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Monday 22 January 2018 (UAE)   

ABC Private School in Abu Dhabi

School name ABC Private School
Type of institute private profit-making primary school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Arabic, Islamic, UK
Qualifications or Courses UAE MOE, NC, IGCSE
Head of school Mr Terry Hopkins (Principal)
Executive body or owner
Date founded September 1979
Number of students (approx) 1,300
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Al Shamkha - location map
Postal address PO Box 106091, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone +971-2-4445800
Fax +971-2-4444163
Email enquiries@abc.sch.ae
Website www.abcprivateschool.com
School fees structure 9,504-23,300 dhs per year (2015-2016)
Teacher salary range 2,100 - 6,100 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 119 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 33 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3.5 stars from 38 votes.    

ABC Private School admissions, reviews, notes

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ABC Private School tuition fee structure and general information

See also ABC Nursery in Al Dhafrah (Al Dhafra). Same ownership as ABC School?

Grade/Year KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual fees (AED) 2015-2016 (new) 17,500 17,500 19,300 19,300 19,300 19,300 19,300 21,200 21,200 23,300 23,300      
Annual fees (AED) 2015-2016 (existing)   7,128 9,504 9,504 10,454 11,405 12,355 14,256            
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014c 5,940 5,940 7,920 7,920 8,712 9,504 10,296 11,880                                                                  
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2010-2011                            
  • 2015-2016: Registration fee AED 1,000, bus transport AED 4,500 (annual), uniform costs (estimate) AED 650 for existing students, AED 900 for new students. Sibling discounts 10% for second child, 20% for third, 50% for 4th and additional siblings. Two fee schedules, one for new enrolments, one for existing students transferring from previous ABC villa school location (old fees + 20%). KG2 existing student fees from ADEC but not in fee schedule supplied by school.
  • 2014-2015 fee schedule not provided.
  • 2013-2014 fee schedule not confirmed. Books AED 650-1,730, bus transport charges AED 2,160-2,520.
  • Special Needs students accepted - ABC information says "... with a well-planned Special Needs program to cater for students at either end of the ability range."
  • Owner's name not provided.
  • Location (new, marker B on map): Plot 8, 1st Street, Sector SH22, Al Shamka, Abu Dhabi. See new location map (new window).
  • Location (old, marker A on map) (source ADEC): near junction of 25th Street (Al Dhafra Rd) and Eastern Ring Road (8th St), behind Abu Dhabi Police College or Academy, Al Zahra, Al Rayhan. Not near American International School in Abu Dhabi on 29th Street (given in several other sources).
05 March 2016
  • ABC School moved to new purpose built campus in Al Shamkha (not Shahamah) in September 2015. Tel and fax numbers unchanged.
  • New facilities include science and technology laboratories, computer science rooms, library, music room, auditorium, swimming pool, medical clinic, cafeteria.
  • Head's name updated to Mr Terry Hopkins (Principal). Was previously principal at Global English School in Al Ain (or someone with the same name was). Previous head of ABC school was Mogens Mikkelsen (Director).
  • New postal address is PO Box 106091, Al Shamkha City. Previously PO Box 70578, Abu Dhabi.
  • Email address updated to enquiries@abc.sch.ae. Previously abc_sch@emirates.net.ae (or abc_sch@eim.ae). Also possibly nursery@abc.sch.ae, abschol@eim.ae, abschol@emirates.net.ae.
  • FB page at facebook.com/AbcPvtSchoolAbuDhabi/. No website at domain www.abc.sch.ae.
  • Mobile number: +971-50-1214753 (ref: ISG, VW, not confirmed by school).
11 September 2014 review
  • ABC is closing or relocating to Shahama in 2014? Add a comment to the forum topic or send us an update.
  • Incorrect information, needs update. Al Dhahma Model School is a public boys school in Al Ain city. ABC School is a private co-ed villa school in Abu Dhabi city.
14 March 2010 review
  • Also called Al Dahmaa Secondary Model School, Al Dahma'a, AlDahma, AlDahmaa? Located near the Al Ain SouqExtra shopping center (Souk Extra).
  • Fees information not supplied.
  • 2015 September (delayed?): Moved to new campus in Al Shamkha, operating as a KG-Grade 9 school. Expansion to Grades 10-12 in future years?
  • 1991: First Grade 6 graduating class.
  • 1983: Expanded to KG1 classes, with expansion up to Grade 6 year by year.
  • 1979: ABC School opened as a nursery.

Schools in or near Al Shamkha close to ABC Private School

School name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School fees Reviews
Al Manara Private School   1984   +971-2-4447340   K-12  Arabic/UAE   
Al Worood Academy   1982   +971-2-4447655   K-12  Arabic, UK, US A-level, IGCSE, HS Diploma, SAT 14,193-31,448  AWA reviews 
American International School Abu Dhabi   1995   +971-2-4444333   K-12  US IB DP, PYP, US HS diploma 29,000-53,000  AISAD reviews 
Bangladesh Islamia School Abu Dhabi   August 1980   +971-2-4446904   K-12  Bangladeshi, Bengali SSC, HSC, Dhaka Board 3,800-5,700   
Emirates Private School Abu Dhabi   1982   +971-2-4448863   K-12  Arabic, UK, US A-level, ACT, MOE 7,590-14,375  EPSAD reviews 
French School Abu Dhabi   1972   +971-2-4448075   K-12  French 19,000-35,000  FSAD reviews 
Japanese School Abu Dhabi   1978   +971-2-4446104   primary  Japanese 13,500-30,000  JSAD reviews 


Last update 07 March 2016
General comments - might not apply to ABC Private School
  • Many popular schools are full for 2018-2019. New schools in Abu Dhabi might have places.
  • Allow extra for books, extra-curricular activities, uniforms, trips, etc if not included in school fees.
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