American International School of Guangzhou

Mission & Vision

Nurturing future-ready individuals to aspire, achieve, and contributeNurturing future-ready individuals to aspire, achieve, and contribute


Why do we exist?

To nurture future-ready individuals to aspire, achieve, and contribute. 




What must our school become?

AISG will be a leader of dynamic, compassionate, and connected learning.  


Vivid Description: 

What does our vision require?


  • As a leading international school, AISG's bold and transformative projects will inspire both local and global communities. 
  • Dynamic learning starts with a vibrant school committed to preparing students for the future they choose. At the same time, AISG is constantly learning and adapting to an ever-changing environment.  
  • Dynamic learning promotes inquiry, allowing for student choice and flexibility in the pursuit of their passions and interests, extending beyond the classroom to authentic, real world challenges and opportunities.  
  • Dynamic learning is designed and delivered by innovative educators who embrace change and share best practice instructional strategies. Technology and its responsible use is deeply embedded into all aspects of learning. 
  • Dynamic learning provides creative and differentiated learning opportunities to ensure all learners achieve personal excellence. 

  • Compassionate learning starts with an inclusive organization that fosters an appreciation of common humanity and a commitment to care for others.  
  • Compassionate learning balances challenge and rigor with encouragement and support.  Empathy, resilience and growth mindset are continuously nurtured. 
  • Compassionate learning advocates for global awareness, intercultural understanding, and perspective.  
  • Compassionate learning cultivates strong character, social and emotional wellness, and personal happiness.   

  • Connected learning places relationships at the heart of the school, in pursuit of strong relationships within local, national, and global communities. 
  • Connected learning demands strong collaboration and communication within and across multiple partnerships and communities.   
  • Connected learning emphasizes the importance of student voice and ideas. Each member of the AISG community actively knows, values, and advocates for one another. 
  • Connected learning inspires a unified, positive, and vibrant school spirit.  



Collective Commitments: 

How must we behave to bring our vision to life?


  • We will take an active role in evidence-based collective inquiry - seeking, sharing, and implementing the most promising practices to optimize learning.
  • We will embrace change.
  • We will embrace innovation, leveraging technology to support student learning.
  • We will empower students to take ownership over their learning through exploration and authentic application.
  • We will take responsibility for student learning, and use evidence of student learning to inform and improve practice, and to ensure higher levels of learning for all individuals.
  • We will be open, solutions-oriented, positive contributing members of our teams.
  • We will nurture a growth mindset and challenge students to reach their potential.
  • We will allow opportunities for student voice in their learning.
  • We will foster positive relationships within and across communities.


Expected School-Wide Learning Results (ESLRS):  

       In addition to meeting the curricular standards (subject area knowledge, skills and understandings), and in keeping with the school’s Mission, AISG students are expected to:

  • Standard 1: Learn with Enthusiasm, Self-Direction and Perseverance
  • Standard 2: Communicate and Collaborate Effectively
  • Standard 3: Think Critically and Creatively to Solve Problems
  • Standard 4: Demonstrate Global Understanding and Citizenship