students through the development of empathy, ethical behavior, integrity, discipline and service, based on a firm foundation of Christian values. We emphasize a strong academic program, creative problem solving, cooperation and group interaction, an appreciation of culture and beauty, and healthy emotional and physical growth as well as the preparation of our students for the rigors of college/university.
To mold intelligent and compassionate global learners, leaders, and ambassadors of Christ for the glory of God.
Association International School (AIS) was founded by the late Colonel George E. Amuah in 1963 and stamped with his education values, transforming it into a nationally recognized institution decades later. The late Colonel George E. Amuah gave the school its foundational character through the strength of his good qualities, and his legacy continues to date.
AIS is founded on a firm foundation of Christian values and beliefs. However, we do respect other religions and beliefs. AIS encourages all student and staff members to recognize and be tolerant of each other’s views, and religious beliefs and practices. We do not require students to be Christian in order to attend AIS. We are an academically rigorous school that teaches critical thinking, respect for other cultures, and ideals, and service to others. However, being a Christ-centered school, it is understood that all students and faculty will honor daily devotions, services, and Christian holidays.
AIS does not hold affiliation with nor receive funding from any Christian denomination. It is the goal of AIS to find common ground with all facets of Christianity, focusing on upholding what we feel to be the core tenets of the Bible. These can be found in our Statement of Faith, and it is our hope that these create a spirit of unity, service, and transparency among our student body, faculty, and the institution.
Statement of Faith
(1) God is the creator of the world and of all humankind.
(2) Each person is responsible to God for the stewardship of the world and of human life.
(3) All people have separated themselves from God through sin and this separation can only be healed through the reconciling work of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
(4) The possibility of pleasing God depends upon each person’s acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior, and upon receiving and being obedient to the in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit of God.
(5) The full revelation of God’s will to humanity is found in the sixty-six books of the Bible.
(1) That all applying students profess Christianity.
(2) That current students must make a decision to become Christian.
(1) Members of our community to be respectful of all others and their beliefs.
(2) Members to attend all events and gatherings and be respectful during times of Christian observances.
(3) Members to actively contribute to the overall atmosphere of peace, unity, and acceptance.
(1) All feel loved, accepted, and welcome in our school.
(2) All would come to know the love of God through His Son Jesus Christ.
(3) All would be an encouragement to each other to explore and grow in faith.
(4) All would learn to live selflessly and serve others
If a student feels led to embrace Christianity, we ask that they respond in their own way. Such decisions should not be made out of undue influence, to please people, or make a favorable impression. Academic preference is never given or withheld on the basis of professed faith or religion.