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German curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumGerman
Language of instructionGerman
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction German
Native German teachers
Extra languages (other than German)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dirham 32,010
to: Dirham 48,110
Address: Al Karamah St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Number of students

393

Number of nationalities represented in the school

17

Most common nationality

German

Ratio of local students to international students

10% local : 90% international

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native German speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in German

Yes, German as Foreign Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

English, Arabic, French

Use of technology in the classroom

Smart Boards

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, our school has completed shifted to virtual learning through online video calls.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

There is no waiting list for grade 1 - 12 but the kindergarten does have a waiting list.

Entry evaluation for students

Children’s admission to the kindergarten is subject to interview. Students entering other grades provide a report from their previous school and may have to be interviewed by the respective head of school.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The students are asked to do a brief evaluation test and then meet with the head of their grade.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, but we do need to liaise with the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK).

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

98%

External examinations or assessments available

German graduate diploma (Abitur)

Results in these examinations

Last year the average of our graduating class was 1.4 (A+)

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Our students attend either Islamic Religion or Ethics & Moral Education.

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

Students may attend Ethics & Moral Education.

School bus service available

Yes

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8 a.m.

School finish time

This depends on the individual lesson plan of the child. Either 13.10h or 15:20h.

Supervised care before/after school

We have afternoon care

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We cooperate with several ECA provider such as: Pass Abu Dhabi, Elite Music Institute and TechShop. Further our teachers & teachers provide afternoon programs such as basketball, yoga or theatre.

School provided lunches

Yes, we work with Keita as an external caterer

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

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education.

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor gymnasium & outdoor basketball

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

German International School Abu Dhabi is a German international school in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates certified as an excellent German abroad school by the German government.

Teaching approach of the school

The school follows German curriculum.

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