The Jerusalem American International School (JAIS) and Walworth Barbour American International School (WBAIS) are one school, located on 2 campuses, with a mutual Mission and Vision. JAIS is the smaller, more intimate campus in the heart of vibrant Jerusalem. At JAIS, we are uniquely positioned to “build bridges across Jerusalem, and the world”. We learn from the rich diversity around us and reflect on our own agency, finding ways to support and connect, as we propel forward – exploring, and shaping our shared future.
Our Mission is to educate and prepare students for engagement in a changing world.
Our students will pursue excellence through a high-quality international curriculum that is inspired by best practices in the United States and other nations. They will learn through experience; master essential skills and concepts; and acquire the skills and habits of mind they will need to become critical thinkers, strategic problem solvers, and insightful researchers.
We will create and maintain an inclusive learning community which celebrates diversity; values effective communication and supportive collaboration; fosters enduring relationships among students, teachers, and families; and builds bridges of understanding between culture.
We will develop students who are reflective and curious learners; resilient, persistent and adaptive achievers; and responsible and compassionate citizens. Our students will cultivate personal motivation and passion for learning; set challenges for themselves; develop empathy for others; and find ways to make a positive difference in the world.
PROFILE OF A LEARNER
AS SELF-DIRECTED & CURIOUS LEARNERS, JAIS STUDENTS ARE:
|insightful and strategic researchers||critical and creative thinkers||skillful communicators||effective collaborators|
|resilient, persistent and adaptable achievers||innovative problem solvers||responsible and compassionate citizens|