Greetings and welcome to the website of the American College of Sofia. The College provides a rigorous high school education, in English, to approximately 700 boys and girls in grades eight through twelve. Of these, 97% are Bulgarian with about 25 international students who also meet the entrance requirements of ACS. The very specific purpose of ACS is to prepare talented students to be successful in the best universities in the world, and ultimately to be leaders in Bulgaria.
As the new President, I must share that I was drawn to the American College of Sofia by its compelling mission, unique history, and the success of its graduates. Many factors account for the success of our graduates.
As of school year 2012-2013 only the 160 seventh graders who have the highest scores on the admissions test are admitted and approximately 50% of our families qualify for financial aid. The eighth grade year is devoted to mastery of the English language and students graduate with both an American and Bulgarian high school diploma. Standards for academic achievement are very high, but our Bulgarian and international faculty are dedicated to helping students be successful. In addition, nearly all students develop other talents in activities such as fine arts, athletics, journalism, and many clubs.
All of this takes place on a 50 acre campus with classic college buildings, including a dormitory that can accommodate 28 students, performance auditorium, gym, sports fields, a tennis court, library, computer labs, up-to-date classrooms, and many other spaces that enhance the learning environment.
Please review our newly-designed website and contact us with any questions you may have.
Dr. Paul K. Johnson