​The American International School of Abuja was founded in 1993 when a group of parents and U.S. Embassy officials recognized the need for a school that would adequately prepare students who reside in Nigeria to continue their education in American schools overseas.

The FCDA (Federal Capital Development Authority) gave permission to use one section of the Model Secondary School Maitama compound as a temporary site, and for 12 years classes have been conducted on that site.

In August 2006 we opened the school year in the new facility, with brand-new classrooms, some familiar and some new teachers, and some familiar and some new students. Building on our success of previous years, our students are enjoying a very positive school experience at AISA.

The faculty and administration are committed to individualizing the learning experiences as necessary to ensure the success of all students. This necessitates differentiation of assignments, method of instruction, and assessment to accommodate each student’s needs. We currently offer classes for students in Preschool through Grade 12.