The American Community School is an independent, co-educational day school which offers an American educational program from preschool (3 years old) through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1957. The school year comprises 2 semesters extending from August 13 through December 19 and from January 15 through June 12.
Organization: The School is governed by a 7-member Board of Directors elected for one-year terms by the Parents' Organization of the American Community School of Amman, the sponsor of the School. Membership in the Organization is automatically conferred on the teachers and the parents or guardians of children enrolled in the School. The School is not incorporated in the United States or Jordan, nor has it been designated as tax-exempt in either country.
Curriculum: The curriculum is that of U.S. schools. Instruction is in English. Arabic, Spanish, and French are taught as foreign languages. There is no religious instruction. Advanced Placement courses are being offered this year in English literature, English, French, Spanish, biology, U.S. history, World history, psychology, calculus AB, chemistry, studio art (drawing portfolio), economics (Macro), and statistics. The School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Faculty: In the 2007-2008 school year, there were 45 full-time and 9 part-time faculty members.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year, enrollment was 479 (PK-grade 5: 219; grades 6-8: 107; and grades 9-12: 153).
Facilities: The School is housed in a modern plant which includes 33 classrooms, 3 modern science laboratories, 5 Macintosh computer laboratories, a library, a sports and fine arts center, 2 playing fields, 2 tennis courts, and facilities for art and music education.
Finances: In the 2007-2008 school year, about 87% of the School's income derives from tuition and registration fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: 3-yr. and PK: $2,965; Kdg.: $6,485; grades 1-5: $8,880; grades 6-8: $10,195; and grades 9-12: $11,815. The School also charges a one-time capital fund assessment fee of $3,000 and a bus fee of $1,200. All fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)