The American International School

The American International School Cyprus

Established: 1987

Language: English

Type: Preschool, Primary and Secondary

Age range: 3 to 18

Students: 300

Cypriot/Foreigner ratio: 3:17

Principal/Head: Dr Michelle Kleiss

Student/Teacher ratio: 6:1

Governance: Esol Education (Chair of the Board/Superintendent: Walid Abushakra)


Head of admissions:  Sandra Barakat: [email protected]

Entry Policy:
Primary: All families must fill out a detailed application package and include reports and confidential letters from previous schools. K-5 students are not assessed at the school prior to admission unless their application indicates that further screening is required.
Secondary: Grade 6-12 students are asked to complete a maths and a writing assessment prior to acceptance.  Families of ELL (English Language Learning) students should consult the language policy on the school’s website

Scholarships: No

Mid-term entry: AISC is an open-year-round admissions school

Applying from abroad:  Yes

Tuition fees: Registration €500. Primary €8,430; Middle School €9,233; High School: Grades 9-10 €11,120; Grades 11-12 €13,300


US and International Baccalaureate Programme plus requirements of Cyprus Education Ministry

Type of exams: IB, SAT, American Diploma

Languages: English, Greek, Spanish, French, German

Sports: Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming

Music: Band/Choir/Senior Choir/All instruments/Brass Ensemble/Private Music Programme taught by Cyprus Orchestra Members


Primary: Cooking, Harry Potter Club, Win Shun and Kung Fu, Tennis, Football, Handball, Drama, Chess, Arts and Crafts, Choir, Track and Field.

Secondary: Handball, Basketball, Running, Modern Design, Drama, School Band, Art competitions, CERN Club, Science and Nature. (Comprehensive list of clubs and activities on website.)


Biology, Chemistry, Physics laboratories, IT & Robotics

Sports: Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts, Futsal Pitch, Swimming Pool

Library: Yes

Bus service: Yes

Boarding School: No


School hours: 08:05-16:00

Uniform: Yes

Parents’ association: Parents Advisory Council (PAC) & Parent and Student Network

Student Support: Yes


In 1987, at the request of the American Embassy in Nicosia, the school reopened with 51 students in Kindergarten through Grade 12.  In 1990 170 students were registered.  During the invasion of Kuwait, Cyprus became home for UN workers from Baghdad and families fleeing Kuwait. During that period enrolment increased to 315 students, including 21 boarding students. In 1993, Esol Education purchased the school and continued to rent the same premises. The school’s name was changed to the American International School in Cyprus (AISC).  Since 1993, AISC has been committed to an American and international programme of studies preparing students for universities both in the United States and around the world; the IB Diploma Programme has the widest reach in all corners of the world, including Europe and the UK.


Address:   11 Kassos Street, Ayioi Omologites
1086 Nicosia
P.O.Box 23847, 1686 Nicosia
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +357-22316345
Office Working Hours


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