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Virginia International Private School

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 16
Yearly fees (G7): Dirham 34,800
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Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 22 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: Dirham 34,800
Address: MFW-31,Khalifa City B, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

75% local : 25% international

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Use of technology in the classroom

Well resourced classrooms with smart board technology and access to a wide range of online learning materials to enrich the learning experience.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

In the normal course of events, students at VIPS will not be given work to take home. Instead time will be allocated at school, under appropriate supervision, for any work from classwork that needs to be reinforced. In some instances, project work that is best done in the family home or wider community will be carefully administered.
Students will be given reading books to be read to a parent on a weekly basis as part of VIPS home reading scheme.

Uniform required


Waiting list


Entry evaluation for students

Admission test

School bus service available


School start time

7:40 am

School finish time

KG1 - KG2: 1:20 pm
G1 - G9: 2:30 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

A wide range of offerings designed for overall development of the child over the course of their learning experience at VIPS.
Individual and group projects created in a student centered model with scope for whole school and community events throughout the school year.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Gymnasium, playground

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Virginia International Private School is committed to provide its students with the qualities and skills that will be essential for a citizen of the 21st century. VIPS is a learning organization for each and every child and VIPS carefully monitors and responds to their varied needs. The school's teachers work collaboratively in a supportive environment to bring discovery and fun to the classroom.

VIPS utilizes a Responsive Classroom approach as a framework to build positive interpersonal relationships among students and faculty and to develop a collective responsibility for maintaining a positive school culture.

Teaching approach of the school

The Elementary Curriculum (Grades 1-6) at VIPS concentrates on several interconnected aims:
- To cultivate and build on the love of learning that exists in all children at the beginning of life.
- To deepen children’s understanding and appreciation of the amazing world that lies before them.
- To instill good habits of mind in our children`To help children develop the skills necessary for the next stages in their learning experiences.

VIPS recognises that high school students are in a stage of amazing development. These are perhaps the most difficult, challenging, and fascinating times of a young person’s life. Physical, intellectual, and emotional changes are rapid and intense at this early adolescent stage.
VIPS commits itself to providing opportunities for mastery of academic skills and the lifelong pursuit of excellence while maintaining a balanced life. The school will provide a supportive environment, which will enhance the students’ self-esteem, personal and academic development.
VIPS iscommitted to the five core values as outlined by the Institute of Global Ethics. These core values are: compassion; honesty; fairness; responsibility and respect.

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