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American Community School Abu Dhabi

Rating: Band A Grade 2
Location: Khalidyah Area
Curriculum: US/IB
Level Taught: Kindergarten/secondary
Fees: Dhs42,800 to Dhs 78,300

What says: ACS recruits relatively experienced teachers, but there is a good mix: The minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree with two years of teaching experience. The school employs 115 teachers in total, 49 have a Bachelor’s degree, 60 hold a Master’s and 6 have Doctorates. Teachers are said to be well qualified, to know their subjects well and in general skillful in delivering interesting and engaging lessons.

What the School Says:

Our American-based curriculum promotes excellence in academics, athletics and the arts. In a challenging learning environment and in partnership with parents we empower students to define and shape their futures. Our dynamic educational approach prepares a culturally diverse student body for a lifelong commitment to learning, service and global citizenship.

What ADEC Says: ADEC enthuses about The American Community School’s quality leadership which provides clear direction and vision, and staff which show high levels of commitment and passion for enriching students’ personal and academic development.

The students demonstrate great respect for others and high levels of motivation, self‐discipline and ownership of their own learning, while their parents are very positive about the high quality support.

Students are enthusiastic learners thanks to the outstanding personal development, guidance and support structures create a caring and safe culture, where students thrive. There’s also impressive extra‐curricular activities, trips and community service opportunities enable students to develop as well‐rounded, thoughtful and responsible global citizens of the future.

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