The American Community School Amman opened its doors in 1955, when Mr. and Mrs. Ben Parker opened their residence to American families interested in a school with an American curriculum. During that first year, there were only 12 students in grades 1 through 8. As the young Kingdom grew, so did the demand for an American day school, which could provide an education that would allow students to reintegrate into the American system back home.
In 1965, a small piece of land just outside of town was acquired with the vision of building a real campus. The students moved out of the Parker’s home and into a school with 5 classrooms, a library, and a round multi-purpose room. As the city expanded, so did the school; that rural plot of land is now in the center of metropolitan Amman. Today, ACS boasts 65 classrooms, a fully equipped sports facility, a performing arts center, and state-of-the-art science and technology labs.
Haven’t seen ACS in seven years but still remember the school with fondness. It may have grown since my classmates and I graduated (class of 2013 thank you very much) but I know it’s soul is intact because no matter how big a school gets as long as the faculty and families can still consider themselves a massively interconnected community than the school will only get better. If any of the faculty from my time at ACS are still there thank you for everything you taught and showed me. I wish everyone the best and that diversity continues to be integral to the ACS extended family of which I am a proud member
This school is very nice, the environment is good, and the teachers put in the extra effort, they are not just here for the paycheck.
Bullying is not really an issue. I have personally not seen examples of physical bullying, and I've been here for 2 years. Mostly it is just arguments and such.
However a lot of the teachers don't have very much control over the students and some of the students seem to do as they please. Only a few students are like this, however.