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CityAbu Dhabi
CurriculumAmerican
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 20 students / class
Maximum 30 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: Dirham 24,987
to: Dirham 42,905
Address: MFW-31,Khalifa City B, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

1036

Number of nationalities represented in the school

31

Most common nationality

Emirati

Ratio of local students to international students

82%

Native English speaking teachers

Most of them.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

English and Arabic

Max. number of students per class

From Grade 1 to 9 Maximum 30 students
KG1-KG2 Maximum 25 students

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

We are allowing the students to use iPad's and Chromebook for them to find learning in different yet interesting way, but with all guidance and restriction. Also, for each classroom we have Smart Boards to be used by the teachers in projecting their lesson plans and used to interact well with the students.

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)

To ensure continuity of learning, VIPS will provide a well-structured teaching and learning program to be delivered via Distance Learning. During this period, students will access instructional material and learning activities from home via their Class Dojo or Google Classroom platforms.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Yes, Islam

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

For non-Islam students, we treat and give them an equal respect to their religion.

External examinations or assessments available

CPAA (Children's Progress of Academic Achievement) – KG1 & KG2 in Numeracy & Literacy, MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) – Grades 1+ in English, Math, & Science, IBT-Arabic – Grades 4+, TIMMS, PIRLS, PISA, SAT-Math

Results in these examinations

Average

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

At least 30mins to 1hour.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We do not have Grade 10-12 students yet.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we have a Student Support Team comprised of a Social Worker, an Education Specialist, an Academic Counselor, English as Second Language Teachers and a Reading Specialist.

Learning support offered

Social Worker to address the psychological and the social well-being of students.
Education Specialist for Special Education Needs of People of Determination to ensure they have inclusive, adequate accommodations and modifications.
Academic Counselor for educational guidance to advance students on a path to best prepare them for life beyond school.
English as a Second Language Teachers to improve student skills in reading, writing and speaking the English language.
Reading Specialist to intervene on behalf of struggling students to increase their reading skills, as well as assist teachers with successful reading strategies.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Our school challenges our gifted and talented students by tending to their higher abilities via opportunities that encourage thought processes where they predict, solve and evaluate.

Student access to education psychologist

Our Student Support Team's Social Worker, Education Specialist, and Academic Counselor work collaboratively to facilitate small group sessions, giving students an opportunity to share and learn effective learning strategies that promote increased academic success.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

To be enable to accept new student to our school, they must take an Entrance Exam and once they passed there will be a personal interview of the student for assessment.

Waiting list

No

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

As per ADEK the registration is open only until 5th of October

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes with ADEK Approval

School start time

7:55AM for all student level

School finish time

KG- 1:20PM
Elementary and Middle School- 3:00PM

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

No

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

Yes

Uniform required

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football,

Sports activities included

Basketball, Football, Karate, Judo, Tai-kwan-do

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Sports facilities at the school

Football and Soccer Field

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We aim to produce life-long learners who are innovative and creative, highly competitive in the modern economy and who are champions of UAE culture and heritage. We are a lead school in the United Arab Emirates, developing all learners for successful participation in Society and in the global economy.

Teaching approach of the school

Student-centered and inquiry-based learning. We use stations/centers in the KG and Elementary to help engage students at their level and give choice to learning. We use Guided Reading to work with students to improve English fluency and comprehension in Reading.

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