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Engagement

in a changing
world.

WBAIS, our campus in Even Yehuda
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welcome to AIS Israel.

Educating & preparing students for engagement in a changing world.

Nestled in a suburb of Tel Aviv off the coast of the Mediterranean, and in a picturesque Jerusalem neighborhood, AIS Israel embraces a long history of cultures and civilizations right in the heart of a start-up nation.

As a community,  we move quickly through the world and take time to reflect on it.  We find new ways to learn, sources of inspiration all around us and within ourselves. From our Early Years program through Grade 12, our campuses are alive with energy, achievement, diversity and community. We are mapping our course, discovering new destinations as we discover ourselves. 

WHY CHOOSE AIS ISRAEL?

DO NOT TOUCH

64

years of providing a first rate education

Outstanding Academics

Founded in 1958, the American International School in Israel has grown from a very small organization serving 12 students in 2 classes to an educational institution with 2 campuses in Even Yehuda and Jerusalem.  With students from over 40 countries, and graduates all over the world, we promote values of diversity as we offer the highest standards of academic excellence.

14

dedicated learning experiences

Hallmark Programs

From the Reggio Emilia Early Years to the HS AP Capstone curriculum, our hallmark programs expand the horizons of every student.  With strategic goals that focus on learning, character and community, we aim to educate the whole child, and view every experience as a learning opportunity.

2007

new state-of-the-art campus opens

Excellent facilities

WBAIS is located on a cutting edge campus comprising 8 buildings:  separate preschool, elementary, middle, and high school buildings, a library and administration building, a double gymnasium, a visual and performing arts center, and a cafeteria.  There are 7 fully equipped science laboratories, 3 regulation soccer/baseball fields, a swimming pool, 4 tennis courts, and playgrounds.

15 minutes

from the Mediterranean

unique location

Our main campus in Even Yehuda, Israel is centrally located.  Reach Tel Aviv in 25 minutes, Jerusalem in an hour, or reach the beach in 15 minutes for some swimming, kitesurfing and more. History, culture, spirituality and recreation are always close by.  Visit our sister campus in Jerusalem and enjoy the multicultural nature of this small but remarkable country.

8:1

student adult ratio

Small Classes

Our School is large enough to offer a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities, but small enough to support the connections and relationships that help our students succeed.. 

Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is to educate and prepare students for engagement in a changing world through our deep focus on learning, community, and character.

Learning

Community

Character

Our Voices

How would you describe AIS?

Hear from

Ruben

High School Alumnus

Hear from

Vince

High School Senior

Hear from

Eden

High School Senior

What advice would you give new students?

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Ruben

High School Alumnus

Hear from

Vince

High School Senior

Hear from

Eden

High School Senior

What is it like living in Israel?

Hear from

Ruben

High School Alumnus

Hear from

Vince

High School Senior

Hear from

Eden

High School Senior

What was a favorite learning experience?

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Ruben

High School Alumnus

Hear from

Vince

High School Senior

Hear from

Eden

High School Senior

Highlights

EXPLORE OUR NEW WEBSITE

Make a connection!

Become part of our connected community! Find out how to meet other parents, use our mobile app, join the PTA and its Whatsapp groups, find directory information and more!

Become part of our connected community! Find out how to meet other parents, use our mobile app, join the PTA and its Whatsapp groups, find directory information and more!

One stop for information on the Parent Portal

The Parent Portal has been redesigned to give you easy access to everything you need. Have suggestions for more features?  Let us know.

The Parent Portal has been redesigned to give you easy access to everything you need. Have suggestions for more features?  Let us know.

Follow us on Social Media

Keep up with our latest news! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram on your phones.  See collections of our latest videos and photos here and here.

Keep up with our latest news! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram on your phones.  See collections of our latest videos and photos here and here.

Week Without Walls is just ONE of our Hallmark Programs

In addition to an outstanding academic curriculum, we have special hallmark programs, ranging from a garden club to Space Camp to the beloved Hockey Marathon tradition and more...

In addition to an outstanding academic curriculum, we have special hallmark programs for every division, ranging from a garden club to Space Camp and so much more!

Find your way with our Campus Map

Our interactive Campus Map allows you to see an overview as well as to zoom in and learn more about individual places on campus.

Our interactive Campus Map allows you to see an overview as well as to zoom in and learn more about individual places on campus.

Check out our Athletics Offerings

Our Athletics programs offers different sports in different seasons at the Middle and High School levels.  Take a look at what's happening now here.

Our Athletics programs offers different sports in different seasons at the Middle and High School levels.  Take a look at what's happening now here.

Have a question about Admissions?

Whether you are a local family, or a family applying from abroad, you probably have many questions.  Please see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions -- and answers) here.

Whether you are a local family, or a family applying from abroad, you probably have many questions.  Please see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions -- and answers) here.

The WBAIS Story

From its start as a tiny schoolroom in the back of a post office in 1957 to becoming a cutting edge international school with campuses in Even Yehuda and Jerusalem, the American International School evolved and marked many milestones throughout the decades.Learn about our story here

From its start as a tiny schoolroom in the back of a post office in 1957 to becoming a cutting edge international school with campuses in Even Yehuda and Jerusalem, the American International School evolved and marked many milestones throughout the decades.Learn about our story here

Where are our Alumni today?

See where life has taken some of our outstanding alumni. Find out about Britta who is in the Ukraine helping refugees; Bayan, an executive producer in Los Angeles; London-based Agata, a historian of the Middle Ages;, and many others.  Their lives are fascinating and we hope to add more and more of these profiles to this section.

Parents, students and faculty can all join our alumni platform at wbaisalumni.com.

See where life has taken some of our outstanding alumni. Find out about Britta who is in the Ukraine helping refugees; Bayan, an executive producer in Los Angeles; London-based Agata, a historian of the Middle Ages;, and many others.  Their lives are fascinating and we hope to add more and more of these profiles to this section.

Parents, students and faculty can all join our alumni platform at wbaisalumni.com.

Don't have the WBAIS mobile app yet? Here is how to get it

We are excited to announce the launch of our new WBAIS Mobile App!

Especially after a year of distance learning and isolation, we are all interested in reaching out and communicating quickly and easily.  The WBAIS Mobile App will help you stay in touch with the news, the events, and the community at AIS. Check out the divisional announcements, order some food from the cafeteria, join a zoom meeting with a teacher -- all directly from your phone.

Especially after a year of distance learning and isolation, we are all interested in reaching out and communicating quickly and easily.  The WBAIS Mobile App will help you stay in touch with the news, the events, and the community at AIS. Check out the divisional announcements, order some food from the cafeteria, join a zoom meeting with a teacher -- all directly from your phone.  To enjoy all these features and so much more ---

  1. Search for "WBAIS Israel" on the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android)
  2. Download the app to your device or tablet, and log in with the same username and password that you use for the school website and parent portal.
  3. Open the app, and explore the tabs at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Learn more about the app by watching these two screencasts:
    1. Getting to know the WBAIS Mobile App
    2. Managing your personal information on the Mobile App