We aim to instill a strong sense of community among our students,
while equipping them with the skills to be curious, life-long learners.

The American International School of Cape Town (AISCT) is a co-educational institution with over 440 students from over 50 countries ranging in age between 2 and 18 years and instructed by teachers from nine countries. AISCT is located on 12-acres in the heart of Constantia Hills, with Table Mountain National Park towering in the background. The school is divided into four sections: EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE Grizzly Cubs to Kindergarten 1; ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Kindergarten 2 to Grade 5; MIDDLE SCHOOL Grades 6-8; and HIGH SCHOOL Grades 9-12.

The school follows the American curriculum and offers Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Foreign language instruction in French and Spanish begins in Grade 1. Following the northern hemisphere calendar, the school year begins in August and ends in June. The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:50 p.m. After-school activities take place between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.

AISCT is endorsed as an independent school by the Western Cape Department of Education and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) based in California, USA. AISCT is also a proud member of the Association of International Schools in Africa and the International School Foundation. Graduates from AISCT receive a USA High School Diploma and gain access to universities around the world, with USA, Canada, UK, Europe, and South Africa the most popular destinations.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD
DEVELOPMENT (ECD)

Grizzly Cubs
Kindergarten 1

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ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL

Kindergarten 2
Grades 1-5

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MIDDLE
SCHOOL

Grades 6–8
 

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HIGH
SCHOOL

Grades 9–12

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Academic Calendar 2016-2017