Abu Dhabi
American, International curriculum
Ages 4 to 18

American Community School of Abu Dhabi

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CurriculumAmerican, International
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): Dirham 68,700
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 21 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: Dirham 68,700
Address: Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

6% local : 94% international

Average number of students per class


Native English speaking teachers


Use of technology in the classroom

ACS aims to promote meaningful uses of integrated technology, which inspire students to develop critical thinking skills and support continuous inquiry. ACS students will use state of the art technology in a creative and collaborative environment, and model respectful, responsible, and ethical uses of technology in both social and personal contexts.

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

If you want your child to start school at the beginning of the academic year (typically in late August), the school strongly suggests that you submit a complete application before February 28. This will allow ACS staff to finish the review process before the first cycle of seats is released. Applications received after February 28 will not be considered in first wave of seat offers.

Students can join after academic year begins


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

ACS provides learning support by trained professionals to identified students in a balanced service delivery model of consultative support, accommodations, small group instruction and/or in class support.

School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

3:10 pm or 3:20 pm depending on the grade

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Dance, green team, athletics, robotics, boy scouts, girl scouts, animal action, books, creative writing, model UN

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Volleyball, swimming, soccer, basketball, tennis, cross country, softball, badminton, track and field

Sports facilities at the school

Playgrounds, swimming pool, gymnasium

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

ACS has a long and outstanding history of athletics, participating for many years in EMAC (Eastern Mediterranean Activities Conference) and ADSAC (Abu Dhabi Schools Athletics Conference), and now as founding members of EAC (Emirates Athletic Conference) and MESAC (Middle East South Asia Conference).

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

ACS offers a personalized educations which prepares its culturally diverse student body for a lifelong commitment to learning, service and global citizenship. The faculty at ACS supports each student in their quest for academic excellence, artistic and athletic expression and international understanding. ACS challenging and diverse programs provide ACS students with an excellent American education that has a global perspective.

Teaching approach of the school

The American Community School of Abu Dhabi is a nonprofit, college preparatory institution driven by student learning. Athletics, Arts, Service Learning and Academics all play an important role in the daily lives of ACS students.

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