Superintendent’s Welcome

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

Educate. Nurture. Serve.

Welcome to the 2022-2023 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 31st 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. This past spring, 94% of full Diploma Programme students completed the IB World Exams and received their IB Diploma.  AIS is fortunate to be the only school in Kuwait authorized to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).  

To further accentuate the outstanding academic program at AIS, the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) awarded AIS a full seven (7) year re-authorization.  The IBO noted the exceptional achievement of students and the dedication of instructional and support staff. 

This fall, AIS will complete the Middle States Association / Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA/CESS) accreditation.  The MSA processes looks beyond standardized test scores and provide AIS 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. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Proud to be a Lion and especially proud to be your Superintendent.


Toby Wait