The American Creativity Academy (ACA) was founded in 1997 by a group of visionaries who wanted to establish a school in Kuwait that, while respecting and practicing local values, offered a unique blend of American curricula. The school is fully accredited by the Council on International Schools (CIS) and the Association on Colleges and Schools in the Middle States.
They were authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) program for high school students in 2008. It is one of only two schools in Kuwait that offer this program. ACA is a growing and mixed physical entity. ACA operates on two separate campuses minutes apart by car in the suburb of Hawalli.
The student population is 100 % English Language Learners (ELL). They offer an Enrichment Program in grades 2 to 8 and an Honors Program in grades 9 and 10. Students entering grade 11 may choose to participate in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program or continue with the regular standards-based American education.
The school community consists of over 3,500 students and 350 staff members. The school year runs from September to June and has a minimum instructional period of 172 days divided into two semesters. Report cards are issued quarterly and classes are currently held Sunday through Thursday.
The Boys’ Campus is a large compound that holds classes for students in kindergarten (coeducational) all the way up to grade 12. The kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools all have their own unique building and attributes. Each classroom throughout the compound is well equipped with a smartboard and abundant space and resources that support learning and teaching. Students have the opportunity to display their kinesthetic abilities on the regulation-sized artificial-turf soccer field (positioned at the back of the campus), in one of the three shared courtyard spaces, and on the regulation-sized basketball court (located in the high school building). The Boys’ Campus also contains two spacious libraries, well-maintained science labs, art rooms, and computer labs across all divisions.
The Girls’ Campus of the American Creativity Academy is located on Al Muthana Street. With over 1250 female students from grade 1 to grade 12, the youngest girls can be found on the ground floor and our oldest on the third. There is an auditorium and a large cafeteria, two welcoming libraries, and a well-appointed nurses’ office. The school offers plenty of shaded outdoor recreational space, including a central courtyard for open-air assemblies, regulation-sized soccer/basketball court, outdoor seating and picnic tables, and slides, swings, and climbing equipment for fun-filled recess breaks. The newest addition of a “Garden Oasis” is a special place for students to enjoy their time between classes, or for teachers to utilize to hold class in a relaxed and soothing environment.