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High School is the natural place where young adults explore and strengthen their personalities and embrace individuality.

We focus on allowing our students to develop skills and competencies that enable independent and creative thought.

High School will quickly become a second home to our students. It’s the natural place where young adults explore and strengthen their personalities and embrace individuality.

We help them become confident, independent adults. Through a challenging academic programme, which includes the International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes, we aim to equip each one with the ability to attend the university of their choice anywhere in the world.

Importantly, our teachers teach students before teaching subjects. Their insights help identify and guide each student’s ability, interests, and enthusiasm. We work together to ensure every student can see their own future clearly and achieve personal success. By encouraging them to do the things they most care about, we inspire them to hone the skills that will best equip them to meet their ambitions in full.

Our goal is to form a community of lifelong learners who can flourish at university and beyond.
Trevor Furness, Middle School Principal
Academic choice is a key component of our High School. We offer the renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme alongside a US High School Diploma.
Trevor Furness, High School Principal

Both within and beyond the classroom, we continually push our students to cultivate the life skills necessary for success in an increasingly competitive world.

Our academic courses, student leadership and entrepreneurship programmes, and community engagement endeavours foster teamwork, develop emotional intelligence, and create internationally-aware young people who are well-equipped to surmount future challenges. 

We create bespoke educational journeys that cater to our learners’ individual needs. Through academic and career counselling, we carefully synchronise each student’s learning style and academic needs with an educational programme that suits them. We are therefore able to provide our students with personalised learning pathways that afford them the greatest possible flexibility and every opportunity to excel.

FROM RESULTS, TO UNIVERSITY AND BEYOND...

We are very proud, not only of the academic achievements but also of the personal growth and development of our international student community. Whilst we place as much emphasis on student wellbeing as we do on academics, we enjoy seeing our students thrive and fulfil their future aspirations after ACS Cobham. It is with great pleasure that every year we see an excellent set of results that reflect the hard work of all our students and the varied nature of our student body.

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At ACS, we create bespoke educational journeys that cater to our learners’ individual needs. In their final two years of high school, pupils study for the American High School Diploma and can choose to either pursue the full IB Diploma Programme (DP), or supplement the High School Diploma with a selection of IB DP and/or Advanced Placement courses that align with their strengths and interests. Through academic and career counselling, we carefully synchronise each student’s learning style and academic needs with an educational programme that suits them. We are therefore able to provide our students with personalised learning pathways that afford them the greatest possible flexibility and every opportunity to excel.