"What makes AISM distinctive is the warmth of the community. Teachers and students have close caring relationships which focus on each student as an individual. The community is small enough that high school students often know ES students by name. It makes for a really supportive place for students to stretch and grow."

Peter Hennigar
Secondary School Science Teacher

We are proud of our mission and core values. In a collaborative community process in 2018, we updated our mission and affirmed these core values. It was essential to us that this process was inclusive, and our commitment to use these values as daily touchstones underlies all that we do.

Mission & Core Values

AISM MISSION STATEMENT

AISM pursues excellence by empowering learners to achieve mastery of self, advance their communities, and flourish in an ever-changing world.

AISM CORE VALUES

CELEBRATE HUMANITY

Welcoming learners as they are, embracing diversity, and nurturing relationships.

CULTIVATE GRIT

Fostering learners’ resilience, perseverance, and commitment to achieve.

INSPIRE CURIOSITY

Challenging learners to imagine, create, and innovate with passion, inspiration, and purpose.

EMBODY INTEGRITY

Living ethically through honesty, respect, and stewardship.

 

mission & core values planning process