ACS Cobham International School, Cobham, Surrey

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Situated on 128-acres of Surrey countryside 20 miles south of Central London, ACS Cobham enrols over 1,350 students aged between 2 and 18 – Early Childhood through High School –offering both the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and an American curriculum, including Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

Campus facilities include an Early Childhood village; purpose-built Lower, Middle, and High School buildings; gymnasium and cafeteria complex and a Dormitory. All Lower, Middle and High School buildings have separate classrooms, science labs, libraries, computer labs and art and music studios.

In addition, students and teachers can now better interact with the world of learning around them through our recently opened 134 seat, Interactive Learning Centre complete with audio and video conferencing, delegate voting, microphones, cameras, DVD, VCR and online streaming media, WiFi access and full lecture facilities

Campus sports facilities include six tennis courts, an Olympic-sized track, playing fields for soccer, rugby and baseball and a six-hole golf course. A state-of-the-art Sports Centre houses a 25-metre competition indoor swimming pool, basketball/volleyball show courts, dance and fitness studios, and a café

The Dormitory provides a home-away-from-home for over 100 students, aged 12-18 (7th through 12th Grades). Boarders share ergonomically designed two-person rooms with ensuite facilities and internet connections; there are student lounges, kitchens, computer and study rooms. Six full-time Dormitory house parents and over ten resident teaching staff ensure an active yet well-considered programme of pastoral care, friendship and advisor groups, house activities and weekend trips.

Through learning, inspire all to make a difference

In defining our Core Purpose we have distilled the many ideas, feelings and voices that make up our international community. 'Through learning' captures our endeavour to encourage lifelong learning in everything we do, and remain curious and motivated by the world we live in. To 'inspire all to make a difference' expresses our collective desire to see and enable achievement as a personal goal. It embodies our drive to enrich and contribute positively to the people around us, both near and far.

The ACS Cobham Dormitory is an integral part of the school community, with separate-wing accommodation for over 100 boys and girls aged between 12 and 18. It is a place where unity and cultural diversity are celebrated in equal measure.

As part of an increasingly mobile world society, the ACS boarding house has established itself as a genuine champion of internationalism, with students representing more than 30 nationalities. We are proud of our multicultural identity, and celebrate the things that make us different as an integral part of boarding life. We aim to make every student aware that they are respected as individuals, and our staff actively support their personal, social and educational development into responsible global citizens.

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American-based curriculum and diploma

ACS Cobham offers a comprehensive and robust academic programme built upon the principles and standards of the American education system. Our rigorous curriculum is designed to inspire our students to become successful lifelong learners and responsible global citizens.

The curriculum encourages students to continue their studies in all of the major academic disciplines, rather than specialise too early. In the High School, students must earn credits (one credit per course per year) in English, Mathematics, Sciences, Social Sciences and World Languages. They must also choose from a wide variety of courses in fields such as the Arts and Technology. Courses in Physical Education and Fitness for Life are also required. All ACS students work towards earning the High School Diploma, and they can choose to meet credit requirements for graduation through regular High School courses, Honours level High School courses, AP and/or IB courses.

Our curriculum is guided by the values and beliefs embedded in the school's Philosophy Statements. We provide Early Childhood, Lower, Middle, and High School programmes that support preparation for colleges and universities around the world. Students will acquire skills in speaking, listening, literacy, and numeracy.

IB Diploma Programme

The IB Diploma Programme has proved itself to be the success story in secondary education over the past 30 years. Fully recognised as an entrance qualification to universities in over 110 countries worldwide, this academically rigorous two-year course of studies is generally completed by students between the ages of 16 and 18.

By 9th and 10th Grades, students will need an advanced level of English, as they take mainstream subjects. Transitional English 9 and 10 courses are available for advanced EAL students.

Students in 11th and 12th Grades are required to have strong English skills in order to enrol at ACS Cobham. The school offers IB English B for non-native speakers, but all other courses require a strong command of academic English.

2017 Tuition Fees at ACS Cobham International School

£ 44,300 full year boarding Grades 9 – 10   

£ 44,360 full year boarding Grades 11 – 13

Includes: room and board, weekend activity fee and one holiday trip.