Director's Welcome

  • 'Opening Doors, Hearts, and Minds'

    allan Welcome to the American Cooperative School of Tunis! 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. ACST has been serving the English speaking expatriate community in Tunis for more than 50 years. As the school mission states, we are committed to the education of our students, the development of empathy, ethical behavior, and  service, as well as to preparing them for the ongoing opportunities and challenges the future will hold.

    ACST is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges in the US, the Council of International Schools in Europe, 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 Program is used in grades 11 and 12 in order to prepare our graduates for success in their continuing education. While academic excellence is our focus, the integration of the arts, humanities, language learning, service, and athletics are closely wound into the ACST experience.

    The students and families of ACST come from more than 60 countries and bring a wonderful international experience and perspective to the school. ACST’s students have an established tradition of hard work, varied interests, and a passion for learning.  The school is a member of the Atlantic Mediterranean Activities Conference (AMAC) and our students participate in various competitions and activities with other member schools around the Mediterranean.

    Excellent teachers are at the heart of outstanding schools. The teachers at ACST come from a variety of North American public and private schools as well as comparable international schools from around the world. They are committed to fulfilling the school’s mission and are desirous of the success of their students. They are talented teachers, writers, scientists, mentors, artists, athletes, coaches, and friends.


    “I judge my students not by the answers they give but by the questions they ask.” Paul Cripps

    ACST is a private, independent school governed by a nine member Board of Directors that are 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 US Embassy and Government for over 50 years.

    It is my pleasure to work with you and your families and I welcome your contact or questions if I can be of service in any regard.


    Allan Bredy





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