About ACS

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The American Community School of Abu Dhabi serves approximately 1,200 students in KG1 through Grade 12 who represent more than 80 countries.


ACS is a vibrant community with strong roots and bold, strategic plans for the future.


Guided by our mission, vision and core values, we aim to cultivate the whole student at every grade level, fostering joy and excellence in academics, the arts, athletics and service learning.  

Who We Are

Established in 1972, the American Community School of Abu Dhabi (ACS) is a non-profit, U.S. accredited college preparatory school serving a culturally diverse student body. Our American, standards-based curriculum provides excellence in academics, the arts, athletics and service. 

We invite you to explore more about our school and decide if ACS is right for you and your family.




Our community empowers all students to define and shape their futures for learning, service and global citizenship.



We are a compassionate, student-centered community of learners that engages, prepares and inspires.


Core Values


Having the confidence to take risks and do the right thing.



Being eager to learn and explore to gain a deeper understanding through inquiry and critical questioning.



Taking actions to understand how others think and feel and appreciating the value of difference.



Being honest, fair and responsible in words and actions, and staying true to one’s principles.


Discover Our Programs

Elementary School

Elementary School

Middle School

Middle School

High school

High School


Annual Report

Our latest Annual Report details how ACS navigated a challenging year with resilience and courage, turning challenges and restrictions into tremendous growth and innovation.

Strategic plan

In May 2019, the Board of Trustees approved a Strategic Plan that emerged from a community-wide effort to map out the near-term future for ACS. 

Read more about the plan’s four priorities that will guide ACS’ decisions, practices and investments in the years ahead.

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Board of Trustees