AISK Stories

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The academic program at AISK is designed to help your child succeed, wherever they go from here. Our dual diploma system allows for a United States High School Diploma, an International Baccalaureate Certificate or Diploma, or any possible combination of those certifications, ensuring your child a path here in Jamaica, in the United States, and the wider international educational community. With a 98% success rate (8% of our students go on to the Ivy League), we are confident in our ability to bring out the best in your child.

Alumni

Kristina Harris Brown
Class of 2011,
Student of Veterinary Medicine

AISK is unique in many ways. The smaller class sizes allow for a closer personal relationship with teachers who really take time to cater to each student’s needs. This one-on-one help is not only aimed at helping students, but parents as well. 

College preparation is one such area where AISK really helped me. The guidance and assistance I was given in choosing a college was unmatched. I had never heard of the college I eventually chose until a college fair that was held by AISK. Also, The IB program, admittedly, is extremely challenging but it introduced me and prepared me for college level educational expectations. 

AISK’s relationship with technology has been extremely beneficial in expanding my learning. Having a laptop in classes to use for taking notes and preparing projects elevated learning in the classroom and prepared me with practical technology skills that I used throughout college and every day. This has been particularly useful during this age of online education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

There are many things I could say about the time I spent at AISK, but to put it into just one word – unforgettable.

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Students

Zane 
Grade 11
Class of 2023

AISK is an amazing school for multiple reasons. Whether it’s the teachers, the academics or the sports; they all form the school we know and love AISK. It offers an amazing academic program and to make it even better, it offers a diverse amount of sports.

They embrace children learning what they love and finding what they love and that is something that definitely makes the school stand out. It gives kids an opportunity that not many people can have. AISK feels like a place I can look forward to and the idea of school stresses most people out, but AISK manages to make it a much more pleasant thought.

I think the teachers help to make AISK as great as it is. They always interact with the students and make them have fun. They know how to have the perfect balance between having fun and teaching. They make the classroom experience more enjoyable.

For the two and a half years I’ve been at AISK, I have enjoyed it so much and I really am glad that I have been given the opportunity to be here. 

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Parents

Shakira Walton
Class of 2025 and 2027

This is my fourth year at AISK.  It has been an amazing journey thus far. The first day of school my son jumped into the car and said “Mum, School was EPIC!” My eyes filled with tears. I said it was what? He repeated it again and started chatting about all the amazing things he had learned and what he could do. I, for the first time in my life, was completely speechless. This continued all year. The thing that stands out the most was, and still is, AISK's sincere interest in all the details of his life. Every bump in the road, big or little, is met with love, concern, and a new and improved strategy. AISK is always accountable and always looking for ways to enhance the learning experience of each child; not just the smartest, most popular, (and sorry to say) the most connected child, but each and every child. From the guard waving good morning to you at the gate, to the canteen staff who are genuinely concerned about your child eating a nutritious meal and not wasting their food. I am continually blown away. 

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CAZ' BLOG

Dr. Casimer Badynee
Elementary Principal

As we close out National Child Month and the honoring of our teaching staff on Jamaica Teacher's Day - I wanted to leave you with some nuggets that have been on my mind this May.

We all clearly understand the impact of teachers... and the power of learning. As a principal, I've come to realize the importance of every individual that makes up a school community. And the truth is, your child’s first teacher will not be me… will not be their pre-school teacher… it will be you.

The engaged and passionate teacher demonstrating the ability to learn and listen are highly prized in a learning environment. Those teachers who build relationships with students and engage them in active learning are treasured. These teacher characteristics are a significant part of AISK… and we hope that you will make them a significant part in how you parent your child.

As a father and principal, I want to share a few roles that help contribute to an impactful learning environment:

I have found value in the parent who questions the interventions of administrators. At parent-teacher gatherings, this parent generally asks questions others keep to themselves. Continue to push the AISK community to be better for us, and for your children.

I respect the parent who "pushes back". We plan and intervene with good intentions; however we need to be clear with the approach and philosophy. I find myself a bit confused when there is no "push back.

·I understand parents who are "more parent-centered" at times than "student-centered." These individuals help us "balance" the approach of interventions or new ideas. I need to hear all perspectives... the "what about me" as parents is not something you should hide. We must support you in order to best support our students.

The "questioners," "push-backers," and the "what about me- ers" play a significant role in our learning community. I appreciate and honor all the teachers that are there for our children - AISK faculty, AISK Moms and AISK Dads.

I encourage you to share your thoughts with me! Hit ‘Connect with Caz’ if you feel moved to… I’d love to hear from you.