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American Academy for Girls

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Leaving qualificationsSAT and TOEFL
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications SAT and TOEFL
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dirham 35,650
to: Dirham 63,770
Address: Corner Street 11A and 4A Mirdif Area, Mizhar 1 United Arab Emirates

This school provides education only to girls. Education for boys is only available from 3 to 5 years old.
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

50% local : 50% international

Native English speaking teachers

As an American school, the school's highly qualified faculty at AAG is mainly recruited from North America.

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language support

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


External examinations or assessments available


Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

AAG features an extensive learning support department which provides specially designed academic support for its students.

Learning support offered

The Learning Support Department consists of teachers who hold qualifications in Special Education as well as Support Assistants. The LS staff assist students who have a special learning need and require differentiation of the mainstream curriculum. LS staff also work closely with class teachers to develop Individual Education Plans, provide resources and support to ensure the needs of all students are being met.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

AAG provides special program for gifted children.

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

The students will be assessed on their English and Math skills. Pre-KG and KG students are observed while they partake in activities and interact with other children.

Waiting list

Due to demand, certain age groups might be closed for admissions during an academic year in which case a student will automatically be placed in the waiting pool.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Subject to KHDA regulations and guidelines, AAG is able to admit students throughout the year if places are available. AAG will however only be able to offer places that start within the dates listed below:

Enrolling during the Academic Year:

If transferring from an American curriculum within Dubai the process has to be completed by February 3rd of the current academic year
If transferring from a curriculum other than an American one the process has to be completed by November 1st of the current academic year.
If transferring from an American curriculum outside of Dubai the process has be completed by May 1st of the current academic year.
Any exceptional circumstances are referred to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority

School start time

School days in the United Arab Emirates run from Sundays to Thursdays.
8:00 am

School finish time

KG1 - KG2: 2:15 pm
KG3 - G12: 3:05 pm
All grades are dismissed early on Tuesdays at 1:20 pm.

Supervised care before/after school

Not in the traditional sense but our students can take part in Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) offered at AAG.

School bus service available


School provided lunches

AAG canteen offers a wide selection of nutritious meals, daily specials, salads, fresh fruits and healthy beverages.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Student Council, model United Nations, book club, rugby, film studies, band, robotics, painting, writer's workshop, aqua club, public speaking, student leadership, drama club, advanced gymnastics, scrapbooking, Spanish club, Qur'an club, cooking, Arabic club, educational trips

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Sports facilities at the school

Large outdoor sports field, shaded outdoor swimming pool, multi-purpose sports hall, fitness room, shaded outdoor playground

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

American Academy for Girls is a private, college-preparatory day school for girls, offering the American Common Core curriculum to Grades 1 to Grade 12. The school's Kindergarten is co-educational, accepting boys and girls aged 3 to 5.

The priority at American Academy is to educate girls and young women to the highest quality academic and personal standards essential for responsible, effective lives and for the successful pursuit of higher education upon graduation.

Teaching approach of the school

Embedded in the Common Core curriculum are opportunities for students to develop socially, emotionally and academically. AAG is committed to recognizing and addressing each student’s strengths and needs, from the time they enter the school to their graduation. In an all-girls’ environment, students focus on developing their individual voice, perspectives and opinions. During these formative years, their views of what constitutes a well-educated and well-balanced young woman are free of the influences often present in a co-educational school. The students are empowered to apply their new knowledge and views in a safe and nurturing environment.

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