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The American International School of Freetown

Sierra Leone


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS)


United States of America

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The American International School of Freetown is a secular, co-educational US Embassy sponsored school serving both expatriate and local students in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Since our founding in 1986, we have been located on a leafy hilltop overlooking the sea. Accredited in the US by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, AISF offers highly differentiated pre-school to grade 8 teaching and learning. By intention, our classrooms are multi-age and grade level. Every classroom is staffed with an experienced international educator with a Masters degree and US, UK, Canadian, or European certification plus a certified/AISF trained teaching assistant, either international or Sierra Leonean, who is a full partner in teaching and learning. Class size is limited to 20 students per classroom with two grade levels in each classroom. All students work at their appropriate grade level with the advantage of easy access to both enrichment and extra support. Teaching and learning take advantage of both US and UK resources and systems. Teachers have created published curriculum built on backwards design and using US Standards (Common Core, Next Generation Science, McRel). In the ECC and Elementary schools, we combine US common core standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts with the inquiry-based International Early Years and International Primary Curriculum. AISF also offers a blended learning program for students in high school through grade 12 with an onsite teacher/proctor. Using primarily VHS Learning supplemented by the University of Nebraska High School, AISF students earn US credits and can earn a US high school diploma. Enrichment in Art, PE, Music, and Computer programming/coding is available from grades 1 through high school, in onsite classes taught by qualified specialists. French is offered as well from Early Childhood. IT is integrated fully into teaching and learning grades 1 to 12, with an iPad program grades 1 to 4 and a BYOD system in grades 5 through high school. All teachers run Google classrooms from grade 5 through grade 8. All resources are first world quality, imported annually from the US and UK. Professional development for all staff is continuous, offering both onsite and international opportunities.
Our school is built on strong, transparent teamwork. We are looking for energetic, collaborative educators with a definite "can do" spirit.

Number of Contract Days

Full year

Starting Salary Range

$30,000 to $34,000



Savings Potential

Approximately 40% of salary


Apartment fully paid by school. Off campus housing


Annual home leave fully paid by school


Fully paid by school


Apartment fully furnished including all linens, all dishes, cutlery, all furniture. Ready to move in. Includes basic provisions for food on arrival.

Moving Allowance

$2,000 allowance cash
Includes one week orientation to living in Freetown sponsored by school

Dependent Opportunities

100% tuition and fees for up to two child dependents under age 19 on site


Major medical Worldwide Coverage package with Global Benefits Group through TIECare, fully paid by school


Yes up to $500


Vision coverage up to $500
Wellness up to $500
Free medical care through Aspen Clinic in Freetown, first world quality clinic care; medical evacuation coverage through Global Benefits Group


A 5% monthly deduction matched by school for total 10% of total salary paid at end of service


Re-signing bonus for one year $1,000

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