Meet Our Upper School Director

Joy Prince
Upper School Director

B.A. Davidson College
M.A. Middlebury College

Welcome to the Upper School!

The words of our school’s mission statement: “to learn, to lead, and to live a legacy” are particularly meaningful to me. I am reminded that our team of educators is dedicated to nurturing a love of learning in each of our students. We want them all to lead in their own way, to be brave enough to strive towards their utmost potential while maintaining another valuable perspective: it’s okay to not be perfect. As educators, we hope that each student leaves AIS with fond memories, and the ability to raise her voice in any arena because she has been supported in risk taking and conveys her intentions with confidence.

At the Upper School, we encourage the pursuit of academic excellence, relationship-building, fostering an excellent sense of community, and providing support for the student experience. It is my sincere desire to actively continue to promote these characteristics of the Upper School while balancing student self-advocacy, accountability and responsibility. Through an environment of community and connection with faculty and staff, we enable girls to become their best selves. 

With gratitude,

Joy Gray Prince
Upper School Director