Founded in 1967, ACS International Schools serve the needs of global and local families across four campuses, three in the UK and one in Doha. ACS Egham is non-sectarian and co-educational and is where diversity, innovation, academic excellence and global awareness come together to deliver an exceptional school experience. The school currently has 520 students aged 4 to 18 years, representing almost 60 nationalities. The school year comprises two semesters from late August to mid-June.
School Mission Statement: At the highest level, our purpose is to inspire the world’s next global thinkers and doers. When leaving ACS, our students face the world as effective, confident and caring individuals who are ready to act, lead, care and change the world.
Organization: ACS International Schools is governed by a board of non-executive trustees; each trustee is elected for a three-year term. The board appoints the Chief Executive Officer for the organization with an executive team reporting directly to the CEO. This team consists of a Marketing, Development & Admissions Director, HR Director, Chief Finance & Estates Officer, Director of Education & Integrated Technology, Partnerships Director and the four Heads of Schools.
Curriculum: The robust curriculum is built on international standards, offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme, IB Middle Years Programme, IB Career-related Programme, IB Diploma Programme and U.S. High School Diploma. The expert teachers and staff members not only educate but provide personalized pastoral care to students in early childhood and lower school ages 4 to 11 (grades 1-4), middle school ages 11-14 (grades 5-8), and high school ages 14-18 (grades 9-12). Alongside the core subjects, a wide range of study options are available including drama, art, music, and physical education.
Cocurricular: There are a wide range of activities helping to provide a well-rounded and balanced school experience, including science, innovative tech, music, sports clubs, Project Nepal and The Duke of Edinburgh’s award.
Accreditation: The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), IB, Independent Schools Association (ISA), European Council of International Schools (ECIS) and Council of International Schools (CIS).
Faculty: In the 2022-2023 school year, there are 150 full-time and 81 part-time faculty members, including 11 U.S. citizens, 41 host-country nationals, and 29 third-country nationals. There are also 61 non-faculty members of staff.
Enrollment: As of September 2022, enrolment is 492. Of the total, 47 are U.S. citizens, 191 are host-country nationals, and 254 are third-country.
Facilities: The 22-acre campus is home to an extensive range of quality sports facilities including sports fields, all weather tennis courts and a Sports Complex featuring two FIBA basketball courts and a climbing wall. Key education facilities include a Design Technology and Art Annexe with interactive modular classrooms, two IT labs, Science wing with five labs, Student Centre with Performing Arts Centre and a Forest School.
Finances: The current annual tuition fees are as follows (these ranges include all grades): Day tuition from £11,940 to £27,860. Tuition fees by grade are available on the website or from the Admissions Team.
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (Special Needs – UK, London, Egham) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of September 2022 and are provided by the school.