Co-Curricular Activities (Athletics & Arts)

ACS Athletes compete and play at four levels:

  • Varsity (V) – Competitive (grade 10-12)
  • Junior Varsity (JV) – Competitive / Intramural-Development (grade 9-10)
  • Middle School – Intramural-Development (grade 6-8)
Fall
Sept to Nov
Winter
Nov to Feb
Spring
Feb to Apr
All Year
SwimmingFootball / SoccerTrack & FieldSpeech & Debate
Ultimate Frisbee
BasketballBadmintonModel United Nations
VolleyballCross-CountryGolfBand & Choir
Academic Games
 TennisPerforming Arts

Please click on the links below to learn more about each sport / activity.

Swimming [Fall Season]

The Swim Program consists of middle school, junior varsity, and varsity level teams, practices at the AUB pool 3-5 times per week, and competes locally and internationally during the fall season.

Ultimate Frisbee [Fall Season]

Ultimate Frisbee is a growing sport for the ACS community. It is a sport that combines competitiveness, athleticism, and team while keeping fair-play, self-regulation, and sportsmanship at the top. The team meets 3 times a week and is open to all high school students.

Volleyball [Fall Season]

Coaching is not only about making better players, but also making players better people. Volleyball is the second most played sport in the world and is one of the most technically, mentally and physically challenging team sports. The volleyball program will help students build their confidence with an emphasis on teamwork and leadership with a commitment to trust. The volleyball program consists of middle school, junior varsity, and varsity levels, which practice 2-4 times per week and competes locally and internationally during the fall season.

Academic Games [Fall Season]

The Academic Games is a Co-Curricular and a Club Activity that meets once a week after school and once a cycle during school. They will compete 1-2 times at the international level and in numerous local and school competitions at ACS. If you love answering questions quickly and can buzz in fast, this is the Activity for you.

Football / Soccer [Winter Season]

The football program consists of middle school, junior varsity, and varsity levels, which practice 3-5 times per week and competes locally and internationally during the winter season.

Basketball [Winter Season]

The basketball program consists of middle school, junior varsity, and varsity levels, which practice 2-4 times per week and competes locally and internationally during the winter season.

Cross-Country [Winter Season]

The x-country team practices at the AUB track, Horsh Beirut, and Deir Al Qamar Outdoor Education Center 3-4 times per week and competes locally and internationally during the fall seasons.

Track & Field [Spring Season]

The Track and Field Program consists of middle school and high school level teams, practices at the AUB track 3-4 times per week, and competes locally and internationally during the spring season.

Badminton [Spring Season]

The badminton program consists of middle school, junior varsity, and varsity levels, which practice 2-4 times per week and compete locally and internationally during the spring season.

Golf [Spring Season]

The Golf Program consists of a single co-ed team that will practice at the Beirut Golf Club 2-3 times per week and will compete locally and internationally during the spring season.

Tennis [Spring Season]

The Tennis Program consists of middle school and high school level teams, practices at the new ACS courts 3-5 times per week, and competes locally and internationally during the spring season.

Speech & Debate [Year Long Activity]

The word "forensic" is an adjective meaning "of public debate or argument." Our competitive Debate and Forensics team introduces high school students to speech and debate. Students learn and practice important life skills such as how to research, think critically, develop arguments, write, and speak and act in front of an audience. Students have the option of competing in debate, impromptu/extemporaneous speaking, oratory, oral interpretation and duet acting at international competitions.

Model United Nations [Year Long Activity]

Model United Nations gives students the opportunity to hone their leadership skills through research and debate. Student involved with MUN will have the opportunity to travel to multiple renowned international conferences per year. During practices and at the conferences the students will address the pressing issues facing global leaders today and asked to approach conflicts from several different perspectives. The Model United Nations program at ACS has enjoyed several staggering successes, and undoubtedly our greatest achievement is in hosting the annual LEBMUN conference. An ACS student-run event, LEBMUN has been internationally recognized as being a challenging, well organized, and educational conference.

Band & Choir [Year Long Activity]

Band & Choir are two separate programs that come together for a NESAC event in the spring. Band develops musical talents through instruments of all kinds. Choir focuses on voice and harmonies.

Performing Arts [Year Long Activity]

The Performing Arts Program consists of drama, music, and art productions, groups, and classes with multiple local and international travel competitions and conferences that offer students a wide range of competencies within the arts.

Co-Curricular Activities (After School Activities)
 

Elementary School

Activities beyond the school day are an integral part in the overall development of a student. Participation in such activities allows a student to experience balance in life and to develop their own sense of self. The American Community School offers a range of free activities specifically designed for appropriate aged students throughout the school year. These offerings vary through the year and include the following:

  • Gymnastics
  • Fun Science
  • Ping Pong
  • Cheerleading
  • Fun Engineering
  • Soccer
  • Cooking
  • Choir
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Robotics
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Belly Dancing
  • Ballet
  • Lego Mindstorms
  • Capoeira
  • Hip Hop
  • Swimming
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Yoga
 

Middle School

MS After School Activities include clubs and intramural style sports. Clubs are based on student interest and encourage students to try new things, build skills, and socialize. Intramural style sports are coed teams where skills in a variety of sports are taught and developed and teamwork is encouraged. Students of all levels and abilities are encouraged to participate. 8th graders are eligible to tryout for Junior Varsity sports through the High School office. Please note that any students hoping to be JV athletes will be expected to participate in the Middle School sports as well.

Club offerings vary throughout the year and include the following:

  • Electronic Music
  • Concert Choir
  • Fencing
  • MS Soccer
  • MS Basketball
  • You Be the Teacher!
  • Cooking Club Goes Digital
  • Chess Club
  • MS Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Study Club / Math Lab
  • Model United Nations
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Wind Band
  • Drama Club
  • Scorpion Council
  • MS Table Tennis
  • Badminton
 

High School

Each semester a wide range of clubs is offered to our High School students. These clubs are student-driven and focus on providing the students with an extracurricular opportunity through the arts, technology, and fitness. In addition to the club offerings, High School students are eligible to participate in the ACS Activities program. Please refer to the Athletics section for more information about the competitive team and individual sports program. Club offerings vary throughout the year and include the following:

  • Fencing
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Rock Band
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Maker Space (Tech Club)
  • Robotics
  • Student Booster Club
  • School Online
  • Newspaper
  • Student News
  • Broadcast Club
  • Hiking Club
  • Student Sports
  • Therapy
  • Crossfit
  • Culinary Club
  • Guitar Club
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