OUR SCHOOL

The American International School of Cape Town (AISCT) is a private, not-for-profit co-educational institution founded in 1997. The school educates 500 students from over 50 countries, ranging in age between 2 and 18 years and instructed by teachers from around the world. The school has an average class size of 16 students with a teacher-to-student ratio of 10:1.

AISCT is located on 12-acres in the heart of Constantia Hills with Table Mountain National Park towering in the background. Cape Town is a dynamic, modern city of 4 million people and is continually ranked as one of the best places to live in the world. AISCT students are able to take advantage of the numerous opportunities the city has to offer.

AISCT follows curriculum out of the USA and offers College Board Advanced Placement (AP) courses in the high school, including the AP Capstone Program. Following the northern hemisphere calendar, the school year begins in August and ends in June. AISCT students are able to experience a wide range of classes, from traditional core subjects to innovative classes such as robotics, design technology, musical theater, band, and vocals. In high school, students have 65 different classes to choose from during their 4-year experience.

MISSION

A diverse learning community providing
students the opportunities and
confidence to positively impact the world.

VISION

Empowering students with respect,
responsibility, and integrity.

AISCT 3-pillars

THE THREE PILLARS OF CHARACTER

Respect. Responsibility. Integrity.

At the core of our belief about student discipline are the three pillars of character: RESPECTRESPONSIBILITY, and INTEGRITY. By modelling these three pillars of character, most issues that we face can be handled with minimal disruptions to the educational program.

Discipline at AISCT is designed to make the classrooms conducive to learning and the campus a safe, friendly, pleasant place to study and interact with others. A well-disciplined environment with clear expectations is essential in order that we may accomplish our most important role in instruction.

ESLRs

Effective Schoolwide Learning Results

Every student will demonstrate:

  1. Effective communication (Communicating)
  2. High level thinking (Thinking)
  3. A solid foundation of knowledge (Knowing)
  4. Positive learning attitudes and behavior (Behaving)
  5. Global and community appreciation (Caring and Sharing)

ECO SCHOOL AND SUSTAINABILITY

The AISCT campus has earned a Silver Status as an Eco School. AISCT has made great strides in becoming an eco-friendly and fully self-sufficient school. Our water supply derives our own rainwater and groundwater collection, thus saving over 1 million liters of city water per year and ensuring that we will always have this vital resource. In terms of electricity, the school has been retrofitted with LED lights and boasts solar panels on top of the Parthenon. Using these two initiatives means our campus uses 50% less electricity than in the past. In combination with our back-up generator, during blackouts or load shedding we are able to provide a continuous energy supply to our entire campus and stay running at full capacity..

We also take pride in our state-of-the-art security system. Our 24-hour on-site security team is aided by an electric fence around the entire campus, 23 monitored CCTV cameras on the perimeter, 40 CCTV cameras throughout our buildings, a license plate recognition technology connected to the South African Police Services, and a guest entry system which logs each vehicle’s registration information and driver’s license. We have instant access to ER-24, Marine Post One at the Cape Town American Consulate, and the Constantia Valley Call Center for any emergency medical or security needs. With water, electricity, and security all accounted for, we are able to focus on our core objective of educating students!