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Do you feel that ACS gave you a good education? Want to do something for the school now that you're successful? Contribute to the ACS at Beirut Annual Fund.

If you are an alum and have any stories, pictures or ACS memorabilia you would like to contribute to this site, please contact Børre Ludvigsen at the email address at the bottom of this page.

History The history of The American Community School at Beirut as told by its students and archives.
1962 Brochure of the American Community School, 1962. ACS in what many would like to call its 'heyday'.
1969 Brochure of the American Community School, 1969. Here was ACS on the verge of 20 very difficult years, (Includes curriculum and diploma requirements.)
POT The Diaspora Potrezebie
The POT is the quarterly newspaper of the AA/ACS and includes articles, features, collumns, alumni notes, reports from ACS in text and pictures.

Books Books about life in the Middle East, by ACS alumni.

Al Manara

Pictures and other materal from the Al Manara yearbooks
Al Arz Al Arz (The Cedars)

May 29, 1963 - Vol. VI No. 5 - Courtesy of Jim Gehlhar ('63)

Campus Pictures on and around the Ain Mraisseh campus.
Reminiscences Stories, pictures and memories about life on and around ACS.


Various Various mini-reunions, meetings, get-togethers, etc.
Films Films about ACS. A promotional video made by ACS in 1997 showing the grounds, students, teachers and general environment. (14 minutes) A CBS report on ACS from 1993. About the war, the casualties, survival and revival. (3 minutes)
ACS, Beirut The American Community School is alive and well in Beirut, Lebanon. Visit their web pages at

Want to receive news, gossip, partake in discussions about ACS, Beirut, the Middle East, the school with friends, or other ACS'ers you never even knew? An email sent by one subscriber to "acs at abdallah" will be distributed to all the other subscribers to the ACS mailing list. But the list will only accept mail from subscribers. If you want to be added to the list, send an email to <borrel at hiof dot no>

The listserver does not accept attachments. Postings are restricted to 4000 characters of plain text and only messages sent from the email address from which you subscribed will be accepted for posting.

Børre Ludvigsen is the administrator of our Internet mailing list. So if for some reason your efforts at subscribing don't work, send e-mail to <borrel at hiof dot no> and let him know.

AA/ACS Board

More information about AA/ACS at

Lebanon Al Mashriq is a World-Wide Web server with cultural multimedia information on Lebanon and the Levant. Old and new photographs, articles, travelogues, recipes, music and song, politics and archaeology are all among the many topics covered. If you have contributions, send them to <borrel at> using the subject "AACS".
Aramco Brats Aramco (Arabian American Oil Company) was for many years one of the main contributors of students to ACS. This is the alumni webpage for the Aramco schools in Saudi Arabia.


Suggestions and contributions to the AA/ACS pages may be sent to Børre Ludvigsen <borrel at> with the subject "AACS".

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