Abu Dhabi
American curriculum
Ages 3 to 12

Ajyal American School

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 12

Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school is not available for a twelve year old child.

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Uniform required


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students from Grades 1-8 are tested in English, Math and Arabic.
KG1 and KG2 applicants will be invited to playdates to learn more about the school and meet the early years’ teachers.

School bus service available


School provided lunches


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Ajyal American School offers your child the opportunity to join an internationally diverse learning environment with certified teachers committed to your child’s academic success and holistic development. It is an international school with links to the local community.

Ajyal American school commits to:
- Offering students an education that is meaningful and relevant to their personal, academic, and social life using the Significant Learning Model;
- Providing active learning experiences, avoiding rote learning;
- Using means of assessment that are educative in nature (assessment for learning), qualitative and quantitative, standardised, frequent, performance–based (criterion and standards) and involving self-assessment;
- Aligning teaching and assessment activities to Significant Learning Outcomes by a process referred to as backward design;
- Collecting wide-ranging performance data to continuously improve learning and teaching, curriculum provision, and institutional efficacy;
- Using technology to enhance learning, and not just to facilitate teaching;
- Providing continuous professional development to all our staff; and
- Adhering to the highest standards of student physical safety, health and personal well-being.

Teaching approach of the school

The Curriculum used at Ajyal American School is standards-based. The American Common Core Standards are the ones adopted by the school for the teaching and learning of our students in English medium subjects.
In order to support and promote Emirati heritage and Islamic culture, Ajyal places an equally strong emphasis on teaching Arabic medium subjects as well: Arabic language, Arabic social studies, and Islamic education.

Ajyal American School offer three specialist areas that are woven into the curriculum, providing students with early exposure to the fields of engineering and technology, medicine & health professions and The Arabian Gulf and globalization, in line with the Abu Dhabi 2030 Vision.
These Specialisms provide links to real life so that students can see the application and integration of their learning. Specialists from the relevant fields will be invited into the school (specialists in residence) to run student workshops and activities. This will further strengthen the community links with the school and provide students with an insight into potential future career options.