Welcome to Teaching and Learning at the American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ).
AISJ educates children from over 72 different nationalities and we are used to accommodating the diverse needs of expatriate students. We embrace diversity and differentiate to support student's individual learning needs.
The curriculum at AISJ is based on our school mission and vision for best practices in teaching and learning. It is framed and organized around standards and benchmarks that develop the understandings, knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for all students to be successful. Engaging, relevant, and challenging units of study are continuously renewed so that we reach all of our students and cater to their diverse needs. Teachers at AISJ translate the written curriculum into a challenging road map of inquiry-based learning. Differentiation strategies are used to further support students’ individual learning needs.
The school wide adopted academic standards are:
- Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
- Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts
- Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
- AERO 2012 Standards for Social Studies
- Shape America Standards for Physical Education and Health
A nurturing learning environment, small class sizes, and a range of teaching strategies aim to provide optimal learning opportunities for all students.