Mission, Identity, Beliefs, and Objectives

Mission Statement

ACS empowers students to solve problems with creativity and integrity, to lead well-balanced lives, and to serve Lebanon and the world community with understanding and compassion.

Identity Statement

ACS is an accredited, not-for-profit, independent and secular American college preparatory school serving a multi-cultural international student body. ACS provides internationally-enriched, standard-based curricula, preparing students for the International Baccalaureate, the Lebanese Baccalaureate, and the American college preparatory diplomas.

Beliefs

We believe:

  • Students learn at different rates and in different ways.
  • Students achieve success by being active participants in their learning.
  • Students develop character through engagement with others from different backgrounds and through interaction within the community.

Objectives

We achieve our mission by:

  • Setting high expectations for ourselves and our students.
  • Empowering students to be critical thinkers and independent learners.
  • Working collaboratively with all members of our community.
  • Understanding and utilizing innovative teaching and learning.
  • Creating a safe environment for students to take risks and learn from their mistakes.
  • Facilitating students’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth.
  • Engaging students in relevant and reflective learning.
  • Encouraging students to explore different forms of personal expression.
  • Providing opportunities for students to make choices, to lead, and to demonstrate responsibility.
  • Supporting students to be caring, empathetic, respectful and tolerant.
  • Developing student awareness and communication skills through the study of languages.
  • Involving students in local and international community service projects.
  • Preparing students to seek admission to the most selective colleges and universities.
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