Assumption College Sriracha
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Assumption College Si Racha (ACS) is a private, Catholic-run school on the Eastern Seaboard of Thailand, within Si Racha district, Chonburi Province. The campus covers 120 acres (0.49 km2), and has more than 50 playgrounds, football pitches, a swimming pool, and an athletics stadium.
Founded in 1944, it educates 4,200 children (mainly boys) from Kindergarten through to Mathayom 6 (Grade 12). Former Thai Prime Ministers and leading figures were educated at Assumption colleges and universities.
In 1994, the Ministry of Education certified ACS as an Excellent Educational Institution, recognising the school’s achievements in academic studies. Assumption College Si Racha runs several English-language programmes and employs native-speaking English teachers.
ACS is one of 14 institutions run by the Saint Gabriel’s Foundation in Thailand, which was established in 1944. During the Second World War, the Assumption College in Bangkok was damaged by bombing. The school had to close temporarily, and in November 1942 its group of Brothers moved to Si Racha to open a new, temporary, school. At the time, the location was a wild lemon grass and pineapple farm. After the war, Assumption College reopened in Bangkok, but hostels for students were damaged and so some pupils remained in Si Racha.
Assumption College Sriracha was formerly a boarding school only, but nowadays there are both boarding students and day students. Some students board full-time throughout the semester while other board on a weekly basis and return home at the weekends.
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