Mission and Strategic Plan


The American Community School of Abu Dhabi is a non-profit, U.S. accredited, college preparatory school. Our American, standards-based curriculum provides excellence in academics, the arts, athletics, and service.


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


The American Community School of Abu Dhabi provides a balanced learning program to foster excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics. In partnership with parents, we empower all students to define and shape their futures. Our dynamic and challenging educational program prepares a culturally diverse student body for learning, service, and global citizenship.

ACS Core Values:

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

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

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

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

ACS Beliefs

Learning empowers. People have equal intrinsic value. Diversity with respect is a strength. People flourish in safe and caring relationships. Ethical and responsible conduct is fundamental to sustaining our society. Transforming dreams into reality requires courage, initiative and commitment. People are responsible for their choices, actions, and the consequences that result.

Profile of Learners


  • Critical
  • Creative
  • Reflective
  • Independent


  • Organized
  • Risk-takers
  • Open-minded
  • Respectful of Self, Others, and World


  • Balanced
  • Inquisitive
  • Adaptable
  • Knowledgeable
  • Effective Communicators


  • Diligent
  • Motivated
  • Confident
  • Principled
  • Collaborative