Since 1967, ACS has served the needs of local and global families. Today our thriving UK and Qatar schools are home to 3700 students and 965 staff from over 100 nationalities.
ACS is founded
ACS founded as The Overseas School of London at Netherall Gardens, Hampstead, London, NW3, in July, by Mr E J Poularas and Mr G E Speed.
2nd School opens
The Knightsbridge School opens, 11 Lennox Gardens, London, SW1.
The Moon landing
Man walks on the moon.
3rd school opens
The Hyde Park School opens, 3-4 Elvaston Place, London, SW7.
4th school opens
The Wimbledon School opens, 27 Arterberry Road, London, SW19.
ACS Cobham opens
The Cobham School opens on a magnificent 128-acre campus.
6th school opens
The Parkside School opens, 83 Parkside, London, SW19.
ACS Hillingdon opens
ACS Hillingdon School opens, 108 Vine Lane, Hillingdon.
Parkside students transfer
The Parkside School closes, with students transferring to ACS Cobham.
Three billion combinations but only one solution.
Students move to Cobham and Hillingdon
The Knightsbridge, Hyde Park and Wimbledon Schools close, with students transferring to Cobham and Hillingdon campuses.
Hampstead students transfer
The Hampstead School closes to channel growth into the larger Cobham and Hillingdon Schools.
Boarding students arrive at ACS for the first time with the opening of the Boarding House at the Cobham School.
The World Wide Web
Invented by British computer scientist, Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
ACS Egham opens
ACS Egham School opens, Woodlee, London Road, Egham, TW20 0HS.
West Wing opens
The modern West Wing opens at the Hillingdon School.
JK Rowling's Harry Potter book is launched - becoming the best-selling series in history, translated into 73 languages.
State-of-the-art Sports Centre
State-of-the-art Sports Centre opens on Cobham campus, housing an arena, 25 metre pool, dance studio and fitness suite.
ACS successfully rebranded as ACS International Schools, to better reflect our growing international mix of students.
Maple at ACS Egham
Maple, a new art, design technology and IT building, opens at ACS Egham.
With a mission to 'give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.
First school in Doha
Our first oversees school, ACS Doha, opens in Qatar.
Woodlee Sports Centre
The Woodlee Sports Centre opens at ACS Egham, with facilities including basketball courts, indoor climbing wall, dance studio and fitness suite.
First school to offer all IB programmes
ACS Egham becomes the first school in the UK to offer all four IB programmes.
E J Poularas Performing Arts Centre
The E J Poularas Performing Arts Centre opens at ACS Cobham, featuring a 509-seat theatre at its heart.
New Boarding House
Boarding at ACS Cobham doubles in size with the addition of Woodlands House. The original building, renamed Fields House is undergoing a complete refurbishment.
5th July marks the start of our 50th anniversary.
New Science Centre opens at ACS Hillingdon with 7 state-of-the-art laboratories.
Higgs Bosun particle
Discovery of the Higgs Bosun particle at the Large Hadron Collider, Geneva
Proud to become a charity
ACS International Schools becomes a UK-registered charity and ACS International Schools In America Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation, was established in the US.
Looking to the future
Work progresses to build a new state-of-the-art campus in Doha, capable of educating over 2400 students.