Superintendent's Message

Welcome to the American International School of Lagos!

At the American International School of Lagos, we provide a high quality education. With 54 years of academic excellence behind us and a bright future ahead, our curriculum is based on the American educational model, and we are fully accredited through the Middle States Association (MSA) and the Council of International Schools (CIS). We’re also a member of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) and the West African International Schools Activities League (WAISAL). We offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma program for grades 11 and 12.

Our challenging course work and standardized test scores speak to the rigorous teaching and in-depth learning that take place at AISL. The AISL Class of 2018 exemplified these high standards, with 92% of our IB diploma candidates earning the full IB diploma. AISL students had an average IB score of 33 points, out of a possible 45, while the world average was 29. One of our students earned an impressive 42 points. Our high school graduates thrive in the highest levels of academia, and are matriculating into schools such as Cornell University, UC Berkeley, New York University, UMass Amherst, the University of Sheffield, University of Toronto, and the University of British Columbia. In December 2017, one of our 2014 graduates was awarded a 2018 Marshall Scholarship to pursue his master’s degree in chemical engineering at the University of Cambridge.

In addition to our high academic standards, AISL strives for our students to become well-rounded and caring adults. Community service, after school activities, and sports are all part of our school culture. This year we’ll be furthering our community service as a school by hosting both the annual Nigerian Schools Conference and the first ever AISA West Africa Invitational Conference.

To maintain these high standards, we recruit teachers who have a passion for helping students learn and for improving the lives of those around them. Our teachers come from various countries, adding a diversity and richness to our faculty that mirrors the diversity of the student body here at AISL. In this culturally rich learning environment, students do more than learn about the world; they become global citizens.

In my time here at the American International School of Lagos, I have found it to be a supportive, engaging, and positive place. I am confident that you, too, will find our school to be the best place for your child to learn and grow. We invite you to explore our website, visit our campus, and ask us any questions you may have.


Professionally yours,

Gregory A. Rayl

Superintendent