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American College Arcus

16 Dragoman Street, 5000, Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria

Tel: (+359) 62 619959

Fax: (+359) 62 619961


Web site:


Director- Peter Ivanov

Deputy Director/Academic Consultant- Miroslava Petrova


Full time:   3 men, 21 women

Part time:   2 men, 4 women

Nationalities:  2   CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:

Curriculum:   National, IB


Age Range: 14-19

Total Enrolment: 180

Nationalities: 2


68 boys, 74 girls


20 boys, 18 girls

Eighth grade: 43

Ninth grade: 36

Tenth grade: 31

Eleventh grade: 37

Twelfth grade: 33


Day only: € 2000-€ 4400

Private Specialized High School American College Arcus is a licensed institution of secondary education, teaching students from grade 8 through 12.

The staff aims at the development of a healthy and inspiring working environment. The curriculum was designed on the basis of rigid academic requirements combined with strict internal rules and regulations, and its objectives are to help the students to achieve high levels of proficiency in English, German, Math, natural and social sciences. Both the curricular and extracurricular activities have been planned to help students to develop the knowledge that will make them responsible citizens. It includes oral and written communicative skills, logical and creative thinking, computer literacy, aesthetic values, awareness of environmental issues, respect for different people and cultures, ability to take personal and social responsibility, necessity for lifelong learning and keeping fit.

After the first preparatory year, a student will be placed in one of two areas of concentration - foreign languages or computing.

From grade 9, all subjects are taught in English except for Bulgarian language and literature, psychology and Logic and Philosophy. The students from the foreign language bias study Hebrew, Chinese or Japanese as their third foreign language. On 8 February 2007 American College Arcus was authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and to present candidates for examinations.