Mission, Vision and Values

School Purpose

Located in the heart of Prishtina, ASK strives to be an inspiration in education and learning for all of Kosovo as the leaders of this new nation look to rebuild and recreate. The leadership team of the American School of Kosova seeks to join the best practices in teaching and learning, with effective business strategies to offer the highest academic program possible to students at an affordable cost to Kosovo and International families. ASK is committed to offering each student a quality education in a safe and supportive environment that encourages self-reflection, self-discipline, collaboration with others, and excellence in learning.

ASK  Values (Beliefs about Teaching and Learning)

  • Strives to “Do the Right Thing” (Integrity)
  • Looks at Problems from Different Angles (Innovative)
  • Challenges students to develop essential skills (Quality Education)
  • Seeks “win-win” solutions (Empowerment)
  • Provides for students overall well-being (Safe, Caring and Nurturing Environment)
  • Develops collaborative skills to optimize learning and achievement (Teamwork)
  • Recognizes the importance of respectful communication (Communication)
  • Integrates qualitative feedback about the learning process and growth (Feedback)
  • Promotes student awareness of individual learning styles and needs (Personalized Education)
  • Guides students to take responsibility for their own learning and growth (Student Ownership)
  • Involves parents to enrich the learning experiences (Parental Participation)
  • Encourages a growth mindset (Lifelong Learning)
  • Seeks out Service Learning Opportunities in the community and country to build relationships with others and oneself (Service Learning)
  • Welcomes different cultural perspectives (Diversity)

School Philosophy

We, at American School of Kosova, are committed to helping all students realize their full potential by supporting their development of a positive self-concept and enthusiasm for learning. We believe that every human being can make a difference in this world when there is respect for self, respect for others, and respect for our environment. We believe that students nurtured in an environment with friendly and firm communication develop responsibility for their own behavior, learning and a concern for others. We also believe that continual school improvement is optimized when collaboration is encouraged between staff, students, and parents.