STRATEGIC DIRECTION

      

Over the course of the 2015-16 academic year, the AISJ community engaged in an innovative and collaborative process titled “Reframing Our Learning” to determine the school’s strategic direction for the future. 

AISJ’s previous strategic plan was developed in 2010, and provided AISJ with strong direction in finances, facilities, community, and teaching and learning, all of which required focus at that time. In 2015, there was a strong consensus amongst the AISJ community that the areas of finances, facilities, and the community were of an excellent standard and that a new strategic plan should focus solely on enhancing student learning. However, in addition to an aspirational strategic plan focused on learning, the school did not want to lose sight of other key components associated with a leading international school. Therefore, the school identified two distinct focuses for the strategic direction of the school – Leading School Indicators (LSIs) and the Strategic Plan. Leading School Indicators will be used as annual benchmarks to ensure we are monitoring and maintaining the community’s standards for a leading international school. The Strategic Plan is the school’s aspirational work that will guide our teaching and learning for the next 3-5 years.

REFRAMING OUR LEARNING 

AISJ invited parents, students, teachers, and the Board to participate in a number of AISJ “Reframing Our Learning” Cafés (based on Juanita Brown’s World Café model – www.theworldcafe.com). Community members engaged in dialogue and genuine conversations regarding what they think learning should look like at AISJ. They also discussed and identified key characteristics of leading international schools.

Collated data from the café sessions showed that parents, teachers, and students thought learning should be:

>> A leading International School - What parents and teachers had to say

Vision Statement 

Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed, and courageously make a difference

Mission Statement 

Inspired Learners: Connected, Creative and Courageous

Core Values 

  • Honesty, integrity, and accountability are fundamental
  • Personalized, differentiated, authentic, and inspired teaching and learning are essential for achievement and growth
  • A culture of continuous improvement is critical to success
  • Diversity and inclusion encourage open-mindedness and empathy
  • Learning is cognitive, creative, active, and purposeful
  • Creativity, adaptability, curiosity, and inquiry equip us to thrive in a changing world
  • Strong community is built through participation, communication, collaboration, and mutual respect
  • Contributing positively to society is our responsibility

Parameters 

AISJ will …

  • Ensure that school enrollment, resources, and capacity are aligned
  • Maintain a sense of community and attention to individuals
  • Not tolerate behavior that is detrimental to the safety, integrity, or dignity of any individual
  • Hire and retain qualified and adaptable staff whose attitudes and actions reflect the school’s vision, mission, and core values
  • Adhere to a sustainable and transparent financial plan
  • Maintain a strong international identity while respecting our host country’s cultures
  • Approve and maintain only those programs that are consistent with the strategic direction, are financially justified, and provide for professional development and assessment
  • Provide a Pre K-12 education
  • Use English as the primary language of instruction

Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.

Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


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