After more than five years of negotiations, an agreement was signed on December 29, 2015, establishing the American International School of Algiers. This was also thanks to the dedication of Dr. Bea Cameron, Regional Education Officer, U.S. Office of Overseas Schools.

 

With less than one year to prepare, the American International School of Algiers opened its doors to students for the first time on August 23, 2016.  This was due to the enormous support from both the Algerian and U.S. governments, particularly former Ambassador Joan Polaschik, along with many generous people who helped AISA become a reality.

 

For example, the school logo (above) was designed by Cole Bo Williams. The son of a former international school administrator, he is a current graphic arts student in Seattle, Washington. Representing the tree of knowledge, we chose the olive tree because it’s indigenous to the Mediterranean and its branches represent peace in many cultures.

 

Finally, we are very thankful to both the American Schools of Tripoli and Tangier. Sadly, the American School of Tripoli closed its doors in March, 2011 as a result of the continuing civil war in Libya and has no plans to reopen in the near future. However, thanks to the help of many, the furniture and full library were shipped to Tangier in 2012 and stored at the American School.  After five lonely years, the school furniture and library books are now with children again and we are very honored and grateful!

American International School of Algiers,  05 bis Chemin Mackley,  Ben Aknoun,  Algiers,  Algeria -  Telephone: 213 (0) 23 375 072

American International School of Algiers, 05 bis Chemin Mackley, Ben Aknoun, Algiers, Algeria - Telephone: 213 (0) 23 375 072