Learning at AISCT: What is Innovation Term?
Each year, in the last term of the year, the American International School of Cape Town (AISCT) hosts Innovation Term. This 12-day program is project-based learning at its best. The projects and programs range from work experience at local companies to experiential trips in Southern Africa. Students can select one of the projects offered by […]
Welcome back, AISCT! We are excited to start the 2022-2023 school year which marks our 25th year anniversary! What started out in 1997 with 18 students in a house in Rondebosch is now one of the oldest and largest international schools in the Western Cape, South Africa. Students joined us back at school at The […]
This year’s graduating class consisted of 27 seniors from 17 countries. For our seniors, the past four years have been challenging. What started out as a normal 10th-grade experience quickly turned upside down, and only in the past few months have we returned to a more normalized environment. Seniors experienced an incredible juxtaposition between the […]
At the American International School of Cape Town (AISCT) we believe that a passionate, caring, patient, supportive, experienced educator is the greatest external factor that makes learning possible. The faculty at AISCT form a diverse group, coming from over 15 different countries. Most join AISCT with previous international teaching experience and they understand what working […]
As a diverse school community with 59 nationalities to date and numerous racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds, International Week at AISCT is one of the most important and enjoyed celebrations of the year. Students, staff, and PATA (Parents and Teachers Association) do an amazing job to honor the spirit of internationalism in our community […]
When we discuss teaching and learning at the American International School of Cape Town (AISCT), we talk specifically about a few key areas. We talk about our Definition of Learning, the U.S. curriculum and standards, subject or course offerings, and assessment. Why are all of these important? They define the type of learning our students […]
This year, The American International School of Cape Town (AISCT) turns 25. AISCT was established in 1997, with our first academic school year beginning on September 16 of the same year. We began in a double-story home in Rondebosch with 18 students. The founders, one of whom was Dr. Pat Gorvalla, a South African educator […]