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Glenelg School Abu Dhabi

School name Glenelg School Abu Dhabi
Type of institute private secondary school
Curriculum or Student Nationality UAE, Islamic, US
Qualifications or Courses AP
Head of school Rashida Nachef (Headmaster)
Executive body or owner The Petroleum Institute Abu Dhabi (PI), ADNOC
Date founded September 2008
Number of students (approx) 500
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Sas Al Nakhl, Umm Al Nar - location map
Postal address PO Box 114124, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone +971-2-5992001
Fax +971-2-5589043
Website www.gsad.sch.ae (new window)
School fees structure 19,000-36,000 dhs per year (2013-2014)
Teacher salary range 4,300 - 9,500 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3 stars from 139 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3 stars from 24 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
2 stars from 108 votes.    

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Glenelg School of Abu Dhabi (GSAD) fee structure and information

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Grade/Year KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2014-2015 19,000 20,000 21,000 22,000 23,500 25,000 26,500 28,500 29,000 29,500 30,000 32,000 34,000 36,000
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2012-2013                            
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2011-2012 19,000 20,000 21,000 22,000 23,500 25,000 26,500 28,500 29,000 29,500 30,000 32,000 34,000 36,000
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2008-2011c 19,000 20,000 21,000 22,000 23,500 25,000 26,500 28,500 29,000 29,500 30,000 32,000 34,000 36,000
  • 2012-2013 fee schedule not supplied.
  • 2010-2011 fees unchanged from previous year. Admission registration fee AED 500, book costs AED 1,200-2,600, bus transport AED 3,500, uniform costs AED 500.
  • 2009-2010 fee schedule not provided by school, but apparently unchanged from 2008-2009.
  • 2008-2009 registration fee AED 500 (non-refundable but offset against tuition fees), bus transportation fee AED 3,500 per year (AED 1,750 per semester), additional fees for uniforms and books. Fees payable twice yearly, in September and January.
  • Location: near Abu Dhabi Petroleum Institute, and Abu Dhabi Gold Club, Umm Al Nar, near Sas Al Nakhl (Sas Al Nakheel).
Glenelg School of Abu Dhabi (GSAD) campus contact details
  Telephone Fax Head of Campus
GSAD Female Campus +971-2-5992002 +971-2-5589045 Rashida Nachef (Principal)
GSAD Male Campus +971-2-5992001 +971-2-5589043 Elie Jurdak (Principal)
16 May 2010
  • Glenelg School of Abu Dhabi (GSAD) head's name updated to Rashida Nachef (is still head of female campus also?). Previously headmaster was Kofi Agyeman. Date of change not supplied.
  • GSAD Abu Dhabi main campus is for Grades 6-12 for 2009-2010 academic year.
  • GSAD opened in September 2009 according to website, but previous information was that it opened in September 2008? The Glenelg School of Abu Dhabi opened September 2009 with Grades 7-11 and will graduate its first class in 2010.
  • Contact details according to ADCCI directory are PO Box 898, tel +971-2-6023706?
04 January 2009 review
  • Full name is The Glenelg School of Abu Dhabi (GSAD).
  • School provides education for Emirati citizens, and other nationalities, in grades 7-11, in separate campuses for male and female students (can accept up to 400 students in each campus). Capacity of school is up to 1000 students.
  • Contact details above are for the men's campus. Contact details for the women's campus are tel +971-2-5992002 and fax +971-2-5589045.
  • GSAD school might expand to elementary and middle school levels.
  • School headmaster is Kofi Agyeman. Principal of the Girls Campus is Rashida Nachef.
  • Facilities include engineering labs, IT labs, communications center, media studio, sports facilities.
  • GSAD curriculum is based on the curriculum of the Glenelg Country School in Maryland, USA, adapted for UAE students. Medium of instruction is English.
  • Glenelg School was established by the Petroleum Insitute in Abu Dhabi so salary packages for teachers should be quite good (over 20k dirhams per month for 2008-2009?).
  • GSAD goal is to prepare students for further study in engineering related subjects at the ADNOC Petroleum Institute.
  • No general email found for school but try afink@gsad.sch.ae for admissions director, recruitment@gsad.sch.ae for jobs, lblais@gsad.sch.ae for finance director, and maybe kagyeman@gsad.sch.ae for the headmaster.


Last update 11 February 2015
General comments - might not apply to Glenelg School Abu Dhabi
  • Many popular schools are full for 2018-2019. 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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