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Welcome to the International Schools Homepage

ACSI is privileged to be a part of God's robust worldwide movement in Christian schooling. The Global department is focused on serving two different international elements.

"International" Christian schools are those located outside of the U.S. that serve the expatriate community and often, a portion of the host country population. These schools use curricular programs originating outside their host country, employ internationally educated faculty, and specifically develop programs that prepare students for tertiary education outside the host country. Frequently, instruction is in English with a Western-style curriculum. The ACSI International School office within headquarters serves international schools located in more than 77 countries from ACSI headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  

"National" Christian schools are those located outside of the U.S. and primarily focus on serving the local population, following the curriculum guidelines of that particular country. ACSI has 20 country/regional offices around the world providing services to these national Christian schools movements. Our aim is to help provide culturally relevant, effective Christian education; led by local educators; that are economically sustainable in their own context.

Serving together,

Tim Shuman
Regional Director for International Schools 

Upcoming International Events
International Christian Educators Conference—Africa
Apr 6, 2017 - Apr 9, 2017

A high-quality professional development conference for teachers, administrators, and staff serving in international Christian schools around the world.

International School Leaders Conference
Apr 30, 2017 - May 3, 2017

High-quality conferences designed specifically for leaders in international Christian schools

PFO 2017
Jun 24, 2017 - Jul 7, 2017

An annual conference for teachers, boarding parents, administrators, and their families headed to international Christian schools

Associate Director for International Schools
T. Thompson
Tim Thompson works with ACSI international members schools providing support services in the area of school accreditation. Tim manages the logistics of the accreditation process as well as helping schools and visiting teams navigate the accreditation procedures.

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Featured Resources
48.6 Synergy-creating Family Practices

When it comes to raising godly children, many factors are outside our control. Even so, there are several things we, as parents, can do that will go a long way toward reaching this goal. Dr. Larry Taylor, head of Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, Texas) and author of Running with the Horses, offers some insights here. —Dan

48.5 The Road To Damascus Versus the Agora

Our highest calling as parents is to raise spiritually mature children who can help re-form our continually decaying culture. Dr. Larry Taylor, head of Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, Texas), shares some great insights on what that process looks like.

48.4 Training "Acts 17" Children

False ideas. How in the world could false ideas be on the same level of destruction as drugs or immorality? Maybe this comment by the late philosopher Dr. Richard Rorty of the University of Virginia can provide insight.

Online Community Discussions
Hiring Qualifications for Head of School

I am curious as to what other schools use as criteria for hiring a head of school. We have a good job description once they are hired, but I'd like to hear what are qualifications for hiring.
Excused Absence for Educational Opportunities

We are looking at ways to update our school attendance policy. We are a small school serving Pre-K-8th grades with one self-contained class at each grade level.
Discipleship Program

Are any of you part of a school with a school-wide discipleship program? We are wanting to start one at our school. I would love to hear how it works, what you like about it, what challenges you face, what curriculum you use, and any other information you can share.
Save the Date!

ICEC Africa
Rift Valley Academy
April 6–9, 2017

IAC Europe
April 30–May 3, 2017