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Abu Dhabi Philippine Academy

School name Abu Dhabi Philippine Academy
Type of institute private K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Philippines, US
Qualifications or Courses
Head of school
Executive body or owner Universal Future Education, UFE, ACMG
Date founded August 2010
Number of students (approx) 800
Number of staff (approx) 30
School area, location map Muroor, Hadbat Al Zaafran - location map
Postal address Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone renamed
School fees structure 3,000-6,400 dhs per year (2010-2011)
Teacher salary range 1,700 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 30 votes.
Parent satisfaction rating
3 stars from 8 votes.
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3.5 stars from 5 votes.

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Not to be confused with The Philippine School Abu Dhabi in Baniyas - a new school open September 2014.

Abu Dhabi Philippine Academy (ADPA) renamed as the Twenty First Century Philippine School (21st Century Private Academy) in September 2010.

List of Philippine Schools in Abu Dhabi (Filipino Schools in Abu Dhabi)

Abu Dhabi Philippine School (ADPS) doesn't exist by exactly that name but might be a reference to one of the following:

Abu Dhabi Philippine Academy School (ADPA) tuition fee structure and general information
  • Detailed fee schedule not supplied.
  • 2010-2011 tuition fee range reported (12-13 Aug 2010) as AED 3,000-5,400 for students moving from the Pioneers Filipino school, or up to AED 6,400 for new students. Additional fees charged for books, bus transport, uniform and books.
  • Curriculum offered will be American Filipino combination, or American supplemented by Philippines, or Philippine supplemented by American, or something.
  • School capacity 800 or 1,300 students? Conflicting information reported, correct figure not supplied or confirmed.
  • Levels offered will be KG to G10, possibly to G11 and G12 in future years but unclear if or when. KT report 17 Aug 2010 said ADPA can accommodate up to 1,300 students, but for the 2010/2011 academic year, it will enrol students only for Kindergarten to Grade 10 with an option to open up classes for grades 11 and 12 if required.
  • Facilities at ADPA after refurbishing of the 6th August campus will include auditorium, library, gymnasium, sports facilities, science laboratories (chemistry, physics), computer IT laboratories, a HELE/THE lab for Philippine subjects Home Economics and Livelihood Education (HELE) and Technology and Home Economics (THE), medical clinic with a licenced nurse (17 Aug 2010 report, KT).
  • Student nationalities not only Filipino. KT report 17 Aug 2010 said ADPA had already accepted English-speaking students from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia so far.
  • Location - Al Muroor, Hadbat Al Zafranah.
13 September 2010 - school renamed, and opening date delayed
  • The Abu Dhabi Philippine Academy has been renamed as the 21st Century Private Academy according to a Khaleej Times report 12 September 2010. Further updates will be added to the 21st Century School page.
20 August 2010
  • ADPA curriculum will be mixture of English and Filipino according to comments reported in the Gulf News by Esref Temel, operations manager at Universal Future Education (UFE), who said "The school will basically follow an English language curriculum but with Filipino supplements".
  • School capacity about 1,300 pupils? Report said The 6th of August School is tailored to absorb 1,323 students.
  • Not clear what levels the new school will offer. GN report said KG to G10 with G11 and G12 to be added, but that was in reference to the old Sixth August School which was an MOE curriculum boys school for G6-G9 according to ADEC information.
13 August 2010 - The Philippine Academy of Abu Dhabi
  • The Abu Dhabi Philippine Academy (ADPA) is a new school opening in the building previously known as the 6th August School (KT 12 August 2010). Name might be The Philippine Academy of Abu Dhabi, or Philippines or Filipino Academy in Abu Dhabi, or similar.
  • Telephone contacts for ADPA admission and enrolment enquiries - mobile +971-50-2333184, +971-50-2333185, +971-50-2333187 (KT report). Or try the school operators, Universal Future Education (UFE) tel +971-2-6774300.
  • Dr Daniel Sistona, previously the principal at the Pioneer International School, will become the vice-principal of the new school.
  • Kasey Conrad, consultant at UFE said to the KT "We are doing the analysis of salary schedule and salary package for both schools and we hope to complete that by Sunday. We'll prepare our salary scale based on the teacher's experience and education,"
  • Dr Sistona said in the KT report that "Around 80 per cent of those previously attending the Pioneers International Private School have already enrolled, and 80 per cent of teachers may be taken in by the new school,"
11 August 2010 - school operator announced (press release)
  • ADEC announced the appointment of Universal Future Education (UFE) to operate the new school in the 6th August School building in Abu Dhabi. UFE were also announced as the operators of the new school to be established in the Saad Bin Obaida School building in Baniyas district.
  • ADEC also said that the curriculum for the 6th August School would be an ADEC-approved English-language curriculum with supplementary Philippine language and cultural studies ... The school will provide a high quality American-focused KG-12 education.
  • School capacity will be up to about 1,320 students, and will accommodate the 450 students left stranded after the closure of Pioneer International School.
  • Start date at the new school will be about 13 September 2010 after the Eid break at the end of Ramadan.
  • Fees and salary information not supplied.
16 May 2010 review
  • The August Sixth School in Muroor is an old government school which the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has said will be reopened for students left without places after being chucked out of closed Abu Dhabi villa schools in 2010.
  • According to a 20 April 2010 report in The National, the school might only be a temporary reprieve until 2013 as it "will be required to move again to new buildings within three years."
  • Curriculum will be English or UAE Ministry of Education Arabic (unclear which). School capacity is reportedly up to 800 students.


Last update 06 January 2015
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