The entire school comes out to welcome guests from southern and eastern Africa for events throughout the year.








The arts are integral to life at AISM


Working independently and together are core to the Primary Years Programme.

School Profile

AISM Today

AISM has grown significantly in the last 28 years. Today more than 620 students from more than 51 countries learn and grow under the supervision of 80 professional teachers and staff.

Founded in 1990, the American International School of Mozambique is an IB World School, offering a US-style college preparatory program covering ELC through grade 12. AISM is a partnership of engaged students, dedicated parents, and highly qualified staff working together to create a learning environment that inspires students to cultivate their unique talents and perspectives. Students enjoy a stimulating and balanced program that is rooted in excellence, ethical living, and engaged learning.

AISM is recognized and supported by the US State Department Office of Overseas Schools, accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and authorized to offer the Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate, the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). The language of instruction is English, and the school year follows a typical American school calendar with classes beginning mid-August and ending mid-June. AISM’s curriculum is focused on the requirements and philosophical tenets of the International Baccalaureate for Grades 11-12 and the MYP and PYP for ELC- 10.


In the 2018–19 school year, our students have access to approximately 80 academic staff members, including a school director, principals, counselors, specialists for literacy and mathematics, ESOL and learning support, library, athletics director, service learning coordinator, and coordinators for PYP, MYP and DP.

No Rank Policy

It is our policy not to rank students. Our classes are small, our program highly rigorous, our range of grades narrow, and our students almost without exception enter competitive four-year universities.

After School Activities (including but not limited to)

Model United Nations, photography, investigative science, sign language, African dance, debate club, computer programing, track & field, volleyball, soccer, basketball, swimming, badminton, band, choir, guitar club, chess, crochet, clay and pottery club, art, outdoor investigation club, and arts and crafts.

Language A

  • English 9/10
  • IB English Literature
  • IB Language & Literature
  • IB Portuguese
  • Language B
  • Portuguese 9/10
  • French 9/10
  • IB Portuguese
  • IB Spanish
  • IB French


  • IB Theatre
  • IB Visual Arts
  • Electives 9/10—Band, Choir, Visual Art, Photography, Dance, Drama


  • Technology 9/10 


  • Economics, History, Geography 9/10
  • IB Economics
  • IB History
  • IB Geography


  • Biology, Physics, Chemistry 9/10
  • IB Environmental Systems Sciences
  • IB Biology
  • IB Chemistry
  • IB Physics
  • IB Sport Science

Physical Education

  • Physical Education 9/10
  • Wellness 11/12


  • Integrated Math 9/10
  • IB Maths SL/HL/Studies

Other IBDP Requirements

  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Extended Essay
  • Creativity, Action & Service

Other MYP requirements

Personal Project

All students from grade 6-12 also participate in various service learning activities throughout the year

Graduation requirements

  • 4 x English
  • 4 x Math
  • 4 x Science
  • 4 x Humanities
  • 3 x Foreign Language
  • 1 x Theory of Knowledge
  • 1 x Physical Education
  • 1 x Arts
  • Successful completion of CAS
  • Extended Essay

College Acceptances



  • Appalachian State University
  • Arizona State University
  • Barnard College
  • Boston University
  • California College of Arts
  • Chapman University
  • Concord University
  • Depaul University
  • Duquesne University
  • Emerson College
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida Southern College
  • Florida State University
  • Fordham University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • Ithaca College
  • Jacksonsville University
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Lehigh University
  • Liberty University
  • Lynn University
  • Marquette University
  • Mercer University
  • Merrimack College
  • Michigan State University
  • Montana State University
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oglethorpe University
  • Pace University
  • Portland State University
  • Roger Williams University
  • Saint Leo University
  • St. Mary’s College
  • St. Olaf College
  • State University of New York at Plattsburgh
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Suffolk University
  • Syracuse University
  • Trinity University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Miami
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Tampa
  • Vanderbilt College
  • Virginia Tech University


  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Birkbeck, University of London
  • Cardiff University
  • City University of London
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Exeter University
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Hult International Business School, London
  • King’s College
  • Lancaster University
  • Leeds University
  • London Metropolitan University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Middlesex University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Reading University
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Solent University
  • Surrey University
  • University College, London
  • University of Bath
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Brunel
  • University of Dundee
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of East London
  • University of Essex
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Kent
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Loughbrough
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of South Hampton
  • University of South Wales
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Warwick
  • University of West London
  • University of Worcester


  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • Concordia University
  • Loyalist College
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Queen’s University
  • Ryerson University
  • Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Mountain Campus
  • St. Thomas University
  • Trent University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of New Brunswick
  • University of Toronto
  • Waterloo York University


  • Amsterdam University College
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Hotel Management School Maastricht
  • Hotelschool The Hague
  • Leiden University
  • NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
  • NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam
  • The Hague University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Groningen
  • Wittenborg University



  • Carl Benz School of Engineering
  • Jacobs University Bremen
  • University of Tübingen



  • Stellenbosch University
  • University Of Cape Town
  • University of Johannesburg


  • New York University
  • Abu Dhabi
  • American University in Dubai


  • University of Hong Kong



  • Bocconi University
  • Fua Ipacio



  • Leuven University
  • Vesalius College



  • Modul University
  • University Of Vienna