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Our School

The American International School of Cape Town (▓╩├˝═°) is a private, not-for-profit co-educational┬áinstitution founded in 1997. The┬áschool educates 500 students from over 50 countries, ranging in age between 2 and 18 years and instructed┬áby teachers from around the world. The school has an average class size of 16 students with a student-to-teacher ratio of 10:1.

▓╩├˝═° is located on 28 acres in the heart of Constantia Hills with Table Mountain National Park towering in the background. Cape Town is a dynamic, modern city of 4.6 million people and is continually ranked as one of the best places to live in the world. ▓╩├˝═° students are able┬áto take advantage of the numerous opportunities the city has to offer.

▓╩├˝═° follows curriculum┬áout of the USA and offers College Board Advanced Placement (AP) courses in the high school, including the AP Capstone Program. Following the northern hemisphere calendar, the school year begins in August and ends in June. ▓╩├˝═° students are able to experience a wide range of classes, from traditional core subjects┬áto innovative classes such as robotics, design technology, musical theater, band, and vocals. In high school, students have 65 different classes to choose from during their 4-year experience.


A diverse learning community providing students the opportunities and confidence to positively impact the world.


Empowering students with respect, responsibility, and integrity.

The Three Pillars Of Character

Respect. Responsibility. Integrity.

At the core of our belief about student discipline are the three pillars of character:┬áRESPECT,╠řRESPONSIBILITY, and┬áINTEGRITY. By modelling these three pillars of character, most issues that we face can be handled with minimal disruptions to the educational program.

Discipline at ▓╩├˝═° is designed to make the classrooms conducive to learning and the campus a safe, friendly, pleasant place to study and interact with others. A well-disciplined environment with clear expectations is essential in order that we may accomplish our most important role in instruction.


Expected Schoolwide Learning Results.

Every student will demonstrate:


Effective communication (Communicating)


High level thinking (Thinking)


A solid foundation of knowledge (Knowing)


Positive learning attitudes and behavior


Global and community appreciation
(Caring and Sharing)

Eco School And Sustainability

Green Flag Award. Water Wise. Power Wise.

The ▓╩├˝═° campus has earned a Silver Status as an Eco School. ▓╩├˝═° has made great strides in becoming an eco-friendly and fully self-sufficient school. Our water supply derives our own rainwater and groundwater collection, thus saving over 1 million liters of city water per year and ensuring that we will always have this vital resource. In terms of electricity, the school has been retrofitted with LED lights and boasts solar panels on top of the Parthenon. Using these two initiatives means our campus uses 50% less electricity than in the past. In combination with our back-up generator, during blackouts or load shedding we are able to provide a continuous energy supply to our entire campus and stay running at full capacity.

We also take pride in our state-of-the-art security system. Our 24-hour on-site security team is aided by an electric fence around the entire campus, 23 monitored CCTV cameras on the perimeter, 40 CCTV cameras throughout our buildings, a license plate recognition technology connected to the South African Police Services, and a guest entry system which logs each vehicleÔÇÖs registration information and driverÔÇÖs license. We have instant access to ER-24, Marine Post One at the Cape Town American Consulate, and the Constantia Valley Call Center for any emergency medical or security needs. With water, electricity, and security all accounted for, we are able to focus on our core objective of educating students!