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The International School of Choueifat - Abu Dhabi

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees: Not public
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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
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2019/2020.

Address: Mushrif Area Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
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Number of students


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

13% local : 87% international

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Uniform required


Entry evaluation for students

Students applying to enter Grade 2 and above must take diagnostic tests to determine placement.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no application deadline, but it is recommended that the admission process be initiated early on. Applications are accepted on a space available basis throughout the school year.

Students can join after academic year begins


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

Students who are found to be behind academically are rarely refused. Instead, they are offered, at an extra cost, one of several different solutions, depending on their academic needs. These may be:

Summer School: A six-week summer course offered in June, July, and August. Students who are academically below the required standard can attend this course and often make up for academic gaps.

Special Lessons: A student found to be weak in one subject attends extra periods in that subject until the class level is reached.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

An air-conditioned sports building with a multipurpose sports hall, a gymnasium, a semi-Olympic swimming pool, a squash court, a football pitch, and several multipurpose outdoor sports courts. ISC-Abu Dhabi also offers an infants’ swimming pool, three “cart tracks”, two indoor ballet rooms.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The International School of Choueifat in Abu Dhabi (ISC-Abu Dhabi) opened its doors in November 1978 in a temporary site before moving to its current site in Khalifa Bin Muhammad Street, Al-Mushref, in November 1979. ISC-Abu Dhabi is built on an area of 35,000 m2 and caters for over 3,600 students from the age of 3 to 18.

ISC-Abu Dhabi is a member of the global SABIS® Network, established in 1886 with the opening of its first school. For 129 years, schools in the SABIS® Network have been preparing students with the knowledge and skills required to help them achieve success in a changing world. Today, the SABIS® Network educates 70,000 students who attend schools operating in 16 countries on four continents.

Teaching approach of the school

The curriculum implemented at ISC-Abu-Dhabi is specifically designed by SABIS® to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop a solid academic foundation. This foundation will help students achieve their full potential and develop a love of lifelong learning.

All courses for students at all levels are clearly structured to enable students and teachers to know precisely what should be learned. Teachers teach one concept at a time using the SABIS Point System® with each lesson alternating frequently between oral work, individual work, and group work in such a way that it is difficult for students to “switch off”.

Students engage in regular assessment using exams that teachers do not see in advance. Everyone in the school is accountable. Accordingly, students learn more in class and have more time for relaxation and fun after school.

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