Our HISTORY

The American International School of Monrovia Liberia

The American International School of Monrovia was founded in 1960 as the American Cooperative School. Founded to meet the local international community’s needs, at its height, ACS hosted students from 40+ countries. ACS served as more than a school.

Many alumni reminisce on how ACS was both home, school, and most of their social life. Their existing homes were simply where they slept and ate. However, In 1990, ACS’s doors were forced to close as the Liberian Civil War took off. 

Seventeen years later, ACS’s doors reopened under a different name. In 2007, the American International School of Monrovia was opened by the then-current president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

As Liberia rose from the ashes, we rose right along with it. Though under a different name, we carry on in our long-standing traditions of inclusivity and a high level of excellence in education and beyond.

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