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CityAbu Dhabi
CurriculumAmerican
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 17
Reviews: 4.8
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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 23 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dirham 21,670
to: Dirham 44,270
Address: New Al Falah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Number of students

1470

Number of nationalities represented in the school

11 Nationalities

Most common nationality

Emirati

Ratio of local students to international students

N/A

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

The school has a school-wide literacy program that streams students according to ability. School offers ESL intervention programs for extra support.

Additional language classes offered by the school

German and French

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

23

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes in PKG - Grade 2

Use of technology in the classroom

Students have access to iPads and the use of 3 ICT labs. The school has a strong Robotics Department.

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)

The school uses Google Classroom from K-10 for all online learning.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Islamic

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Non-Muslim students are offered extra Arabic during these lessons.

External examinations or assessments available

MAP testing Gr 1-11 , TIMSS, PSAT

Results in these examinations

The school is rated as a “Good” school.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depending on the grade 15 minutes -1 hour.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

N/A

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, the learning support team is very successful in supporting many students.

Learning support offered

Language reading, Speaking, Listening, Mathematics, Science and Arabic

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Our literacy intervention program streams students to enable them to work at their level and above.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, the school has many partnerships with reliable medical and psychological practitioners.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes - students in KG are invited for a play observation and students in higher grades are tested on basic language and mathematical skills applicable to level of entry.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students in KG are invited for a play observation and students in higher grades are tested on basic language and mathematical skills applicable to the level of entry. During COVID-19 KG students is video recorded.

Waiting list

Yes, in some grades

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

May 1st

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, depending on the closing dates informed by ADEK.

School start time

7:45 a.m.

School finish time

KG-12:45 p.m. Gr1- 11 - 2:50 p.m.

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

The school has a canteen that is serviced by a catering company

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

The catering company offers a wide and varied selection and communicates with parents individually.

Uniform required

Yes, it can be bought on the school campus.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Swimming, Basketball, French, German, Football, Ballet, Gymnastics, Karate, Islamic, Taekwando, Drama, Art and design.

Sports activities included

PE curriculum aligned with American common Core Standards

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, Football, Basketball and Swimming

Sports facilities at the school

Swimming pool, 2 Football Pitches and Gymnasium

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Ajyal International school Al Falah is a thriving and selective entry school with an American Curriculum established in 2016 and caters for students in Kindergarten to Grade 11. Since opening the doors in 2016, Ajyal Al Falah has established itself as one of the leading American Curriculum schools in the U.A.E., offering a broad and balanced education to children from across the U.A.E. and Gulf region.

The school has a unique ambiance with an enormous heart for children where children’s wellbeing is placed at the heart of the organization. The UAE culture, heritage, strong Islamic values, and tradition play an important role at Ajyal Al Falah. The school’s excellent A Level inspection results rank the school as one of the best schools in Abu Dhabi.

The school prepares students for global citizenship that include critical thinking and problems solving skills, and World mindedness, that refers to understanding the world as one unified system and encourages a responsibility towards caring for the overall needs of the planet. The school is registered with the Green Schools Alliance community, which is a worldwide initiative that addresses climate change and conservation challenges by creating a peer-to-peer network of member schools committed to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and accelerating the implementation of sustainable solutions.

Ajyal Al Falah is registered with the US College Board and prepares students for the SAT standardized examinations and offers the Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, where students can demonstrate mastery of rigorous college-level material and can earn college credits at most colleges and universities in the US.

The school is in the process of obtaining the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC accreditation which is an internationally respected US quality seal distinguishing that a school has met high expectations of educational quality and curriculum content.

Teaching approach of the school

Ajyal Al Falah adopts a ‘hands-on’ approach. Activity-based learning is at the heart of every lesson. Students are encouraged to be responsible for their learning. They are regularly assessed.

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