American International School, Kuwait

American International School, Kuwait

The American International School Kuwait is a large PK-12 private, independent school with a school student population now just under 2200 students. Students are greeted daily by just under 360 caring professionals who support every facet of our large school operation. 240 teachers, administrators, and school leaders ensure that our American international education meets the needs of our diverse student body consisting of sixty-six percent Kuwaitis, twenty five percent other Arabs and the balance of students from North America to other parts of Asia. We are a Common Core school authorized to teach the PYP, MYP, and DP.

We invite you to consider AIS, if you have a Bachelor degree in your area of teaching from a western university, have completed a background check, and are not over the age of 59. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package with individual housing provided in close proximity to the school.

  • About the School
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1992
Private
Profit
Board of Owners
0.00
Day
Co-Educational
None
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS)
IB PYP
IB MYP
IB DP

Contact Information
Contact Details
+9651843247
American International School
Hamoud Al Nasr Street
Block 11, Maidan Hawalli
Kuwait
Hawalli
Salmiya
Block 11
22033
American International School
P.O. Box 3267
Kuwait
Not set
Salmiya
Not set
22033

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Education Information
Common Core
IB DP
IB MYP
IB PYP
English
Nursery
12

Tuition Fees
8745.0
14952.0

Teacher Information
239
73
134
29

Student Information
2100
0
434
622
565
475
0
64
36
50
Teaching Information
185
August
Yes
No
No
No

Job Types and Salaries
Teacher
34130.00
45019.00

Visa Requirements
Maximum Age
59
Minimum Qualification Level
Native, fluent speaker of English-
Bachelor degree within teaching subject from a western university-
Background check
School Benefits
Number of Contract Days
180 student contact days and 185 staff contact days annually. This number increases in the case of an administrative or leadership position.
Starting Salary Range
US$35,000-$45,000 (CA$ 43,400-57,300) based on years of experience and degrees earned. We provide for up to 15 years of prior full-year contracted teaching experience. Returning teachers can accrue up to 15 additional years of teaching experience to move up the scale.
Taxes
Kuwait is tax free.
Savings Potential
Singles can save around half of their monthly salary depending on lifestyle and travel.
Couples can save a month's salary depending on lifestyle and travel.
Graduate School Tuition Grant: 50% of one (1) course paid per year up to KD 240. Must be enrolled in a graduate degree program and signed on to AIS in the following year. There are 15 course tuition grants awarded each year.
Accommodation
Individual provided apartment is located within a 5 minute walk to the school. Partially furnished apartment including major furnishings. Utilities provided. Internet is the responsibility of the staff member, but is inexpensive comparative to other countries.
Flights/Transport
Incoming and final flights provided by school. Annual summer leave round trip flight provided via stipend based on point of origin. Flight stipend paid in cash with January salary annually.
Utilities
Fully provided.
Furniture
Major furnishings provided, including bed, dresser, couch, dining set.
Moving Allowance
Settling-in allowance paid on first day of work (roughly $1000). Baggage allowance reimbursement (up to roughly $700). All work visa process documentation reimbursed within the first month of employment.
Dependent Opportunities
One full tuition coverage for each international hire.
Medical
Kuwait provides for public health insurance.
AIS provides international medical insurance through Cigna International and a local Kuwait partner. Full coverage, except within USA which only has emergency medical coverage. Co-insurance cost of US$15 per visit.
Dental
Coverage exists through a local dental clinic which reduces cost of check-ups and other services.
Disability
Minimal benefit provided as required by Kuwait Labor Law. Injury requiring disability coverage must occur while at work.
Other
Professional Development 200 KD for pre-approved activities annually. Can be carried forward after initial contract to the limit of KD 400.
There are no vacancies at this time