Statement of Purpose
The primary purpose of the American International School of Lagos is to serve the educational needs of the international community of Lagos. We are a co-educational and no-sectarian institution that welcomes students of all nationalities, races, religions and cultures. We recognize the value of the diversity of the school and the admission policies are designed to maintain an appropriate balance of diversity and preserve our fundamental identity as an American International School.
Our admissions priorities are guided by our founding mission to serve the educational needs of children of Americans and other foreign nationals on temporary assignment in Lagos. Applicants are classified by the following Categories with priority for admission given in that order.
- Dependents of US State Department and Consular employees, AISL overseas hire faculty and staff, and Special Assessment companies
- Dependents of Guaranteed Enrollment Plan companies
- Dependents of US citizens who are on expatriate assignment in Nigeria
- Dependents of non-US citizens who are on expatriate assignment in Nigeria
- Siblings and previously enrolled students
- Dependents of US citizens who are permanent residents of Nigeria
- Dependents of non-US citizens who are permanent residents of Nigeria
Dependents of AISL alumni (being defined as someone who attended AISL for at least two full years) will be entitled to be considered for admission at one category higher than their current level to a maximum of category 4.
In order to ensure the international character of our student body, to maintain an appropriate balance and preserve the fundamental identity of the school, we will limit the enrollment of any single nationality group to fewer than 30% (except US Citizens on temporary assignment in Lagos).
All students applying to AISL must meet our entrance requirements irrespective of priority category or guaranteed enrollment status.
AISL does not have special classes, staff or resources to provide educational support for students with moderate to severe learning difficulties; student identified as eligible for special education services, as well as students who have been identified as having Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), Emotional or Behavioral Disabilities (EBD), Mild/Moderate/Severe Intellectual Disability, Auditory Impairment or Visual Impairment.
Due to this, AISL reserves the right to deny admission to students who have demonstrable special learning, behavioral and/or emotional needs. It reserves the right to deny admission to students who do not achieve an acceptable score on the admissions test. Potential students who are in this category should contact the school as part of their decision to come to AISL.
Independent of admissions category, enrolled students who are in good standing have the highest priority for continued enrollment and places will not be eliminated for these students in order to admit new students.