What We Believe

Mission

AIS Kuwait inspires students to become critical thinkers and contributing world citizens through rigor and balance in a nurturing educational environment.

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Mission

AIS Kuwait inspires students to become critical thinkers and contributing world citizens through rigor and balance in a nurturing educational environment.

المدرسة الأمريكية الدولية تلهم طلابها ليصبحوا مفكرين ناقدين ومواطنين مساهمين في تحسين العالم

من خلال الانضباط والتوازن ضمن بيئة تعليمية تربوية حاضنة

Beliefs

AIS Kuwait is an IB World continuum school that offers American and International Baccalaureate curricula. Our community believes that:

  • Education has the power to make the world a better place.
  • Individuals can achieve personal excellence and balance in all aspects of their lives.
  • Intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development are important facets of education.
  • Families and communities play an integral role in a child’s development.
  • Everyone has rights and responsibilities and that we are all accountable for our actions.
  • Respectful and responsible behavior is essential for cooperation and collaboration.
  • Interaction with individuals of different backgrounds fosters an appreciation for diversity.
  • Others with different ways of thinking can also be right.
  • Critical thinkers are inspired by the joy of learning. 

 

Charter of Students’ Rights and Responsibilities

I have the right to learn and be challenged. It is my responsibility to appreciate learning for its own sake, to be responsible for my own learning, and to improve the learning of others according to the student code of conduct.

I have the right to a school environment that is conducive to learning and is safe and hygienic. It is my responsibility to treat school property with care, to follow school policies and procedures, to dress appropriately, and to assist in making the school a clean, healthy and orderly place.

I have the right to be treated fairly and to be assessed fairly and impartially by my teachers. It is my responsibility to do my own work, to avoid all forms of academic misconduct, and to do nothing that would give me unfair advantage on an assessment or assignment.

I have the right to privacy. It is my responsibility to respect the privacy of others in person and online.

I have the right to feel that I belong to the school community. It is my responsibility to be accepting of others, to share knowledge by learning collaboratively when it is appropriate, and to do my fair share in group work within an encouraging and welcoming school community.

I have the right to my personal possessions within the limits of the student code of conduct. It is my responsibility to treat the personal belongings of others with respect.

I have the right to be respected as an individual and to be treated in a caring manner by everyone. It is my responsibility to be caring and to treat everyone respectfully regardless of age, gender, and/or position.

I have the right to feel safe, secure, and treated with dignity at school at all times in person and online. It is my responsibility to behave in ways that enhance the self-esteem of others and prevent all forms of bullying and disrespect.

I have the right to be heard and to express my point of view to develop myself as a critical thinker. It is my responsibility to listen to others, to hear their opinions thoughtfully, to express my opinions in a civil manner, and to inform my own point of view through learning.

I have the right to be proud of my cultural heritage regardless of my ethnicity, language, religion or nationality. It is my responsibility to be respectful of, and to learn about, the cultural heritage of others, and to inform others about my background and my ways of knowing.

I have the right to be aware of what is expected of me academically in terms of feedback, assessments, examinations, and assignments. It is my responsibility to meet these expectations and to self-advocate as appropriate.

 

Profile of the Graduates

In preparation for adulthood, graduates of AIS Kuwait will be:

Thinkers

They take initiative to organize ideas and apply thinking skills independently, critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems with confidence.

Knowledgeable

They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have significance to local and global systems. In doing so, they acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding that transfers across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

Inquirers

They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to engage in inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives, resulting in continued growth and development.

Principled

They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them. They are positive people who value a strong work ethic, self-reliance and volunteerism. They are not only ‘takers’, but also ‘makers’.

Open-Minded

They are flexible and adaptable members of a global community, understanding and appreciating their own cultures and personal histories, as well as sensitively respecting the perspectives, values and traditions of others who are different from them. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view and are willing to grow from the experience.

Balanced

They are motivated and manage time appropriately to maintain healthy and productive lives. They are realistic and understand the importance of intellectual and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

Caring

They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service in the community, and to stewardship of the natural environment, acting passionately and diplomatically to make a positive difference to the lives of others.

Communicators

They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They are confident and proficient in the use of modern communication technologies, understanding the importance of the appropriate use of technology in maintaining positive interpersonal relationships. They demonstrate active listening skills and work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

Reflective

They give thoughtful consideration of their own learning and experience in order to use, teach and build upon it. They are able to evaluate and understand their strengths and limitations, as well as the impact of their actions, so that they can set goals which are supportive of their learning and personal development. They self-advocate reasonably and develop confidence by celebrating successes.

Risk-takers

They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought and have the persistence and adaptability to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are agents of positive change – brave and articulate in defending their beliefs and taking action.