Established in 1978, the American International School of Nouakchott has a rich history of providing education to students from across the globe. With an established curriculum, based on U.S. AERO Standards, students at AISN learn key concepts and develop well-rounded skills in English, math, social studies, science, French, art, music, PE, and robotics.

AISN prides itself on offering an MSA accredited American education program for students from PreK - 12, and is the only school in Mauritania to offer American high school diplomas.

The school has a close relationship with the US Embassy and uses the attached former US Embassy’s swimming pool, basketball court, volleyball court, and walking/running/bike path on a daily basis during PE, recess, and after school activities.

Our enrollment is approximately 90 students from 20 different countries. Classes are taught in English, often with combined grades, the average class size is 9 students with the largest class of 13.

Classrooms are well equipped and the school has high speed fiber optic internet. MS/HS students are required to bring laptops every day.

AISN has 15 teachers, from 8 different countries. The largest percentage of teachers are American and almost all our full-time teachers have a US teaching license. We pride ourselves on our commitment to the ongoing education and development of our staff. We have a substantial professional development budget annually which is used for group and individual training needs. 

We offer competitive salaries and generous compensation packages with excellent US medical, dental and evacuation insurances and annual return flights. Overseas staff are provided with great accommodation including all utilities. Nouakchott to a small community and it’s easy to get around, do your shopping and meet new people.

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