The AICS is the first Dutch international school to offer all four IB programmes. The AICS is an experienced IB Middle Years and IB Diploma school. The IB certificate programme was authorised in 2020 and the IB Primary Years Programme was authorised in September 2021. This makes the AICS one of only about 40 international schools world-wide to offer the full IB continuum.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**
*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
**Mission Statement from the IB
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
The AICS is accredited by the Council of International Schools and is a member of the Dutch International Schools.
The AICS participates in the Eco-Schools programme.