Expand Your Child's Potential

A comprehensive international education with learning experiences is a springboard to worldwide opportunities.

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 based in California, USA. AISCT is also a proud member of the Association of International Schools in Africa and the International School Foundation. AISCT administers the ACER International Schools Assessment each February. This exam helps guide school improvement and monitors our students’ progress against other international schools around the world.

The campus, located on 12-acres in Constantia Hills, is a co-educational institution with over 400 students from over 40 countries ranging in age between 2 and 18 years, instructed by teachers from nine different countries. The school is divided into three sections: Elementary School, consisting of Grizzly Cubs Early Childhood Development Centre to Grade 5; Middle School, housing Grades 6-8; and High School, including Grades 9-12. The school follows the American curriculum and offers AP (Advanced Placement) 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 4:00 p.m. Unfortunately, AISCT does not offer boarding services.

Mission Statement

The mission of the American International School of Cape Town is to provide its students with the opportunities, resources, instruction and environment to pursue academic and personal excellence through an international school curriculum with a US orientation and to help them form the basis from which to become lifelong learners and productive, involved citizens in a changing, global society.


Following are the five Expected School-wide Learning Results that we expect our students to acquire as they move from grade to grade:


  • A Solid Foundation of Knowledge
  • Positive Learning Skills
  • Effective Communication
  • Global and Community Awareness
  • Independent and High Level Thinking