CAISL offers the best of the American philosophy with a challenging standards-based curriculum, instruction and assessment.
Teachers use on-going assessment and feedback combined with external testing. All High School students work toward an American High School Diploma and also have the opportunity to take the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program which is offered in Grades 11 and 12. Students graduating from CAISL enter universities around the world.
Fifty percent of the CAISL faculty are from the USA. Support programs for Special Educational Needs and English as a Second Language are offered without additional charge when need is determined by the CAISL professional staff.
Leadership skills and global awareness are developed through the Iberian Model United Nations and the Junior Model United Nations, hosted annually by CAISL.
Physical facilities support 21st century learning: large classrooms which permit movement and the “active learning” that is so much a part of American education, four science laboratories, and two Library-Media Centers.
Technology is widely used to support and enhance learning. In 2016-17, each student in Grades 6 through 12 became eligible to check-out a school laptop for his/her use during the year; Grades 2 through 5 had laptops assigned on a 1:1 ratio for student use at school.