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Edison World School Abu Dhabi

School name Edison World School Abu Dhabi
Type of institute private profit-making K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality US
Qualifications or Courses
Head of school
Executive body or owner
Planned opening date planned
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map
Postal address Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone planned
School fees structure
Teacher salary range see general comments

Edison World School Abu Dhabi admissions, reviews, notes

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Scam warning September 2016

<red> Although Edison World School was announced in 2011, there has been no updated official information about the school development (except for a vague comment on The Avenues World School website to say they plan to open in Abu Dhabi "over the next decade"). However, the name is being used in 2016 to advertise teaching jobs in a similar way to previous teaching and other job scams in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. Which is that an offer is made, and if you accept it, you are then asked to send or transfer money for visa and other fees. It is contrary to UAE Labour Law for the employee to pay for any visa or employment related expenses.

The EWS websites at www.edisonworldsch.com and/or www.edisonworldschool.com are for a fake school, copied from Repton School Abu Dhabi (which is a real school).

The EWS website at www.ewsabudhabi.com (no longer available) was copied from Mayoor Indian School in Abu Dhabi (which is also a real school).

Be very careful relying on any information from sources such as Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc which claim to represent Edison World School. They may be for the fake school (all the ones we checked in Oct 2016 were for the fake school).

See forum topic for more information.

Note that the below information from 2011 is for the proposed Edison or The Avenues World School Abu Dhabi, not the fake one used for the teaching job scam in 2016. According to The Avenues website (as of Sep 2016), the plan or proposal still exists. Official name seems to be "Avenues: The World School".

Last update 11 Oct 2016.

06 April 2011 review
  • The World School is a possible Edison school planned for Abu Dhabi sometime in the next 10 years according to an article published by Forbes Magazine (USA) [Error? Check, was Forbes or Fortune magazine?] about Avenues: The World School in New York, and the CEO of Avenues World Holdings LLC, Chris Whittle, who also founded EdisonLearning (or Edison Schools, or Edison Education, or something).
  • The report said (referring to the NY school): That $60 million flagship location will be the first of at least 20 such campuses to be built over the next decade in major cities including London, Paris, Beijing, Moscow, Tokyo, Mumbai, São Paulo, Abu Dhabi, Sydney, and Johannesburg, as well as Washington and San Francisco. The Avenues conceit is that all 20 sites -- connected by technology and ethos -- will be part of a single school with one student body and one faculty.
  • We haven't figured out exactly the relationship between The Avenues and Edison but it sounds like there won't be anything happening in Abu Dhabi for a few years yet.
  • Further information at www.avenues.org for The Avenues organisation and school, and www.edisonlearning.com for Edison Learning.
  • GEMS Education in Dubai signed an agreement in January 2007 to develop and/or manage Edison schools in the Middle East. Nothing obvious has happened since then. Unknown whether there is still a connection or not, or if there are any concrete Edison school development plans by GEMS.
  • www.reuters.com/article/us-school-global-idUSTRE70U5PM20110131, "World School" announces first of 20 campuses in New York, 31 March 2011.
  • www.fortune.com/2011/04/06/chris-whittles-plan-to-make-a-world-class-private-school/, Chris Whittle's plan to make a world-class private school, 06 April 2011.
  • [Check] Report or article not found on Forbes website. Confused Forbes with Fortune in original review information?


Last update 06 April 2011
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