Superintendent’s Welcome

Welcome to the American International School, the Premier School in Kuwait.

Educate. Nurture. Serve.

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at the American International School of Kuwait. The success of AIS is deeply rooted in the trusting and supportive relationships between staff, students and parents. Established in 1991, AIS holds firmly to the founding beliefs of Dr. Kamil Al Rayes to provide a high caliber pre K-12 education with rigorous academic standards in a nurturing and caring environment.

This year, AIS celebrates our 30th year of providing a world-class education to the students of Kuwait and the international community. Holding true to our founding mission, AIS continues to accelerate academic achievement for students by offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme which is considered by the education community as the most academically and socially balanced curriculum in the world. We are fortunate to be the only school in Kuwait and among the few in the world fully authorized to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).

Over the course of this school year, our educational staff, students, and parents will work collaboratively on our IB reauthorization and Middle States Association / Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA/CESS) re-accreditation providing us an opportunity to showcase our exemplary program on an international level. The IB reauthorization and MSA re-accreditation processes look beyond standardized test scores and provide us with the opportunity to reflect on the overall education program to ensure that we are delivering on our promise of a world-class education across every program and classroom. We would be grateful to have your participation in this process and are seeking volunteers to provide input and feedback to our team. If you would like to be a part of the reauthorization team or accreditation team, please contact me at your earliest convenience.

As you are aware, the COVID-19 Pandemic greatly impacted the global educational landscape. I want to take a moment to commend the entire AIS community for the resilience you have demonstrated over the past 18 months. Each member of this community has worked tirelessly to protect the health and safety of students and staff, all the while providing an outstanding distance learning educational program. As a school team, AIS is working diligently to minimize the impact the pandemic has placed on students, staff and families. We continue to monitor updates provided by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health, and we look forward to bringing children back on campus in a safe and professional setting.

I am extremely excited to join you this year as your Superintendent. Please feel free to contact me at:


Toby Wait