Proud to become a charity
When ACS International Schools started in 1967, so did our commitment to provide high quality international education and to positively impact the communities we serve. Over 50 years on, while trends in education come and go, our founding principles remain. They’re at the heart of everything we do. Please watch our video below 'ACS - investing in our future' to learn more.
In 2018, we became a UK-registered charity and ACS International Schools In America Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation, was established in the US.
ACS has already invested over £800,000 in means-tested bursary places, providing opportunities for students to benefit from an ACS education and, in turn, enriching our community. In our next 2020-21 academic year, over 40 students will benefit from bursary places worth over £1.1m. In addition to the significant sums we already commit, we also invest in campus facilities to enhance our students’ learning and support teaching excellence.
Why we Support ACS
A virtuous circle
Hermes Gazzola appreciates the value of a bursary first-hand. Growing up in Brazil, receiving financial assistance at school set the future entrepreneur on a trajectory for success.
On track for success
Sport was the main draw when it came to educating Hazem Ben Gacem’s son.
The friendliness of the school was one of the things that attracted Dmitry Leus’ family to ACS Egham.
Working in Partnership
We work internationally and locally in partnership with schools (primary, prep, secondary and independent senior schools), higher education institutions, corporate partners and communities to share expertise and resources to foster community engagement. Our students benefit too. Our partnerships enhance their curriculum and extend their learning beyond the classroom. They instil the importance of caring for others and being a responsible global citizen.
Discover more about our charity
A behind the scenes look at the people, the events, and the work we put in to make ACS an exceptional school.
Charity - Meet the team
The Development and Alumni Relations Office was established in 2017 with Amba Shirfield as Head of Development & Alumni Relations, to support ACS’ transition to becoming a UK charity in 2018 as our founder’s wishes.