Moving to a new school, a new town, a new country… it can be intimidating. AES is known for its welcoming community and facilitating the easiest transitions possible. One of the best ways to adjust is to get involved. Volunteering on campus, working with an NGO, exploring Delhi, taking a class, joining a club, playing a sport, or getting involved in the arts – we hope you’ll find the right fit for you.
Parent involvement at AES is welcomed and encouraged. Many opportunities are organized through the school’s Parent School Association (PSA). The PSA is an active, engaged group of parent volunteers, dedicated to supporting AES students, faculty and staff, and the parent community. The PSA also celebrates the diversity of AES through the hugely popular International Food Fair – a delicious afternoon with friends. The much-anticipated Night Under the Stars is a fun evening celebrating the end of the year, and periodic events throughout the year offer a chance to get to know others in the community. The PSA promotes understanding of the local culture through Saheliyan, our Indian parents organization, which creates colorful, dynamic Diwali and Holi festivals for the AES community.
PSA Class Representatives provide parents with a point person for questions and information-sharing, and grade-level coffees help facilitate conversations. The Link Family program matches newly-arrived families with veteran families, and the Information Mela offers an opportunity to learn more about all that Delhi has to offer. Various committees provide plenty of opportunities for involvement, whether you’d prefer to work a few hours per month or take on a more involved role.
We encourage everyone to join us at some point during the year, to partake of the energy and dynamism of the AES community. Our PSA maintains a blog keeping parents up-to-date on events, contact information and programs at school.
Time to play! Whether your passion is volleyball, tennis, basketball, or soccer, informal leagues and periodic tournaments offer the AES community the chance to get back on the courts and fields. For more details, check out the Activities and Athletics Director’s Blog.
Exploring Delhi: Community Trips
Ready to learn more about the wonders of Delhi? Join one of our much-loved field trips. Held periodically on the weekends, parents, students, faculty, staff and families are encouraged to participate. Led by local experts, recent trips have explored:
- Dhobi (Washermen) Colony and Agrasen Ki Baoli Medieval Stepwell
- Two Houses of Parliament
- Rakabganj Gurdwara, Synagogue & Parliament St Mosque
- Hauz Khas Ruins and Deer Park
- Akshardham Temple
- Mehrauli Park
- Old Delhi Haveli, Naughara Jain temple, Ghalib’s home