The Premier International School in Guangzhou
Established in 1981, AISG is the first international school in South China, and the only not for profit international school in Guangzhou. We are a diverse, private, co-educational day school, offering an international curriculum, guided by American educational values and principles.
The AISG Annual Fund celebrated the Chinese New Year with its annual Hong Bao campaign. The campaign is a fundraiser for the Annual Fund, but more importantly, it is our annual event that celebrates the ‘beauty of giving’ in many different ways.
We wish everyone a very Happy Chinese New Year and welcome the Year Of The Ox. May your wishes and good fortune come true! niú nián kuài lè
Given the pandemic, Model United Nations (MUN) conferences have either been cancelled or have moved online. This was the nudge which encouraged our very own AISG students to create their own two-day MUN conference. Our MUN officers had a vision, and over four months they pulled together RAMSMUN hosting 30 of our own students.
The RamNation came together for this unique educational event! It was a beautiful day in Guangzhou where everyone enjoyed learning about so many wonderful things associated with the holidays. A great time was had by all!
Did you know that November has been Child Protection Awareness Month at AISG Elementary School? Several initiatives took place during the month to ensure that AISG is a “Child Safe Zone.”
AISG hosted its very first RamNation Classic Golf Tournament on Friday, November 13, 2020 at Foshan Golf Club. The event helped bring the AISG community together with a friendly competition and great prizes at the cocktail party that followed.
Did you know that IB Theater learners have been busy exploring Peking Opera as well as various worldwide theater traditions this school year? This past week, these students had the opportunity to work closely with two Peking Opera experts who helped them understand the theoretical and cultural context of this famous theater tradition while also teaching them some practical and physical exploration of the performance conventions.
Did you know that part of the vision of AISG is to be a leader in providing compassionate learning for our students? The “Caught You Caring” initiative in the Elementary School is a great example of how AISG seeks to empower students to notice and praise others that are ‘caught caring' at AISG.
Elementary School students held a parade to celebrate United Nations Day, which is a strong tradition at AISG. UN Day represents a day to reaffirm its ideals and students celebrated UN's ideal of world peace by showcasing its 50+ nationalities. This important event is a powerful and visual reminder of AISG's values to embrace multiculturism, inclusiveness and global mindedness.
This week AISG’s Board of Governors held its fall meeting for the members of the American School Association Guangzhou (ASAG), which is composed of current AISG parents. A record attendance of over 300 parents came to support the school and listen to the Board's review of the school's financial audit results, the published annual report and the Board's goals for the upcoming year.
AISG formed an 18-member Quarantine Support Group and the PTA organized over 20 volunteers to welcome returning and new teachers and to help them be as comfortable as possible in quarantine. Read more about the volunteers' indispensable contributions and how the teachers have reacted to their generosity.
Phase 1 of the MFP at Science Park is complete!
The biggest and immediate hit was the new grand staircase at its entrance. Students were naturally drawn to its ergonomic and open space with its wide benches and natural skylight.
AISG celebrated this Mid-Autumn Festival with a Lantern Parade at the Ersha campus. Our littlest Rams, Pre-K to Grade 2, displayed their self-created lanterns while parents watched virtually and students from Grades 3-5 participated as an enthusiastic audience. Students were proud to show their artwork that celebrates this traditional Chinese holiday.
AISG invited parents to attend a RamNation Rendezvous as our way of thanking them for their support, for allowing AISG to educate their children, to have some food and drinks, and to give an update on AISG's progress and plans.
Thursday, September 10 is designated as Teachers' Day in China. It's a day to honor and show respect and gratitude for the hard work that teachers do. Our gratitude towards our biggest Rams goes beyond measure and we want to wish all teachers and educators around the world a very Happy Teacher's Day!
The 2020-2021 school year has begun! Both campuses are open, and students and faculty returned both in person and online to fulfill AISG’s mission, to nurture future-ready individuals to aspire, achieve and contribute. Welcome back, Rams!
Congratulations to our 65 seniors and their outstanding IB results. Their results outperformed last year’s results in every category! AISG’s average IB score increased 4 points from last year to 36, which was well above the world average of 29.9. AISG also had an IB score of 45, a perfect score!
AISG recently wrapped up its very successful Summer Enrichment Program. The program offered both on-campus and online courses to Pre-K through Grade 11 students. The Summer Enrichment Program is a testament of how the AISG community comes together to provide innovative solutions for dynamic, compassionate and connected learning.
Our summer student spotlight series highlights our diverse Class of 2020 and how AISG impacted their lives and what they plan to do next. This spotlight is about Miku Makino who joined AISG from Japan five years ago and is headed to Boston University to study economics.
Our summer student spotlight series highlights our diverse Class of 2020 and how AISG has impacted their lives and what they plan to do next. This spotlight is about Gabriel Jongmin Kim who was President of Economic and Social Council at Seoul Model United Nations during his senior year and is passionate about global issues.
Our summer student spotlight series highlights our diverse Class of 2020 and how AISG has impacted their lives and what they plan to do next. This spotlight is about Elizabeth Abigail Paras who recaps her senior year and shares her plans to pursue her passion in journalism at her dream school.
Congratulations to our Class of 2020! Our 65 graduates have received offers from more than 107 universities around the world and will be attending top universities in more than 13 countries!
Watch the video of our AISG Ram Nation who came together from all over the world to deliver their farewells and messages of gratitude. Director Kevin Baker also shares his farewell in a letter to the AISG community.
The end of the school year is near. It is important to remember that your children may be feeling sad or worried about leaving their friends, teachers and routine behind. Here's how to help them with a successful transition to summer.
Grades 4 and 5 are back in classrooms, with split half-days. Students and faculty follow protocols such as wearing masks, getting their temperature checked, and sanitizing/washing their hands.
Jakob, an AISG Grade 6 student, tells News GD what it's like to be back in school. Since February 4, Jakob has been receiving his education through AISG's online learning.
Our School Reopening Task Force has been working around the clock to ensure we are 100% compliant with every requirement of the Guangzhou Municipal Education Bureau. See what has been happening behind the scenes as we prepare.
As online learning continues, it’s important to maintain a balance between screen time and activities. We’ve created a Q&A with some of the most commonly asked questions we’ve received from parents about online learning and offline activities for their children.
AISG is always trying to come up with engaging ways to make sure that no matter where we are in the world, we’re maintaining a connected community.
Amy Silverman is in her second year at AISG where she is a preschool teacher and team lead. She is a passionate early childhood educator who constantly strives to learn new information about teaching, learning and child development. Amy applies that information in her interactions with the children and their families, as well as sharing it with fellow educators.
In difficult times, you have a toolkit at your disposal; there’s a lot you can do to stay positive and and feeling emotionally well.
After eight full weeks of online learning, AISG is sure everyone is ready for next week’s Spring Break. Now it’s time to take some time to relax, refresh and recharge.
How are AISG faculty rising to meet the challenge of a 100% online learning environment and what are they learning as a result?
The Guangdong Provincial Department of Education announced that local schools will commence online learning beginning March 2, that Kindergarten and Special Education Schools will not be required to participate in online learning and all schools will be closed until further notice, and that resumption date for local schools is still to be determined.
The safety and welfare of our students, families and the entire Ram Nation community remains our primary priority. Following a number of board and leadership team conversations, we have determined..
The 2019 AISG Open House is fast approaching! We are welcoming any and all families interested in AISG to attend our Open Houses on December 11th and 13th.
On October 24, 2019, the American International School of Guangzhou (AISG) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on its Science Park campus. The groundbreaking ceremony, attended by parents, students, board members, government officials, strategic partners, and media organizations, heralds the official launch of AISG’s Master Facilities Plan project.
Duncan and Bernadette FitzGerald chose AISG because they liked the people and the welcome it gave their family. As they prepare to head to a new challenge in Germany, they discuss how life changed for them and their two children, Robbie and Edie, over the past five years.
Simone and Nathan Lieschke and daughter Abigail thrived during their time at AISG. As they leave for a new adventure in Singapore, they explain how their 11 years here helped the whole family grow.
After eight years as a counselor at AISG, Jenny Ostermiller is taking her talents to the American School in Japan this fall. Before she leaves, she chats about small apartments, bachelor degrees and what she will miss about Guangzhou.
In 2001, Julie Lindsay and Andrew Sinclair made their first move to AISG, where Julie took the post of Elementary Homeroom Teacher and Andrew started as an English teacher. The couple left for a United Nations school in Syria in 2004 and returned to AISG in 2015. Ahead of their move to Mumbai, Julie and Andrew explain how they enjoyed AISG so much, they worked here twice!
After a wonderful six years at AISG, Will and Laura Tragert and their kids, Owen, Ella and Lucy head to a new life in Germany. They will be taking their love of AISG – and some close friends with them.
As elementary school teacher Jenny Su retires, she tells how a conversation 19 years ago brought her to a rewarding new Career in teaching. From lab specialist to Mandarin teacher, Jenny's passion was awakened at AISG and lasted for nearly two decades.
The Jacobsens arrived in Guangzhou in 2008, when subway was the only western food outlet and Er Sha was still wild and overgrown. Eleven years and lots of change later, it’s time for Karen, Glenn, and their children, Aaliyah, Josiah and Angelica to return to Canada.
Director of Athletics and Activities, Mark Elliott, and wife Suzanne, a former AISG EAL teacher, are heading to the U.S. Here they discuss their move, raising their two children around the world (son Andrew, class of ’16, daughter Sophie, class of ’19), and offer some final advice to students and alumni.
Frances Chang from the Class of 2012 credits an AISG class for igniting her passion for psychology, which eventually led her to Harvard - and now, a local initiative in Washington, D.C., supporting underprivileged families with young kids. We caught up with her to see what she’s been up to lately!
Betty lin, head of visual and performing arts at AISG, holds a special place in her students’ hearts, which is why they organized a unique send-off ahead of her upcoming move to peru.
GRADUATE ANDREW ELLIOTT (‘16) REFLECTS ON AN UNFORGETTABLE SUMMER, THANKS TO A LIFE-CHANGING FELLOWSHIP FOR YOUNG LEADERS.
While the entire school community is sad to see our director go, we’re happy and grateful for all that she leaves behind.
The 2018 - 2019 School Year was a great one! Here is a look at the incredible year in numbers.
We’re thrilled to announce that Mr. Kevin Baker will be the new Director of AISG beginning in July 2019
Dr. Carmody has been an integral part of our school community for the past 5 years. Through her years of service, she has worked tirelessly to continually improve AISG, striving to make our school the best that it can be.
Creative spirit Tammy Hong ('14) is blending her love of art and history to carve out a niche for herslef.
While the entire school community is sad to see our Director go, we’re happy and grateful for all that she leaves behind
AISG is delighted to announce the appointment of Dirk de Jager as Director of Finance and Operations to begin in the 2019-20 school year.
Check out Gilia's interview to learn about her 7 years at AISG, how she found the perfect balance, and how it felt like to get accepted into a top university.
This week our Senior Spotlight is on Gino Zhang. We caught up with this young, driven engineer to talk about his passion for robotics, dreams of space exploration, and how AISG helped him to connect all of the dots.
This week we caught up with Javin Liu to talk about his 15 years at AISG and the huge impact his teachers have had on his life.
This week we sat down with this talented visual artist Jee Su Kim for a talk about her beginnings in art, her inspirations, and how IB Art has encouraged her to pursue her passion.
This week we talked with Senior Ram, Michael about his impressive piano skills and how AISG completely changed the way he sees music.
Help us in congratulating our incredible Class of 2019 for their college and university acceptances. 106 Universities and counting!
This week we talked with Senior Ram, Michelle about life at AISG and her impressive High School badminton career.
This year, 42 incredible volunteers donated approximately 900 centimeters of hair to the Children with Hair Loss organizaiton.
This year's PTA International Day was one of the most successful to date, showcasing the incredible diversity we have here in our AISG community!
Our innovative drone club students toured the world-leading XAG Corporation to learn about the importance and future of drones in agriculture.
Twenty-five AISG students were inducted into the National Honor Society and National Chinese Honor Society this year.
AISG readers take the lead in the Battle of the Books!
The AISG Varsity Swim Team Celebrates a successful season!
AISG Middle School Robotics Teams dominated in Shanghai at the Championship Tournament!
Dr. Scott Jones worked hands-on with our band students during his stay as a conductor in residence as a part of our Speaker Series.
Ine Baetons, an expert on sustainable development, inspired and challenged our Middle and High School students as a part of our Speaker Series.
Dim Sum, Tea, and Hong Bao envelopes were had by all during a day of community giving. The generous support of our community has allowed us to fund 11 Speaker Series Events this year!
Read Full Article about Impressive Student Performances in Basketball & Robotics!
Er Sha Campus Chinese New Year Celebration!
Starlit Theatre Group brought Romeo and Juliet to life on our Science Park Campus as a part of the AISG Annual Fund Speaker Series.
Tea Ceremony Master, Tongtong, inspires students on our Science Park Campus as a part of the AISG Annual Fund Speaker Series.