ABC Private School
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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|
|School fees structure||9,504-23,300 dhs per year (2015-2016)|
|Teacher salary range||2,100 - 6,100 dhs per month (estimate only)|
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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?
|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 email@example.com. Previously firstname.lastname@example.org (or email@example.com). Also possibly firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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||Level||Curriculum||School fees||Reviews|
|Al Manara Private School||1984||K-12||Arabic/UAE|
|American International School Abu Dhabi||1995||K-12||US||29,000-53,000||AISAD reviews|
|Bangladesh Islamia School Abu Dhabi||August 1980||K-12||Bangladeshi, Bengali||3,800-5,700|
|Emirates Private School Abu Dhabi||1982||K-12||Arabic, UK, US||7,590-14,375||EPSAD reviews|
|French School Abu Dhabi||1972||K-12||French||19,000-35,000||FSAD reviews|
|Japanese School Abu Dhabi||1978||primary||Japanese||13,500-30,000||JSAD reviews|
Last update 07 March 2016
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