Al Ain school finder
List of private and international schools in Al Ain
- To add a school in Al Ain to this list, start a new topic in the Al Ain schools forum. Or send details to education at dubaifaqs dot com.
- School name does not always indicate curriculum or predominant student nationality e.g. some "American" schools follow a UAE or other national curriculum.
- Sort by tel number to group schools in the same geographical area (first 2 or 3 digits after country and city code indicate area).
- School finder and directory list includes Al Ain schools, colleges and villa schools which offer American, British, English, Indian, Pakistan, Philippines expatriate curriculums, and private Arabic schools with instruction in English. The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) is the government ministry or organisation dealing with schools and education in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
- Driving to schools in Al Ain is made a bit easier by putting many of them in one area - the Falaj Hazza (Falaj Haza) schools area, however allow for traffic jams due to lots of school buses and cars all driving to and from the same area, and arriving and departing at similar times.
New schools in Al Ain, opening date unknown or not clear
New schools in Al Ain 2017
New schools in Al Ain 2016
- Liwa International School for Girls (LISG), KG to Grade 10, expanding to Grade 12, capacity 1,000 students, US curriculum. Second Liwa group school, first is Liwa International School, also in Al Ain. Teachers and other staff to be female only says LIS principal Dr Shereen Gobran (TN 14 Mar 2016). Opening for 2016-2017 academic year.
- Initial class levels KG to Grade 8 (GN 08 Mar 2016), KG to Grade 10 (TN 14 Mar 2016), KG to Grade 8 (LISG information 23 Mar 2016). Fee structure not yet provided. Applications and enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org, or tel +971-3-7800444.
- Principal Ms Nicki Williams.
- Website at www.lisg.ae. FB page at facebook.com/lisguae/.
- Teaching jobs and vacancies visit website (Home > Job Vacancies), download application form, email to email@example.com.
New schools in Al Ain 2015
New schools in Al Ain opening in 2014
- Bhavans Al Saad Indian School Al Ain - opening date not given, maybe April 2014? Second Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School (BVB) to open in the UAE. First was in Abu Dhabi in 2010 (Private International English School) - Al Ain campus is a branch of the one in Abu Dhabi?
- Private International English School Al Ain - see Al Saad Indian School Al Ain.
New schools in Al Ain 2013
- 12 Jan 2013 (KT) - Brighton College Al Ain opening September 2013, second branch of Brighton College UK in the UAE, first was Brighton College Abu Dhabi. Campus area on 25 acres of land. Initially places available for Foundation Stage 1 (FS1) to Year 4 (mixed classes) and segregated boys and girls sections from Years 5 to 9. Higher grades, Years 10-13, opening in 2014 or from 2014-2017 (unclear information). Capacity 1,200 students when fully operational in 2017. British curriculum to GCSE level, and International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) at senior levels.
New schools in Al Ain 2012
- ABZ School UAE (Abdullah Bin Zubair Private School Al Ain, UAE) - new British curriculum school open September 2012 (?) in Al Maqam district. Or International Baccalaureate (IB) school according to ADEC and ADEZ information, but not found in IBO list of schools.
New schools in Al Ain 2011
New schools in Al Ain 2010
- United School of Al Yahar - opening date September 2010.
School name confusion in Al Ain
Al Ain American Schools
- American School of Al Ain - or Al Ain American School (AAAS). Offers a US curriculum but is not really American in culture and atmosphere in the way which most Americans would generally expect. Is more accurate to think of it as an Emirati school offering instruction in English with a mixture of US and UAE curriculums. Similar comments might apply to the American Nursery of Al Ain (is part of AAAS).
Al Ain International Private Schools
- Al Ain International Primary School - an Aldar Properties school. Also called Al Ain International School, but not the International Private School in Al Ain, which is a different school. The Aldar school has an international curriculum and is popular with expats.
- International Private School of Al Ain - school name is just International Private School (IPS), but there are several other International Private Schools in Al Ain, and other places around the world. IPS is not the same as the Al Ain International (Primary) School. IPS has a UAE Ministry of Education (MOE) and Arabic curriculum, mostly taught in English, and is popular with Emirati families.
- Universal Private School Al Ain
Emirates National Private Schools
- Emirates National School (ENS) Al Ain campus - part of the ENS Group of schools based in Abu Dhabi emirate, offers International Baccalaureate (IB) to mostly Emirati students. Parents and students wanting a more western or international style education and atmosphere are likely to find other schools more appealing.
- Emirates Private School (EPS) Al Ain campus - one of the Abu Dhabi EPS schools also, different from the ENS Group of schools. Offers a UK, US, or UAE MOE curriculum, and is popular with Emirati families. Families wanting a more western style education and atmosphere are likely to find other schools more satisfactory.
Al Ain Indian Schools
- GEMS Our Own English High School Al Ain (GEMSOOEHS Al Ain or OOEHSAA) - is an Indian school, not an English (or British) school, and is grades K-12, not a high school. Located next door to the Indian School of Al Ain.
- Indian Model School of Al Ain - or New Indian Model School of Al Ain (NIMS) or Model Indian School in Al Ain (different names for the same school).
- Al Ain Indian Private School - or Indian School of Al Ain - not the same as the New Model Indian School in Al Ain.
Last update Sunday 17-Mar-2019
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