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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||23 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Most common nationality||
|Ratio of local students to international students||
22% local : 78% international
|Average number of students per class||
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
|Entry evaluation for students||
Placement test and meeting with parents.
|External examinations or assessments available||
The school successfully prepares high school students to pass external examinations and assessments which include ACT, AP, A-levels, IGCSE, TOEFL, and SAT and SAT Subjects Tests, IB Diploma Programme, and other achievement tests.
|School bus service available||
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
Yes, what lies at the heart of the AIS educational mission is promoting the wellbeing and development of all students including those with learning difficulties and disabilities. Through its Student Support Services Department, the school assists students with learning difficulties and developmental disabilities to reach their full potential within the mainstream school by ensuring that these students receive the appropriate accommodation that promotes academic and social success.
|Learning support offered||
The Student Support Services Department offers support in three areas: psychological and educational therapy; English as a Second Language; and reading support. The Department currently provides services to over 115 students with cases that include cerebral palsy, ADD/ADHD, weak motor skills, autism, reading difficulties, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, auditory deficiency, visual problems, epilepsy, speech delay, neurological and psychological problems.
|School start time||
KG1 - KG3: 7:45 am
|School finish time||
KG1 - KG3: 2:00 pm
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
The school offers a variety of activities such as badminton, table tennis, arts and crafts, film, choir, photography, theater and dance. Students have the opportunity to join varsity school teams such as basketball, soccer and volleyball or to participate in intramural sports.
|Sports facilities at the school||
Gymnasium, green field
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
Every year, the school’s varsity teams partake in national sport competitions and have contributed to the school with a long history of triumphs in the various sports.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Abu Dhabi International School is a truly international school that educates students from over 70 nationalities in a familial, friendly, fun yet disciplined environment. The international flavor our school provides is also reflected in the diversity of its academic programs. AIS provides the opportunity for its students to graduate with an American program, the British (IGCSE and A-Levels) program or the International Baccalaureate Programme and join top tier institutions worldwide, such as Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge and the Sorbonne of France as well as regional universities in Lebanon, Egypt and the UAE.
|Teaching approach of the school||
AIS believes in supporting each and every child in an effort to maximize their opportunity for success and higher academic achievement. The AIS educational program includes an academic program and a Cocurricular program designed to promote academic excellence and physical well-being, and through which students discover their interests and talents and develop them to their full potential. The school also maintains a culture that promotes good habits of character, and emphasizes active citizenship through community service and global awareness.