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