Conferences & Activities


  • January 27-29, 2020 

 Math Specialists in International Schools - Institute III, Rational Numbers & Proportional Reasoning, hosted at The American Overseas School of Rome.

  • February 3, 2020 

MAIS Directors meeting at the AAIE Conference in NYC

  • February 28-29, 2020

RoboMed Robotics Tournament hosted at The American School of Milan.

  • March 6-8 2020

ESL, Special Needs & Technology Conference hosted at The Rabat American School.

  • March 18-22, 2020

Middle School Honor Choir hosted at The Carlucci American International School of Lisbon.

  • April 28-30, 2020 

 Math Specialists in International Schools - Institute IV, Geometry & Measurement, hosted at The American Overseas School of Rome.

  • September 12-14, 2020 

 Math Specialists in International Schools - Institute V,  Embedding the Mathematical Practices into Instruction and Assessment, hosted at The American Overseas School of Rome.

  • Nov. 4-8, 2020  

2020 Annual Teachers and Administrators Conference in Tunis


The Mediterranean Association of International Schools is a professional organization that strives to improve the quality of education in its Member schools. It promotes the professional development of Faculty, Administrators, and School Board Members, effects communication and interchange, and creates international understanding.

MAIS serves as a liaison between its 40 Member Schools, 40 Associate Member organizations as well as other regional, professional, and in-service organizations.

Presently, MAIS is composed of schools from 17 different countries, including Austria, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Oman, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. In addition, several Associate Members, such as schools outside the Mediterranean region, colleges, businesses, and interested individuals, support MAIS endeavors and have joined the organization.

Reina O'Hale
MAIS Executive Director
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Projects and Resources

November 9, 2019

Coursera - an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.

Discovery Education

Educational Testing Service - Comprehensive focus on testing and test preparation, financial aid, e...

November 9, 2019

February 27-29, 2020

Hosted by the American School of Milan

ROBOMED” MAIS Robotics Tournament

Registration is open to teams from MAIS member schools for 5th to 10th grade students. The tournament will take place over the course of 2 days and will involve multiple events a...

November 9, 2019


2020 ESL, Special Needs & Technology Conference

March 6-8, hosted at the Rabat American School

The Combined Optimal Match and Technology Conference, is also held annually. By combining the special needs and technology conferences, preK-12 teachers, counselor's technolog...

November 9, 2019

The MAIS Honor Choir is open to singers in grades 6-8 exclusively, from MAIS member schools. It is for students who show excellence in singing and musicianship and who consistently display a high level of personal character and discipline. This is the 27th annual MAIS...

November 9, 2019


Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly librarians. Know what we know - find it in LibGuides! 

Project Coordinator: Liz Keating  LizKeating@asmadrid.org

The Library resource system webpage offers r...

November 3, 2019

MAIS has partnered with the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA™) to support the use of Measures of Academic Progress (MAP®) in member schools. NWEA is a not-for-profit educational services organization working with over 600 international schools in 146 countries.


October 30, 2019

The World Virtual School Project (WVS) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools; to assist participating schools and regions in terms of curriculum quality and continuity, opportunities for collaboration, progressive professional developm...

October 30, 2019

AERO is a project supported by the U.S. State Department's Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) and the Overseas Schools Advisory Council to assist schools in developing and implementing standards-based curricula.

Project faculty use the AERO standards as the basis of...

May 17, 2019

Robert Sills Student Award

Sponsored by:

Robert Sills was an exemplary educator, leader, and inspiring individual, who served as Treasurer and President of the Mediterranean Association of International Schools (MAIS). In his memory and through the generosity of TieCare...

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The MAIS focus is to help its members evaluate and meet the varying educational needs which result from providing an American education in an international setting. MAIS Members and Associates are provided with opportunities to liase with Member Schools through their participation at the Annual MAIS Conference and other MAIS activities throughout the year.

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