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The Philippine Global School in Abu Dhabi

School name The Philippine Global School
Type of institute private K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Philippines
Qualifications or Courses
Head of school Ms Elizabeth Comia (Principal)
Executive body or owner The Philippine School Dubai
Date founded September 2015
Number of students (approx) 2,000
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Hadbat Al Zaafran, Al Muroor - location map
Postal address Abu Dhabi, UAE
School fees structure 4,000-6,400 dhs per year (2015-2016)
Teacher salary range 1,700 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3 stars from 20 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
2 stars from 8 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
4 stars from 3 votes.    

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The Philippine Global School Abu Dhabi (TPGS, TPGSAD) tuition fee structure, general information

Update (check, not confirmed): tel +971-2-4473366 (no answer), email info@thephilippineglobalschool.com (no reply), website www.thephilippineglobalschool.com.

Not to be confused with The Philippine School in Baniyas City, Abu Dhabi, although both schools are managed by The Philippine School Dubai?

Grade or Year group KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2015-2016d 4,000 4,000 4,900 4,900 4,900 5,200 5,200 5,200 6,400 6,400 6,400 6,400                      
  • 2015-2016 admission, registration, tuition fees information not supplied by school. Figures are maximum approved fees given by ADEC. Book charges AED 600-850, uniforms AED 250-350, bus transport AED 2,800. Unchanged from 21st Century Academy previous year fees.
  • Contact number mobile +971-50-6872128 (ADEC directory, is contact for TPS Dubai?). Landline not provided. Some sources give the old 21st Century Academy number, +971-2-4413077, but that seems to be disconnected (the Etisalat lady tells us to try again later). <yellow>
  • Location: Hadabat Al Zaafrana, Hadbat Al Zafran (Al Zafrana, Al Zafranah), Al Muroor. Same campus which was used by the 21st Century Academy.
30 May 2016
  • New website appears to be at www.thephilippineglobalschool.com (registered 20 Apr 2016, updated end Apr 2016). Fee structure not published. Email address given as info@thephilippineglobalschool.com.
  • New telephone number given as +971-2-4473366. Not confirmed (no answer when tried). Not in ADEC school profile (only has mobile number +971-50-6872128 for TPS Dubai).
02 April 2016
  • Postal address not provided. One FB page says PO Box 75008 Abu Dhabi, which is for Abu Ghunaim Typing Office according to the UAE Yellow Pages.
  • No website. FB pages:
    • [Might be official but has incorrect tel number] facebook.com/The-Philippine-Global-School-745627482208086/, (FP 12 Sep 2015).
    • [Student Council FB] facebook.com/SSC.TPGS.2015 (FP 15 Feb 2016).
    • [Unofficial] facebook.com/pages/The-Philippine-Global-School/887916257970953, regularly updated with photos until 12 Jan 2016 (FP 15 Sep 2015).
    • [Unofficial] facebook.com/pages/The-Philippine-Global-School-Abu-Dhabi/532308100268046, photos, no information, correct location map (FP 24 Mar 2016).
    • [Unofficial] facebook.com/pages/The-Philippine-Global-School-Abu-Dhabi/1019518748093089, incorrect location map, only a couple of posts (FP 24 Mar 2016).
    • [Unofficial] facebook.com/pages/The-Philippine-Global-School/734379506695274, with 200+ photos by 30 Mar 2016, each one as a new post. Location map correct (FP 26 Mar 2016).
    • [FB spam] facebook.com/pages/The-Philippine-Global-School/1692397664323734
  • Student numbers "more than 2,000" (reference news reports of Philippines Vice President Jejomar Binay visit to school in January 2016)?
06 January 2016
  • A report in The National quoted a statement from ADEC saying that parents who paid fees to the closed 21st Century Academy for 2015-2016 should not pay more fees to the new school which replaced it: "the money collected by the previous operator might not be redeemed and [the new operator] has accepted not to charge the parents [again] should they provide invoices that all the tuition fees have been collected."
  • Original ADEC statement not found or supplied. Statement from new school operator not found or supplied.
29 November 2015 review
  • The National reported that the new Philippines Ambassador in Abu Dhabi, Constancio Vingno Jr, would help parents recover lost tuition fees paid to 21st Century Academy before it closed. He was quoted as saying "I will try my best to help them, rest assured, I will not leave them hanging. I feel for them. I’m a parent, too." But then later in the report it sounded like he wouldn't be able to do much to help recover the fees; he said "The most that we could do is conciliation and this is what we are doing."
  • Parents have lost AED 2 million according to the report. Many had paid fees to the 21st Century Academy, and then had to pay fees again to the new school, since the old closed school was not refunding fees.
30 September 2015 review
  • TPGS replaces the Twenty-First Century Academy which closed after ADEC withdrew its licence in August 2015. TPGS is in the same location, new management (or owners, school head is still Ms Elizabeth Comia?).
  • New school opened Monday 14 September 2015.
  • New managing company reported to be The Philippine School in Dubai.


Last update 03 April 2016
General comments - might not apply to The Philippine Global School
  • 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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