The Jerusalem American School is a place that invites and celebrates diversity; a school that embraces the unmatched opportunities for teaching and learning that come with living in one of the world’s great cities; a school that draws on best practice in international education; and a school that is eager to share its stories with the world.
The Jerusalem American School is distinguished by core characteristics that reflect the values and traditions of the Palestinian people, which inform and inspire an educational experience that is internationally-minded, uniquely Jerusalem, outward looking and research-led in its commitment to educational innovation and committed to the happiness and success of all its students.
The experience of education at the Jerusalem American School is informed by the practices and beliefs of the International Baccalaureate (IB), United World Colleges (UWC) and Sustainability Education (SusEd). Our evolution will be informed, but not bound by, the principles of these three education groups in particular; and there will be ample opportunity for you to learn more about their practices, beliefs and approaches to teaching and learning, as we commit to a cycle of continuous self-reflection and self-improvement in our professional practice.
There are not enough stars in Google for this school. It is welcoming to all members of the International and Jerusalem communities regardless of politics, faith, ethnicity or national identity. In fact JAIS teaches its students to be responsible citizens of the world. The teaching staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and are the leaders in their field.