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Abu Dhabi International School

School name Abu Dhabi International School
Type of institute private profit-making K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Arabic, Islamic, UK, US
Qualifications or Courses IB, A-level, IGCSE, SAT, AP, AICE
Head of school Mrs Jihan Nasr (Superintendent and General Manager)
Executive body or owner Board of Governors
Date founded 1981
Number of students (approx) 1500
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Off Al Karamah St, Al Rawda - location map
Postal address PO Box 25898, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone +971-2-4434433
Fax +971-2-4436052
Email admin@aisuae.com
Website www.aisuae.com
School fees structure 12,500-25,600 dhs per year (2009-2010)
Teacher salary range 2,800 - 6,700 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
2.5 stars from 364 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
1.5 stars from 251 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
2 stars from 93 votes.    

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Abu Dhabi International School tuition fee structure
Grade KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2009-2010 12,500 13,500 14,500 15,200 16,200 17,400 18,700 19,200 20,100 20,700 21,800 23,100 24,500 25,600
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2008-2009 11,500                         25,600
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2007-2008 9,500                         23,500
  • Fees expected to increase for 2010-2011 according to AIS website (details not supplied).
  • Placement test fee AED 200 (non-refundable).
  • Registration deposit fee AED 1000. Additional fees for school uniforms and textbooks, to be purchased from the school (details not supplied).
  • Bus transport fees within Abu Dhabi city AED 1500 one way, or AED 3000 return. Presumably per year but check with school.
04 October 2009
  • Abu Dhabi International School (AIS) tuition fees 12,500-25,600, assumed to be for 2009-2010 academic year (not stated on AIS website). Previous information was AED 11,500-25,600, assumed to be for 2008-2009.
  • Additional fees and costs: deposit 1000 dhs, photograph 60 dhs, yearbook 75 dhs, website program 200 dhs, activity fees 150 dhs, ITBS fees 150 dhs, school uniform and text books.
  • Transport fees 1500 dhs one way or 3000 dhs return (within Abu Dhabi city).
  • Exam fees for A level, AS level, IB, IGCSE, SAT, TOEFL.
  • High School Principal - Mrs Sheugnet Carter
  • Middle School Principal & IGCSE Coordinator - Mr Michael Baker
  • Elementary School Principal - Mrs Paula Musson
  • Additional email aisem@emirates.net.ae (or aisem@eim.ae).
  • Location is behind the old American Embassy building?
05 September 2008
  • Fees information updated from Abu Dhabi International School (AIS, not ADIS?) website (Dh 9,500-23,500), assumed to be for 2008-2009 but not confirmed.
  • School offers International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma since 2005 for grades 11/12 according to website. Coordinator is Judith Hughes (email judith@aisuae.com).
  • AIS is not the same as ICS Abu Dhabi, although both AIS and ICS would be more popular with students speaking Arabic as a first language than the American International School AUH or the American Community School AUH (which are more popular with North American students).
  • AIS websites at www.ais.sch.ae and www.aisuae.com. It looks like www.aisuae.com is the more up-to-date site.
12 April 2008
  • Head's name is also spelt Jeehan Nasr (ADEZ information).
26 November 2006
  • According to the IB Organisation (IBO), AIS offers IB since January 2005 but it's not clarified on their own website (except for an IB logo on one page).
  • Another website at www.ais.sch.ae (old one)?
  • Date of fees information is 2001 (AIS website).
  • Qualifications also include ACT/AP?
  • Accredited by CITA.
  • Majority of students are Arabic.
  • Also/previously called "Abu Dhabi International Private School", "Abu Dhabi International Pvt School" or "Abu Dhabi International Private School WLL".
  • AIS was founded in 1981 by the head, Mrs Jihan Nasr.

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Last update 18 May 2010
General comments - might not apply to Abu Dhabi International 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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