Atlanta International School

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Atlanta International School
Location
Atlanta, GA
United States
Coordinates 33°50′00″N 84°22′43″W / 33.833227°N 84.378499°W / 33.833227; -84.378499Coordinates: 33°50′00″N 84°22′43″W / 33.833227°N 84.378499°W / 33.833227; -84.378499
Information
Type Private
Motto "Prepare your child to succeed in a globally connected world."
Established 1984
President None
Faculty 142
Grades 3K-12
Number of students 1152
Color(s) Blue and White
Mascot Eagles
Affiliation International Baccalaureate
Website

Atlanta International School is a private elementary, middle and high school in Atlanta, Georgia. An International Baccalaureate School, it was formed in 1984.[1] In December 2011, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution described it as "one of the city's premier private schools".[2]

History[edit]

The school opened in September 1985 in a schoolhouse rented from Sardis United Methodist Church in Buckhead with 51 students in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade. In July 1987, AIS moved into facilities located on Long Island Drive, acquired from the Fulton County Board of Education. By September of that year, the roll had grown to 193 students in four-year-old kindergarten through eighth grade. Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 were added in subsequent years, with the first graduates receiving their high school diploma in June 1992. Enrollment increased throughout, exceeding 780 students in 2000.[3]

Under a long-term agreement with the Atlanta Board of Education, valid through the year 2045, AIS moved its campus in 1995 to its current location, site of the former North Fulton High School. Its address is now 2890 North Fulton Dr. Atlanta, GA 30305. The campus includes science laboratories, campus-wide fibre-optic data wiring, a large library with computer facilities, an auditorium, The Lademacher Performing Arts Center, fine arts areas and an athletic complex including a gymnasium and a soccer field. In 2001, AIS secured a 50-year lease of the North Fulton Drive campus and purchased contiguous acreage.[3]

Notable Alumni[edit]

Notes[edit]

As of 11:11, 8 October 2014 (UTC), this article is derived in whole or in part from Atlanta International School. The copyright holder has licensed the content utilized under CC-By-SA and GFDL. All relevant terms must be followed. The original text was at "official site".

  1. ^ Williams, Trevor (September 24, 2009). "New headmaster joins Atlanta International School". Global Atlanta. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Tagami, Ty (December 6, 2011). "International school founder loved to learn". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "History". Atlanta International School. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 

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