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Aldar Academies is an education management company and schools operator, established May 2007 in Abu Dhabi. AA is a subsidiary of the sometimes profitable Aldar Properties company although Aldar Academies say they are a non-profit organisation. Aldar Academies opened new schools in September 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 so far. Schools usually cater to those wanting a western expat private education, and follow a British curriculum. Tuition fees charged put them among the more expensive schools in Abu Dhabi.
List of Aldar Academy schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, UAE
|Institute name||Level||Curriculum||Qualifications||School Fees||Comments|
|Al Ain International School||primary||UK||NC EYFS KS1 KS2||39,600-48,510|
|Al Bateen Aldar School|
|Al Bateen Primary School||primary||UK||ABPS comments|
|Al Bateen Secondary School||secondary||UK||IB, IGCSE||53,361-62,844||ABSS comments|
|Al Muna Primary School||primary||UK||FS, KS1, KS2||41,580||AMPS comments|
|Al Mushrif Primary School Abu Dhabi||primary||UK||FS, KS1, KS2||43,560||AMPSAD comments|
|Al Yasmina School||K-12||UK||GCSE, A-Level||41,580-57,330||AYS comments|
|Aldar Academies Primary School Al Ain||primary||UK|
|Aldar Island Academy||primary||UK||AIA comments|
|Pearl Primary School||primary||UK||39,600||PPS comments|
|Raha Island Academy||K-12||RIA comments|
|West Yas Academy||K-12||American, Arabic||Massachusetts, MOE||52,470-63,280|
06 April 2011
- Table updated to include new Aldar schools planned, under development, and/or opening soon.
- The Al Bateen Secondary School (ABSS) website says "All ALDAR schools are non-profit making schools. Any surplus is re-invested in the school for the benefit of the students." Aldar shareholders might not be impressed although according to the Aldar financial report for the year ending 31 December 2010, their schools business sector wasn't profit making anyway. Aldar reported a loss of AED 13 million for 2010 but it wasn't clear why - segment revenue was AED 91 million, depreciation and amortisation was AED 16 million, and no other details were supplied.
31 March 2010
- Aldar annual report for 2009 said about Aldar Academies planned schools for the future: A wide range of new academies have been proposed but as yet not confirmed. These include schools in Al Ain, Al Raha Beach, Yas Island, Saadiyat Island, and Al Falah development.
30 August 2009
- Contact details updated, previously was tel +971-2-6964488 and fax +971-2-6417503, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Location of Aldar Academies office is off Bateen Rd (Hazza Bin Zayed St) near intersection of 4th & 11th streets, Al Dhafrah, Al Nahyan district.
12 November 2007
- An Aldar Academy school in Al Raha is planned with opening date of September 2008, possibly called Al Raha Garden School or Raha Island Academy.
06 September 2007
Aldar Academies LLC is a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi based Aldar Properties (ALDAR). The Managing Director of Aldar Academies, Mr John Curly, said in a press release from 05 September 2007: "ALDAR Academies LLC is run on a not-for-profit basis". As Aldar Properties is a publicly listed company (on the Abu Dhabi Securities Market), their shareholders may have something to say about that policy.
- www.aldaracademies.ae gives a network error.
- www.aldaracademies.com is an unrelated spam website. Update (date unknown): it was spam, then it became the Aldar Academies website.
- Aldar Academies information on Aldar website.
- Head of Educational Development is Jim Harvey.
Aldar Academies intend to open and operate 20 schools in Abu Dhabi by 2012. The first one is the British curriculum Pearl Primary School, open 10 September 2007. A second school, intended as a follow-on school for PPS students and also following the British curriculum, will open at Al Raha Gardens in September 2008.
Aldar Academies profile, contact details
- Aldar Academies office is across Hazza Bin Zayed Rd from the Aldar Pearl Primary School.
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|Comments||Aldar Academies location map|
|CEO||John Curley||Managing Director|
|Postal Address||PO Box 51133, Abu Dhabi, UAE|
|Location||Al Dhafrah, Al Nahyan area||near junction Defense Rd (11th), Muroor Rd (4th)|
|Aldar Academies and Aldar Hospitality offices, Al Nahyan, Al Dhafra|
Last update Monday 16-Feb-2015
- www.aldaracademies.com appears to be the main AA website.
- www.aldar.com has AA information and press releases also.
- www.aldaracademies.ae returns a network error.
- www.aldaracademy.org belongs to the Aldar Academy in Sacramento, California, USA and is unrelated to the Abu Dhabi Aldar Academies.
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