American Community School at Beirut


American Community School at Beirut

High School Infobox
name= American Community School at Beirut


headmaster= George Damon
established= 1905
president= Linda Handschin-Sheppard
type= Private
location= Ras Beirut
region= Beirut
enrollment= 930 students
campus= Urban
rival= International College
teams_name= Knights
yearbook= Al Manara
age range = 3-18
colors= Blue, Gold
country= Lebanon
newspaper= Aléf Bé
publication= ACS Matters
nicknames= ACS
streetaddress= Rue de Paris
athletics= Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Badminton
grade levels= Nursery-12
tuition= ± $10,000
trustee= Nina Joukowsky Köprülü
language= English, Arabic
accreditation= Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
slogan= Building for the Future: Educating for a Lifetime.
fightsong= Dynamite
song= Alma Mater
main feeder school for= American University of Beirut
website= [http://www.acs.edu.lb http://www.acs.edu.lb] |

The American Community School at Beirut (also known as ACS Beirut or the مدرسة الجالية الأميركية في بيروت) is a private school located in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. It is an independent private coeducational institution offering educational services to students of all nationalities, ranging from Preschool, students aged from 3 years, to High School Grade 12 of the type K-12. It offers the International Baccalaureate and the Lebanese Baccalaureate.

History

The School was founded by a small group of American parents from the Syrian Protestant College (American University of Beirut) founded a school where their children could receive good preparation for entrance into American universities. The small faculty school thrived and by 1920 had expanded from its original home on Rue Bliss to a red-roofed house on Rue Makdisi. At this point, the American Presbyterian Mission joined the AUB in sponsorship of the school. It was at this point that the school was renamed to the American Community School. By the 1940s, the student body had grown to more than 300 primarily Western children; the present building was built in 1949 with funds provided by ARAMCO. Today, students are primarily Lebanese, as with the University.

The school celebrated its Centennial on June 24, 2005.

Notable alumni

* Stewart Copeland, drummer for The Police, whose father Miles Copeland, Jr. was the longtime CIA station chief in Beirut [cite web
url=http://www.moderndrummer.com/updatefull/200001484
title=Stewart Copeland: Staring Down the Future
author=Ken Micallef
publisher=Modern Drummer
accessdate=2007-09-16
]
* Malcolm Kerr, historian [cite web
url=http://fp.arizona.edu/mesassoc/Kerr/kerrbio.htm
title=Biography of Malcolm Hooper Kerr
publisher=Middle East Studies Association
accessdate=2007-09-16
]

References

External links

* [http://www.acs.edu.lb/page.asp?id=/main Official website]


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