The Atlanta International School, a K-12 institution in Buckhead that provides International Baccalaureate programs in elementary, middle and high schools, has welcomed Kevin Glass as its new headmaster.
Mr. Glass, whose 19-year educational career has included jobs throughout Africa and Central America, comes to Atlanta from a five-year stint as director of an international school in the capital of Uzbekistan.
Under his leadership, the Tashkent International School became an asset for the Central Asian country, encouraging expatriates to relocate to Tashkent to take advantage of its educational programs, according to a news release.
The Atlanta International School has had a similar ethos since its founding in 1984. Parents and businesspeople started it to provide an educational experience similar in quality to what is offered in other global cities, according to the school's Web site. In part, the goal was to assure diplomats and foreign business leaders that their children would continue to have access to an internationally focused education upon their relocation to Georgia.
The school is the one of 10 nationally and the only one in the state to offer International Baccalaureate programs at all levels. It also offers a dual-language program that allows students to complete their elementary education in two languages – English and either French, German or Spanish.
In a statement, Mr. Glass praised the school as an "exemplary international community" that "embraces international-mindedness through the IB and is a world leader in bilingual education."
The school now has students, parents and faculty representing more than 90 countries. About half the school's nearly 1,000 students come from abroad.
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