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Back to School at ACS

Our staff and faculty welcome our community back to another year of new experiences, collaboration and partnership in the education of children. 

 

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Since 1972

The American Community School of Abu Dhabi is a nonprofit American standards-based curriculum school serving approximately 1,200 students in KG1 through Grade 12 who represent more than 80 countries. Led by our mission, vision and core values, we deliver excellence in our four pillars: Academics, the Arts, Athletics and Service Learning.

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Building for Our Future

After 50 years on its current campus, ACS is building a new, state-of-the-art campus on Saadiyat Island, with plans to relocate in 2023. Our new campus is an integral part of our vision and furthers our mission of excellence for the next 50 years and beyond.

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What Differentiates Us?

Our community of learners feel a sense of belonging, are able to ask and answer meaningful questions and know the value of being lifelong learners.  We focus on the whole child and empower our students to shape the future.

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Personalize Learning

We offer both IB Diploma Programme and Advanced Placement courses. 

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Inspire Global Citizens

Starting from the earliest ages, our students grow to become committed and connected global citizens. 

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Deliver Excellence

ACS leads with an innovative curriculum that promotes creativity and self-expression.  

 

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Grow community

Community is at the heart of who we are.  The ACS PTA fosters a culture of inclusion, support and fun.

Academics

ACS Teachers 2021

Elementary SCHOOL

KG1 - Grade 5

Middle School

Middle School

Grades 6 - 8

High school

High School

Grades 9 - 12

At a Glance

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87
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of students accepted to at least one of their top 3 college choices
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9:1
Student to faculty ratio
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10
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Student service hours annually
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67
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teachers with advanced degrees
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10
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years of overall teaching experience
47years
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grads
100
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academic programs (IB/AP)

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Student Voices

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At ACS, if you want to do more, you can... You are given the space to be ambitious... I think that had an impact on me and turned me into a curious thinker.

Hannah Watkins

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Class of 2020 Salutatorian