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Asmara International Community School (AICS), Eritrea


Inspire – Challenge – Engage

AICS Vision

AICS will be recognized both locally and internationally for having a supportive and challenging educational program that makes a difference in the lives of its students and their communities.

AICS Mission Statement

The Asmara International Community School provides a rigorous English language academic program of excellence, emphasizing individual discipline, personal integrity, and respect for others.

AICS welcomes students from internationally minded and diverse backgrounds who are willing to learn the knowledge, skills, and values to be inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who will be empowered to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world, and to make a difference in it.

AICS Beliefs

Learning is a process whereby learners are empowered with the skills, knowledge and values to shape, contribute to and enrich both themselves and our changing world through the act of learning and supported by a learning community.


  • Everyone is a life-long learner.
  • Every learner is in some respect like all others, like some others,and like no others.
  • All learners are likely to succeed when learning is intentional, relational, and encourages high expectations.


  • Everyone can achieve success in learning
  • Learning is the active social construction of meaning.
  • Learning is a process of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional engagement.

Learning Communities:

  • The central goal of a learning community is learning.
  • Learning communities are enriched when they are diverse in essence but united in character.
  • A learning community is a partnership and shared responsibility between students, teachers, and parents.

AICS Profile of a Graduate

Graduates of AICS will have the knowledge, skills, and values to make a positive difference in their own communities and the world at large, be internationally minded, and to engage in action to meet local and global challenges, both today and in the future.

A graduate of AICS will be Knowledgeable and Intellectually Engaged with their world.

  • A graduate of AICS will be Knowledgeable and Intellectually Engaged
    with their world.
  • They will be thoughtful, open-minded, and reflective.

A graduate of AICS will be Caring and Compassionate.

  • They will be moral and principled.
  • They will be respectful, be caring, and embrace diversity.
  • They will be self-disciplined and balanced.

A graduate of AICS will have the Skills to make a difference.

  • They will be adaptable, flexible, and resilient.
  • They will be effective communicators in English, other languages, as
    well as in technology.