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Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls

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Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls in Abu Dhabi

School name Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls
Type of institute private profit-making K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Arabic, Canadian, Islamic, US
Qualifications or Courses HS Diploma
Head of school
Executive body or owner Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, GEMS Education
Date founded 2000
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Al Rowdah, Al Rawdhah - location map
Postal address PO Box 42989, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone +971-2-4469777
Fax +971-2-4430110
Email info@zayedacademy.ac.ae
Website www.szpag.com
School fees structure 26,100-60,200 dhs per year (2012-2013)
Teacher salary range 11,000-15,000 dhs per month (2012-2013)
Student satisfaction rating
3 stars from 57 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 20 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3 stars from 19 votes.    

Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls admissions, reviews, notes

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Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls (SZPAG) tuition fees
Grade KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2012-2013 26,000 26,000 39,000 39,000 39,000 39,000 44,000 44,000 49,000 49,000 53,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2011-2012                            
Annual fees (AED) 2009-2011 23,700 23,700 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 39,800 39,800 44,200 44,200 48,900 54,700 54,700 54,700
Annual fees (AED) 2008-2009 21,600                         49,750
Annual fees (AED) 2007-2008 18,600                         42,900
  • 2012-2013 fee figures are approximate only, include registration, lunch and books.
  • 2010-2011 admission registration fee AED 5,000 and application fee AED 500. Fees include tuition, textbooks, meals, medical insurance at school. Fees do not include uniforms or bus transport, or laptop computers for grades 8-12. Fee payments due in two installments - before the start of the first two terms.
  • 2010-2011 scholarships worth 50% of school fees available: HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Scholarships for academically able girls grades 7-10, new entrants only. Apply on SZPAG website, deadline 01 June 2010.
  • 2007-2008 fees include textbooks and meals.
  • Location on 26th Street, between junctions with 13th and 15th Streets, opposite Al Bateen Palace, Al Rowdah district.
13 May 2010
  • Principal Ms Barbara McKenzie is leaving? SZPAG is advertising for a school principal to start August 2010. And also a head of secondary school.
  • Currently, Head of Upper School is Mrs Sandra Gallant, and Head of Lower School is Mrs Sheryl Cowcill.
  • Fees for 2010-2011 unchanged from 2009-2010 according to SZPAG information.
01 May 2009
  • SZPAG fees information updated to AED 21,600-49,750 for 2009-2010 (or 2008-2009 - not clear on SZPAG website), previously was AED 18,600-42,900 per year (for 2007-2008). Add 5,000 dhs registration fees and 500 dhs application fees for new students. Books and meals included, uniforms and transportation not included.
  • Grade 8-12 students must buy a laptop computer. From the school? SZPAG website says "Your daughter's registration is not considered complete until laptop payment is settled."
  • Accreditation applied for with NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) and CIS (Council of International Schools).
  • International and UAE students accepted.
  • Arabic Studies, Islamic Studies, Social Studies, and History are taught in Arabic.
18 January 2007
  • Full name is The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls. Majority of students at SZPAG are UAE nationals studying in English.
  • Managed by GEMS-Varkey Group from 2005.
  • Canadian curriculum and International Baccalaureate introduced September 2005, non-UAE students can attend also?
  • New head is Ms Barbara McKenzie, previously High School Principal at Canadian International School of Hong Kong (left December 2006?). Previous heads were Margaret Atack (Executive Principal), Ms Jane Adams (Principal), Natalie Little (Headmistress).
  • Another website at (out of date?) www.zayedacademy.ac.ae.

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Last update 14 August 2012
General comments - might not apply to Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls
  • 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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