Academic International School (AIS), established since 1994, is a coeducational, day private school, using English as the medium of instruction. It has three sections – nursery, primary and secondary. The School is owned and managed by Academic International School Limited (AISL). The Managing Director of AISL is also the School Manager. School principals handle the school’s day-to-day affairs. The School Committee elected by parents and a school board appointed by the Government, assist in the management of the School.
The operations of the School are governed by the provisions of the Tanzania Education Act No. 25 of 1978 (amended in 1995) and directives that may be issued by the Ministry of Education and Culture from time to time. Academic International School has striven to live up to its motto – EXCELLENCE AND COMMITMENT FOR A PURPOSE. This has been done in all areas of the school program. We have ensured that our curriculum is of high, international standards; that we update it periodically and that it meets the needs of our nation and the challenges posed by globalization. We endeavor to recruit highly qualified teachers whom we motivate through attractive benefits and a performance evaluation system.
We also do our best to provide sufficient and effective instructional materials. Good student behaviour and discipline is an essential part of good education and our school has put in place the necessary mechanisms for encouraging good behavior. There are many other factors that enable us to live up to our motto. Our affiliations with the Association of Independent Schools in Africa, the Cambridge International Examinations and the Independent Schools Examinations Board in the UK ensure that our school is surely of world class. Throughout the history of our school we have been privileged to be associated with parents of very outstanding knowledge and deep interest in the school. This has been an enormous source of support but also a challenge to the school as we have had to respond to questions and advice from well informed parents
Parents elect a school committee that meets several times a year to discuss the affairs of the School.Regular parents/management meetings are held once a year. In addition, meetings between individual parents and class teachers are organised during each term to allow parents the opportunity to discuss their children's progress. Parents can also make appointments to see teachers or the Principal whenever there is need. The School also issues newsletters and magazines that provide a variety of information concerning the School, including the activities of students.