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AISR Guiding Statements


Our mission is to challenge and inspire students to be principled and resourceful citizens of the world.


We will be recognized as an outstanding international school that empowers students to take control of their own learning, has a warm and welcoming learning environment supportive of the diverse needs of the school community and offers a challenging, inclusive academic program designed to afford all students opportunities for success.

Core Values

We believe that everyone can learn and achieve at high levels.

We believe that every person has intrinsic worth and potential.

We believe it is important to understand and accept others for who they are.

We believe that embracing diversity promotes open minds and enhances perspectives.

We believe that it is important to develop self-confidence and preserve the dignity of others.

We believe that everyone should be included and afforded the opportunity to succeed.

We believe it is important to work well with others and show appreciation for their contributions.

We believe we all have a responsibility to contribute to society and the well-being of others.

IB Learner Profile

All members of the AISR community strive to be:

Inquirers - We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning through life.

Knowledgeable - We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

Thinkers - We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned ethical decisions.

Communicators - We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

Principled - We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

Open Minded - We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

Caring - We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.

Risk-takers - We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovate strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

Balanced - We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives - intellectual, physical, and emotional - to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people with the world in which we live.

Reflective - We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

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