Welcome to the High School
ACS is an independent, not for profit institution that has provided 106 years of quality education in Lebanon and the Middle East. Chartered under the State Regents of New York, registered with the Lebanese Ministry of Education and accredited by MSA, the American Community School offers a nursery through secondary program for over 1000 students. The high school program is college preparatory, sending 100% of its graduates to colleges and universities in Lebanon, Europe, the United States, and Canada.
The American Community School at Beirut offers a challenging curriculum designed for the college-bound student. Instruction is in English and all students earn a U.S. High School Diploma. Students may elect to enroll in the Honors Program, the International Baccalaureate Diploma program, or the Lebanese Baccalaureate program. All are demanding in both time and academic rigor.
The calendar covers 36 weeks over two academic semesters, August to December and January to June. Students attend five 70 minute class periods per school day.
ACS provides a comprehensive school counseling program, including numerous group sessions, individualized course and career planning, parent workshops, and multiple sessions integrated into the HS Advisory programs.
We encourage our students to get involved, try something new, and to make a positive difference for the world. As such, we offers an extensive selection of extracurricular programs including service clubs, sports teams, honor societies, visual and performing arts activities, language clubs, and academic activities.