The Walworth Barbour American International School in Israel (WBAIS) provides an educational program based on United States curriculum standards and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. It is one of only five international schools to earn the International Credential. Specialized programs accelerate English language acquisition, prepare students for challenging colleges, provide modern language instruction in Hebrew, French or Spanish, and differentiate instruction to address individual learning styles. This is achieved through meaningful learning activities in a creative and positive learning environment in which students genuinely enjoy learning. A low teacher-student ratio of 1 to 10 promotes this type of excellent education.
Unique learning experiences
Approximately 80% of the student body is comprised of US and international students from diplomatic missions, non-governmental organizations and multi-national companies, and complemented by a host country presence of Israelis. This heterogeneous student body provides unique learning experiences found only in schools of this type.
The campus is situated on 74 dunams, designed to meet the needs of the students and to promote their growth. While the campus is impressive, the most important component of WBAIS is a professional, dedicated and caring faculty who collaborate with students and parents to implement the schools mission. This mission emphasizes respecting others, contributing to the community, helping students reach their potential, exposing students to the broader world and instilling a passion for lifelong learning.
In addition, WBAIS continues its efforts to "green the school. Projects include protecting the environment through the Ecology Club, the GAIA project (Global Awareness, Investigation & Action) and the development and cultivation of green areas on the campus.
Model UN Conference
From February 14-16, 2016 the school will host The Israeli Middle East Model United Nations Conference (TIMEMUN). At this conference, organized annually by WBAIS for the past 14 years, the students develop thinking, analytical and speaking skills, as well as the ability to resolve problems through dialogue and communication. They also learn how to debate (in English) by simulating the format of the United Nations Assembly. Students study the material for several months prior to the conference, which takes place over three days and includes 500 students from Israel as well as other countries in the world.
At the American International School, the small classes, the professional, warm and caring teachers, as well as the attentive administrators in collaboration with the parents, make the school a source of inspiration and hope.
In addition to the main campus in Even Yehuda, WBAIS operates a branch campus in Jerusalem.