Experience the difference
The boarding house at ACS Cobham International School is one of Europe’s premier residential school facilities, offering separate wing accommodation for over 100 boys and girls aged between 12 and 18. It provides a relaxed, secure home for students from over 30 nationalities. We are very proud of our international roots, and actively celebrate the diversity of each other’s cultures and customs as an integral part of boarding life. We aim to make students aware that they are all important individuals, encouraging their development into mature and responsible global citizens.
We also believe that the boarding experience should encourage positive involvement, with students engaged in a wide variety of extracurricular activities, including international nights, barn dances, house athletic competitions, quiz nights, leadership challenge weekends, skills for life courses, talent nights, formal dinners, countless cultural trips to London, barbecues, an art club, October break international trips, and participation in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and the ACS outreach programme in Namibia.
ACS Cobham offers an international university preparatory curriculum (rather than GCSEs and A-levels), including the renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP courses). ACS Cobham has nearly 30 years’ experience of teaching the IB, which is reflected in the excellent results our students regularly achieve. Last year our graduating students achieved a 93% pass rate and an average score equivalent to over three As at A-level. Graduates from ACS regularly go on to study at the world’s leading universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics and Imperial College in the UK, and Harvard, Yale and Johns Hopkins in the US.
All student rooms are designed for two, with en-suite bathrooms and individual study desks, and all students have use of the internet, community lounges, games rooms, a boarders-only dining hall for breakfast and dinner, and two fully equipped student kitchenettes. At lunch, students use the purpose-built food court complex, which serves up a healthy and nutritionally balanced diet that fully embraces the multicultural diversity of our student body. Students and teachers can now better interact with the world of learning around them through our recently opened 134-seat Interactive Learning Centre complete with audio and video conferencing, delegate voting, microphones, online streaming video and Wi-Fi access.
Campus recreational facilities include soccer and rugby fields, softball and baseball diamonds, an all-weather Olympic-sized athletics track, six tennis courts and a six-hole golf course. In addition, boarders have full use of our state-of-the-art sports centre, which comprises an international arena, a gymnasium, a 25-metre competition swimming pool, a weight training room, a dance and aerobics studio, a shop and a café.
‘Every ACS boarder embarks on a wondrous voyage of discovery‘