Various school news

Extended Essay Week

The Grade 12 students were involved in Extended Essay Week from September 11 – 15, 2017. Over the course of this week grade 12 students worked on their Extended Essay through a variety of support mechanisms offered by the school. The students had over 18 hours of dedicated writing time, 4 hours dedicated exclusively for opportunities to meet with supervisors, 1 hour of college/university counselling, 2 hours team-building, 1 hour of CAS work and 8 hours for 8 different mini workshops held by their teachers to support the various aspects of the Extended Essay process. Amazing work!

Groundbreaking Ceremony

The building of our new campus at Bundek commenced on Tuesday 12th September at the Groundbreaking Ceremony. More than 80 people were in attendance to help us celebrate this wonderful moment in the school's history.

Promotion of the school Facebook page

Dear AISZ community, our Facebook page is about to become more active: to keep in touch with AISZ-related news, updates, or announcements, make sure you "like" American International School of Zagreb:

We will regularly post school news, upload photos/videos and relevant links with the aim of keeping you fully informed of the latest developments and student's school lives. We hope this brings you a very positive user experiences.

New AISZ Learning Ecosystem

Over the few weeks, since the start of school, I have really enjoyed talking with groups of people about the new AISZ Learning Ecosystem which describes the interconnectedness of learning for all at AISZ.

Construction of the the AISZ Concept School of the Future about to start as contracts are signed.

I was absolutely delighted to sign the construction contract of our new AISZ Bundek School Campus with the consortium Teh-Gradnja and Projektgradnja on August 29th 2017.

The project will commence in the second week of September 2017 and I will keep you up to date with the progress through our school website.

Paul Buckley


Welcome To Our New School Year

After a rejuvenating summer the staff and faculty of AISZ are excitedly waiting for our students to arrive on Monday 21st. On Friday we welcomed our new families and had our chance to share the work we do at the school. We had a number of our returning students also helping the new students to settle in which was very much appreciated.

Over the summer period we selected a construction company who will commence the building of our new campus in the next couple of weeks, and if all goes to plan this time next year we will be welcoming you all to our new school campus.

We have a number of new courses on offer through out our school this year. In the Lower School, from grades 3-5 we will be introducing computer coding and Croatian language for non Croatian speakers. Both these new learning experiences will be of huge benefit to our students. In the Upper School we have added Design in the form of Electrical and Material (woodwork). Our Design Lab is on the bottom floor near the Cafeteria. I am positive that this will be of immense interest to all our students.

The new teachers joining our school are listed below and their profiles can be found on the Staff Profile page of the website.

Valentina Kranjec Art / Croatian Lang LS/US
Jenny Lapthrop Grade 2 LS
Alexandra Mentele Grade 3 LS
Jesse Doumas Grade 5 LS
Petra Horvath Music LS/PT
Dara Ramey Art US
Sarah Hawkins Biology / Science US
Chadley Despault English US
Dino Bajagilovic Mathematics US
Silvana Rosas PE US

American International School of Zagreb building a new school


Sept 18th, 2018

Aug 10th, 2018

Few pictures of building progress..






April 27th, 2018

Few pictures of building progress.. 

Nort West Front of school

Gym Inside

Sount east side

March 20th, 2018

On Tuesday 20th March, the AISZ Faculty and Staff had a tour of the new campus currently being constructed opposite Bundek Lake.
Despite the snow and the cold the Support Staff and Teachers were very excited at their first introduction to their new campus.

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Feb 22, 2018

AISZ is searching for Facility manager , more information you can find on our employment page. 


Jan 22, 2018

A sunny morning at Bundek

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Nov 16, 2017

Please find the progress of work at Bundek over the month.

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Nov 09, 2017

Today on Bundek site,

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Nov 08, 2017

Live stream through LiveCamCroatia from 2 cameras on the site. You can see what is happening at each moment on our construction site.

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Nov 06, 2017

Just before the break AISZ TV News visited the Bundek site and interviewed our project manager Tihomil Matkovic


Oct 20, 2017

Dear AISZ Parents and Friends,

After this month's work we are still on target to be opening the doors in August which is wonderful news. The weather has been kind to us and the work continuous.

We also have mounted a solar powered GoPro camera at the site so by completion, we will have a time-lapse video of the whole construction.

Currently all four tower cranes have been erected and the important piping, electricity and reinforcing work is going on.

As in all buildings, this is the slowest and most exacting, as much of the work and installation that happens beneath the concrete slab and flooring will not be accessible once we begin to build upwards.

Please join us on this journey by regularly checking our website and the television at the entrance.

Photographs that show the progress of our new campus over the last month since construction started

Sept 27, 2017

* At the front of this panorama you can see the early childhood atrium.


* The layout for the floor plan is coming into shape


* The crane has arrived - there will be three more coming


Sept 21, 2017 - Work has started

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Sept 20, 2017 - Bundek Campus FactSheet

"We are very excited that the construction of our new campus is under way. 
Here is fact sheet you for you so you have more details about this wonderful new development in our history. 

We also have designated representatives of the Board and / or Leadership Team who are able to give media interviews and if people ask please direct them our way - we are only too happy to talk to them about our exciting project."



Sept 12, 2017

The building of our new campus at Bundek commenced on Tuesday 12th September at the Groundbreaking Ceremony. More than 80 people were in attendance to help us celebrate this wonderful moment in the school's history.



May, 2017

The American International School of Zagreb plans to build a new school within the Središće area opposite Bundek Lake in City of Zagreb. The new school building will accommodate 480 students in around 8667m2 and will have related sports fields and structures. The architectural design of the new school has been customized to the modern American education system where the teaching method only occasionally involves the traditional classroom with the students facing the teacher but rather children mainly learning in groups or individually in classes or multi-purpose open areas.

Towards the end of the year and over the summer, our ASIZ team completed the final formalities and signed the agreement for the Right to Build on the new land. With the agreements made in terms of financing, appointing a Project Manager and Building Supervisor we are in the process of finalizing agreements with building companies.

When this is complete and a start date for breaking ground, I which should be in the next few weeks we will announce further details and the next steps in this exciting project. 

 Location of New AISZ Campus

Grade 8 Moving Up Ceremony - 2017

The Grade 8 Moving Up Ceremony was a resounding success on June 7. Students and parents, teachers joined a meal at the chic Rocket Burger. Students were able to receive gifts and a photobooth! Afterwards, the group went to the Kaptol Boutique Cinema to enjoy a private screening of the Grade 8 Video and "Wonder Woman." The event was a night to remember. Congratulations to our Grade 8 class for Moving Up to High School!

Thank you to the Grade 8 parents and Nina Leko, who did an amazing job organizing and coordinating the event!

Thank you to the PTA for your partnership in giving our students a remarkable and unforgettable celebration!



Graduation Class 2017

AISZ Graduation at the Westin, Zagreb.

AISZ celebrated its largest graduating class at the Westin hotel, Zagreb on Saturday, May 20. 2017. 33 students received their graduation diploma at the ceremony with the Ambassador's Award going to Jana Sopf.

Following the reception students, family, friends and AISZ staff enjoyed refreshments at a reception held at the hotel.

MSA Accreditation Report

Dear AISZ Community,

I am absolutely delighted to inform you that we received notification of our accreditation status last night. We have undertaken a mid-term self study since January. Like an audit, these accreditation processes examine, validate and offer suggestions for improvements which allow our school to improve. Many of our community have been involved in accreditation committees during this time and I thank you for your efforts and contributions to this process.

We received the news that our mid-term monitoring report was accepted and we are now accredited to 2021 with no further visit required until then. Specific reference was made to our Community Dream Summit and the work we have implemented since then.

As we build towards our next strategic plan, I would like you all to take pause, reflect upon our work together, and celebrate. We will fortify ourselves for the next steps on this continuing journey of school improvement as we build our next strategic plan, but right now please reflect on our work and feel proud.

Thank you so much to Ms. Danijela Peric for her significant leadership role through the self study and for Dr. Lavina's support work during the process.

The result is a credit to our whole community.

With sincere thanks 

Paul Buckley

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