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 Founded in 1986, the American International School of Lusaka (AISL) is an independent co-educational day school that welcomes children from 3 to 18 years of age. With a student body of approximately 580 students, the school is fully accredited internationally by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (US) and the Council of International Schools (UK). The school attracts students from a wide range of nationalities, including approximately 35% European, 24% North and South American, 33% African, and 8% Australasian. The international nature at AISL is reflected in the school's curriculum and programs. AISL is one of a handful of schools in Africa authorized to deliver all three of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programs: the Primary Years Program (PYP), the Middle Years Program (MYP), and the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Welcome to AISL Video- From the perspective of two Grade 10 students. 

 What Makes AISL Special?

  • The United States Embassy established AISL in 1986.
  • AISL is truly an international school serving 580+ students, age 3-18, representing more than 45 nationalities.
  • The AISL faculty is made up of 17 nationalities and is deeply committed to helping students become responsible world citizens.
  • AISL is accredited by two school accreditation organizations- The Council of International Schools (CIS) and The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA).
  • AISL is an IB World School and is authorized to administer the Primary Years Programme (Early Learning Center to Grade 5), the Middle Years Programme (Grades 6-10) and the IB Diploma Programme (Grades 11 and 12).
  • AISL students have an opportunity to earn a US High School Diploma and an International Baccalaureate Diploma.
  • AISL is the first school in Africa to implement a one-to-one iPad Program in the Secondary School (Gr. 6-12).
  • AISL offers a robust Student Services Programming that includes programming in Special Educational Needs (SEN), English as an Additional Language (EAL), Counseling, and a Differentiated Instruction Resource Program. 
  • AISL offers a comprehensive school guidance/counseling program that consists social/emotional counseling, personal and social education, and college/university counseling.
  • AISL focuses on supporting the development of the whole child and offers a robust extracurricular program consisting of sport, visual and performing arts and community service.
  • AISL has a strong tradition of establishing mutually beneficial partnerships with Zambian schools and social service organizations in an effort to make a positive difference in the local community.
  • AISL has a robust professional development budget that supports visiting presenters and workshop leaders, the hosting of IB workshops, on-line coursework, attendance at conferences that support school wide priorities, and attendance at IB PYP, IB MYP, and IB DP workshops.
  • AISL is a leading member of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA). This organization provides AISL faculty members with quality professional development opportunities while promoting connections among schools located in Zambia and sub-saharan Africa.


School Hours


Early Learning Center

Primary K-5

Secondary 6-12

Monday - Thursday










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