Tunis - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the availability of international schools? What has been your general experience with them, if any?

The American school was ok for the lower grades and there was a good community. The school has nice facilities and communication was o.k. We miss the school. - Jan 2024

Mediocre. There are British, American, French and Canadian schools and Tunisian private schools. The quality is not that great; our kids go to the British School, which is lovely and friendly with good teachers but poorly-resourced. The American school has better facilities but slower academics. - Jun 2022

ACST has been excellent. - May 2022

There are three schools of note. The American, British and French. The American has the best facilities, the French is the strictest and the British somewhere in between, - Nov 2020

There is a great American School. Some use the French school. - May 2020

There is an American cooperative school here that I have heard is OK but small. - Nov 2017

Good American School next to the U.S. Embassy. - Nov 2015

I hear different things about the American school, I hear it's 30K a year and the classroom size is VERY small since the African bank left. If you have children I highly recommend Dr. Sofia Helioui as a Pediatrician, she studied in Boston and speaks perfect English! I'm pretty sure she's on the website for the American Embassy. Her #: 983-146-61. I Think she's in Menzah 7 - Nov 2014

The American School is expensive, I believe $20,000. If I had children, I would send them to the British School- more affordable and good. reputation. - Jun 2013

We don't have children, but the American School in Tunis appeared to be excellent. There were other international schools as well. - Jul 2010

American Cooperative School, International School of Carthage, and Lycee Francais Paul Verlaine. - May 2010

My children are elementary-aged and attend ACST, an American School directly across the street from the embassy (although not quite walkable due to poor sidewalks and construction).The school has about 600 students, most from the African Development Bank. The school seems to be doing a fine job although does not seem as challenging as schools in Northern Virginia. Additionally, if your child is above his/her grade level, there are few opportunities for them. The school offers French, Arabic and German classes as well as after-school activities and sports programs. The kids seems happy and the teachers seem devoted. I've got no complaints. - Jan 2010

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