Abu Dhabi
Canadian curriculum
Ages 5 to 18

Abu Dhabi Grammar School Canada

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CurriculumCanadian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 5 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class -
First year fees: Dirham 29,841

Fees / Price

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in AED

Yearly fees: Dirham 29,841
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School Information

Number of students

1032

Number of nationalities represented in the school

36

Most common nationality

Jordanian

Ratio of local students to international students

6% local : 94% international

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Students who are identified as requiring extra help in English or other core subject. Skills will be assisted by the Program Support Teacher (PST) who will then devise a need-based support schedule for students. Students will work toward specific objectives with the PST teacher. Their progress will be monitored and the need for continuing support will be assessed at the end of each term.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French

Use of technology in the classroom

Every classroom is wired to a computer and projector for instructional purposes.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Elementary:
Students in Grades 2 to 6 will have homework on a regular basis, but not necessarily a daily basis. Homework can include unfinished class assignments, group work, project work or work assigned for that evening. It is recommended that students in grades 4–6 not exceed the following daily maximum total time (four nights of the week) for all homework in all subject areas:
Grade 4 20–30 minutes per day (maximum 2 hours per week)
Grade 5 30–40 minutes per day (maximum 2.6 hours per week)
Grade 6 40–50 minutes per day (maximum 3.3 hours per week)

Junior High:
It is recommended that students in grades 7–9 not exceed the following daily maximum total time (four nights per week) for all homework in all subject areas:
Grade 7 60 minutes per day (maximum 4 hours per week)
Grade 8 60 minutes per day (maximum 4 hours per week)
Grade 9 90 minutes per day (maximum 6 hours per week)

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Interview and assessment.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Entrance tests in English, mathematics and Arabic.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

School start time

8:00

School finish time

KG3 - G2: 13:50
G3 - G12: 15:00

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football, basketball, volleyball, dance, cooking, drama, art and crafts, music, bicycling and board games.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education: athletics, gymnastics, fitness, swimming, football, basketball, volleyball, handball

Sports facilities at the school

Gymnasium, 25 meter pool, play area

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Abu Dhabi Grammar School (AGS), established in 1994, is open to students from KG to Grade 12. AGS is officially licensed by the Ministry of Education and adheres to the Nova Scotia public schools programme. The school is rated C6 by ADEC, the emirate’s education regulator, which is a school “in need of serious improvement”.

Teaching approach of the school

The Abu Dhabi Grammar School (Canada) offers superior education to students in the United Arab Emirates. The school is committed to providing an excellent education environment to all students. Single semester and/or full year programs are available. The school follows the public school curriculum set by the Nova Scotia Department of Education. Public school education in Nova Scotia has two major goals: to help all students develop their full potential cognitively, affectively, physically and socially and to help all students acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for them to continue as thinking, learning, physically active, valued members of society.

The public school program is based on the following principles of learning:

Learning is a process of actively constructing knowledge.
Students construct knowledge and make it meaningful in terms of their prior knowledge and experiences.
Learning is enhanced when it takes place in a social and collaborative environment.
Students need to continue to view learning as an integrated whole.
Learners mus see themselves as capable and successful.
Learners have different ways of knowing and representing knowledge.
Reflection is an integral part of learning.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: agsadmin@agsgrmmr.sch.ae
School's webpage: www.agsgrmmr.sch.ae
School's Fees webpage: www.agsgrmmr.sch.ae/tuitionfees.htm
Address: Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates