American School of Kuwait

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The American School of Kuwait
American School of Kuwait Logo.jpg
Type Private
Established 1964
Faculty 157 full-time faculty 2009-2010 school year [1]
Grades K-12
Number of students 1,621 students 2009-2010 school year[2]
School color(s) Blue and Gold
Mascot Falcons
Telephone (+965) 2266-4341

Founded in 1961, the American School of Kuwait (ASK) is a K-12 private school[3] institution which also includes a pre-school (referred to as the Child Development Center).


In 1963 a group of American parents began the process of forming a new international school modeled after the "authentic American educational plan." This new school's first term began in September 1964 in the Dasman Area of Sharq, Kuwait as the International School of Kuwait with an official ceremony on November 5, 1964.

In 1969 the school moved to improved facilities in Surra, Kuwait. Eventually, an elementary-only campus was established in Salwa, Kuwait; the Surra campus remained for middle and high school students only. Enrollment increased, and the ministry of Kuwait requested that it change its name to the "American School of Kuwait." Twenty-four years later, in 1995, both ASK campuses, the Surra and Salwa campuses, moved again to a new campus in the Hawalli area, reuniting the elementary, middle, and high school students in one campus.[4]

Present day[edit]

Rebecca Ness is the current superintendent of the school, the principals of each school are Tara Waudby - High School, Dave Brown - Middle School, Dr. Susan Boyer - Elementary School, Scott Dennison, Ed.D. is Director of Studies.[5]


The American School of Kuwait has adopted a fixed dress code for all students.


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