Welcome! We sincerely appreciate your interest in AIS.
AIS celebrated its 20th anniversary two years back, and during these years, we have remained committed to our original mission – to inspire a passion for lifelong learning, foster social and emotional sensitivity, and develop a student’s imaginative mind.
At AIS, we believe that the most important objective of a school education is to help children prepare for the future. We are living in a world that is changing rapidly. To prepare our students for a world that is changing at a never-before-seen rate, the essence of what we call ‘education’ needs to continuously keep evolving. As a school community, we have been asking ourselves several questions over the last one year:
Pondering over these questions, we have realised that classrooms today need to mirror the outside world to make learning real and pragmatic. Acting on this realisation, we are in the process of implementing a comprehensive technology program at the school with a goal to make learning more engaging and deeply personalised.
If you have any questions about our program or process, email our admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Wishing you and your child all the success in the world!
Flexibility in curriculum choices allows our students to pursue the college of their choice. Up to grade 10, all students follow a common curriculum. From Grades 1 to 5, we follow the IB-PYP, for Grades 6 and 7, we follow the Cambridge checkpoint-based curriculum, and for Grades 8 to 10, we follow the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum. Grades 11 and 12 students have the option to choose from IBDP, Cambridge AS & A Levels, and the Gujarat State Board HSC.
AIS is a recognised IB World School, and follows the IB-PYP program from Grades 1 to 5. The program focuses on helping students become problem solvers and inquirers by letting them take ownership of their learning. The program strives to help every student think independently and come up with their own answers.
Cambridge Lower Secondary provides a strong foundation for students at the beginning of their middle schooling before progressing through the Cambridge IGCSE Program in an age appropriate way. It provides broad and balanced study across a wide range of subjects, using learner-centred and inquiry-based approaches to learning.
The IGCSE program by Cambridge is the world’s most popular international qualification for 13 to 16 year olds. The program is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide and offers a flexible combination of subject choices. AIS students have the option to choose from more than 10 subject choices.Learn More
For students and parents interested in applying for admission to Ahmedabad International School for the academic year 2024-25, the following dates are of importance.
Please note our admissions process has changed. Click here for our updated admissions process.
|Forms will be available from
|Online application form for admissions to Grade 1 to 8 and Grade 11 – IBDP / AS level
|3rd October, 2023
|Application form for admission to Grade 11 – GHSEB (all streams)
|Post declaration of Grade 10 results
Students applying for admission to Ahmedabad International School for the academic year 2024-25 must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:
|Grade Level / Program to which you are applying
|Student must be born on or before May 31, 2018
|Grades 2 to 8
|Student must have completed the previous grade
|Grade 11 – AS & A Levels (Cambridge) , IBDP
|Student must have completed a recognized secondary board examination
Please select a grade to view the fees for the Academic Year 24-25
Annual fees for the core academic program:
Teachers at an international school use standards and best practices from all around the world. An international school is a microcosm of the global community, with students and faculty members from different parts of the world. International schools emphasize language learning, intercultural awareness, and holistic education. They teach values of tolerance, understanding, and open-mindedness. They have rigorous academic programs that prepare students for success at university in India or abroad. AIS offers its students options to choose between Indian as well as International boards.
The academic year for all classes begins in the month of June.
We maintain a student:teacher ratio of 10:1 for a highly personalised approach
Yes, we offer two wholesome meals - breakfast and lunch - as a part of our food service. The food menu is purely vegetarian and we offer jain options too. Our food is freshly cooked everyday.
Students of primary years are taught English, Math, Hindi, Gujarati, Science and Social Studies.
The subjects are taught in a transdisciplinary way to avoid fragmented approach. Six Transdisciplinary Themes provide the framework for exploration and construction of knowledge. Teachers and students are guided by these Transdisciplinary Themes—as they design units of inquiry for exploration and study. Through this process, students develop an understanding of important concepts, acquire essential skills and knowledge, develop particular attitudes and learn to take socially responsible action.
The languages are taught in school and no prior knowledge is required
Yes, students can switch boards. The school supports the students to ensure a smooth transition.
We offer a choice between French and Spanish to Grades 1 to 8 as a part of our Enrichment Program offering.
The IB is more about an ethos of an educational style - the three higher-level subjects are demanding, and are aimed at taking the student to a deeper level of knowledge. The A-levels place more emphasis on individual subject knowledge. A levels has four to five subjects studied in depth, whereas the IBDP has six subjects, and also has a compulsory core programme comprising of Theory of Knowledge, an Extended Essay and an evaluation of a student’s CAS (Creativity, Action and Service).
CBSE & ICSE/GSEB syllabus is approached in a theoretical manner. In IB more focus is laid on practical application of concepts in the form of projects.
The IB curriculum equips students with the tools needed to succeed in higher education, such as self-confidence, preparedness, research skills, organizational skills and being actively engaged in self learning.
Recipients of the internationally recognized programs, enjoy a high rate of acceptance at leading universities abroad.
Welcome to AIS! We are currently accepting applications for the following grades for the Academic Year 24-25:
The admissions process is as below:
We thank you for your interest in Ahmedabad International School. Application Forms for admission to Grade 11 – GHSEB – will be issued after the GSEB – Grade 10 results are declared.
For Grade 11 – GHSEB (All streams) – the admission process will be conducted as per rules laid down by the Gujarat Education Board.
All students not carrying an Indian passport are considered as International applicants.
International Applicants may preferably apply one year in advance so as to adhere to our admission timelines. For any questions regarding our application process, please email us at email@example.com.
Documents to be submitted
Although international applicants need to follow the same admission procedure, you may need to submit a few more documents before finalizing your application. The documents are:
Following documents need to be submitted to confirm the Admission.
Applicants furnishing false or misleading information will be subjected to rejection or dismissal without refund.
Please email your admission related queries to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The High School Program at AIS focuses on future-readiness and helping students put their best foot forward for the next stage of their life. Students can choose to pursue the IB Diploma Programme, Cambridge AS & A levels program, or the Gujarat State Board HSC program. Students have the option to choose from a wide range of subject offerings allowing them to apply for the college of their choice.
AIS is also a certified test centre for College Board AP exams and all AP exams are conducted within the school premises itself.
The Diploma Programme offered by the IB is an assessed program for students aged 16 to 19. The Programme, respected by universities across the globe, focuses on developing students who:
The DP curriculum is made of the DP Core and the six subject groups.
Made up of the three required components, the DP core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenges them to apply their knowledge and skills. The three core elements are:
The six subject groups are:
Choosing subjects in the diploma program
Students choose courses from the above mentioned 6 subject subject groups. Students may opt to study an additional sciences, individuals and societies, or languages course, instead of a course in the arts.
Students take some subjects at higher level (HL) and some at standard level (SL). HL and SL courses differ in scope but are measured according to the same grade descriptors, with students expected to demonstrate a greater body of knowledge, understanding and skills at higher level.
Each student takes at least three (but not more than four) subjects at higher level, and the remaining at standard level. Standard level subjects take up 150 teaching hours. Higher level comprises 240 teaching hours.
Subject choices offered at AIS
Group 1 Language A1
Group 2 Second language (students select any one)
Group 3 Individuals & Societies
Group 4 Experimental Sciences
Group 5 Mathematics
Group 6 The Arts
IBDP General Rules
IB Diploma Programme students study six courses at higher level or standard level. Students must choose one subject from each of groups 1 to 5, thus ensuring breadth of experience in languages, social studies, the experimental sciences and mathematics. The sixth subject may be an arts subject chosen from group 6, or the student may choose another subject from groups 1 to 5.
In addition the programme has three core requirements that are included to broaden the educational experience and challenge students to apply their knowledge and understanding.
The extended essay is a requirement for students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the subjects they are studying.
Theory of knowledge is a course designed to encourage each student to reflect on the nature of knowledge by critically examining different ways of knowing (perception, emotion, language and reason) and different kinds of knowledge (scientific, artistic, mathematical and historical).
Creativity, action, service requires that students actively learn from the experience of doing real tasks beyond the classroom. Students can combine all three components or do activities related to each one of them separately.
The curriculum is modelled by a hexagon with six academic areas surrounding the three core requirements.
Over the course of the two-year programme, students
Theory of knowledge
The theory of knowledge (TOK) requirement is central to the educational philosophy of the Diploma Programme.
It offers students and their teachers the opportunity to
As a thoughtful and purposeful inquiry into different ways of knowing, and into different kinds of knowledge, TOK is composed almost entirely of questions. The most central of these is “How do we know?”
It is a stated aim of TOK that students should become aware of the interpretative nature of knowledge, including personal ideological biases, regardless of whether, ultimately, these biases are retained, revised or rejected.
TOK also has an important role to play in providing coherence for the student as it transcends and links academic subject areas, thus demonstrating the ways in which they can apply their knowledge with greater awareness and credibility.
The extended essay is an independent, self-directed piece of research, culminating in a 4,000-word paper. As a required component, it provides:
Emphasis is placed on the research process
Participation in this process develops the capacity to
At AIS, the students are supported throughout the process with advice and guidance from a supervisor (usually a teacher at the school).
Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)
The CAS requirement is a fundamental part of the programme and takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholarship, providing a refreshing counterbalance to academic studies.
Students are expected to be involved in CAS activities for the equivalent of at least three hours each week during the two years of the programme.
A system of self-evaluation encourages students to reflect on the benefits of CAS participation to themselves and to others, and to evaluate the understanding and insights acquired.
Thousands of learners across the world gain places at leading universities in UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia every year with Cambridge International AS & A Levels. The syllabi aim to develop a deep understanding of subjects and independent thinking skills. They are part of the Cambridge Advanced stage. Some US universities give up to a year’s credit to students who have completed the AS & A levels.
Cambridge International AS & A Level develops learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills in:
Students find Cambridge International AS and A Levels very flexible. We, at AIS, offer the following subjects:
We offer 2 assessment options for students choosing to study the AS & A levels program.
Take all A Level exams in the same examination session, usually at the end of the second year of study.
Take a ‘staged’ assessment route – take the Cambridge International AS Level in one examination session and complete the final Cambridge International A Level at a subsequent session. The staged assessment route is not possible in all subjects. The outcomes awarded for Cambridge International AS Level language syllabuses cannot be carried forward to Cambridge International A Level.
Cambridge International AS and A Level examination sessions are held once a year in the month of March.
Cambridge International AS and A Levels use a wide range of assessment processes and techniques to supplement formal written examinations – orals, practicals, projects and coursework of differing types are all used in various subjects where they are the most effective and appropriate means of measuring attainment.
AIS is recognised by the Gujarat Higher Secondary Education Board to implement its HSC program. Students at AIS have option to choose from all 3 streams – Commerce, Science, and Arts. Students appear for board exams at the completion of Grade 12.
The curriculum and assessment followed by the school is as per the regulations laid down by the GHSEB from time to time.
At AIS, technology is not a tool, it is an environment. We believe that technology, if used in the right way, can transform the school experience. We embrace technology with enthusiasm always bearing in mind that technology can never replace human relationships or experiential, in-person learning.
Technology for Personalised Learning
Learning and Creativity Tools
Technology for Efficiency and Transparency
|8:30 am – 03:30 pm
|7:10 am – 02:05 pm
|AS & A Levels
|7:10 am – 12:35 pm
|Grades XI and XII
|7:10 am – 12:35 pm
|Grades XI and XII
|7:10 am – 02:05 pm