The American School of Kuwait (ASK) was established over fifty years ago when a group of American parents came together and selected a Board of Trustees for the purpose of establishing an international school patterned authentically after the American school model. ASK’s story tells a rich history of perseverance, strong leadership, and the dedication from all members of the organization, past, and present, towards the goal of giving our students the highest standards of American education in Kuwait.
In September 1964, the American School of Kuwait welcomed its seventy-five students and began its first official term under the name of the “International School of Kuwait” in a large villa in the Dasman Area of Sharq. A full curriculum for all grades, including kindergarten and all through twelfth grade was created. These initial students came from several different countries including the United States and Kuwait. The school’s original faculty consisted of sixteen full-time teachers and three part-time teachers.
In 1969, the school moved to a new location in Surra and eventually the current Hawalli campus. These larger and improved facilities led to a significant increase in student enrollment and a variety of extra-curricular activities which supported the vision and mission to deliver a well-rounded American education to students.
After the early years’ growth and success, the school changed its name to the “American School of Kuwait” to better reflect its mission and educational philosophy. Subsequently, the high school received its initial U.S. Accreditation from The Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools in 1971.
The American School of Kuwait has truly come a long way since it was first established. ASK prides itself on offering the best in American curriculum and instruction in the State of Kuwait. The reason for the school’s success is a testament to its strong governance and dedicated administration and teachers throughout the years who have collectively contributed to the school’s development. The successes and accomplishments achieved by the American School of Kuwait can be seen in the successful graduates that have come from our school on an annual basis.
The best learning experience ever! I am still in ASK and the teachers and staff are so nice. Students there are easy to make friends there. The learning system is fast and easy to learn. I really recommend you to go to ASK. Go FALCONS!