Message from the Director

AISN is a small school committed to doing big things. We are the first and only American International School in Niger. AISN is Accredited by the Middle States Association of schools and supported by the US State Department Office of Overseas Schools. AISN is also a full member of the Association of International Schools in Africa. We offer a Nursery through grade 12, American standards based education to all Expat American, International, and Local communities who want a quality and well rounded educational experience for their children.

As a school leader it is my job to define and guide what “school” is here at AISN and what it should be in the context of the community in which it exists. In turn leaders such as myself are guided by the vision and wisdom of the board, the needs of our community, and of society as a whole. What matters most to me is that schools are for kids, and that everything we do, the decisions made from top to bottom, should be about what is best for our students.

For me nothing is more important than student learning, and truly effective learning is done by design. To maximize our school’s potential, student learning is purposefully woven into everything we do from the curriculum and policies to the paint on the walls. Great schools are places where members of the community work together towards a clear and common goal.

We all must work together to create a clear vision and strong ethos of student achievement and when we do teaching and learning becomes a partnership among administration, teachers, parents and students. This in turn leads to a successful school strongly rooted in a shared vision and a common sense of mission and purpose. We Must: Teach meaningful 'stuff ‘, Listen to our kids, Be interesting, Be inspiring, Be passionate, Be caring, Be civil, and Model respect and good behavior.

Every child has a right to a safe and secure learning experience. It is our goal to make AISN a place where students can thrive emotionally, be challenged both physically and academically, a place where learning, achievement, and growth are the core mission of everyone, and the yardstick by which our success is measured. Here at AISN we are very proud and excited to be able to offer a truly world-class international education that is personal to each student. Please visit us and see for yourself what AISN is all about.