AST Slogan, Mission Statement,Vision Statement, and IB Learner Attributes (IB Learner Profile)

AST SLOGAN – Be Kind. It’s the Eagle Way!

MISSION STATEMENT

The American School is a student-centered, college preparatory institution that fosters globally-responsible citizens and leaders by offering a rigorous, international education which promotes core values in a safe, innovative, and collaborative environment.

AST Vision Statement

“To be the leading, innovative educational institution that prepares responsible global citizens, leader, and life-long learners.”

The A.S.T. Learning Attributes

*Adopted (with the approval from the IB Organization) from the IB Learner Profile

Inquirers develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

Knowledgeable people explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understandingacross a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

Thinkers exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

Communicators understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

Principled people act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They takeresponsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

Open-minded people understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals andcommunities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

Caring people show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positivedifference to the lives of others and to the environment.

Risk-takers approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

Balanced refers to understanding the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance

to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

Reflective people give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order tosupport their learning and personal development.