Summer School 2021

June 28 – August 20, 2021


The first priority of the American College of Sofia is preserving the health of our staff, students, and their families. To create a better learning experience, we’ll do our best to offer the ACS summer school on campus following strictly the safety measures imposed in connection with the Coronavirus epidemic. We will continue monitoring the COVID-19 developments to implement all recommendations of the Bulgarian health and educational authorities.

Enrollment for the ACS Summer School is now open. The entry-level test is available online. Please, contact us to make an appointment for a test and start the registration process.

About the Summer School

Each summer, children from all over Bulgaria join the Summer School of the American College of Sofia. Participants get to master their skills in English in one of Bulgaria’s top educational institutions with the support of innovative teachers, who transform learning into an unforgettable experience. ACS is located in a picturesque campus in a quiet, protected area. Our century-old park becomes the classroom for most of our summer school activities.     

We offer an immersive environment to all summer school participants regardless of their age and level of knowledge. We believe that this is the only way for the children to get the feel of the language and to start using it naturally. The daily program includes 4 academic hours of English and additional subjects like sports, performing arts, and applied science. All subjects are taught in English.

Our English language training offers interactive and entertaining ways to learn the language, contains a huge variety of study materials, educational games, and resources. Our highly qualified teachers use an experience-based methodology and keep students interested and learning in a child-friendly way - through games and entertainment.

Every day lunch and afternoon snacks are served at the College cafeteria. There is also a medical team on site. The ACS Dormitory is open and ready to accommodate children from out of Sofia in the period July 5 – 30, 2021. 

Who is it designed for?

Children aged 6 to 14 years are welcome to join us. The program is suitable for all levels, from absolute beginners to advanced.

Group Formation
The kids are divided into groups according to their level of English knowledge and their age. Being a friend with another child is not a primary criterion taken into consideration when forming the groups. Kids who know each other can be in the same group only if their English language level is the same. All children are tested prior to starting the school. 

Levels

The level of the children is determined by an entry level test. There are four main levels.   

Beginner
Elementary
Intermediate
Intermediate +

Timeline

The program will continue for 8 weeks in a row from June 28 until August 20. You can register your child for any of the eighth weeks or for a longer period; the shortest period being one week (Monday to Friday).

We encourage you to choose a period of four weeks, as it is most beneficial in terms of acquiring skills. Six weeks of the summer school cover a full year’s worth of training in English for children. We are very flexible. It is possible to have a week or two with us, then leave for a vacation and return later.

The program runs every day from 9:30 am until4:30 pm. Lunch is served at 12:30 pm, afternoon snack – at 4:00 pm.

Price

All learning materials, cost of teaching, lunch, and snacks, are included in the price. The longer you stay with us, the lower the price per week becomes.   

Number of Weeks

Price in BGN

1 week

625

2 weeks

1250

3  weeks

1650

4  weeks

1900

5  weeks

2375

6  weeks

2850

7  weeks

3325

8  weeks

3800


All prices are inclusive of VAT.

Discounts:
-        10% for the current ACS year-long courses participants
-        10% for 2nd and 3rd child from the same family

*Each participant can take advantage of no more than one discount.

How to register

  1. Contact our office to ask for information and book a placement test.
    2. Sit for the test online.
    3. Fix the dates of attendance.
    4. Sign the registration documents.
    5. Pay the tuition fee.

Given the unpredictable COVID developments and the resulting Government decisions, we will expect you to pay the tuition fee not earlier than June 2021. The place of your child will be guaranteed after the payment is received.

The American College of Sofia is strongly determined to fulfil all measures imposed by the Ministry of Health to preserve the health of our students and their families. If you have any questions related to our COVID-19 policy, please contact the administrative team of the External Programs Office.

WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO BOOK THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF YOUR CHILD’S STAY EARLY. PLACES FILL UP QUICKLY.

Dates for placement tests in May and June 2021

Every working day we offer placement tests in the periods specified below. A test takes about 15–20 minutes. Upon completion of the test the teacher gives feedback to the parent. Tests take place only with reservation.

every Tuesday – from 11:00 pm till 6:00 pm
every Wednesday (except all Wednesdays in May) - from 11:00 pm till 6:00 pm
every Thursday – from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm
every Friday - from 12:00 pm till 6:00 pm
every Saturday – from 10:30 am till 12:30 pm

PROGRAM

English

Topics and stories become more vibrant when you read them with your friends. In our English language training, the children are not only students but become authors and main characters in adventures and projects. English language learning is intensive - 80 academic hours for four weeks. The work aims toward:

  • developing language skills
  • improving reading and writing skills
  • enriching vocabulary
  • upgrading the children’s communication skills on various topics and 
  • creating a real environment for practicing the language.

Natural Science
The world of science is all around us. It’s exciting that naturally we are surrounded by science. Children accept science with curiosity and without fear. They love nature and are genuinely interested in its living and non-living creatures. At ACS, we take the children on a journey through our park’s wildlife, and teach them to respect and value it. Many of the lessonsare take place outdoors where kids can observe, touch and experience nature. This is the best way to learn.     

Arts
A great number of our classes are dedicated to mastering the acquired language skills in a relaxed and funny way through art activities that foster creativity and make children experiment with different art forms. Children complete creative tasks, develop their capacity for self-expression and dare to experiment. The aim of the art classes is to facilitate English learning by art expressions, to use art to support the emotional acceptance of the language, to stimulate creativity and intelligence and educate tolerance and finesse in communications.

Drama
Have you ever had a part in a drama performance?  Kids love it. They are born actors. Drama contributes substantially to the development of skills that your children are going to need for their entire lives. Speaking, behavior in front of an audience, teamwork, and presentation skills are among the abilities that we will master in our drama classes.Besides, it’s really fun and children enjoy it immensely.

Sports
Within the summer school sports program we offer a wide range of games outside in our green park and inside in our modern indoor sports facilities.

Consistent withtheir physical capabilities, studentsplay football, volleyball, basketball, softball, Frisbee, badminton, and table tennis. They enjoy also games like ball-over-rope, dodgeball, relay (race) games, cognitive games, and gymnastics.

WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO BOOK THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF YOUR CHILD’S STAY EARLY. PLACES FILL UP QUICKLY.  

Contact Details
External Programs Office
Work days: Monday – Friday (July – September) and Monday – Saturday (October – June)
Tel: + 359 2 974 41 44, 02 434 10 12, 02 434 10 10 
E-mail: courses@acs.bg