History - Who we are


Our story began in 1993 when we opened our doors as a small school with just two students. Since then, we've grown into a vibrant international community, becoming the oldest international school in Vilnius.

Over the years, we've achieved significant milestones: 

1998: Officially established as the American International School of Vilnius Foundation, welcoming students from over 20 countries.
2003: Accredited by the Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science.
2006: Launched the CIS and MSA accreditation process, signifying our commitment to excellence.
2008: Witnessed the birth of our first girls' basketball team, who brought home a third-place finish in the CEESA competition.
2011: Became a candidate school for the prestigious IB Diploma Program.
2013: Earned authorization as an IB World School, offering the rigorous IB Diploma.
2014: Completed the first phase of our campus expansion, creating a modern learning environment.
2015: Embraced a new vision: Inspiring, Motivating, and Empowering all Learners to Succeed!
2016: Welcomed a new Director, Stephane Ruz, who introduced innovative initiatives.
2017: A full-time inclusion program to support diverse learners was implemented.
2020: Amidst the challenges of COVID-19, AISV successfully implemented safe protocols, allowing students to continue learning online while staying safe.
2021: Introduction of a new Strategic Plan, Guiding Statements, and School-Wide Goals to enhance our educational mission and vision.
2022: Grand opening of our new purpose-built Lower School, designed to provide an exceptional learning environment for our students.
2023: Sustainable Development Award and BREEAM certificate awarded to the Lower School.
September 15th, 2023: AISV, a cornerstone of the Vilnius community, celebrates 30 years as the city's oldest international school.

Today, AISV proudly hosts a diverse international student body from Pre-K2 through Grade 12, with 60 percent of our students representing over 30 different nationalities. Our fully inclusive environment, two campuses, and state-of-the-art facilities create an exceptional learning experience. Our graduates consistently gain acceptance into top universities worldwide, including Harvard, Yale, NYU Abu Dhabi, the University of Chicago, and the University of Edinburgh.  

We're proud of our rich history and excited to continue empowering our students, inspiring a love for learning, and connecting them to a global citizens community!

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