ACSI Europe serves national Christian schools throughout Europe and beyond. We currently have a network of more than 200 member schools benefiting from our resources, conferences, teacher training programs and school improvement visits. Our member schools are unique in their desire to impact their students and communities with a solid Biblical foundation for learning. Our role is to provide support for the school administration and teachers. You can be a part of this network by joining as a member school or as an individual.
The ACSI Europe office serves the national Christian schools and Christian teachers of the European and Central Asia region. NATIONAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS are defined as schools outside North America, which are established to provide a Christian education for children in the country where the schools are located based on their country's educational standards. These schools teach primarily in their local language, though some may have a bilingual curriculum.
Currently, most of our member schools are in France, Germany, Hungary and Romania. We also provide some services and conferences for schools for the following language groups/regions: Polish, Slovak, Czech, and Spanish. Our member schools in all other countries including Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, former CIS countries and the UK have access to our English language services and are welcome at all our conferences that use translation from English speaking presenters. We now provide Russian language services on our website since we incoporated Ukraine and former CIS region into our service area in October 2015.
International Christian Schools, those schools who serve an international community with a US based curriculum, are served by our US headquarters. They are also welcome to participate in all of our regional events as members of ACSI Global, though their needs may vary somewhat from those of our national schools.
We are also developing agreements and partnerships with other Christian education associations within Europe to be of mutual support and benefit. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a partner organization!
Current Partner Organizations:
- VEBS, the German Association of Christian Schools - German Christian denominational schools have served their communities for 40 years, where teaching is framed by committed Christians. They provide not only the content of the competent public school curricula, but want to exemplify Christian authenticity and provide viable answers to life's questions.
- The European Educators' Christian Association (EurECA) is a European network for Christian teachers working in schools – whether state-funded or private, from kindergarten to university – and for Christian home educators and others who are interested in promoting Christian education in Europe.
- SHARE Education Services provides education support, assisting families serving cross-culturally in meeting the education needs of their children. ACSI recognizes the value of home schooling in many situations and certainly respects the decision of the parents in the case that they believe home schooling to be the best option for their child/children. ACSI is a partner organization of SHARE Education and encourages the use of their high quality services for the benefit of families who might home school. ACSI will also support any home schooling family by making member resources, conferences and teacher training available to parents who are interested in developing in their role as a home educator.
- We are working on addtional partnerships with national Christian school associations in Europe for mutual support.