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Welcome to the American Cooperative School of Tunis (ACST). ACST has been opening doors, hearts, and minds of children and families from around the world since 1959. Whether you are a prospective student or parent, a current community member, a possible employee, or an interested onlooker, it is my pleasure to welcome you to ACST.

We consider our skilled, experienced, and passionate educators and staff as one of our main strengths. We recruit teachers from North America, Australia, New Zealand, and around the world. These teachers are supported by our highly-skilled local staff and, together, we work to fulfill our school’s mission.

ACST is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges in the U.S as well as the International Baccalaureate Organization. The school uses American curriculum standards and benchmarks with an international perspective and a college preparatory level of rigor. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, the IB Diploma Programme is used in grades 11 and 12 to prepare our graduates for success in their continuing education. While academic excellence is our focus, we strive to integrate the arts, humanities, technology, language learning, service, and athletics into the ACST experience.

ACST is a private, independent school governed by a nine-member Board of Governors elected by the members of the ACST Association. Parents are also actively involved in the school as part of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). The school was established in 1959 by American embassy parents and has enjoyed a close relationship with the U.S. embassy and U.S. government since its inception.

ACST and Tunis are wonderful places to explore multiple cultures, languages, and perspectives. I hope you are able to pay us a visit. Just as our school’s mission is to open doors, hearts, and minds, please know that my door is always open, so feel free to stop in to introduce yourself and learn more about ACST.


Mike Emborsky
School Director

Opening Hearts

ACST has been opening the hearts of students, staff, and parents for 60 years. What began in 1959 with eight students in an old barn has become a special place where more than 5,000 students have come and opened their hearts to each other and to learning.