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 foot 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

Amherst College

Arizona State University

Boston University

California College of Arts

California State University, Northridge

Colorado State University

Drexel University

Emory University

Florida Atlantic University

Florida International University

Front Range Community College

Grossmont College

Indiana University Bloomington

Loyola Marymount University

Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Science

Michigan State University

New York University

Northeastern University

Northern Arizona University

Ohio University

Penn State

Purdue University

San Diego Mesa College

San Diego State University

San Francisco State University

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 Southern California

University of Tampa

University of Utah

Virginia Commonwealth University

West Los Angeles College

Santa Monica College

University of California, San Diego


American University of Paris

American Intercontinental University

City University London

Regent’s American College London

University College London

University of Wells

Middle East

American University of Sharjah

International Horizons College, Dubai

RCSI (Bahrain)


American University of Kuwait

American University of the Middle East

American College of Middle East

Australian College of Kuwait

Boxhill College

Gulf University for Science & Technology

Kuwait University

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