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Abu Dhabi school finder

List of private and international schools in Abu Dhabi

List of schools and details
School name  Tel   Level  Curriculum Qualifications School fees Reviews
21st Century Academy Abu Dhabi   Closed Sep 2015   K-12  Philippines, US
K-12
7,500-10,500  2CAAD reviews 
ABC Private School   +971-2-4445800   primary  Arabic, UK
primary
UAE MOE, NC, IGCSE 9,504-23,300  APS reviews 
Abilities Development Centre        Support Services
Special Needs   
Ability Center for Special Needs   +971-2-5584341     Special Needs
Special Needs   
Abu Dhabi Autism Center   +971-2-5821621     Special Needs
Special Needs  ADAC reviews 
Abu Dhabi Center for Language and Speech Disorders   closed Oct 2012     Support Services
Special Needs   
Abu Dhabi Grammar School   +971-2-6444703   K-12  Arabic, Canadian
K-12
Nova Scotia HS Diploma 19,000-41,000  ADGS reviews 
Abu Dhabi Grammar School Mussafah   +971-2-5524223   K-12  Arabic, Canadian
K-12
Alberta 28,000-34,000  ADGSM reviews 
Abu Dhabi High College       
 ADHC reviews 
Abu Dhabi Indian School   +971-2-4488025   K-12  Indian
K-12
CBSE 5,700-10,240  ADIS reviews 
Abu Dhabi Indian School Al Wathba   +971-2-5831991     Indian
CBSE 8,650-19,450  ADISAW reviews 
Abu Dhabi International School   +971-2-4434433   K-12  Arabic/UK/US
K-12
IB, A-level, IGCSE, SAT, AP, AICE 12,500-25,600  ADIS reviews 
Abu Dhabi Junior Academy   +971-2-4450600   primary  UK
primary
  
Abu Dhabi National Academy   does not exist    
 ADNA reviews 
Abu Dhabi Philippine Academy   renamed   K-12  Philippines, US
K-12
3,000-6,400  ADPA reviews 
Abu Dhabi Secondary School   +971-2-6662874   secondary  Arabic
secondary
  
Abu Mousa Al Ashaari Private School   +971-2-5832419   primary  Arabic, UAE
primary
MOE, co-ed, KG1-G5 7,000-8,000   
Ajyal International School   +971-2-4097100   K-12  UK, UAE
K-12
IGCSE, A-level, IB PYP MYP Diploma 26,500-44,500   
Al Azhar Palestine Private School   Closed Jul 2010   primary  Arabic, UAE
primary
MOE, co-ed, KG-G6   
Al Bahiya Private School   +971-2-5564666   primary  Arabic, UAE
primary
MOE, co-ed, KG-G6 14,000-21,000   
Al Bahya Boys Primary School   +971-2-5632570   primary  Arabic, UAE
primary
MOE, Cycle 1, Boys G1-G5   
Al Bashair Private School   +971-2-5531666   K-12  Arabic, UAE
K-12
MOE, co-ed, girls only G6-12 16,000-29,000   
Al Basma British School   +971-2-5623454   primary  Arabic, UK
primary
18,000-28,000  ABBS reviews 
Al Bateen Aldar School   List    
  
Al Bateen Model School   +971-2-4916805   primary  UAE
primary
MOE, Cycle 1, Boys G1-G5  ABMS reviews 
Al Bateen Primary School   planned   primary  UK
primary
 ABPS reviews 
Al Bateen Scientific Private School   +971-2-6652411   K-12  Arabic, UAE, US
K-12
MOE, US, co-ed, girls only G4-12 11,000-21,600  ABSPS reviews 
Al Bateen Secondary School   +971-2-8132000   secondary  UK
secondary
IB, IGCSE 53,361-62,844  ABSS reviews 
Al Bustan Private School   +971-2-6330036   K-10  Arabic / US
K-10
5,300-7,300  ABPS reviews 
Al Dana School   closed    
  
Al Dhabiania Model School   +971-2-4479003   primary  Arabic, UAE
primary
MOE, Cycle 1, Girls G1-G5   
Al Dhabiania Private School   +971-2-6678282   K-12  Arabic, US
K-12
MOE, co-ed KG-G3, girls G4-G12 7,000-12,870   
Al Dhafra Private School   +971-2-6108400   K-12  Arabic, UK, US
K-12
A-level, IGCSE, SAT 22,000-38,000   
Al Eman School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-4436723   K-10  Arabic, UAE
K-10
MOE, co-ed, KG-G9 4,100-6,500   
Al Etihad Center for Disabilities   +971-2-5563469     Arabic
Special Needs   
Al Fajr English International School   Closed Jul 2014   K-10  Arabic, UK
K-10
IGCSE, O-levels 3,930-6,350   
Al Falah School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-6427880   K-10  Arabic, UAE, UK
K-10
  
Al Ikhlas Private School   +971-2-5853591   primary  Arabic, UAE
primary
MOE, co-ed, KG-G12 9,000-20,000   
Al Imam Muslim School   Closed Jul 2013   primary  Arabic, UAE
primary
MOE, Cycle 1, Boys G1-G5   
Al Ittihad National School   +971-2-5562666   K-10  Arabic, UAE, US
K-10
18,100-37,100   
Al Jazeera School   unknown    
  
Al Khaleej Autism Center   +971-2-6652004     UAE
Special Needs   
Al Maali International School   +971-2-5591000   K-12  Arabic, US
K-12
MOE, US, co-ed KG-G3 6,000-18,000  AMIS reviews 
Al Malakia Private School   Closed Sep 2005     Arabic, UAE
UAE MOE  AMPS reviews 
Al Manara Private School   +971-2-4447340   K-12  Arabic/UAE
K-12
  
Al Manhal International School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-4477208   K-12  Arabic, UAE
K-12
7,700-14,600   
Al Mashael National Private School   +971-2-4482414   K-12  Arabic, UAE
K-12
MOE   
Al Mashreq Private School   Closed Jul 2010   primary  Arabic, UAE
primary
MOE   
Al Mawaheb Model School   +971-2-4460016     UAE
  
Al Muna Primary School   +971-2-5014777   primary  UK
primary
FS, KS1, KS2 41,580  AMPS reviews 
Al Murooj Scientific Private School   +971-2-6669229   K-10  Arabic, UK
K-10
A-level, IGCSE 10,025-17,150   
Al Mushraf School       
  
Al Mushrif Chinese School   +971-2-6500536   primary  Arabic, Chinese, English, UAE
primary
MOE KG, Cycle 1 G1-G6   
Al Mushrif Primary School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-8132200   primary  UK
primary
FS, KS1, KS2 43,560  AMPSAD reviews 
Al Mushrif School   List    
  
Al Mutasem School   closed     Arabic, UAE
MOE   
Al Muzdalifa School   +971-2-5838023   primary  UAE
primary
MOE, girls G1-G5   
Al Nahda National School Boys   +971-2-4454200   secondary  UAE, UK, US
secondary
MOE, A-levels, IGCSE, SAT 15,350-22,800   
Al Nahda National School Girls   +971-2-4477600   K-12  UAE, UK, US
K-12
MOE, A-levels, IGCSE, SAT 19,800-24,000   
Al Nahda National Schools      K-12  UAE, UK, US
K-12
A-levels, IGCSE, SAT, GSEC   
Al Najah Private School   +971-2-5530935   K-12  UAE, UK, US
K-12
GCSE, A-Level, AP, IB 11,500-24,700   
Al Noor Indian Islamic School   +971-2-6415782     Indian
CBSE   
Al Noor Speech Hearing Capacity Day Centre   +971-2-4493844    
Special Needs   
Al Qadesyah Secondary School   +971-2-4482818     UAE
  
Al Rabeeh Academy   +971-2-6795991   K-12  Arabic, UK
K-12
EYFS, NC, UAE MOE 38,900-46,000   
Al Rabeeh School   +971-2-4482856   primary  Arabic, UK
primary
KG-G6, Islamic, UAE MOE 26,900-33,200  ARS reviews 
Al Raha Gardens Schools   List   K-12  International, UK, US
K-12
IB, NC  ARGS reviews 
Al Rayyan National Private School   +971-2-4464575   K-12  Indian, UAE
K-12
IGCSE 5,100-6,975   
Al Sahaba Private School   Closed Jul 2010   K-10  Arabic, UAE
K-10
MOE   
Al Sahel Private School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-6310022   primary  Arabic, UAE
primary
MOE  ASPSAD reviews 
Al Salam Private School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-6414499   K-12  Arabic, UK
K-12
IGCSE, AS, A-levels 6,850-20,800  ASPSAD reviews 
Al Shohub School   +971-2-4464800   K-12  Arabic/UK
K-12
A-level, GCSE 12,500-33,000  ASS reviews 
Al Shomoo Private School   +971-2-6730589   K-10  Arabic/US
K-10
  
Al Sorouh American School   +971-2-5861133   primary  Arabic, MOE, US
primary
Islamic, KG-G6 20,300-24,360   
Al Talaee Private School   closed   primary  UAE
primary
  
Al Wahda Secondary School   +971-2-4482818     UAE
  
Al Wathba Private School   +971-2-5833438   primary  Arabic, UAE
primary
MOE, co-ed, KG-G6 4,500-8,000  AWPS reviews 
Al Worood Academy   Closed 2015   K-12  Arabic, UK, US
K-12
A-level, IGCSE, HS Diploma, SAT 14,193-31,448  AWA reviews 
Al Yasat School   +971-2-6412300   K-12  Arabic, US
K-12
MOE, co-ed, KG-G12, AERO 14,000-21,000  AYS reviews 
Al Yasmina School   +971-2-5014888   K-12  UK
K-12
GCSE, A-Level 41,580-57,330  AYS reviews 
Al Zaafarana Primary School   closed   primary  UAE, Arabic
primary
MOE, Cycle 1, Girls G1-G5   
Al Zafranah School Abu Dhabi   unknown    
  
Aldar Academies   +971-2-6905816    
39,000-63,000  AA reviews 
Aldar Island Academy   renamed   primary  UK
primary
 AIA reviews 
Aliaa International School Abu Dhabi   proposed    
  
American Academy Abu Dhabi   renamed   K-12 
K-12
 AAAD reviews 
American Community School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-6815115   K-12  US
K-12
IB, AP 39,960-73,130  ACSAD reviews 
American International School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-4444333   K-12  US
K-12
IB DP, PYP, US HS diploma 29,000-53,000  AISAD reviews 
Amity International School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-5039000   K-12  UK
K-12
National Curriculum 43,300-61,010   
Armenian School of Abu Dhabi        Armenia
  
Asian International Private School   +971-2-6419112     Indian
CBSE   
Aspen Heights British School   +971-2-5642229   K-10  UK
K-10
National Curriculum 35,000-50,000   
Assistive Technology Learning Resource Center UAE        Support Services
Special Needs   
Atfaal Al Khair Private School   Renamed     Pakistan
 AAKPS reviews 
August 6th School Abu Dhabi   Closed   primary  UAE, Arabic
primary
MOE, Cycle 2, Boys G6-G9   
Australian School of Abu Dhabi   +971-2-5866980   K-12  Arabic, Australian
K-12
IBPYP, IBMYP, IB Diploma 14,975-35,534  ASAD reviews 
Badr Al Kobra Private School   closed Jun 2011   primary  Arabic/UAE
primary
  
Bangladesh Islamia School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-4446904   K-12  Bangladeshi, Bengali
K-12
SSC, HSC, Dhaka Board 3,800-5,700   
Baniyas Girls School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-5853764   primary  UAE
primary
MOE, Cycle 1, Girls G1-G5   
Baniyas International Private School   +971-2-5827555   K-12  Arabic, UAE, US
K-12
MOE, HS Diploma 12,000-25,000   
Baraem Al Ain Private School Baniyas   +971-2-5831818   K-12  Arabic, UAE
K-12
MOE, co-ed 5,000-12,000   
Baraem Al Aqsa School   closed Jun 2011   K-10  Arabic
K-10
  
Belvedere British School   +971-2-5090000   K-12  UAE, UK
K-12
23,000-27,460  BBS reviews 
Bhavan schools   List     Indian
CBSE   
Bright Riders School   +971-2-6322123   K-12  Indian
K-12
CBSE 8,400-17,400  BRS reviews 
Brighton College Abu Dhabi   +971-2-8156500   K-12  UK
K-12
GCSE, A-level 47,530-72,680  BCAD reviews 
British Arabic International School       
 BAIS reviews 
British College Abu Dhabi   planned   K-12  UK
K-12
IB, NC  BCAD reviews 
British Institute for Learning Development Abu Dhabi   +971-2-5566078     UK
Special Needs   
British International School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-5100100   K-12  UK
K-12
IB, IGCSE, NC 47,900-63,200  BISAD reviews 
British School Abu Dhabi   List     UK
GCSE, A-Level, IGCSE, IB  BSAD reviews 
British School Al Khubairat   +971-2-4462280   K-12  UK
K-12
A-level, GCSE 35,076-61,075  BSAK reviews 
Cambridge High School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-5521621   K-12  Indian
K-12
CBSE, IGCSE, AS, A-levels 13,438-28,380   
Canadian International School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-5564206   K-12  Arabic, Canadian
K-12
Alberta HS Diploma 35,075-46,494  CISAD reviews 
Castle Private School   +971-2-6412960   primary  Arabic/UK
primary
  
Chinese School Abu Dhabi        Arabic, Chinese, UAE
MOE   
Choueifat Abu Dhabi   +971-2-4461444   K-12  Choueifat
K-12
SABIS 19,178-35,090  CAD reviews 
Choueifat Khalifa City   +971-2-5562555   K-12  Choueifat
K-12
SABIS 20,000-35,300  CKC reviews 
Cranleigh School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-4970000   K-12  UK
K-12
65,000-240,000  CSAD reviews 
Creative British School   +971-2-5523700   K-10  Arabic, Indian, UK
K-10
EYFS, NC, IGCSE 7,000-18,000  CBS reviews 
Creative Scientific Private School   renamed   K-12  UAE
K-12
UAE 8,000-18,000   
Crescent International Private School   +971-2-6818852    
  
Cultural Private School Abu Dhabi   Closed Jul 2010   primary  Arabic, UAE
primary
MOE, co-ed, KG-G6   
Dar Al Maarif English School        Indian
O-level, IGCSE  DAMES reviews 
Delhi Private School Abu Dhabi   proposed     Indian
CBSE  DPSAD reviews 
Diyafah International School Abu Dhabi      K-12  UK
K-12
NC EYFS 24,200-28,700   
Dulwich College Abu Dhabi   planned   K-12  UK
K-12
IB, A-level, IGCSE, GCSE*   
Ecole Francaise Privee   +971-2-4492092   primary  French
primary
 EFP reviews 
Edison World School Abu Dhabi   planned   K-12  US
K-12
  
Elite Music Institute Abu Dhabi   +971-2-4454909    
Music school 2,500-15,300  EMIAD reviews 
Elite Private School   +971-2-4475800   K-12  Arabic, US
K-12
HS Diploma, SAT, TOEFL 15,000-22,000   
Emirates Autism Center   +971-2-6427557    
Special Needs 42,000   
Emirates Future International Academy   +971-2-5525188   primary  Indian, US
primary
CBSE 6,250-13,000   
Emirates International Center   +971-2-4465800    
Special Needs   
Emirates National School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-6425993   K-12  Arabic, UK, US
K-12
IBMYP, IBPYP, IB, AP 22,240-55,920  ENSAD reviews 
Emirates National School MBZ City   +971-2-5590000   K-12  Arabic, US, UK
K-12
IBPYP, IBMYP, AP 22,240-55,920   
Emirates National Schools   List   K-12  Arabic, US, UK
K-12
IBPYP, IBMYP, IB, AP 15,100-53,570   
Emirates Private School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-4448863   K-12  Arabic, UK, US
K-12
A-level, ACT, MOE 7,590-14,375  EPSAD reviews 
Emirates Private School Baniyas   +971-2-5832888   K-10  Arabic
K-10
MOE 3,580-6,450  EPSB reviews 
Emirates Unity School   unknown    
 EUS reviews 
Emke Group School Abu Dhabi   planned     Indian
CBSE   
French School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-4448075   K-12  French
K-12
19,000-35,000  FSAD reviews 
Future Centre for Special Needs   +971-2-5533506    
Special Needs   
GEMS American Academy Abu Dhabi   +971-2-5574880   K-12  US
K-12
IB (pending approval) 31,500-66,780  GAAAD reviews 
GEMS Cambridge International School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-5104343   K-12  UK
K-12
IGCSE, AS, A-Levels, BTEC 19,000-32,300   
GEMS Westminster School Abu Dhabi   proposed    
  
GEMS Winchester School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-6326620   K-10  UK
K-10
British NC 14,000-22,000   
GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi   +971-2-6416333   K-12  UK/US
K-12
IB DP, MYP, PYP 25,000-55,650  GWAAD reviews 
GEMS World School Abu Dhabi   renamed   K-12 
K-12
 GWSAD reviews 
German School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-6668668   K-12  German
K-12
15,400-40,000  GSAD reviews 
Giggles English School   +971-2-6420255   primary  Arabic, Indian, UK
primary
  
Glenelg School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-5992001   secondary  UAE, US
secondary
AP 19,000-36,000  GSAD reviews 
Global Indian School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-5079555   K-12  Indian
K-12
ICSE 10,600-12,550  GISAD reviews 
Goodwill Children Private School   +971-2-5534277   primary  Pakistan
primary
20,500-24,000  GCPS reviews 
Gulf Buds Private School   Closed Jul 2014   primary  Arabic, UAE
primary
MOE, co-ed, KG1-G5   
Gulf Special Care Centre   +971-2-6652004    
Special Needs   
Hamad Center for Special Needs       
  
Hamoodah Bin Ali School   +971-2-4478333     UAE
  
Happy Student School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-6425171   primary  Arabic
primary
  
Horizon Private School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-5560811   K-12  UAE, US
K-12
MOE, AP 20,800-39,000   
Howard International School       
 HIS reviews 
Indian High School Abu Dhabi   planned     Indian
CBSE   
Indian Islahi Islamic School   Closed 2014   K-12  Indian
K-12
CBSE 2,790-4,590  IIIS reviews 
Indian Modern Science School   +971-2-6313663   K-10  Indian
K-10
CBSE 7,000-9,000  IMSS reviews 
Institute of Applied Technology Abu Dhabi   +971-2-4018222   secondary  UAE
secondary
UAE MOE   
Inter Milan Football Academy Abu Dhabi   +971-2-4034200    
  
International Academic School   +971-2-4488868   K-12  Arabic/US/UK
K-12
IGCSE 8,012-18,360   
International Community School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-6330444   K-12  Arabic, UK, US
K-12
IGCSE, AS, A-levels, HS Diploma 10,525-23,023  ICSAD reviews 
International Community School branch   +971-2-6330444   K-12  Arabic, UK
K-12
UAE, IGCSE 11,578-25,325  ICSB reviews 
International Indian School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-5854499   K-12  Indian
K-12
CBSE 10,500   
International Jubilee Private School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-6335150   K-10  Arabic, UAE, US
K-10
MOE 11,000-24,000   
Iranian School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-6422183   K-12  Iranian
K-12
2,900-3,100   
Islamia English School   +971-2-6417773     Pakistan
O-level 6,000-12,000  IES reviews 
Islamia Intermediate College   +971-2-6417773     Pakistan
FBISE SSC, HSSC  IIC reviews 
Islamic International School Abu Dhabi   closed Jul 2013   K-10  Arabic, UK
K-10
NC, co-ed, KG1-G8   
Japanese School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-4446104   primary  Japanese
primary
13,500-30,000  JSAD reviews 
Khalifa Bin Zayed Secondary School   +971-2-4473663   secondary  Arabic, UAE
secondary
UAE GSEC   
Lebanese International Private School   +971-2-6219886   K-12 
K-12
  
Leens School and Kindergarten   +971-2-6428811   primary  Indian
primary
CBSE, KG-G6 4,140   
Little Flower Private School   closed Apr 2014   primary  Indian
primary
Montessori, CBSE 2,900-2,975  LFPS reviews 
Lycee Francais Theodore Monod   +971-2-6679009   primary  French
primary
17,400-26,000  LFTM reviews 
Manchester City Etihad Soccer Schools        Sports
Football   
Manchester Soccer School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-4498480     Sports
Football   
Mayoor Private School Abu Dhabi   planned   K-12  Indian
K-12
CBSE   
Merryland International School   +971-2-5519626     Indian
CBSE 12,000-26,500   
Middle East Private School   +971-2-5827004   K-10  Arabic, UAE
K-10
MOE, co-ed, KG-G9 6,000-8,000  MEPS reviews 
Modern Pakistani School   closed   primary  Pakistan
primary
1,000-2,000  MPS reviews 
NECC Abu Dhabi   +971-2-6429550     Special Needs
Special Needs  NAD reviews 
New ADEC IB school Abu Dhabi   proposed   K-12 
K-12
IB DP, MYP, PYP  NAISAD reviews 
New Indian Model School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-4482048   K-12  Indian
K-12
CBSE, SSLC 3,000-4,150   
New Indian Model School Mussafah   +971-2-5527200   K-12  Indian
K-12
CBSE, SSLC 3,000-4,150   
Number WorksnWords Al Raha   closed 2011     UK
 NWAR reviews 
Our Own English High School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-6425990   K-10  Indian
K-10
CBSE 3,300-6,700  OOEHSAD reviews 
Pakistan Community Welfare School   +971-2-5521898   K-10  Pakistan
K-10
2,200-2,500  PCWS reviews 
Pakistan International School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-4487271   K-10  Pakistan
K-10
  
Pan American Academy Abu Dhabi   planned   K-12  Canadian
K-12
BC HS Diploma  PAAAD reviews 
Pearl Primary School   +971-2-6418887   primary  UK
primary
39,600  PPS reviews 
Philippine Emirates Private School   +971-2-5858041     Philippines
3,600-13,200  PEPS reviews 
Philippine National School   Closed Jul 2014   K-10  Philippines
K-10
2,000-4,000  PNS reviews 
Pioneer International Private School   Closed Jul 2010   K-10  Philippines
K-10
 PIPS reviews 
PISCO Private School   Closed Jul 2013   K-10  Philippines, US
K-10
6,000-16,000  PPS reviews 
Polaris Private Academy   +971-2-6425117   K-12  Arabic, UAE
K-12
MOE 9,150-14,500   
Prince Center Speech Rehabilitation   +971-2-6415533     Support Services
Special Needs   
Private International English School   +971-2-5591777   K-12  Indian
K-12
CBSE 8,600-13,000  PIES reviews 
Raha International School   +971-2-5561567   K-12 
K-12
IB DP, MYP, PYP 36,100-56,900  RIS reviews 
Raha Island Academy   renamed   K-12 
K-12
 RIA reviews 
Rawafed Private School   +971-2-6662663   K-12  Arabic, UK, US
K-12
IGCSE, A-Level, AP 9,350-19,250  RPS reviews 
Reach British School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-6767751     Arabic, UK
19,800-23,100   
Real Madrid Academy Abu Dhabi        Sports
Football   
Repton School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-5074800   primary  UK
primary
NC EYFS 55,000-61,000   
Rosary School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-4452035   K-12  Arabic
K-12
MOE, DELF, TOEFL 6,400-14,100   
Royal Academy Abu Dhabi   renamed   K-12 
K-12
  
Ryan International School Mussafah   +971-2-5527527     Indian
CBSE  RISM reviews 
Saad Bin Obaidah School   +971-2-5832563   K-12  Arabic, UAE
K-12
MOE, Boys, Cycle 1, G1-G5   
Salahuddin Private School   Closed Jul 2014   K-10  Arabic, UAE
K-10
MOE, co-ed, KG-G9 4,000-5,000   
Sharjah American School Abu Dhabi        Arabic, US
 SASAD reviews 
Sheena Wilson Centre Abu Dhabi       
  
Sheikh Khalifa Pakistani School   +971-2-4487160   K-12  Pakistan
K-12
FBISE, FBIS 3,150-5,420  SKPS reviews 
Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls   +971-2-4469777   K-12  Arabic, Canadian, US
K-12
HS Diploma 26,100-60,200   
Sherwood Academy   +971-2-4486688   K-10  Indian
K-10
CBSE 6,950-10,000  SA reviews 
Sherwood Al Tawan School IGCSE   +971-2-4474406   K-12  Indian, UK
K-12
IGCSE, O-Level  SATSI reviews 
Shining Star International School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-5599080   K-12  Indian
K-12
CBSE, Shri Ram 7,900-15,500  SSISAD reviews 
Sir Bani Yas Secondary School   +971-2-5537617   secondary  UAE
secondary
MOE, Boys, Cycle 3, G10-12   
Special Care Center Abu Dhabi   +971-2-6418418    
Special Needs 8,000   
St Josephs School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-4463646   K-12  Indian
K-12
CBSE 3,600-7,200   
Stars for Special Abilities   +971-2-4462048     Support Services
Special Needs   
Summit International School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-6222504     US, Arabic
  
Sunrise English Private School   +971-2-5529989     Indian
CBSE 5,500-8,100  SEPS reviews 
Swedish School in Abu Dhabi        Swedish
6-12 years old 600   
Taleem Training and Skills Development Centre        Support Services
Arabic, English   
The Model School   +971-2-5527200   K-12  Indian
K-12
CBSE, Kerala, Islamic 4,050-5,500   
The National Torches Private School   +971-2-4482414   K-12  Arabic, UAE
K-12
MOE   
The Philippine Global School      K-12  Philippines
K-12
4,000-6,400  TPGS reviews 
The Philippine School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-5831044   K-10  Philippines
K-10
6,000-10,000  TPSAD reviews 
UFE Academy Abu Dhabi   Renamed Sep 201   K-12  Arabic, UAE
K-12
MOE, co-ed, KG-G9 3,000-6,400  UAAD reviews 
United School of Baniyas   +971-2-5853566   primary  Arabic, UAE, US
primary
21,000-32,000   
United World College Abu Dhabi   proposed     International
IB   
Universal Future Education School Abu Dhabi   proposed   K-12  US
K-12
 UFESAD reviews 
Vision Private School   +971-2-4477730   K-12  Arabic, UAE, UK
K-12
UAE MOE 6,000-12,000   
West Yas Academy   +971-2-8857001   K-12  American, Arabic
K-12
Massachusetts, MOE 52,470-63,280   
Wisdom High School   +971-2-6423910   K-10  Indian
K-10
CBSE 7,000-11,000  WHS reviews 
Yas Academy School Abu Dhabi   +971-2-6678900   primary  Arabic, UAE
primary
MOE KG-Grade 8 5,000-8,600   
Notes about this directory and list of Abu Dhabi schools
Number of schools in Abu Dhabi

Indian KG1 schools in Abu Dhabi - KG1 admission places 2014-2015

Every year, finding a seat in an Indian school in Abu Dhabi with reasonable or cheap tuition fees seems to be particularly difficult, especially at kindergarten KG-1 level.

None of that helps you find a place for your son or daughter though, but some explanation might to useful to understand why there is a problem. As for solutions, try one or all of the following (in order from most to least effective in our opinion, although the Wasta point is the most effective if you really do have a high level connection):

  1. Visit schools with your child. Making a personal connection with someone usually makes a positive difference (unless you or your children are particularly unpleasant to spend time with). Especially the newer schools, they are more likely to be interested in meeting prospective parents and telling them about the school ... unless they are full already but even then they might still be able to squeeze in one more child occasionally - sending an email or making a phone call means it won't be yours, visiting them means you at least have a chance, however small it is.
  2. Don't give up in January, February, March ... Keep trying in April, May, June ... There are always places that become available for various reasons (children don't turn up or transfer to another school, families leave suddenly, ...) and if you happen to be in the right place or make a phone call at the right time, you might be lucky.
  3. Consider a different English speaking curriculum school, especially for KG1 level. The material difference in what children learn at that age is not significant, some might argue it's not that significant at any level but that's another discussion. If you're concerned about being able to change curriculums in a later year, check with one of the newer more expensive CBSE schools to hear what they say. Most schools in the UAE are businesses, especially the expensive ones, so the desire for profit means if there is a way to get your money, they will find one. There are several new British curriculum schools opening in Abu Dhabi, most are more expensive than the Indian schools where no places are available, but one or two might be worth trying. Also consider that given you are an expat family and might stay that way for a while, perhaps you'll do your children a favor by giving them a more international education.
  4. Put your child on a waiting list as soon as possible, if there is one. This might not be so easy, many of the cheaper Indian schools are difficult to communicate with (perhaps deliberately, to avoid dealing with surplus demand), and of course will cost money each time you register your child.
  5. Accept that you are going to have to go through the lottery process with many schools to try and find a place. No, not everyone wins the lottery, but the ones who don't enter are guaranteed not to be offered a place. It's tedious and expensive in terms of time and money so try and pick some of the newer schools, although most of them have filled up very quickly anyway.
  6. Wasta helps. If you are friends with the chairman of the board of governors of a school or the Indian ambassador (although he's new in 2014 so might not have so much influence yet and the only comments he's made publicly are along the lines of he would rather do something else than deal with the issue of a shortage of places in Indian schools) then use that connection. You can be sure that others are doing that anyway. You didn't create this competition for places but you are forced into it, so play by the same rules everyone else is playing by. People are using linkedin.com as a way to try and artificially generate connections, this is or will very quickly become useless because the number of people doing this means those with power are just going to lock themselves down and ignore all linkedin.com communication or similar. If you can find other ways to make connections with someone influential, then try. You're not going to lose anything by trying.
  7. If the age of your child means it's possible, consider waiting a year to apply and doing something else with them - nursery school, set up a parents group with other children in a similar position (there are online forums which might be useful to visit for that - www.indusladies.com seems to be the best). However most people would see that as a poor choice, generally it makes more sense to get children to school sooner rather than later.
  8. Move to Al Ain, and if one of you works in Abu Dhabi, catch the bus. Al Ain is part of the emirate of Abu Dhabi but it wasn't clear if the new rule requiring federal employees to live in Abu Dhabi meant Abu Dhabi city or Abu Dhabi emirate (we're guessing city since the motivation for the rule seemed to be to soak up excess supply of new residential accommodation and keep rent prices high).
  9. Move to Dubai or another emirate - there are schools with places there.
Indian schools with places for April 2014 (possibly)

All other schools are full for April 2014 at KG1 level, or better avoided, either because they will treat your children very badly, or are very bad at communicating, or both.

Many people are critical of the GEMS Education group of schools, however they do have a large range of schools to choose from. Consider trying one of the GEMS Cambridge, Winchester, or Westminster schools, and cross your fingers that GEMS doesn't find a clever way to double the fees suddenly while your children are there (it has happened).

It's unlikely to be worth trying at any of the Indian schools in Abu Dhabi which have existed for more than a couple of years, unless by the lottery system. If they still have places available, you have to ask yourself why. Either they are too expensive or have such an abysmal reputation that most parents know to stay away. There is enough demand in Abu Dhabi that all the good schools have been found and filled.

Indian schools in Abu Dhabi - Arabic language compulsory in 2013

Indian schools in Abu Dhabi claimed that ADEC introduced a new rule making Arabic compulsory for Grade 11-12 students. Gulf News reports said ADEC issued a statement saying they did not but no statement from ADEC provided or found. One Indian school said they asked ADEC again, and were told Arabic was compulsory. So parents and students are left wondering why ADEC says contradictory things, or if Indian schools or the newspapers are making stories up. The relevant statements allegedly made by ADEC are not available on their website. Story was only published by the Gulf News, reports not seen in other UAE English newspapers - The National, Gulf Today, Khaleej Times, or 7 Days.

Schools in Abu Dhabi information, facts and figures

Class sizes in Abu Dhabi schools

Schools closing or closed in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi villa schools closing - supposed to all close (or move to proper school buildings) by 2004 ... then 2007 ... but about 77 of them were still operating in 2010. Most were closing or being closed by ADEC from 2009 to 2015.

Reports of schools closing in Abu Dhabi

Other schools closed, merged, etc

School location information updates and search errors

School name confusion in Abu Dhabi

Al Mushraf School, Al Mushref School, Al Mushrif School

Al Mushrif schools - information moved to that page.

Same location, different school names

Name in bold is most up to date name of building or campus as far as we know.

Same or similar names, different locations and schools (Multiple Locations, Same Name)

If there is conflicting information, then name in bold is most up to date information as far as we know.

Other overlapping information

Abu Dhabi schools (ADEC March 2010)

Al Mushrif Schools
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Complaints hotline Abu Dhabi private schools

Schools in Abu Dhabi advertising fake teaching jobs, scams, hoaxes

Teaching job scams in Abu Dhabi - information about fake schools and jobs moved to that page. See end of page for a list.

Usually these all have at least one thing in common - successful teacher applicants are asked to pay for visa fees by making a money transfer to a person or travel agent or other unofficial organisation. It is illegal for employers and recruitment agents in the UAE to charge visa and recruitment costs to employees.

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