Walworth Barbour American International School in Israel

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The Walworth Barbour American International School in Israel ("WBAIS" or "AIS") is an independent, American-curriculum, English-language school. WBAIS is composed of a campus with a Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and High School (K-12) in Even Yehuda; and the Jerusalem American International School (pre-school through 12th grade).[1]

WBAIS is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools. It is the only primary and secondary school in Israel accredited in the United States.

WBAIS was established in 1958[1] under the auspices of the United States Embassy[2] and is named after former Ambassador Walworth Barbour, who represented the United States in Israel from 1961–1973.[3]

In 2007, the WBAIS campus was relocated to Even Yehuda.

Notable Alumni: - Bryan Adams -- Canadian musician, attended while his father was Canadian Air Force attaché to Israel. - Trevor Kienzle -- co-founder of U.S. Venture Capital firm, Correlation Ventures, attended while his father was serving at the U.S. Embassy to Israel.

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  1. ^ a b "Israel, Tel Aviv: Walworth Barbour American International School in Israel, Inc.", U.S. Department of State accessed June 5, 2011.
  2. ^ [1], The Walworth Barbour American International School in Israel, August 12, 2008, accessed June 5, 2011.
  3. ^ "Walworth Barbour", U.S. Department of State accessed June 5, 2011.

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