Philosophy of Co-Curricular Athletics • Activities • Arts

After school co-curricular and inter-school activities/ competitions/ performances are an integral part of the educational program of the American International School Dhaka. The ultimate purpose of these programs is to enhance a student's personal growth, encourage social development, while improving group effectiveness, activity related skills and interpersonal growth.

The Arts/Athletics and Activities programs are integral to the completion of the AISD MISSION - challenging students to achieve their potential.  
The process of training, practice, competition and performance builds an inner confidence for individuals via effort, participation, and commitment. The quality of a final product or event is developed throughout the course of a season, however the educational or growth value lies mainly in the experiences gained. Our overall program encourages participation and achievement on a broad scale in varied environments. Participation by every student who possesses an interest is encouraged.



Student Participation Rate

SAISA Championships


Through movement, sound, and image, the arts transform people’s creative ideas into expressive works that communicate layered meanings. 

Learning in, through, and about the arts stimulates creative action and response by engaging and connecting thinking, imagination, senses, and feelings. By participating in the arts, students’ personal well-being is enhanced. As students express and interpret ideas within creative, aesthetic, and technological frameworks, their confidence to take risks is increased.

Through the use of creative and intuitive thought and action, learners in the arts are able to view their world from new perspectives.

Arts education values student’s experiences and builds on these with increasing sophistication and complexity as their knowledge and skills develop. Through the development of arts literacies, students, as creators, presenters, viewers, and listeners, are able to participate in, interpret, value, and enjoy the arts throughout their lives

The arts are powerful forms of expression that recognize, value, and contribute to the unique local and international cultural character of AISD.

Video stills from AISD's high school production of High School Musical

We're all in this together!!High School Musical

Athletics • Activities

Co-curricular activities and athletics are an extension of the entire school learning program across all three divisions. The fundamental principle of the overall program is to serve the holistic development of students. Each activity and athletics supervisor works to instill in our student participants the following attitudes, behaviors, and skills: A Growth Mindset / Respect / Commitment / Ethical Character / Critical Thinking / Accountability and Responsibility. 

The operating principle of the Athletics and Activities Department is to provide maximum opportunity for student exploration and engagement without inhibiting any one program. 

The Athletics and Activities Department offers a wide variety of academic, creative, service, technical and athletic programs and encourages students to both follow their passions and sample new possibilities.

Through on-site, inter-city and international experiences participants will grow as young people of worth and character as they engage in the program.