Academics at AISD

The American International School Dhaka provides academic programs based on American educational principles for an international community.

Teaching and learning at AISD celebrates the many ways people work together to construct meaning and make sense of the world.  Through an inquiry approach, students are able to ask questions, explore, wonder, collect data, seek information and solve problems in a variety of ways, thus actively engaging students in their effort to make sense of the world.  Inquiry involves the synthesis, analysis, and manipulation of knowledge through play and guided learning as well. Our faculty is experienced and committed to providing a world-class education for the students at AISD. We believe that student success at school is fostered through strong home-school communication, parental involvement, and support of their child’s education. 

AISD recognizes curriculum development as an evolutionary process, which is updated as new discoveries are made in educational research about teaching and student learning. AISD has a standards-based curriculum framework with a “backwards design”; approach to unit design and lesson planning. AISD is accredited by the Council for International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met. ― William Butler Yeats 

Learning Principles

Research-based principles are the foundation for how we support learning at AISD. All members of the school community—students, teachers, parents and administrators—play an active role in learning.

1) The learning environment is supportive.2) The learning environment supports life-long learning through independence, collaboration and self-motivation.3) Learners' needs, backgrounds, perspectives and interests are reflected in the learning program.4) Learners are challenged and supported to develop deep levels of thinking and application.5) Effective assessment practices are an essential part of learning.6) Learning connects meaningfully across subject areas and with communities beyond the classroom.

Learn more about our Learning Principles here.

Learner Profile

The IB Learner Profile is embedded within the AISD curricular framework and defines the overarching values and attitudes we strive for with all learners. They are a key component of our program and are used by everyone at AISD (students, faculty, staff, and administration). We aim to develop internationally minded students who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

AISD Learners Strive to Be:                           

  • Inquirers 
  • Knowledgeable
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-Minded
  • Caring
  • Risk Takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

Learn more about the IB Learner Profile here.

 Grades 2-10 scores for International and NESA average norms on the MAP test in reading, math, and Language Usage

Participation rate in activities across all three divisions

Parents strongly agree or agree AISD meets our mission, vision, and core values

Class of 2020 scores on the SAT exam