Schools here in Abu Dhabi are governed by ADEC (Abu Dhabi Education Council); they state that ‘The development of a world-class education system with a large and empowered private education sector is a key priority for Abu Dhabi’.
‘All private schools are expected to adhere to ADEC’s minimum standards and will be evaluated through ADEC’s rigorous inspection process’. With this in mind, we are assured that all private schooling is of a high standard, and that the schools will provide a quality education for expatriate families, it is a case of finding a school that is a good fit for your family.
Most schools here will be able to give you a tour of their facilities, and because of the transient nature of expatriate community, are able to accommodate children joining school part way through a school year and from perhaps a different culture and or school system.
List Of Schools In Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Indian School
Indian, CBSE K - 12
Location - on island, Near 23rd St and Salam St, Muroor
The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, India (C.B.S.E Delhi, India affiliation No. 66304) and is recognized and licensed by the Ministry of Education, Private Section, Abu Dhabi Zone. The school prepares students for the All India Secondary School Exam at the end of grade 10 or 12 years of schooling and the All India School Senior Certificate Exam at the end of grade 12 or 14 years of schooling.
Al Bateen Primary School
Location: Street No.28,(Khalifa ben Shakhbout), Intersection with Street No.11 (Al Bateen Street) Al Manaseer Area
Al Bateen Secondary School, which opened in September 2011, provides high quality education for English-speaking students from the ages of 11 to 18. The School offers a British-style curriculum with an international dimension and one that is suitably adapted to meet the needs of students living and studying in Abu Dhabi.
The school aspires to be a leading IB World School. Our first IB Diploma and Certificate Programmes will commence in September 2014.
The IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma Programme involves the study of 6 subjects (3 at Higher level, 3 at Standard Level) – Literature, Language, Humanities, Sciences, Mathematics, Arts or Elective. This provides students with a broad curriculum, but allows individuals to select some subjects to study in depth. Students must also complete a Theory of knowledge course, complete a 4,000 word extended essay and at least 150 hours of creative study, sport, and community work.
Al Murooj Scientific Private School
British Curriculum and Special Needs education
Location – Khalifa Bin Shakhbun Strret, Khalidiyah
Al Murooj School believes in the philosophy of love and compassion. Besides taking care of academics, we try to inculcate human values through different activities inside and outside the class. Our vision: to prepare children so that they become effective members of society.
Our Mission: to provide education of the highest standard.
Our values: to invest our best in the children to prepare a better community.
Al Mushrif Primary School
Location: In Al Bateen Secondary School Campus
At Al Mushrif, we deliver a British curriculum. We believe that children should be actively involved in their learning and aim to do so by teaching in a creative and thematic way. As a result of this, learning is cross-curricular. Numeracy, Literacy and all other subjects are delivered in a fun and engaging way where children can make links and apply skills across the curriculum. Each term, topic overviews are sent home introducing the new thematic unit and the key elements delivered through each subject area. We believe that teaching through creative thematic units helps to embed skills and make the learning journey more relevant and vibrant for each individual. In addition to our British class teachers, we also have specialist teachers for Physical Education, Music, French, Arabic and Islamic Studies.
Al Shouhub School
National Curriculum / British curriculum
Since its opening in 1999 as a small girls' secondary school, Al Shohub has gone from strength to strength. The original vision of establishing a school which offered a high-quality British curriculum education within a multi-cultural environment is now very much a reality.
The thriving KG and Primary department welcomes girls aged 3-11 and boys up to Grade 4, who follow the National Curriculum up to Key Stage 2. The girls in our Secondary section work towards GCSE and Advanced level examinations, in preparation for university entrance both in the United Arab Emirates and abroad.
Al Yasat Private School
02 641 2300
Location – Off Muroor and Hazza Bin Zayed streets.
At Al Yasat we believe it is our special commitment to provide every student the opportunity to achieve educational success. To that end we are committed to providing a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on the whole-child. Our programs are designed to evaluate the academic, physical and emotional well-being of our students.
Abu Dhabi International School
US Curriculum K-12, British National Curriculum offered to A Level gr 9 - 12
02 443 4433
Location - on island Al Karahma
www. : www.aisuae.com
Abu Dhabi International School (AIS) was established 1981 Both the American and British systems of instruction are offered. The American curriculum is offered from KG to 12 while the British program is offered from 9-12. Upon completion of grade eight, students choose between American curriculum or British curriculum.
The British curriculum begins with a two-year I.G.C.S.E. course of studies in grade 9 and continues with Advanced Supplementary (AS) courses in grade 11 and "A" Level courses in grade 12.
American International School Abu Dhabi – IB, DP, US HS Diploma
(K to 12)
Location - on island, 29th Street
AISA was established in 1995, and currently have over 1200 students from 77 nationalities in Pre-K to 12th Grade. American school with a curriculum based on the Virginia state standards. It is a well-established school with strong links to the local community and is fully accredited in the USA by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges. It was the first school to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Abu Dhabi and later became the first school in Abu Dhabi to be authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Program.
American Community School – US, IB
(Kinder to Gr 12)
Location – on-island - Khalidiya
ACS is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools based in the United States, their students graduate with an American diploma in addition, the option for IB Diploma is available.
The American Community School of Abu Dhabi is a nonprofit, college preparatory institution driven by student learning. An American-based curriculum promotes excellence in academics, athletics and the arts.
Al Yasmina – UK National Curriculum
(K to 12)
Location – off island, Al Raha Gardens
Part of ALDAR Academies, is a non-profit making school. Any surplus generated is reinvested in the school for the benefit of the pupils. Opened in September 2008 and caters for children from Foundation Stage 1 (KG1) to Year 12. In subsequent years it will 'grow through' to Year 13.
It has a capacity for over 1800 pupils. It is a state of the art facility that has been designed to accommodate the most up to date teaching methodology and technology. The school offers all that you would expect from a quality English school and is a popular school of choice for the residents of Abu Dhabi.
Australian School of Abu Dhabi – IB, PYP, MYP DP,
(K to 12)
Location – off island Khalifa City B
The Australian School of Abu Dhabi (ASAD) opened in 2006, is a fully registered international school from KG-1 to year 12 with separate wings and playgrounds for each division and separate facilities for male and female students. The school is a branch of the Australian International Academy operating in Australia since 1983 has branches in Melbourne, Sydney and Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Australian School of Abu Dhabi is a unique example of the advanced Australian Education System with an international dimension. ASAD is an authorised IB Diploma school and also a candidate school for both PYP and MYP.
Al Muna Primary School
National Curriculum for England K-Year 6
02 501 4777
Location – on island Al Markaziyah (downtown)
Part of the Aldar Academy group, Al Muna, delivers the English National Curriculum for Primary Schools catering for Foundation Stage to Year Six in English. The school will also focus on providing students with Arabic Language and Islamic Studies. French will be taught from Year Three