Fast Facts about ABS

Founded: ABS opened in 2006, and is a private non-profit college preparatory school.

Founder: Dr. Fayza Al Kharafi, Former Rector of Kuwait University

Accreditation: The school is accredited by the Kuwait Ministry of Private Education. ABS has been accredited by AdvancED/NCA since 2010.

Diploma Program and Curriculum: ABS utilizes the Common Core standards. Our high school program is designed to prepare students for college and university admission in the US, UK, and Canada. Advanced Placement courses are offered annually.

Grade levels: Pre-K through 12.

Average class size: 18 students.

Student body: 98% of the student body are Kuwaiti citizens

Gender segregation: Our classrooms are co-ed thru grade 5. Students are segregated in different buildings from Middle School onwards.

Faculty and Staff: ABS has a teaching staff of 192 individuals from over 28 countries.

Calendar: The academic year is divided into two semesters. Our school week begins on Sunday and ends on Thursday.

Graduation requirements: A total of 25 credits credits are required for students to graduate from ABS.

Activities: A wide variety of activities and annual events are offered to ABS Students. Character education, swimming, football, basketball, student council, MUN, school yearbook, National Honor Society, are just some of the activities offered. Annual events and special activities include overseas Ski and Cultural trips, the Annual Charity Carnival, and the Talent Show.

Campus and facility features: The ABS campus is a 25,000 square meter facility. Over 100 classrooms, 7 buildings, campus-wide internet connectivity, Smart boards in every classroom, 7 computer labs, 2 full-service cafeterias, specialist rooms for Culinary Arts, Drama and Art. Oversized gymnasium and an indoor semi-olympic sized swimming pool.

Student University Acceptances

United States

Arizona State University

Boston University

Bunker University

California College of Arts

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

California State University, Northridge

Colorado State University

Drexel University

Florida Atlantic University

Florida International University

Front Range Community College

Grossmont College

Indiana University – Bloomington

Loyola Marymount University

Marquette University

Michigan State University

New York University

Northeastern University

Northern Arizona University

Ohio University

Oregon State University

Pace University

Pennsylvania State University

Pepperdine University

Purdue University

San Diego Mesa College

San Diego State University

San Francisco State University

Santa Monica College

Seattle University

St. John’s University

University of Arizona

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Merced

University of California, Riverside

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Evansville

University of Kentucky

University of Massachusetts, Boston

University of Miami

University of Oregon

University of Pennsylvania

University of San Diego

University of Southern California

University of Tampa

University of Utah

Temple University

Virginia Commonwealth University

West Los Angeles College

West Virginia University


American Intercontinental University

American University of Paris

Brunel University

City University – London

De Monfort University – Leicester

Hetfordshire International College

King’s College – London

Keele University

Liverpool John Moores University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Queen Mary University London

Regent’s American College London

Swansea University

St. George’s University

University of Brighton

University College London

University of Liverpool

University of Manchester

University of Portsmouth

University of Sheffield

University of Stirling

University of Sunderland

University of Surrey

University of Wells

Middle East

American University in Dubai

American University of Sharjah

International Horizons College, Dubai


American International College

American University of Kuwait

American University of the Middle East

American College of the Middle East

Boxhill College

Gulf University of Science & Technology

Kuwait University