WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS IS THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF OUR GREAT AND HISTORIC SCHOOL! FOR THE PAST 6 DECADES THE KHARTOUM AMERICAN SCHOOL HAS PROVIDED THE INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL COMMUNITY WITH A TOP QUALITY INQUIRY BASED EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN A STUDENT-CENTERED, FRIENDLY AND CARING SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT. PLEASE READ ABOUT OUR SCHOOL’S HISTORY BELOW:
KAS is a school that has a history of growth and change. Khartoum American School began way back in 1957 with a student population of 11 children who received instruction on the veranda of a private home. Within a short time, KAS rented its own quarters and in 1966, when enrollment had grown to 77 pupils, the school moved to a new site on Street No. 29 in New Extension. During that year, the school welcomed 96 students of 21 different nationalities. The school existed on Street No. 29 for 18 years.
A larger school was then needed and Chevron Oil Company provided a generous grant to help with the construction of the new school. A Danish architect was hired to design and oversee the construction of the new facility, which was started in 1982. It was completed in 1984 and school has continued uninterrupted, with the exception of a temporary suspension in 1991 during the Gulf War crisis, and a 2 day closure following the events of September 11. From its start with only 11 students KAS has grown to a student population of over 230 students from 30 different nations.
We have a beautiful campus with excellent Information Technology Infrastructure, large classrooms, large sports fields, and a world-class aquatics center. KAS is a co-educational day school which includes program for grades Nursery through Grade 12. The majority of the international staff are qualified American teachers. Students who graduate from KAS attend top universities throughout the world. Our students and their parents love KAS!