A place to learn.
ACA offers a supportive learning environment that promotes self-motivation, independence and collaboration, allowing learners’ experiences and interests to be reflected in deep thinking and synthesis - a strong foundation for lifelong learning. Our teachers provide sound instruction in all subject areas. A variety of tools, including technology, are used to enhance learning as well as to ensure that students are actively engaged. Lessons and activities are planned so that students are encouraged to think analytically, solve problems, find and evaluate information, communicate effectively, and collaborate with their peers in order to succeed in the world today and be adequately prepared for the future. ACA is a place where both truth and knowledge combine to provide students with wisdom; our students are encouraged to discover the God-factor in every lesson.
Children in grades creche through kindergarten receive an introductory school experience from 8am-1pm, five days a week. Teachers specifically focus on providing children with the foundational knowledge of elementary level reading and math.
Students in 1st-6th grade learn from 8am-2:30pm with optional clubs ending at 3:30pm. The Elementary school is divided into Junior (1st-3rd) and Middle (4th-6th) School. Children begin learning from specialized teachers for specials such as Bible, P.E., Computer, Art and French.
Students in 7th-12th grade end classes at 3:30pm with optional clubs ending at 4:30pm. After taking the IGCSE exams in 10th grade, students choose either the U.K. (ALevel) or the U.S. (AP) track in preparation for universities around the globe.
Learning Support Services
Individualized Educational Plans (IEP)
Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) are required for all students who are experiencing an area of difficulty which may be reported by the classroom teacher or through analysis of data. The purpose of this plan is to provide appropriate academic support for the student with proper instructional strategies and interventions.
English Language Learning Students & Parents
Direct Approach Method is used for students who can neither speak nor write in the English Language. In this method, all teaching is done in the target language (English). At the beginning, grammar is taught inductively, there is a focus on speaking, listening, reading and only useful everyday language is taught. The materials and instructions are introduced orally with actions, pictures and videos.
The unique opportunity of taking online courses for university credit is one of several ways in which ACA optimizes technology use. Please feel free to check out our long list of online courses offered for senior school students seeking the U.S. university track.