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Opening September 2023

The American School of Baghdad (ASB) at AUIB (the American University of Iraq in Baghdad) is emerging as one of Iraq’s leading private institutions. ASB is a USstyle, inquiry-based center of excellence, meshing the common core curriculum with the Iraqi national standards, designed to lead a new generation into the future. An oasis in the middle of Iraq, ASB is in Baghdad, on the campus of the American University of Iraq in Baghdad in beautiful state-of-the-art buildings. We aim to provide a high-quality, rigorous educational environment—mainly in English—for learners aged 2-18, in which students excel and develop into exemplary, well-rounded local and global citizens.


We are governed by a school board comprising of administrators from ASB and AUIB. A Head of School, together with a team of divisional administrators who have taught and/or led in the United States and internationally, leads our school.

Opening September

New in Member Exclusive Content:

  • IALS Lab Notes No. 17

  • IALS 2022 Research Collaboration: Call For Chapter Abstracts

New in Employment Opportunities:

  • Visiting Demonstration Teacher, K-5, Falk Laboratory School

  • School Counselor (K-8) Position Announcement, Falk Laboratory School

  • Digital Citizenship Teacher, Falk Laboratory School

  • Demonstration Teacher-Elementary

  • Dual Language Demonstration Teacher-Elementary

  • Associate Professor, Psychology, Rollins College

  • Program Director, University Early Learning Lab School, Private University in Irvine


Member schools conduct or collaborate in research that upholds a lab school’s important role in education.

Who We Are

 Who We Are 

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The International Association of Laboratory Schools (IALS) is an international association of laboratory and university affiliated schools engaged in practices of teacher training, curriculum development, research, professional development, and educational experimentation for the purpose of supporting member’s schools and as a voice speaking for the improvement of learning for all children.

Traditionally laboratory schools' commitment has been

to assist in preparing teachers while delivering quality instructional programs for children in the classroom. These schools are affiliated with a college or university

for specific purposes that go beyond the scope of traditional public and private institutions. Over the

years, the laboratory schools have changed to

reflect the diverse needs of the teaching

professional and have often led the way in

improving the science and art of teaching.


What We Do

What We Do

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IALS Conferences and

International Tours

Member Schools

IALS Publications

IALS offers two excellent opportunities to visit and learn from member schools. First, an annual conference hosted by a member school for those associated with or interested in Laboratory schools including educators, pre-service educators, administrators, researchers, and faculty. International tours provide educators with a small group experience at lab schools around the world to have in depth discussions about innovative practices. 

Over 100 laboratory schools are associated with colleges and universities worldwide. Laboratory schools are innovative in their approach to educational reform. IALS member schools foster a commitment to educate children and educate future educators.

The journal includes articles grounded in evidence-based classroom practices, action research, and theoretically based quantitative and qualitative scholarship. Best practices, educational trends, and theoretical based quantitative and qualitative scholarship found within these pages are intended to extend beyond our respective geographical contexts.

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