The American International School of Cape Town (AISCT) is situated in Constantia within the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. We are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and are endorsed as an independent school by the Western Cape Education Department. We cater to students from as young as two years old through to Grade 12 or Matric. The school is organized into our Early Childhood Development or Preschool program called Grizzly Cubs, our Elementary or Primary School, and after Grade 5 students move into our Upper School which includes Middle School and High School.
We have 500 students from over 50 countries, and our Primary School is a close-knit, 200-student-strong community.
Families in our Primary School at AISCT live throughout Cape Town. Our bus service collects students at their door, but many families live in the beautiful areas around our campus.
Primary School at AISCT
Our Primary School, or what we call our Elementary School, has a rich and holistic program. A strong curriculum in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies is complemented by visual arts, music, drama, and foreign languages (French and Spanish). We also have an IT and iPad program. Learning also includes service learning, and support is given to students through learning support and counseling. The curriculum at AISCT uses research-based standards and benchmarks of the United States curriculum that are aligned to meet our school curricular needs. It aligns to thousands of other prestigious public and private schools in the United States and around the world. On account of the standards-based approach and the strong focus on transferable learning, students transition into other schools and countries even if the curriculum is different. Within our learners, we hope to instill a strong sense of community, respect, responsibility, and integrity while equipping them with the skills to be curious, lifelong learners.
Primary school at AISCT is a fun, inspiring, and caring place to be, where students feel they belong. The teaching and learning is dynamic, diverse, and rigorous, enabling students to develop academically as well as socially and emotionally.
We hire dedicated and experienced teachers from around the world as well as from South Africa, and our class sizes are small with a teacher-student ratio of 1:10.
We also have an extensive list of after-school activities available to all age groups.
AISCT works on the US calendar with the school year beginning in August and finishing in June. We accept applications throughout the school year with our largest intake of students in the beginning of the school year and then in January at the start of our second semester. Students in our Primary School can begin classes at any time during the school year.
We offer personalized, private tours for families and students, giving you an opportunity to see the school and our teaching and learning in progress.