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American International School of Cape Town

42 Soetvlei Avenue, Constantia 7806

Cape Town, South Africa

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Total Students 500
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Year Founded 1997
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Phone No. (+27) 0217132220
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The American International School of Cape Town (AISCT) is a private, not-for-profit co-educational institution founded in 1997. The school educates 500 students from 50 countries, ranging in age between 2 and 18 years and instructed by teachers from around the world. The school has an average class size of 16 students with a student-teacher ratio of 10:1. AISCT is located on 12 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 million people and is continually ranked as one of the best places to live in the world. AISCT students are able to take advantage of the numerous opportunities the city has to offer. Our campus is divided into four sections: Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD): Grizzly Cubs to Kindergarten 1; Elementary School: Kindergarten 2 to Grade 5; Middle School: Grades 6-8; and High School: Grades 9-12. The school follows the American curriculum and offers Advanced Placement (AP) classes in the High School. Foreign language instruction in French and Spanish begins in Grade 1. Following the northern hemisphere calendar, the school year begins in August and ends in June. The school day begins at 08h00 and ends at 14h50 for Elementary School and 14h55 for Upper School. After-school activities take place between 15h00 and 17h00 with most finishing at 16h00. Each Wednesday, our teachers take part in professional development training from 07h30-08h20. As a result, on Wednesday mornings, classes begin at 08h30. AISCT is endorsed as an independent school by the Western Cape Education Department and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) based in California, USA. AISCT is also a proud member of the Association of International Schools in Africa and the International School Foundation. Graduates from AISCT receive a USA High School Diploma and gain access to universities around the world, with USA, Canada, UK, Europe, and South Africa the most popular destinations.


AISCT is overseen by a Board of Governors comprising Larry Balli, Willem Buhrmann, Michael Dougherty, Paul duToit, and Kristy Dewi, who have been appointed according to the bylaws of its Deed of Foundation.The Board is responsible for the school’s fiscal solvency and overall success. Its responsibilities include: Oversee and promote the overall success and fiscal health of the school; Appoint and evaluate annually the Headmaster, who administers school policy; Develop, approve, and insure the implementation of school policy, and insure efficient and logical allocation of the school’s human and material resources; Monitor the use of the school’s existing facilities and develop new ones which might enhance program delivery; Ensure the maintenance of the school’s good relationships with the government of the Republic of South Africa in general and the Ministry of Education in particular; Meet periodically in accordance with the stipulations of the Articles of Association. The meetings are managed according to the Deeds of Foundation. The School Board at AISCT operates with a self-perpetuating, “corporate governance” model, a model endorsed by such organizations as the Council of International Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools. The corporate model of a self-perpetuating board allows the board to choose itself and its successors and to focus largely on the strategic future of the school and generative thinking, leaving the operation of the school to the head of school. Three of the Board Members are designated as “Directors” by virtue of their having established the school and financed its start up in 1992. These three are Larry Balli, Michael Dougherty, and Kristy Dewi.

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