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
Arizona State University
California College of Arts
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California State University, Northridge
Colorado State University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida International University
Front Range Community College
Indiana University – Bloomington
Loyola Marymount University
Michigan State University
New York University
Northern Arizona University
Oregon State University
Pennsylvania State University
San Diego Mesa College
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
Santa Monica College
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
Virginia Commonwealth University
West Los Angeles College
West Virginia University
American Intercontinental University
American University of Paris
City University – London
De Monfort University – Leicester
Hetfordshire International College
King’s College – London
Liverpool John Moores University
Manchester Metropolitan University
Queen Mary University London
Regent’s American College London
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
American University in Dubai
American University of Sharjah
International Horizons College, Dubai
American University of Kuwait
American University of the Middle East
American College of the Middle East
Gulf University of Science & Technology