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21st Century Academy Abu Dhabi

School name 21st Century Academy Abu Dhabi
Type of institute private K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Philippines, US
Qualifications or Courses
Head of school Ms Lizabeth Comia (Principal)
Executive body or owner American Companies Management Group (ACMG), UFE
Date founded September 2010
Number of students (approx) 1600
Number of staff (approx) 60
School area, location map Hadbat Al Zafranah - location map
Postal address PO Box 67986, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone Closed Sep 2015
Email 21cpa@acmginternational.com
School fees structure 7,500-10,500 dhs per year (2013-2014)
Teacher salary range 3,500-5,000 dhs per month (2013-2014)
Student satisfaction rating
3 stars from 75 votes.
Parent satisfaction rating
2 stars from 22 votes.
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
2 stars from 17 votes.

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Twenty-First Century Private Academy Abu Dhabi (21st CPA, TFCPA) fees and other information

See the new Philippine Global School for updated information. 21st Century Academy closed in July 2015 after ADEC withdrew its school licence. Contact information removed from table: Tel +971-2-4413077 (disconnected), fax +971-2-4413078. <yellow>

21st Century Academy is not related to the UFE Academy in Abu Dhabi.

Grade/Year KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014c 4,000 4,000 4,900 4,900 4,900 5,200 5,200 5,200 6,400 6,400 6,400 6,400                      
2013-2014 students continuing from 2010-2011         4,290 4,620 4,620 4,620 5,940 5,940 5,940 5,940    
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2012-2013 7,500                     10,500    
Annual fees new students (AED) 2010-2011c 4,000 4,000 4,900 4,900 4,900 5,200 5,200 5,200 6,400 6,400 6,400 6,400                      
Annual fees old students (AED) 2010-2011c   3,000 3,900 3,900 3,900 4,200 4,200 4,200 5,400 5,400 5,400 5,400                      

*Conflicting fee information provided. Assume higher fee range of AED 7,500-10,500 per year until correct fee schedule supplied.

  • 2013-2014 fee schedule not confirmed. Book costs AED 600-850, bus transport AED 2,800, uniforms AED 250-350. Discounted fees for students who were enrolled in 2010-2011 as given in table.
  • 2012-2013 fee range is AED 7,500-10,500? Not confirmed.
  • 2010-2011 fee schedule not provided by school, figures not confirmed. Admission registration fees AED 150-320, book fees AED 600-850, uniforms AED 250-350, bus transportation fees AED 2,800.
  • Website domain not supplied or found, although there is a sort of school website at www.acmginternational.com/21cpa/. FB page at facebook.com/21CPA (FP 20 Jun 2013).
  • Additional email addresses might be 21stcentury.pvt@adec.ac.ae (but emails sent to ADEC addresses are ignored) or glineprocalla@yahoo.com. Additional fax number possibly +971-2-4413078 (not confirmed).
  • Accredited by the Philippines Department of Education?
  • Listed as Twenty First Century Private Academy (TFCPA, TCPA) in ADEC schools directory.
  • Location: Muroor Road, Hadbat Al Zaafran (Haadbat Al Zafranah). See below.
21st Century Private Academy locations
  • Location on Muroor Rd (New Airport Rd) between Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Pakistani Arab School and Al Wahda Secondary School (Al Qadisiya School), on the 6th of August School site (August Sixth School) (closed). GPS coordinates 24°26'35.66"N, 54°24'10.00"E (24.443238, 54.402778)?
  • Other location given as between KUSTAR and Al Zafranah Girls School, but that might be based on incorrect information (ADEC school directory 2011 had August 6th School location at that site). Unless 21st Century School relocated?
  • Location also given as on 7th St (Zayed The First St, Electra St), next to Al Muhairy Center in Al Manhal district (ACMG information) but that appears to be incorrect. Might be ACMG or UFE office?
Website and FB pages
  • Domain was www.21stcenturyeducation.com according to Polaris Education, but no website available there.
  • facebook.com/21CPA - FB page for school.
  • facebook.com/pages/21st-Century-Private-Academy/210438278985117. Originally FB spam. Not clear what it's used for since school changed owner and name. Seems to be someone's photo album with a school location map (FP 30 Oct 2015).
30 September 2015
  • The 21st Century Academy has closed after ADEC suspended its licence. A new school, The Philippine Global School, has opened in the same location, with same principal (?) but new owners, apparently The Philippine School in Dubai. Old contact information invalid. New contact information not provided.
  • The owners of the 21st Century Academy have reportedly kept fees and deposits paid by parents for the 2015-2016 school year, and are not refunding them, a total of about AED 2 million, which parents are trying to recover through the courts.
02 September 2016
  • The 21st Century Academy has not yet reopened for the 2015-2016 academic year, and information is unclear about when it will reopen, what happened to fees already paid, and who the new school operator will be.
  • New school name reported in The National as Philippine Global School, operated by The Philippine School in Dubai.
05 November 2013 review
  • Fax number updated to +971-2-4413078 (ADEC information). Previous information was +971-2-6310707.
  • Postal address PO Box 67986 Abu Dhabi is the same as that for the Middle East Private School (MEPS) in Baniyas, also a UFE school.
09 September 2013 review
  • Start date delayed to 22 September 2013 for KG1 and KG2 students according to a report in The National. Student numbers up to 1,600 or 1,800 in September 2013 according to the same report? Other sources say 1,000 or 1,200. Number of teachers not supplied but is probably more than 30 (previous information), and the report mentioned 60 teachers (unclear if that was the total number).
  • Contact information updated - PO Box 67986 Abu Dhabi UAE, tel +971-2-4413077, fax +971-2-6310707, email address 21cpa@acmginternational.com.
  • Principal's name is Ms Elizabeth M Comia (Lizabeth Comia). Was previously at United International Philippine School in Dubai? Date of change not supplied.
  • School ownership or management changed from Universal Future Education (UFE) to American Companies Management Group (ACMG). Or UFE takes care of educational management and ACMG takes care of financial management.
17 August 2011 review
  • Khaleej Times reported that two villa schools in Abu Dhabi, the PISCO Private School and Philippine National School (PNS) have been instructed to downsize by ADEC, and students are encouraged to register at the 21st Century School.
  • Student numbers or capacity 800, and 30 staff (unclear if total or teaching faculty only).
13 September 2010 review
  • The 21st Century Private Academy or Private School in Abu Dhabi is apparently the new Abu Dhabi Philippine Academy renamed (see that page for information prior to September 2010) according to a Khaleej Times report.
  • Opening date of the new school has been delayed to Sunday 19 September 2010.
  • No website URL found or supplied, fees information not supplied either.
  • Contact details not supplied, try calling the owners, Universal Future Education (UFE) on telephone +971-2-6338555 (and ask them to send us the correct contact information). Might also be called the UFE Private Academy or UFE Private School.


Last update 02 April 2016
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