Mission, Vision and Principles

Our Story

The American International School of Zagreb is a mission and vision-driven school. We are a Professional Learning Community where our success is achieved through collaboration and interdependence; we work together as a community to achieve the best results possible for all our students.

Each child comes to us with her or his own particular strengths, personalities and passions. We see each of them as a ‘story of possibility’, filled with promise. We build on that promise, working together to develop them into highly educated learning experts. As we map their learning journeys, we show them exceptional care, making sure that every student is known, challenged and supported. By personalising their learning we work towards realizing the futures our children imagine for themselves. We believe that each one of those futures can be truly extraordinary.

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Our Vision

Experiencing the Future, Today.

The American International School of Zagreb offers an academically rigorous international curriculum from Early Childhood to Grade 12. Our Early Childhood Program (3 and 4 year olds) is inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach; our Grades 1 to 10 is anchored in the framework of the Common Ground Collaborative framework and our Grades 11 and 12 consistently achieve above world average results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma. We offer an accredited, coherent, balanced and personally engaging learning environment, based on current research and best practice. Our learning engagements are future-oriented, focused on acquiring the interdisciplinary skills and character dispositions necessary for a successful future in the age of innovation. We look to what is to come and ground our actions on the belief that learning is for now as well as the future. We also believe that balance and fun should always be present.


Our Mission

We develop skills and character for futures rich with promise.

We believe in all of our students and that the futures our students have before them are filled with remarkable opportunities. Learning at American International School of Zagreb prepares capable and empathetic students with the skills competency and character to be equipped for an ever-changing and dynamic future where the large majority of employment opportunities have yet to be invented. We believe that the attributes of a successful international citizen are empathy, the making of ethical choices, a service-minded attitude to others, a concern for our environment and resources, a commitment to integrity and the personal resilience to learn from disappointments and failures.


Learning Principles

As AISZ began to examine the new culture of learning we wanted to build as a result of our Community Summit we believe that our school like any social group of people works best when we share a small set of common principles rather than a collection of complex rules.

These principles were developed through collaborative workshops involving deep complex discussion, active listening and collaboration between students and teachers over the days of October 2-5 2017.

Our Common AISZ Learning Principles are based on those of the Common Ground Curriculum framework:
  • Common learning cultures need to construct common meaning through a common learning language.
  • Learning is both cognitive and emotional / personal and social activity.
  • Learning environments have a significant impact on our learning.
  • We can all learn, and have a right to do so.
  • Transfer of learning happens best in rich relevant context.


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Get In Touch

American International School of Zagreb (AISZ)

  • Address: Damira Tomljanovića-Gavrana 3, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
  • Tel: +385 (1) 7999-300
  • Fax.: +385 (1) 4680-171
  • Office e-mail: aisz@aisz.hr

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