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Elementary School

It is a pleasure to welcome you and your family to the elementary school at the American Cooperative School of Tunis. We are a diverse community enriched by more than 200 students hailing from approximately 40 different countries. Our division is focused on building a strong foundation of learning, and our skilled and talented staff provide rich learning experiences for students from preschool through Grade 5. Guided by our school mission, faculty members are committed to cultivating a love of learning by “opening doors, hearts, and minds.” Our school’s core values of respect, integrity, grit, curiosity and compassion lay the foundation for creating an ethos within the elementary school that is vibrant, supportive, and inclusive. By addressing students’ social and emotional needs, we are able to create an environment where children feel safe, comfortable, challenged, and engaged.

Core subjects in literacy, math, science, and social studies are complemented by specialized instruction in art, music, PE, and World Language. ACST students are further supported with specialized services in EAL, learning support, and counseling. Understanding the importance of exploration and passion outside of the classroom, our academic program is complemented by a rich variety of arts and sports offerings through our After School Activities program.

Lori Newman
Elementary School Principal



Opening Minds

At ACST, our learning is increasingly based on inquiry, where students take an active, rather than a passive role. Instead of the traditional model of a student as an empty vessel needing to be filled with knowledge, we are moving towards putting the student in the driver’s seat as he or she leads the learning.