Message for U.S. Citizens: Opening of American School in Algiers
Dear U.S. citizens in Algeria:
You’ve probably been hearing about the new American International School of Algiers that will open this fall. We wanted to share some exciting news from its Director:
The American International School of Algiers became a reality on 29 December 2015, when the Algerian Ambassador to the United States, Madjid Bouguerra, and Anne W. Patterson, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for NearEastern Affairs, signed an agreement in Washington D.C. to establish an American school in Algeria. The school plans to open its doors for the first time on 23 August 2016.
An independent, coeducational day school, it will provide a challenging, student-centered program, delivered in English, using the U.S. Project AERO Common Core standards (http://www.projectaero.org), and taught by qualified, native English-speaking educators.
AISA will initially begin with ages Kindergarten to Grade 6, with plans to add an additional year until it becomes a K-12 school. Students will be expected to demonstrate a level of English fluency that will ensure their success. For more information, please see the school’s website (www.aisalgiers.org) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warning for Algeria, and the Country Specific Information for Algeria
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Algeria, located at 5 Chemin Cheikh Bachir El-Ibrahimi (former Chemin Beaurepaire) in the El Biar district of Algiers, at Telephone +213 (0) 770-08-2000, available 0800-1700 Sunday-Thursday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +213 (0) 770-08-2200.