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American Community School of Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

Accreditation

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS)

Curriculum

United States of America

Instructional Language

English

Total student numbers

1234

Teacher numbers

143

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Established in 1972, the American Community School of Abu Dhabi (ACS) is a non-profit, U.S. accredited college preparatory school serving a culturally diverse student body. Our American, standards-based curriculum provides excellence in academics, the arts, athletics and service. ACS is preparing for a 2023 move to a new, state-of-the-art campus in Abu Dhabi on nearby Saadiyat Island.

MISSION
Our community empowers all students to define and shape their futures for learning, service, and global citizenship.

VISION
We are a compassionate, student-centered community of learners that engages, prepares, and inspires.

CORE VALUES
Courage. Having confidence to take risks and do the right thing.
Curiosity. Being eager to lean and explore to gain a deeper understanding through inquiry and critical learning.
Compassion. Taking actions to understand how others think and feel and appreciating the value of difference.
Integrity. Being honest, fair and responsible in words and actions, and staying true to one's principles.

Number of Contract Days

190 days

Starting Salary Range

Basic salary, starting at max step 10
BA, step 10 is USD 178,407; MA, step 5 is USD 192,584; MA+30 is USD 202,810

Taxes

No taxes in the UAE

Savings Potential

A teaching couple can save one person's salary at least.

Accommodation

ACS secures housing for all staff. Singles: the benefit is worth USD 25,000/year; Couples: USD 33,000/year and Families: USD 38,000/year

Flights/Transport

Return airfare for each family member on the contract is paid out in February of each year.

Utilities

Paid in full by ACS

Furniture

USD 5,000 one-time settling-in allowance per family at the start of the contract.

Moving Allowance

USD 4,000/per head of household; USD 1,500 for spouse, and USD 680 per dependent

Dependent Opportunities

We do our best to hire spouses based on their skills and the availability of jobs at the school.

Medical

The premium is paid at 100% by ACS.

Dental

The premium is paid at 100% by ACS.

Disability

The premium is paid at 100% by ACS.

Other

Vision care is also provided. The premium is paid at 100% by ACS.

Retirement

ACS pays out 39 days of extra pay in June of each year towards your own retirement planning and 45 days thereafter. This is calculated on the basic salary.

Bonus

17.5% of the base salary for the first 2 years and 18.13% thereafter. This is paid out in September each year.

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