Association International School

6 Patrice Lumumba Road, Airport, Residential Area | Accra
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About Us

Welcome to Lower School!!

I am delighted to welcome you to the Lower School section of Association International School. I hope reading this will bring you closer to the school. The lower school has two streams of each grade, with students aged 6 to 11 years.

Grade 1 –   6 to 7 years
Grade 2 –   7 to 8 years
Grade 3 –   8 to 9 years
Grade 4 –   9 to 10 years
Grade 5 –   10 to 11 years

Our goal is to prepare our students for ongoing opportunities and challenges the future will hold for them as future leaders. In the Lower School, everyone feels welcome and valued. It is a place where achievement is expected and celebrated. We value intellectual curiosity, and are committed to the education of our students through the development of empathy, ethical behavior, integrity, discipline and service, based on a firm foundation of Christian values.

All members of the Lower School adhere to the Honor Code and conduct themselves in a trustworthy manner that will further the best interest of the school, their class and any team or club to which they belong. Students are expected to understand and live by standards of honorable behavior, which are essentially a matter of attitude and spirit rather than a system of rules and regulations.

The Lower School has two teachers (a lead teacher and an assistant teacher) in a homeroom who handle all core subjects. Music, PE, Drama, Art, Library, French, Spanish, and ICT are taught by specialists. We have extremely dedicated and supportive staff, who work very hard to provide the best opportunities for all our pupils in a safe and happy school environment. They are dedicated to challenging, engaging, and nurturing students of different abilities and with different learning styles in the Lower School. We aim to build the skills, knowledge and positive attitudes necessary to help all our students become intelligent and compassionate learners, leaders and ambassadors of Christ for the Glory of God.

We value our parents and the wider community and maintain an open and welcoming environment where we can work in partnership for the benefit of our students. Students in the Lower School are enthusiastically engaged in their learning, supported by well-trained and caring teachers who work in partnership with parents to ensure the very best opportunities for every student.

The Lower School offers a full range of activities beyond the classroom. Students have the opportunity to participate in before and after school enrichment activities such as Art, Dance, Ballet, Piano, Beading, Swimming, Board Games, Good News, Spelling, Needle Work and many more.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Lower School of Association International School, a unique school dedicated to challenging, engaging, and nurturing students of different abilities and strengths.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Lower School. You are welcome to visit us any time.

Best wishes,

Head of Lower School

Programs Offered
Nursery and Primary education
Admission Procedures

We accept applications from students for Early Childhood, Lower and Secondary Schools regardless of race, gender, ethnic, religion, and national background.

1. Complete Initial enquiry form

2. Purchase registration package

3. Complete and return application forms and supporting documentation to the Admissions office (within two weeks if possible)

4. Schedule placement test date for your child

5. Parent/Guardian interview with Head of School

6. Parent/Guardian informed about admission decision by letter – invoice with all related fees and enrollment contract also included

7. Return enrollment contract and pay admission, tuition, and related fees by the given deadline

8. All paperwork requested within the application package must be completed and submitted before entrance into the school. The School requires all student records in English or translated into English from the applicant’s previous school. The School reserves the right to contact the applicant’s previous school prior to acceptance.

9. If a question regarding placement arises, the following factors are considered: School records, age, and results of the entrance test.

10. Students with documented special education needs will have that taken into consideration and where possible, be admitted and given support, consistent with the AIS Special Educational Needs (SEN) policy.

11. Parents or guardians of prospective students must ensure that all information relevant to the application is given. Any lack of disclosure such as disciplinary action, expulsion and suspension, a requirement for Special Educational Support, and a medical condition may result in the student not being admitted.

Enrollment Priority Policy

Priority enrollment will be accorded to students with siblings already at AIS, or with siblings who have graduated from AIS, provided the child meets all of the requirements for admission.

Waiting List Policy

If a student has passed the necessary admissions requirements, but there is no space available, he/she may be placed on a waiting list. Students will be added to this list according to the enrollment priority policy.

Late Admissions

A student may be admitted to the school at any time during the school year provided there is space and the starting period of the applicant is not too close to the end of the semester in which he is applying into.

History

The history of the Association International School from its beginnings in 1963 to the present, is the story of a man who started a small private international school, hardly known beyond the limits of its city in the twentieth century, and stamped it with his ideals of education, transforming it into a natioanlly recognized institution. Colonel George E. Amuah Rtd gave the school its basic character through the strength of of his own good qualities. It is a legacy that continues to this day.

Looking for the ideal school where all of his children could attend together, Colonel George E. Amuah founded Association International School in the Airport Residential Area, Accra, in 1963, to provide both scholastic training and moral education for his children and others. Determined to give the children of AIS the best, Colonel Amuah recruited an exceptional faculty that reflected internationalism in the true sense. By exposing its students to the rigors of a strict comprehensive education, AIS gave its students an exceptional, well-rounded curriculum, and students of AIS developed the mental discipline they needed to meet future challenges of life. Under the leadership of Mrs. Dorothy H. Amuah, Head of Administration, AIS soon became the number one and most sought after school in the country. If one could not gain admission into the school, they had to go elsewhere. Today, many of AIS’s students are trailblazers in many multi national companies, and professional and governmental organizations.

The school has remained in its original site since 1963 and has undergone many changes. However, over the years, the school fell into despair and lost its great reputation as a school of excellence. Then, in 2009, the democratic administration led by His excellency President John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor released and returned all confiscated assets to their rightful owners. Thus, after 25 years, AIS was returned to the Amuah’s. Then began a period of transition for AIS, where students under the Ghana Education Service had to be transitioned and transferred to another government school and AIS was closed down for a massive and major refurbishment and facelift in 2010.

In September of 2011, the newly, renovated private international school opened its doors to the public again. The beautiful main campus is set on 5 acres and is in its phase 2 of a major capital improvement plan, which will eventually provide more state of the art buildings and resources to suplement the already existing classrooms. AIS has now added 2 ultra modern boarding facilities for 8th through 12th grade students.

Today, AIS is a day and boarding school and has over 350 students on its campus and is still growing. The student and faculty body of AIS is diverse and are truly representational of an international community.

Extra Curricular Activities
African/Contemporary/Salsa Dance, Ballet, Karate, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Hip Hop Dance, Table Tennis, Golf
Boy and Girl Scouts, Ghanaian Languages (Twi), Sign Language, Cookery, Piano, Beading, Board Games, Gardening, Key Club (Community Service), Sewing/Needlework, Spelling Bee, Strings- Guitar/Saxophone/Violin/Brass, Good News, Red Cross/Red Crescent
Foreign Languages (French and Spanish), Chess Championship Club, Arts and Crafts
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6 Patrice Lumumba Road, Airport, Residential Area | Accra
Accra
Ghana

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