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American International School of Lagos

Mr. Bruce Ullock, Superintendent
American International School of Lagos
P.O. Box 2803
Lagos, Nigeria
Tel: 234-1-261-7793
Fax: 234-1-261-7794
E-Mail: ais@nigol.net.ng /TD>

The American International School of Lagos (AIS) is a coeducational international day school, which offers an educational program from preschool to grade 8 for English-speaking students of all nationalities. Located in Nigeria's new capital, AISA was founded in 1993, and its school year runs from September to June with 180 days of instruction.

Organization: The School is governed by a 7-member Board of Directors. The Board consists of 4 Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador's appointed representative and 3 other members elected by the School Association. The school superintendent and assistant superintendent hold ex-officio, non-voting positions.

Curriculum: AISA offers a standard U.S. curriculum for kindergarten to grade 8. Apart from French classes, all lessons are taught in English. The School offers computer programs for all students and some English-as-a-Second-Language instruction. After school activities include sports, a newspaper club, and arts and crafts. AISA is a candidate for accreditation with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Faculty: In the 1999-2000 school year, AISA has 19 faculty members on staff, including a full-time superintendent and assistant superintendent. Half of the teachers have been trained either in the United States or the United Kingdom.

Enrollment: Enrollment at the beginning of the 1999-2000 school year was 89 students (PS-grade 8) from approximately 15 different countries. Class size is limited to 20 students. The families of many students are posted to Abuja with international construction companies or the growing diplomatic community. Sixty percent of the students hold foreign passports.

Facilities: AISA occupies 1 site incorporating 3 buildings with 11 classrooms, a music/video room, a learning center, a computer lab with 11 computers, a library, a science lab, 3 administrative offices and a staff room. Recreation facilities include a playground, a soccer field, a volleyball court, and a basketball court.

Finances: For the 1999-2000 academic year, the majority of the School's income derives from tuition fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PS: $2,400; PK: $3,300; Kdg.: $5,346; grades 1-5: $7,182; and grades 6-8: $7,524. A one-time capital fee of $1,500 is assessed for each student upon entry into the School. It is a one fee per family assessment. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)


This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. The Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) may have more detailed information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further with A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information regarding curriculum, special programs and the like.