The mission of SAIS is to provide a progressive American style learning environment where all students develop and apply the knowledge, skills and habits of mind necessary for academic, workplace and personal success anywhere in the world.

Core Values

  • Integrity: We are honorable in all our personal and community actions
  • Identity: Each member of our community has a unique personality, interests, and needs.
  • Innovation: We know that solving meaningful problems requires opportunity, support, skills, experience, creativity and resilience.
  • Interdependence: We work with and learn from each other, what we say and do always affects another.
  • Independence: We strive to be responsible, self managing and self starting.
  • Intellect: Thinking, reasoning and understanding are critical to making our lives meaningful.

Our Expected Student Learning Results (ESLRs)

Through Project-Based Learning, SAIS students learn the following Habits of Mind:

  1. Persisting
  2. Managing Impulsivity
  3. Listening with Understanding and Empathy
  4. Thinking Flexibly
  5. Thinking about Thinking (Meta-cognition)
  6. Striving for Accuracy
  7. Questioning and Posing Problems
  8. Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
  9. Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
  10. Gathering Data through All Senses
  11. Creating, Imagining, Innovating
  12. Responding with Wonderment and Awe
  13. Taking Responsible Risks
  14. Finding Humor
  15. Thinking Interdependently
  16. Remaining Open to Continuous Learning