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CityAbu Dhabi
CurriculumsIB, American, and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 22 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: Dirham 32,635
to: Dirham 48,800
This school has more than one campus in Abu Dhabi:
Abu Dhabi City Campus: Ages 4 to 18

Address: Al Karama Street Near Al Rowda Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mohammed Bin Zayed City Campus: Ages 4 to 18

Address: Sector Z17-01, 63rd Street Near Al Ain University Mohammed Bin Zayed City Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

41% local : 49% international

Native English speaking teachers

Yes, except for Arabic and Islamic

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we have English as a second language who support students to attain proficiency in English.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French for students from Grade 3 - 12

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms are equipped with wifi, projectors, and computers. Teachers often use these tools in teaching.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, during the last year our teacher became proficient in using different tools to teach students online.

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.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


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.

Entry evaluation for students

Placement test and meeting with parents.

Waiting list


School start time

KG1 - KG3: 7:45 am
G1 - G12: 7:25 am

School finish time

KG1 - KG3: 2:00 pm
G1 - G12: 2:25 pm

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, the school provides an early room and a late room to students.

School bus service available


School provided lunches

The school has a fully equipped canteen with healthy meals that students can buy during their recess.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes, there is always a variety of lunches for our students.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers a variety of activities such as Football, Basketball, Table Tennis, Eco-Health and Safety, Robotics, Film Club, Innovators, UAE Cultural Club, Book Club, Poetry Club, Chess, Cooking, Public Speaking and Debate, Choir, Drama, Dance, Art, Francophone, SAT Math, Newsletter, Arabic Calligraphy, Quran Recitation, Yearbook, Photography, Escape Room, Bulletin Board, Fun Science, Track and Field, MUN, Rubik’s Cube, Drones, Fitness, Scratch, Folklore, Spelling. Students have the opportunity to join varsity school teams such as basketball, soccer, and volleyball or to participate in intramural sports.

Sports activities included

Badminton, basketball, football, table tennis, volleyball

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.

Sports facilities at the school

Gymnasium, full running track, basketball courts (inside and outside), full fitness room

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.

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