The American Baccalaureate School (ABS) Kuwait City
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3.9 from 9 reviews
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About The American Baccalaureate School (ABS)


At the American Baccalaureate School (ABS), we highly value the learning process and strive to offer our students access to the most current developments in Education. We work with partners and stakeholders to offer a wide variety of technology in the classroom, extracurricular activities, and a wonderful learning environment full of engagement.

Since ABS was opened in 2006 we have seen many great changes and expanded significantly in all aspects such as academic, social and character education, athletics and art.

Professional activities have been incorporated into every field and we put great emphasis upon building teachers’ skills to continue to develop their level of performance in the classroom which, in turn, gives students a wonderful learning environment full of engagement and meaningful work.

Throughout the school year we are continuing to build on and refine our solid foundation by having even more extracurricular activities and advanced professional development workshops to encourage our students to become more involved with school life.

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Curriculum

American

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Max Class Size

Unknown

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9 Reviews of The American Baccalaureate School (ABS)

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Overall 3.88
Facilities 3.50
Academics 2.75
Teachers 3.00
Sports 2.75
Music & Arts 2.75
Science & Tech 2.75

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Deema, 09/01/2023 @ 13:57:09
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This is a great school when it comes to safety, anti-bullying, and festivities. The education was great until 5 years ago! Then the system changed and it became all about the school maintaining its accreditation. Very strict rules. The students and teachers are always under pressure. Students have summer/ winter break project. No they are not optional. Summer homework is graded and student will take a test on it when they get back to school. Winter break packet is optional but you will need to do it to push your test grades. The school is crazy about assessments. Students are more assessed than they are taught! You have at least 2 assessments EVERY WEEK along with home works and projects. Sometimes 2 assessment on the same day. But there is not one week without assessment. Not formative assessment but summative assessments! If u are late between classes, they add them minutes and collect them and make you “make up for them” after school or on Saturdays and you will have to pay 10KD and hour (30$). MAP tests are graded!! They want to push students to take the MAP test seriously so and do well to brag about the school’s outcome and maintain their accreditation. The MAP test scores are converted to grade and posted as quiz test. There is more load on students at home. More work at home and no time for hobbies or exercise. They do not encourage creativity. Because there is no time for that. Strict on bullying and violence. Teachers are respectful. They love detentions! You wear jewelry, after school detention, you speak in class, after school detention, you open the lab faucet for fee seconds, detention! Kids laughing in class, call they’re parents to pick them up! If you want your child to have no life but to sit and do work that is impossible to be done by the student independently, if you are ok with your son/ daughter to do work on vacation and to be attentive to Teams 24/7 because they are worried the teacher might post new HW, you take them to this school. Very stressful. In terms of grades, they always have compensation. If you do bad in the test, you get a packet and solve it to push ur grades. So your grades don’t necessarily reflect your assessment outcome.

parent, 09/12/2022 @ 19:15:09
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I do not really recommend this school if you are an education enthusiast. In fact, I do admit this school has potential for being somewhat great into improving a student's skills in life, however, I felt that this school's environment was biased insomuch as to induce an atmosphere of sheer nepotism and illogical favouritism. The elementary department is somewhat acceptable, though not of the best quality as mentioned in the school's official website, claiming to improve a student's skills in literacy and comprehension in such subjects. The same applies for the MSHS (Middle school and high school) department. The administration seem to care about a student's grades more than anything else. I felt that creativity did not matter in reality, and such images posted on the web are all a sham. In fact, the MSHS department does not include art and music subjects in the schedule. I proudly declare that this school does not appreciate students who think out of the box, hardly any attention paid to those who need maintenance into improving their abilities, for the point of education and learning itself is killed in this atmosphere. There is also a lot of bribing going on between students and teachers, and I haven't seen anybody who looks to resolving this problem. Not to mention that the school has a shortage of classrooms and teaching staff as well, which causes such uproar in the hallways and classrooms. In a nutshell, this school takes education for granted, only attention paid to the flaunting of other schools with students' so-called "academic" achievements.

Thamer Al-Maimuni, 22/11/2022 @ 18:03:04
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I love the school and the teachers and they help me at my quiz if i didn't under stand the question they help me and they are the best.

Donwishtoshare, 05/10/2022 @ 06:20:41
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They did a good job in Elementary school, however in middle school they did not focus on building confidence and character. they hammered the kids with homework and being strict sometimes meant yelling at the students which i did not like. It has the potential to be a great school if they wanted. Something I did not like was that picking up and taking the children from school was a true pain. It is crowded streets with buses among the cars driving through. There are children everywhere walking between the cars with their nannies. I did not feel the safety of the children mattered.

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Vanessa Molina, 8 months ago


I started teaching at ABS seven years ago. It has been a personal and professional growth experience. The staff and faculty have been very supportive and kind. I have been able to use the skills I went to University to accomplish. Working at ABS is a fulfilling experience in many ways. The enhancements provided are inviting and sufficient, such as housing, travel pay to home of origin and the experience of international teaching. Working at ABS will give you the experience of teaching in a foreign environment that would be an added consideration on your resume. I enjoy working at ABS and will continue for quite a few years in the future.

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Eustace Noronha, 8 months ago


I have been working at ABS for over 15 years! It has been an amazing experience, and has provided me with invaluable opportunities and challenges to grow professionally thus shaping-up the required skills sets in today's competitive world. I would like to wish ABS all the very best and prosperity in the years ahead!

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dahlia cruz, 5 months ago


The administration's and colleagues are very accommodating to all new and returning staff, they always give a helping hand and shows positivity in all aspects. The system are ready and they trained the staff well in order to have a good learning outcome and positive environment for all. Highly recommended.

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Matthew George, 8 months ago


After completing 5 years in ABS as a graphic designer, I must say its an awesome place to work, ABS made my life to turn around and is filled with amazing opportunities, experiences, freedom of creativity and over all friendly colleagues to work with, I have met some wonderful and exciting people here, I indeed got to learn a lot of new things which will always benefit me in my future and professional career. Hope to meet more amazing people in the coming years, ABS is my home away from home and I hope I can get to accomplish more. Proud to be part of the ABS Community and Family Cheers!!

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Lorenzo Hamilton, 5 months ago


ABS is an excellent school with great management and reliable staffing. It's a pleasure to work there and serve the children + their families!

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