AES is proud of our in-house, affordable, nutritious, tasty food services program. As a rule, AES does not serve any pre-packaged food. We strive to make all our dishes in-house. We constantly aim for good nutrition and best practices in student health and wellness. Organic food material is sourced whenever possible. The best ingredients from the local market are used for all our preparations.
There are no plastic water bottles sold at AES; the school provides safe drinking water at all fountains and coolers. The entire community is encouraged to bring in refillable bottles. In addition, wherever possible, biodegradable utensils and recyclable bags are used in our take-away kiosks. In addition to providing meals on campus through several venues, there is also a catering office that provides food for group events or general purchase.
Elementary and Middle School students can choose to opt-out of the school lunch program, though each year around 95% of the students participate. Should you however, choose not to subscribe to the annual lunch charge, then please ensure that your children carry a substantial home lunch.
The High School Cafe, as well as the Breezeway Kiosk are open between 8am and 4.30pm, Mondays through Fridays, and students may buy lunch, drinks, and fresh snacks there. We are constantly working on augmenting choices, especially during lunch hours as per student requests and viability.
Please note that it is mandatory for all HS students to load their ID cards at the Business Office or online as no cash transactions are done at HS school food locations.
AES Nutrition Policy
AES recognizes that good nutrition combined with appropriate physical activity positively impacts students’ health, and their ability and motivation to learn. Therefore, we are committed to:
- Providing students with healthy and nutritious foods;
- Encouraging the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, low fat milk and whole grains;
- Supporting healthy eating through nutrition education;
- Encouraging students to select and consume all components of the school meal.
Items served at the kiosks and in the cafeteria, including after school or on weekends, shall meet the standards as outlined in the guidelines established by the administration.
Food and beverages served during special school celebrations or during curriculum related activities may be exempt from this policy.
Adequate time shall be allotted for student meal service and consumption. The school shall provide a pleasant dining environment.
AES is committed to promoting the Nutrition Policy with all food service personnel, teachers, nurses, coaches and other school administrative staff so that they have the necessary skills to implement this policy and promote healthy eating practices. The administration will work toward expanding awareness regarding this policy among students, parents, teachers and the community at large and ensuring compliance with this policy and the nutrition guidelines.
Daily Lunch for Students
Lunch is served in the following locations:
Elementary School (Pre-KG to Grade 5) – 1st floor cafeteria, 11:10am until 1:10pm. School menu.
Middle School (Grades 6 through 8) – 2nd floor cafeteria, 11:50am until 12:25pm. School menu.
High School (Grades 9 through 12) – HS Cafe, Tiger’s Den & the Breezeway Kiosk. School menu and a-la-carte options.
Parents, staff and HS students are welcome to visit this barista-style food area, where we provide a comfortable area for a quick bite to eat, a cappuccino, or a fresh lime soda. Whether you want to eat alone, get out your laptop for a bit of work, or have a conversation with friends, there is a variety of seating available. Tiger’s Den is also open on Saturdays until 2pm. It is home to the Spirit Shop, where you can find AES tiger gear and school supplies.
Elementary and Middle School-aged children must be accompanied by a parent in Tiger’s Den.
Middle School Kiosk
MS students will find a variety of drinks and snacks right at their doorstep! The MS Kiosk is open during break times as well as immediately after school. MS Students must use their pre-loaded ID cards to purchase food at the kiosk; no cash is accepted.
Located at the entrance of the gym near Gate 5, Tiger Kiosk is open Mon-Friday, 7:45am to 9:45 am and from 2:15 pm until 5 pm. Healthy snacks and beverages are available, and no sweet snacks are on offer before school. While cash is accepted, parents are also urged to use pre-loaded ID cards for payment to cut down on transaction times.
Saturday Snack Bar
A small counter supplying drinks and a few snacks is open at the Ground Level of the Food Building each Saturday, 9am to 4pm for your convenience. Association members at the swimming pool can use this facility as well.
A range of bakery products and other take-away dishes are available onsite, and also for catering orders. This service continues on Saturdays and during certain vacation times.