American International School of Bucharest

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American International School of Bucharest
Main entrance to the combined middle/high school building on AISB Campus
Main entrance to the combined middle/high school building on AISB Campus
Location
Bulevardul Pipera 196, Voluntari 077190

CoordinatesCoordinates: 44°31′45″N 26°08′42″E / 44.52922°N 26.145047°E / 44.52922; 26.145047
Information
School typeInternational Baccalaureate Private International School
Established1962 September 1st[1]
Opened1962 September 1st
School districtVoluntari
SuperintendentDr. Robert Brindley
PrincipalElyane Ruel,[2] John Cane,[3] Lorne Bird,[4] Rosella Diliberto
Faculty109[5]
GradesEC2 – 12th Grade
Enrollment830
Campus size101,1171 square meters
Campus typeOpen courtyard
Color(s)Green and Black
MascotVampire
Website

The American International School of Bucharest (AISB) is a multicultural and international school located in the town of Voluntari, 5 km outside central Bucharest, Romania, set on a 10 hectare campus. English is the primary instructional language. The school was founded in 1962 by the United States Embassy. It is one of the only schools in Romania authorized to offer students the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. This includes the IB Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma programmes.[6][7][8][9]

The school currently serves a population of 830 students from 43 countries globally


Education[edit]

Since 1997, the American International School of Bucharest is an accredited IB World School.[10] Both the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the international nonprofit Council of International Schools organization have accredited the curriculum. As of the 2015-2016 academic year, total enrollment is at 830 students[11] with an average of 18 students[12] per class.

Technology In Education[edit]

During the 2012-2013 academic year, AISB implemented a 1:1 'bring your own device' laptop program for all students in grades 5 to 10,[13] which later expanded during the 2013-2014 academic year to include all students from grades 5 to 12. The laptop program encouraged other initiatives which included the implementation of a high-speed 10Mbit/s internet connection, improved access control with the printer infrastructure, and campus-wide WiFi internet access.[14] AISB is now a Microsoft Showcase School.

View to the AISB Library Media Center

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". AISB.ro. AISB. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  2. ^ Ruel, Elyane. "Principle's Welcome". Archived from the original on 2015-02-20. Retrieved 2014-09-24.
  3. ^ Carollo, Alba. "Principal's Welcome". AISB.ro. Archived from the original on 28 August 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  4. ^ Bird, Lorne. "Principle's Welcome". AISB.ro. AISB. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Faculty and Staff Directory". AISB.ro. AISB. Archived from the original on 3 June 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  6. ^ "American International School of Bucharest". internationalschoolsreview.com. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  7. ^ "American International School of Bucharest". Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  8. ^ "First class: inside Bucharest's top private schools". business-review.eu. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Romania, Bucharest: American International School of Bucharest". state.gov. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  10. ^ "International Baccalaureat". 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-16.
  11. ^ "Romania, Bucharest: American International School of Bucharest". 2012. Retrieved 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  12. ^ "With striking teachers and a budget less than many of its European neighbours, school reform in Romania is slow, as Anca Pol talks to some experts and offers an overview of Internationals Schools in the capital". 2012. Retrieved 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  13. ^ "Welcome to the 2012–2013 1:1 Learning Program". 1:1 Learning Landscape. AISB. 16 August 2012. Archived from the original on 5 April 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  14. ^ "Welcome to the 2013–2014 1:1 Learning Program". 1:1 Learning Landscape. AISB. 1 August 2013. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2014.

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