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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 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.

Featured Resource 
Science: Student Notebook
The Science Notebook is a consumable workbook that will provide engaging activities to enhance and supplement the instruction of each lesson. Students get age-appropriate experience with scientific observation and the scientific method.

Join ACSI
Membership with ACSI is an excellent choice! By joining this community of Christian educators, you will immediately be connected with resources targeted to meet your unique needs, experts who can help with your special challenges, and peers with whom you can relate.
Featured Resources
Religious Hiring—Discriminating on a Religious Basis in Employment Decisions

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 guarantees that U.S. employers which are established as religious organizations may discriminate on a religious basis when hiring and making personnel decisions.

What Schools Must Prove to Make Employee Decisions on Faith

Several court cases have examined the religious organization and religious criteria requirements. Member schools must be able to show not only their religious nature, but they also must be able to articulate religious criteria for the employment decisions they make.

Ten Reasons for Religious Staffing

For over thirty years, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, has honored the right of faith-based organizations to choose the employees who can best further their missions, by explicitly acknowledging in section 702(a) their freedom to use religious criteria when making employment decisions. This religious staffing option is not an exemption from the Civil Rights Act, but a freedom incorporated into it.

Online Community Discussions
Board Training Handbook

I am putting together a handbook for training new board members. I am looking for some tried and true ideas/methods to include in this handbook. Do any of you have some suggestions?
Elementary Science Lab

Do you have any recommendations for curriuclum for an elementary science lab?...Response: Our school has used various curriculums, but several years ago we adopted ACSI's Purposeful Design Science Series and have been beyond pleased!
Tuition/Work Exchange

Parents owning their own businesses (most often tradesman) have expressed interest in exchanging work for tuition at our school. Has anyone had successful experiences with arrangements like this?
Upcoming International School Region Events

ISLC Europe
April 30–May 3, 2017
Hertfordshire, UK

PFO

Houghton College
June 24–July 7, 2017

ISLC Asia

October 22–24, 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

ISLC Latin America
January 25–28, 2018
San Jose, Costa Rica