American Community School Amman Jordan
The American Community School opened its doors in 1955, when Mr. and Mrs. Ben Parker opened their residence to American families interested in a school with an American curriculum. During that first year, there were only 12 students in grades 1 through 8. As the young Kingdom grew, so did the demand for an American day school, which could provide an education that would allow students to reintegrate into the American system back home.
In 1965, a small piece of land just outside of town was acquired with the vision of building a real campus. The students moved out of the Parker’s home and into a school with 5 classrooms, a library and a round multi-purpose room. As the city expanded, so did the school: that rural plot of land is now in the center of metropolitan Amman. Today, ACS boasts 60 classrooms, a fully equipped sports facility, a performing arts center and state-of-the-art science and technology labs.