Superintendent's Message

Welcome to the American International School of Jeddah!

With an enduring legacy of over 65 years of successful American curriculum and instruction, AISJ starts the 2019-20 school year in its newest and most spectacular home. We are a Middle States Association (MSA) accredited, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-K - 12. We pride ourselves on offering an authentic American education that will prepare students to be academically successful and outstanding global citizens.

AISJ maintains academic excellence in a diverse, inclusive environment. We believe our students learn best when they learn through active, student-centered instruction. We have more than 50 nationalities represented among our student body. We recognize that children are distinct individuals with unique experiences, backgrounds, abilities, and interests. Our staff promotes cross-cultural understanding and differentiated instruction to meet our students’ unique needs. We motivate our students to seek opportunities that help shape their identities and empower them to demonstrate initiative.  This is reflected in the quality of our curricular offerings.

AISJ has an outstanding Arts program which includes music (band, orchestra, choir), theatre (performance & stagecraft), and art (including AP classes). We offer STEAM classes starting in Pre-K and Computer Science classes as well. Our Middle and High School students have the opportunity to participate in Week Without Walls, an annual, immersive learning experience that takes them outside of the classroom.

In addition to a rigorous curriculum, we provide a variety of extra-curricular programs to our students, including membership in competitive leagues (SAIKAC, OASIS, & RSAC). The Sports Complex includes an all-weather soccer field, indoor and outdoor running tracks, an aerobics room, weight room, and squash courts. It is home to a full-sized, shaded swimming pool, as well as multi-purpose tennis courts.

With 20 years of educational experience, I am very excited to start this school year at AISJ. In addition to the state-of-the-art facilities, our school has a fantastic community. Our staff, parents, and students are some of the best I have had the pleasure of working with, and I know that together, we will make this an incredible and positive school year. 

We invite you to look around our site and learn more about what AISJ has to offer, and we look forward to welcoming you to our community soon!

Mr. Earl Chamberlin
Interim Superintendent