Mission and Vision

Mission

     APIS, as a community, passionately educates, inspires, nurtures and maximizes each students potential to become a global citizen and a happy life long learner.

 Vision

Students will graduate from APIS as empathetic, self-reliant, internationally minded citizens 

Values

COMMUNITY : Working together to create an environment that supports one and all

DIVERSITY : Acceptance and appreciation of people and their beliefs

RESPONSIBILITY : Accountability for our actions towards others; committed to treating all with respect and integrity

BALANCE : In mind, body and character

Philosophy

     We believe that both our Day and Residential students should be encouraged to strive for excellence and to develop a life-long enthusiasm for learning, and by fostering self-discipline, independence, responsibility, good manners and respect for others, they will be able to adapt to the changing demands of the modern world.

      Through participation in community service projects, our students learn to share their energy and special talents while developing awareness, concern and the ability to work co-operatively.

      The school aims to develop a strong and harmonious home-school partnership.  Parent involvement in the life of the school is actively encouraged.

Students of all nationalities and religions are welcome to apply for admission

 2016-2020 School Goals

Goal 1:  To increase the access to technology for students and staff at both MBC and PC

Goal 2: Increase professional development opportunities that will increase their capacity to make informed instructional decisions and increase retention rates

Goal 3: Use data to show that our students are achieving at comparable rates to their peers

Goal 4: Increase clear and concise communication with our community

Goal 5: Successful re-authorization for PYP (spring 2017) and Authorization for MYP (spring 2018)


Expected Student Learning Results

APIS graduates will have the following Expected School Wide Learner Results in that they will be:

Thinkers:

  • display initiative in applying  thinking skills critically and creatively
  • make reasoned, ethical decisions based on clear thought processes.

Communicators:

  • communicate effectively in English
  • work cooperatively effectively and collaborate with others willingly
  • acquire and routinely demonstrate ICT skills and use new technologies as they become available. 

Inquirers:

  • acquire and apply independent inquiry, research and learning skills
  • appreciate the beauty of their world, exhibit natural curiosity and a love of learning which can be sustained throughout their lives.

Knowledgeable:

  • acquire and apply knowledge of concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance across a broad and balanced range of subjects.

Reflective:

  • assess and understand their strengths, weaknesses and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.

Principled:

  • act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities
  • take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them. 

Open-minded:

  • show understanding and appreciation of their own cultures and personal histories and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities

Caring:

  • show empathy, compassion and respect for the needs and feelings of others
  • have a personal commitment to service and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

Courageous:

  • approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainties with confidence, courage and forethought
  • have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies

Balanced:

  • understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

Principles of Learning

We believe learning best occurs when:

  • The classroom environment is a positive, safe and inspiring place, where students are happy, confident and develop the courage to become life-long learners.
  • Learning targets are specific, measurable, timely, relevant and personal; standards, benchmarks and expectations are clearly defined. 
  • Classroom instruction is inquiry-based, student centered, differentiated and scaffold to ensure student success.
  • Classroom activities are cooperative, challenging, skill-building and reflective; allowing students to realize their own learning potential and set goals.
  • Assessment is directly aligned to learning targets.
  • School experiences draw upon prior knowledge and foster new learning so that student can make “real world” connections, build school community and contribute globally.

 

Philosophy of Assessment

Assessment at APIS is based on standards which are an integral part of teaching and learning. Assessment will be authentic, informative, personalized and collaborative, involving teachers, students and parents. Our assessment practices will reflect the mission of the school in its international context.

 


Opening eyes to a world of opportunities

An outstanding place for living and learning

 

 

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