OUR CURRENT ERA BEGINS
Current Head of School Andrew Hoover joins AISC
LIVING OUR MISSION
AISC sets off on a journey of reflection, visioning, and transformation that yields our Strategic Plan and the powerful Mission that inspires our work. The plan, once merely words on paper, is brought to life and action by a great many of our colleagues, creating a shared vision of the learning and work environments they saw taking shape.
COMMITTING TO THE ARTS
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) opens.Did you know?
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) has a state-of-the-art kitchen and cafeteria, dedicated spaces for visual and performing arts, and a 750-seat theater.
FOSTERING DIVERSITY AT AISC
AISC’s Statement of Internationalism is adopted.
COMMITTING TO SERVICE
Our service learning program, SEVAI (“service” in Tamil), begins and aims to develop socially aware, empathetic, and collaborative problem-solvers who foster reciprocal relationships of mutual respect between AISC and the greater community. To learn more, visit https://www.aischennai.org/sevai/.
COMMEMORATING OUR PLACE IN TAMIL NADU
AISC collaborates with Mr. V. K. Munusamy for the Ayyanar Horse Project—to help commemorate our upcoming 20th anniversary celebrations. Students and community members were invited to leave their mark by helping make parts of the statues.
Mr. V. K. Munusamy, a National and UNESCO Award recipient, shared generations of family expertise in terracotta sculpture during his time with us. In January 2020, he would receive the Padma Shri for art from the Government of India.
The Vision for an AISC Learner framework is adopted, providing students a foundation to be successful learners while supporting our work as a Mission-driven school.
ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge takes social media by storm. Watch Head of School Andrew Hoover take the Ice Bucket Challenge!
Our new logo is launched which embraces our 4Cs (Compassion, Creativity, Courage, and Compassion).
MAKERS GONNA MAKE!
The Elementary School Design Studio is launched.
THE CHENNAI FLOODS
The 2015 South India floods of November–December affected Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, with more than 500 people killed and displacing over 1.8 million (18 lakh) people. With estimates of damages and losses ranging from nearly ₹200 billion (US$3 billion) to over ₹1 trillion (US$14 billion), the floods were the costliest to have occurred in 2015 and were among the costliest natural disasters of the year.