Learning is a lifelong, holistic process that builds and shapes skills, abilities, attitudes, behaviors, and critical thinking through life lessons, observations, and experiences in order to become a competent and active global citizen. El aprendizaje es un proceso holístico de toda la vida que construye y da forma a destrezas, habilidades, actitudes, comportamientos, y pensamiento crítico a través de lecciones de vida, observaciones y experiencias para convertirse en un ciudadano global competente y activo.
A variety of assessments - including informal, formal, and standardized measurements - give our educators a clear picture of how individual students are progressing through our academic program. Furthermore, we value assessments that provide us with programmatic insights into our areas of strength as well as opportunities for further growth.
The most important assessment of each child is rooted in the rich relationships they have with their teachers. Teachers provide meaningful feedback through both narrative and quantitative means. Our teams create class assignments, homework, quizzes/tests, papers, projects (both group and individual), presentations and many other types of diagnostic, formative and summative assessments to support student growth and a love of learning.
The school's most important standardized test is the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress). These computer-based, prescriptive tests in math and reading help us to judge the performance of students versus international norms. In addition to individual reports, we analyze trend data for specific topics and grade levels. AIS students perform strongly compared to international norms.
Antigua International School students all start here, but they can go anywhere! Doors at colleges and universities worldwide are opened through dual accreditations with the New England Association of School and Colleges (NEASC) and the Guatemalan Ministry of Education. To learn more about what NEASC accreditation means for international schools such as AIS please see HERE.
Promoting a community of diversity where each person is respected and appreciated
Creating a culture of personal integrity, ethical behavior and individual responsibility
Providing individualized attention and support to all of our students so they may achieve their full academic and personal potential
Offering a classical, liberal arts curriculum that prepares students for higher education anywhere in the world, and a life of learning
Providing a strong arts program that encourages and supports self-discovery and creative expression in music, the visual arts, theater and dance
Respecting Guatemala’s culture, traditions and environment with an emphasis on social responsibility and community service
Supporting an athletics program that encourages and develops life-long personal fitness and character
Ensuring that this education is attainable and affordable for any who desire it, regardless of economic and social status or background