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American International School Abu Dhabi

School name American International School Abu Dhabi
Type of institute private profit-making K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality US
Qualifications or Courses IB DP, PYP, US HS diploma
Head of school Dr Gareth Jones (Director, Principal)
Executive body or owner Educational Services Overseas Limited (ESOL)
Date founded 1995
Number of students (approx) 1100
Number of staff (approx) 100
School area, location map Al Rehan, Al Reehan - location map
Postal address PO Box 5992, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone +971-2-4444333
Fax +971-2-4444005
Email aisa@emirates.net.ae
Website www.aisa.sch.ae (new window)
School fees structure 29,000-53,000 dhs per year (2012-2013)
Teacher salary range 8,000-18,000 dhs per month (2012-2013)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 66 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3 stars from 22 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
2.5 stars from 25 votes.    

American International School Abu Dhabi admissions, reviews, notes

American International School Abu Dhabi reviews - add your comments, updates, or questions here.

American International School of Abu Dhabi (AISAD) tuition fee structure
Grade/Year KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2012-2013 29,000 32,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 53,000 53,000 53,000 53,000
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2011-2012 27,960 29,230 39,390 39,390 39,390 39,390 43,200 43,200 43,200 43,200 50,820 50,820 50,820 50,820
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2010-2011 27,960 29,230 39,390 39,390 39,390 39,390 43,200 43,200 43,200 43,200 50,820 50,820 50,820 50,820
ADEC approved fees (AED) 2010-20111 27,960 29,230 39,390 39,390 39,390 39,390 43,200 43,200 43,200 43,200 50,820 50,820 50,820 50,820
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2009-2010                                                                                                                                                          
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2008-2009 24,200                                                                                                                                     44,000
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2007-2008 22,000                                                                                                                                     40,000
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2006-2007                            
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2004-2006 12,350 14,550 21,100 21,100 21,100 21,100 25,600 25,600 25,600 25,600 32,100 32,100 32,100 32,100
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2002-2004 12,350 14,550 19,500 19,500 19,500 19,500 23,800 23,800 23,800 23,800 29,500 29,500 29,500 29,500
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2000-2002 12,350 14,550 18,500 18,500 18,500 18,500 22,000 22,000 22,000 22,000 26,500 26,500 26,500 26,500
  1. Maximum fees approved by ADEC (01 September 2010). Registration fee is AED 500 for all grades. Bus transport charges AED 3,500 (not clear if per term or per year). Uniform costs AED AED 210-220.
  • Pre-school or nursery fees are the same as for KG1.
  • 2012-2013 fee schedule not confirmed. Please send correct fee structure to education@dubaifaqs.com.
  • 2011-2012 bus transport fees: Abu Dhabi island AED 2,525 one way, 4,550 return. From areas not on Abu Dhabi island AED 3,100 one way, AED 5,700 return. Presumably annual fees rather than per term (not clear from information provided).
  • 2010-2011 tuition fees unconfirmed.
  • 2004-2005 enrolment fees (new students) AED 2,000, re-registration fee (returning students) AED 1,000. Bus transport fee AED 3,500 (presumably per year). Cost of books included in tuition fees.
  • Location is 29th st, opposite PepsiCo, Al Reehan (Al Rehhan), at junction of Airport Rd (2nd St) and 29th St.
Teaching jobs and salaries information (12 January 2007)
  • Teaching couples are provided with own partly furnished apartment (hard furniture, kitchen white goods and crockery but not small electrical appliances, linen). Single teachers share an apartment.
  • Bus transport provided to school. Utility bills are 50% subsidised by AISA (but not telephone, internet, or gas). Salary scale not supplied.
03 January 2009
  • Fees information updated to AED 24,200-44,000 for 2008-2009 (was 22,000-40,000 for 2007-2008). Fees include books and annual registration renewal. Initial fees are 500 dhs application and 2000 dhs registration; bus transport is 5000 dhs per year.
  • Director's name updated - Gareth Jones (previously Headmaster of International School of Paris) replaced previous AISD director Dr Walter Hetzer / Hertzer in summer 2008.
  • Secondary School Principal is Mr Felim Bolster, Elementary School Principal is Dr Robert Evans.
  • AISA apparently accepts special needs students with mild disabilities.
  • There is also an American International School in Dubai, which is also, or was previously, known as Al Andalus School (unknown if related to AISA).
27 June 2007
  • Fees information from AISA website for 2007-2008 should include the 11% fees increase which was approved by Abu Dhabi Educational Zone 13 June 2007. Some parents have said they're not happy about the increase since there was a 25% fee increase within the previous 12 months (see forum topic). Add 500 dhs application fee and 2000 dhs new registration fee (non-refundable) for new students. Fees include books and annual re-registration fee.
  • AISA is expecting to offer IBPYP and seeking CIS (Council for International Schools) accreditation.
  • Expansion plans for a new wing to increase teaching, laboratory, library and gym facilities for the 2008-2009 academic year.
12 January 2007 review
  • Also called "American International School - LLC".
  • Listed on IBO site as offering IB.
  • Walid Abushakra is Vice Chairman of the Board and Superintendent of AISA.
  • Other ESOL schools include Deira International School and Universal American School in Dubai, and several other schools in the Middle East region.
  • Most teachers are American or Canadian. AISA student body is international.
Schools in the same area as American International School Abu Dhabi
School Name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School Fees Comments
ABC Private School   September 1979   +971-2-4445800   primary  Arabic, UK National Curriculum of England (NC) 5,940-11,880   
Al Manara Private School   1984   +971-2-4447340   K-12  Arabic/UAE   
Al Worood Academy   1982   +971-2-4447655   K-12  Arabic / UK / US A-level, IGCSE, HS Diploma, SAT 11,220-24,860   
Bangladesh Islamia School Abu Dhabi   August 1980   +971-2-4446904   K-12  Bangladeshi, Bengali SSC, HSC, Dhaka Board 3,800-5,700   
Emirates Private School Abu Dhabi   1982   +971-2-4448863   K-12  UAE/UK/US A-level, ACT 9,000-24,000   
French School Abu Dhabi   1972   +971-2-4448075   K-12  French 19,000-35,000  FSAD comments 
Japanese School Abu Dhabi   1978   +971-2-4446104   primary  Japanese 13,500-30,000  JSAD comments 

 

Last update 24 May 2014
General comments - might not apply to American International School Abu Dhabi
  • Many popular schools are full for 2014-2015. 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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