About ACS

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The American Community School of Abu Dhabi is a vibrant community with strong roots and bold, strategic plans for the future.

Established in 1972, ACS serves approximately 1,200 students ages 4-18 who represent more than 80 countries

Guided by our mission, vision and core values, we aim to cultivate the whole student at every grade level, fostering joy and excellence in the academics, 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. ACS is preparing for a 2023 move to a new, state-of-the-art campus in Abu Dhabi on nearby Saadiyat Island.

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

 

 

MISSION

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

 

VISION

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

 

Core Values

Courage

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

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Curiosity

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

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Compassion

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

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Integrity

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

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Discover Our Programs

Elementary School

Elementary School

Middle School

Middle School

High school

High School

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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

As ACS prepares to celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2022, the School will both stay true to its foundation and look towards the future with clarity, ambition and purpose. 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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School leadership

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