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Emirates National Schools in Abu Dhabi

School name Emirates National Schools
Type of institute private K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Arabic/US/UK
Qualifications or Courses IBPYP, IBMYP, IB, AP
Head of school Dr Kenneth D Vedra (Director General)
Executive body or owner UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs
Date founded September 2002
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Abu Dhabi city, Al Ain, MBZ City
Postal address Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone see notes
Fax
Email info@ens.sch.ae
Website www.ens.sch.ae (new window)
School fees structure 20,780-53,770 dhs per year (2012-2013)
Teacher salary range 4,700 - 14,100 dhs per month (estimate only, not confirmed)

Emirates National Schools admissions, reviews, notes

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The Emirates National Schools Abu Dhabi Group (ENS Group) (Emirates National Private School) tuition fees structure and general information
  • Send information, corrections, and updates to education@dubaifaqs.com.
Grade/Year Pre KG KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014                              
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2012-2013   20,780 20,780 28,720 28,720 28,720 28,720 31,600 31,600 34,120 34,120 38,120 44,490 49,240 53,770
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2010-2011            17,500 17,500 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 27,600 27,600 29,700 29,700 33,400 39,300 43,500 47,700
Annual book fees (AED) 2010-2011            950 950 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,500 1,500 1,800 1,800 1,900 1,900 2,100 2,100
  • 2013-2014 tuition fee structure not supplied. Please send fee structure to education@dubaifaqs.com.
  • 2010-2011 registration fee AED 500. Same fees apply to all three branch campuses of ENS - Abu Dhabi City, MBZ City, and Al Ain.
  • See individual ENS School pages for updates to fee structure and schedules, admission and registration information, address and location map information, contact details.
  • Email contact is (or was) info@ens.sch.ae? Updated email contact not supplied or found.
  • Separate boys and girls high school or secondary school sections from Grades 5-12, co-ed primary school sections from KG to Grade 4?
  • Main website of Emirates National School is www.ens.sch.ae. URL domain www.emiratesnationalschool.com (www.emirates national school.com) not available, not for ENS schools.
  • Chairman of ENS Schools Board of Directors is Ahmed Al Humairi.
  • Head or CEO of ENS Group is Dr Kenneth D Vedra (Director General)?

The Emirates National School (Abu Dhabi MBZ and Al Ain branches) - appears to only be schools in Abu Dhabi, not the rest of the UAE:

Emirates National School curriculum and planned implementation of IB program 2010-2015 calendar
  • ENS website says that starting in the 2010-2011 academic year, "ENS has a five year plan to achieve our goal of full IBO authorization, for all programs and at all campuses, and AdvancEd accreditation at all campuses."
  • ENS website also says "As part of our work in moving toward International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Authorization (IBMYP), we will began the alignment of our grade 6 through 8 courses, using the IBMYP framework during the 2011 – 12 school year and will complete that work during the 2012 -13 school year."
  • And for students graduating in 2015 (2014-2015 academic year?), which implies students starting in Grade 11 September 2013, "As a part of the new graduation requirements, students will have a choice of International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Courses in grades eleven and twelve; Advanced Placement (AP) College Board Courses in grades eleven and twelve; and/or our standard ENS college preparatory classes."
  • For Advanced Placement (AP) classes, "ENS began teaching College Board – Advanced Placement Classes in grades 11 and 12 at the MBZ and ADC campuses in the Fall of 2012. Additional classes will be taught at all three campuses in the 2013 -14 school year."
  • Planned timeline of IB program implementation and status at ENS schools is something like this according to ENS information:
    • 2010-2011 - "Emirates National Schools attained candidacy status for the IBO Primary Years Program (IBPYP) at all three campuses during the 2010 – 2011 academic year."
    • 2011-2012 - "During the 2011 -12 school year, we will have a visitation by an official International Baccalaureate consultant who will assist us in preparing for an IBO Authorization Visit during the 2012 – 13 school year." Visits were planned for between January and May 2013.
    • 2012-2013 - "ENS attained International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program Authorization at each campus during the 2012 -13 and now has IB PYP World School Status at each campus."
    • 2013-2014 - "ENS will continue on the candidacy journey for IB MYP and DP programs during the 2013 – 14 school years as outlined in the 5 year strategic plan approved by the Board of Directors."
  • As of 16 Sep 2013, according to the official IBO website (International Baccalaureate Organisation), ENS only offers (or is only authorized to offer) the IB Primary Years Program (IB PYP). Which means ENS is still in candidate status for those programs, assuming they are offered at all campuses (which makes sense given the ENS timeline).
Emirates National School Powerschool
  • Power School Student Information Management System for ENS students, parents, and teachers, installed in 2010-2011 academic year.
  • www.ensps.sch.ae is website domain URL for the ENS Powerschool online portal.
  • Navigation menu not obvious, try www.ensps.sch.ae/public/jQueryTab/Pages/index.html for home page and links.
Emirates National Schools jobs, careers, salary, pay scale information
  • Some teaching jobs advertised on ENS website at www.ens.sch.ae/career/ but unknown when vacancies are valid for (closing date of applications not obvious).
  • Email CVs to career2010@ens.sch.ae.
Other ENS schools in the UAE
  • Emirates National School Ajman - doesn't exist as far as we know.
  • Emirates National School Sharjah UAE (ENS Sharjah, ENSS) has the same name as other ENS schools but is an independent operation and is not part of the ENS Group in Abu Dhabi.
Other schools which might be referred to as an Emirates National School but are not part of the ENS Group:
Emirates National School blogs (unknown if any have unofficial or official ENS status)
  • ensaa.schoolblogs.org - class blog from class 4B at Al Ain Emirates National School? Seems to have been used from end of 2012 to beginning of 2013 only.
  • ensabudhabi.blogspot.ae - old (last entry Nov 2008), critical blog by a teacher (maybe a former teacher if ENS figured who it was). Rather blunt and ascerbic, unknown how accurately it reflects Emirates National School reputation (or did).
  • ensadc.weebly.com - ENS blog (Abu Dhabi campus?), seems to be infrequently updated (beginning of 2013 had a few entries). Principal and management comments. Has links to some other ENS blogs (click on ADC LINKS in the navigation menu).
  • ictensadc.weebly.com - IT or ICT blogs from Grades 1-4 only? Abu Dhabi primary school campus?

 

Last update 16 September 2013
General comments - might not apply to Emirates National Schools
  • 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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