School Profile

AISM Today

AISM has grown significantly in the last 32 years. Today 460+ students from more than 60 countries learn and grow under the supervision of 90 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 2020-21 school year, our students have access to approximately 60 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.

Before & 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.


Please navigate to our 'Learning' page to find out more about our curriculum.

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.