American International School Kuwait fee details


 Hamood Al-Naser Street Medan Hawalli – Kuwait, Kuwait City

The American International School of Kuwait (AIS) is a private, independent , co-educational day school serving students from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. English is the primary language of instruction although all students study Arabic or Arabic as a Foreign Language. It is an International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) World School that is fully authorized for the IB Diploma (IBD), Middle Years (MYP) and Primary Years (PYP) programmes. The school is modeled on the three divisions typical of American schooling: Elementary, Middle and High School. It is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. It is also a member of the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) and International School Services (ISS). Its graduates have attended prestigious English language universities around the world. In a given year, AIS graduates attend 40-50 universities worldwide.

The school opened in 1991 after Kuwait was liberated from occupying Iraqi forces. Dr. Kamil Al Rayes, the founder,sought to create a school of high caliber with a disciplined, yet relaxed atmosphere that would provide opportunities for local and expatriate children to gain access to the world’s best universities. During the first year twenty-five teachers and 300 students dealt with shortages of textbooks and classroom supplies, an inadequate library and a skeleton curriculum. The school developed rapidly. In October of 1994 it became fully accredited and in the ensuing years dedicated professionals worked hard to develop what has become an excellent university preparatory school with 1600 students.

Dr. Kamil Al Rayes passed away in 1995 and on the occasion of his untimely passing his daughter, Mrs. Samera Al Rayes, became the Director. She has prepared for this role by obtaining a Masters Degree in education and she is currently working on a doctoral degree through Lehigh University. She and her brothers, Dr. Samer, Col. Zaher and Dr. Badri, act as the governing Board of the school. Each of the four Board Members is involved in the operation of the school with the educational side of the organization being managed by professional staff. Although the school has grown into a large operation it sustains a very open and friendly atmosphere in which staff members have easy access to the members of the Board.

  • Fees: 993 – 1719 KWD


For academic year 2017-2018, According to the Ministry of Education Guidelines

Grade Level Annual Tution Registration Fee First Semester
60% Due
September, 2017
Second Semester
40% Due
January 2018
Pre KG KD 2650 KD 100 KD 1530 KD 1020
KG 1 KD 2650 KD 100 KD 1530 KD 1020
KG 2 KD 2871 KD 100 KD 1660 KD 1111
GR. 01 – 04 KD 3867 KD 100 KD 2260 KD 1507
GR. 05 – 08 KD 4086 KD 100 KD 2390 KD 1596
GR. 09 – 12 KD 4531 KD 100 KD 2650 KD 1781


  • KD 100 non refundable deposit is required upon enrollment or re-enrollment for every student to reserve a seat in the school. However, payment of a tution deposit ensures a seat only when all other admission criteria have been met.
  • A student who withdraws during the first semester will still have to pay the full tution fees for the entire semester. A student who withdraws during the second semester will pay the full tution of the whole year.
  • A student who enrolls the second semester have to pay 60% of the annual tution fee


I. Transportation Fees

Yearly First Semester (Due September 2017) Second Semester (Due January 2018)
Round trip for nearby areas KD 500 KD 250 KD 250
Round trip for distant areas KD 550 KD 275 KD 275
One Way for nearby areas KD 350
One Way trip for distant areas KD 380

II. After school care for Pre-K from 1:00 to 2:30 PM (dependent upon enrollment).

Full academic year(to be paid in September 2017) KD 300

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