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Abu Dhabi Grammar School

School name Abu Dhabi Grammar School
Type of institute private profit-making K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Arabic, Canadian, Islamic
Qualifications or Courses Nova Scotia HS Diploma
Head of school Annmarie MacInnes (Principal)
Executive body or owner Fatima Assad (owner), Board of Governors
Date founded October 1994
Number of students (approx) 900
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Al Zahiyah, Tourist Club Area - location map
Postal address PO Box 27161, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone +971-2-6444703
Fax +971-2-6454703
Email agsadmin@agsgrmmr.sch.ae
Website www.agsgrmmr.sch.ae
School fees structure 19,000-41,000 dhs per year (2014-2015)
Teacher salary range 7,300-16,000 dhs per month (2013-2014)
Student satisfaction rating
3 stars from 183 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
2.5 stars from 42 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3 stars from 58 votes.    

Abu Dhabi Grammar School admissions, reviews, notes

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Abu Dhabi Grammar School (Canada) (ADGS, AGS) tuition fees and information

See also Abu Dhabi Grammar School Mussafah Branch, opened Sep 2014. Principal of new campus is Richard Siler.

Grade KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014c 19,000 19,000 21,000 22,500 24,000 25,500 27,000 28,500 30,000 31,500 33,000 35,000 38,000 41,000
                             
Annual fees (AED) 2010-2011 16,770 16,770 18,070 19,370 20,670 21,970 23,270 24,570 25,870 27,170 28,470 29,770 32,370 34,970
Registration fees 2010-2011 1,550 1,550 1,550 1,550 2,050 2,050 2,050 2,050 2,550 2,550 2,550 3,150 3,150 3,750
Annual fees (AED) 2009-2010 16,770 16,770 18,070 19,370 20,670 21,970 23,270 24,570 25,870 27,170 28,470 29,770 32,370 34,970
Textbook charges 2009-2010   1,375 1,650 1,915 2,315 2,845 2,845 3,055 2,780 2,865 3,080      
Annual fees (AED) 2008-2009 16,770 16,770 18,070 19,370 20,670 21,970 23,270 24,570 25,870 27,170 28,470 29,770 32,370 34,970
Annual fees (AED) 2007-2008 13,900 13,900 14,900 15,900 16,900 17,900 18,900 19,900 21,900 22,900 23,900 24,900 26,900 28,900
Annual fees (AED) 2003-2007 12,900 12,900 13,900 14,900 15,900 16,900 17,900 18,900 19,900 20,900 21,900 22,900 24,900 26,900
  • 2014-2015 fees unchanged from 2013-2014? Updated fee schedule not provided.
  • 2013-2014 fee range AED 19,000-41,000, figures are estimates only, not confirmed. Book costs AED 1,400-3,300 for KG2-G9, unknown for other grades. Bus transport AED 2,300 per year, uniforms cost AED 360.
  • 2011-2012 admission, registration, tuition fee schedule not supplied.
  • 2010-2011 AGS tuition fees appear to be unchanged from 2009-2010 (actual date not supplied, last checked on website 01 Oct 2010). Textbook fees information not supplied.
  • 2009-2010 AGS tuition fees appear to be unchanged from 2008-2009 (AGS website states 2008-2009 fees). Fees for 2009-2010 to be paid in 3 installments - date of application, date school starts, and third payment before the end of the first term. Additional fees 2009-2010 for registration and admission + Nova Scotia administration fee (estimate AED 2000-5000), uniforms. Textbooks to be bought from AGS bookshop. Textbook costs for Grades 10-12 depend on options selected but allow about AED 2,500-4,000 (higher prices for science subjects). Transport fees 2009-2010 for one term AED 2000 one way, AED 2500 return. For two terms AED 2500 one way, AED 4000 return.
  • 2009-2010 Scholarships available worth C$200-C$800 (AED300-AED3000 depending on exchange rate and grades) for students with an average of more than 90%.
  • Location: Tourist Club Area (area renamed as Al Zahiyah, Al Zahia in February 2014), behind ADCB and FGB. In building previously used by Al Tabouk School (Al Tabook Public School, a government school), on Street 22, Sector 1-74. Area also called Al Nadi Sayahi. Second branch in MBZ City opened Sep 2014.
  • Old location was in Al Bateen area (moved in 2007 or 2008), corner streets 4 and 5, behind Al Bateen Post Office, near Maali International School and Rawafed Private School.
ADGS school heads
  • Annmarie MacInnes (principal from Sep 2011)
  • Fatima H Assad (principal and owner, or principal owner).
  • Dan Toner?
21 August 2014
  • New branch of ADGS opened or opening soon in Mussafah Community, MBZ city.
  • Additional or updated email address for main branch is agsadmin@agsgrmmr.sch.ae but messages returned as failed delivery. Previous addresses agsgrmmr@emirates.net.ae (or agsgrmmr@eim.ae) and waynebarrett@agsgrmmr.sch.ae failed with error invalid user. Try admin address ami@staff.ednet.ns.ca.
  • FB page at facebook.com/pages/Abu-Dhabi-Grammar-School/161722477194683 (FP 01 Nov 2010) but doesn't look like an official page, not updated since 2012. Following pages are all FB spam and have no useful information.
    • facebook.com/pages/Abu-Dhabi-Grammar-School/215797098440085.
    • facebook.com/pages/Abu-Dhabi-Grammar-School-CANADA/417294988319305.
    • facebook.com/pages/Abudhabi-Grammar-School-AGS-Canada/112096512150474.
    • facebook.com/pages/Abu-Dhabi-Grammar-School-AGS-is-a-grammar-school-in-Abu-Dhabi-United-Arab-Emirates-located-in-Nadi-Al-Siyahi-Road-close-to-Abu-Dhabi-Mall/259133547605368.
08 December 2013 - new branch or relocation of ADGS
  • Reference seen to an Abu Dhabi Grammar School in Mussafah (Musaffah, Mussafa) or MBZ City construction project but no useful information supplied. Unknown if a real project, planned, proposed, made up, a name error for another school, if ADGS moving to a new location, or opening a new branch.
21 October 2010 - new ADGS premises opened
  • Abu Dhabi Grammar School (ADGS) opened new premises including new gymnasium, pool, cafeteria and a high school section with 10 classrooms, science lab, dance studio, music room, computer lab.
  • Press release said that Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter attended the official opening ceremony, along with Fatima Assad, owner and principal of the Abu Dhabi Grammar School.
  • Another email address given as waynebarrett@agsgrmmr.sch.ae? Listed in directories with school name Abu Dhabi Grammer School [sic], and old contact tel number.
01 October 2010 - ADGS tuition fees update
  • AGS tuition fee structure updated, not confirmed. According to website no increase, but a 10 September 2010 report in The National said Last year, Amr and Obada attended Abu Dhabi Grammar School, where the fees were Dh27,000 per child. This year, the school's fees have risen to Dh29,000.
  • So possibly add approximately 7.5% to amounts given in fee table above. Updated information not supplied by AGS.
03 January 2009 review
  • New location of AGS is Tourist Club Area near Abu Dhabi Mall (previously in Al Bateen area near Gulf Diagnostic Center or Khaleej Health Center).
  • New school building in 2007? School might be planning to expand to a larger site further out of Abu Dhabi one day.
  • Facilities include indoor pool, indoor sports hall, grass playing field.
  • Contact details updated from AGS website. Previous tel +971-2-6662900, fax +971-2-6665998. Principal's email agsadmin@agsgrmmr.sch.ae.
  • Fees for Grade 10 students AED 27,770? Cheaper than Grade 9? Might be a typo - perhaps 29,770 is correct?
24 August 2008 review
  • Fees updated from website, assumed to be for 2008-2009 but not confirmed (was AED 13,900-28,900 per year). Fees increased by 30%? Might have been about 15% per year for two years?
  • A few negative comments about the school seen from parents in 2007.
20 August 2007 review
  • Fees updated (was AED 13,000-27,000 per year).
  • AGS and Nova Scotia registration fees AED 1550 for KG-Grade 2, AED 2050 for Grades 3-6, AED 2550 Grades 7-9, AED 3150 Grades 10-11, AED 3750 Grade 12.
  • Transport fees AED 1600-2000 for one term, AED 2000-3000 for two terms.
18 August 2006 review
  • AGS is accredited by Department of Education (DOE), Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Another email address is mtibrahim@agsgrmmr.sch.ae.
  • Last update on website site says 15 March 2006. Dan Toner previous head?
  • Reports of good teachers but poor administration (not unusual for UAE schools), one comment seen about bullying and poor student English.
  • Sometimes called the Canadian Grammar School in Abu Dhabi. Full name Abu Dhabi Grammar School (Canada) or Abu Dhabi Grammar Private School.

 

Last update 08 January 2015
General comments - might not apply to Abu Dhabi Grammar School
  • Many popular schools are full for 2017-2018. 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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