Curriculum & Instruction


AIAN is an independent, nonsectarian coeducational day school, providing an American-based educational program from Early Childhood through grade 12 in service to students of all nationalities. The school is governed by a Board of Directors with input from the school Administrative Team. 

An American-based educational program from Early Childhood through grade 12 in service to students of all nationalities.

Online Instruction

With the aim of offering an uninterrupted global education at AIAN and not allowing the pandemic to hamper learning in any way, online instruction has become the norm in certain classes.  We see this as a positive addition to our academic program because remote learning and working are beginning to take a normal place in education.

A true global learning community.

In this way, students are introduced to communicating with teachers and other students who are Voov-ing (like Zoom) in across the globe.  Ultimately, developing communication skills across various communication platforms is an integral part of education in this day and age. 

Accreditation and Membership

AIAN is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), is a member of the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS) and the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS).


AIAN is a college preparatory school aligned with the AERO Standards.  English is the Language of instruction at all academic levels. The four core areas of instruction are English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. AIAN provides the opportunity for its high school students to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses in the areas of:  Chinese Language and Culture, Chemistry, Biology, Art, Calculus, Statistics, History, and Computer Science.  Through the AP program students can earn college credit and/or placement in higher level courses at universities.  AIAN is a Testing Center for the SAT and SAT II standardized examinations.

Grading System

AIAN uses both letter (A, B, C, D, F) and percentage grades. The minimum passing grade is a D (60%). Weighting is applied to AP courses.

Graduation Requirements (College Prep)

Language Arts 4 Credits
Mathematics 4 Credits
Science 3 Credits
Social Studies 3 Credits
Foreign Languages 2 Credits
Information Technology 1 Credit
Fine Arts 1 Credit
Physical Education 1 Credit
Electives 9 Credits


Academic Intervention & Support

Student Support is addressed through the Primary, Secondary and ELL departments. A portion of each department meeting is dedicated to identifying students in need of academic and/or personal support.  

Teaching is positive relationships with high expectations.

- Ellen Delisio



The academic program at AIAN operates in a technology-rich environment, enabling students with the digital skills and confidence necessary for success in the 21st century.  To understand more about how technology incorporated into students' daily activities, please visit our Technology page.