Middle School

I am proud to be a member of the ACS Middle School team. The American Community School of Abu Dhabi has a strong reputation amongst international schools. This reputation is due to a wonderful team of committed and experienced educators, involved parents, and most importantly, engaged and inspired students.

Middle School students experience tremendous physical, social, and cognitive growth. While we are first and foremost an academic institution, ACS takes great care to help students reach their full potential, as their minds and bodies grow and their social circles expand. Our classes and programs are designed to allow students to work collaboratively, to problem solve, and to apply new learning, while participating in a wide range of academic, artistic, and athletic endeavors. This is evident in our course offerings as we prepare our students for high school and for life. Students leave our Middle School knowing that they are capable scientists, mathematicians, athletes, historians, writers, linguists, artists, advocates, and creators. Our supplemental programs ensure that our students have a strong foundation in wellness, permitting them to be mindful citizens and thoughtful self-advocates. Our students are empowered to engage in personalized learning projects and take part in service-learning initiatives. In all, our students are growing up and learning how to become engaged students in our world. 

The ACS campus is alive after school, as our dedicated and caring Middle School staff provides engaging extracurricular activities and support for our students. We offer robust and varied after-school programs and activities. 

Our Middle School is an engaging, safe, and vibrant community, offering opportunities to help our students grow into whoever they choose to be. Our students learn to be confident and positive risk-takers who seek balance and intrinsically choose to follow our school’s core values. 

Please take the time to browse the links within our website for more information or contact us should you have questions about our school. If you are new to the school community, welcome! I hope that you find a way to get involved in helping us maintain and build upon the strong and rich historical legacy that is the American Community School of Abu Dhabi. 

Karl Poulin