Abu Dhabi International Private School (AIS) is a co-educational
institution established in Abu Dhabi in 1982.
Abu Dhabi International School implements the American system of teaching
modified and adapted to meet the needs of the students and community it
The primary goals are the acquisition of general education and ways of
acquiring knowledge articulated with that offered at higher educational
levels, taking into consideration the developments in technology.
- Admission for students in kindergarten through grade 12
- Has high standard recognition
- Accredited by CITA (Commission of International and Trans-regional
Accreditation) which includes the following accrediting bodies:
Commission on Schools of the North Central Association of Colleges and
Accrediting Commission for Schools of the Western Association of School
Commission on Elementary and Middle Schools of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools
Commission on Elementary Schools of the Middle States Association of
Colleges and Schools
Commission on Schools of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
Commission on Secondary and Middle Schools of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools
Quote from the Accreditation report:
"Abu Dhabi International School is unique among schools in the Emirates, if not the entire Middle East, in
that it provides a special education program based upon an American
Professional multinational staff.
Recognized in colleges and universities throughout USA, Canada, Europe,
Australia, Lebanon, and Egypt.
IGCSE, A Level, and ACT testing center.
Prepares students in grades 9 to 12 for IGCSE, TOEFL, and SAT I & II ACT
and achievement tests.
Continuous progress program for students having difficulty in reading
skills and/or math.
Abu Dhabi International Pvt. School is a co-educational college
preparatory school for day students from Kindergarden through Grade 12.
Our mission is to assist young people to become self-confident,
responsible citizens. In partnership with parents, faculty, and
administration, the school provides a foundation for lifelong learning and
strives to maximize the personal growth of its students through:
Academics - Qualified faculty will promote academic excellence through
educational experiences in and out of the classroom.
Athletics and Activities - The school, through its comprehensive Physical
Education and Activities Programs, will promote individual interests, and
abilities, and an appreciation for good health, competition, and
Arts - Our commitment is to provide visual and auditory literacy for every
child by promoting fluency in the various modes of artistic communication.
This program will encourage disciplined creativity through the use of
higher level critical thinking and problem solving skills.
We believe each student is an intellectual, emotional, social, and
physical being with unique attributes of learning, abilities, interests,
Philosophy of Education
We, at Abu Dhabi International Pvt. School, believe it is the
responsibility of the School to provide an educational program that will
assist the students to grow physically, intellectually, morally, and
emotionally. The school should provide a program that will enable students
to live happily as children and become responsible adult citizens
realizing the most complete life possible within the limits of their
environmental and individual needs, interests and abilities.
Education is a continuous growth process by which people learn to think
and act more effectively.
The school must provide facilities for each and every student to discover
and develop his/her ability and personality through experiences in and out
of the classroom.
In lifelong learning. Therefore the school must offer all students
opportunities according to their uniqueness for the development and
mastery of fundamental knowledge, skills, attitudes, habits, and values.
An individual's welfare is dependent upon the welfare of others and all
must have an understanding of the mutual rights and problems of all
That responsible citizenship should be fostered through the development of
physical, intellectual, emotional, and social maturity.
In every individual's worth and dignity as a person.
Each child should acquire an understanding of and a respect for the
traditions, customs, and heritage of the United Arab Emirates.
The home, the community, and the school must cooperate for students to
develop intellectually and morally.
In encouraging students to use their leisure time constructively.
The advancements in instructional methodology, educational psychology, and
programmable learning technology have stimulated the development of a wide
variety of effective teaching aids. These have created the need for
continuous review and evaluation to determine the nature and direction of
what is being taught in the classroom and how it is being taught. Devoted
educators must utilize their knowledge and experience in creating a
studious atmosphere in which children can develop and learn.
We at Abu Dhabi International Pvt. School believe that optimum learning
can be accomplished through interaction between the school, students, and
parents. In this environment, we strive to achieve the following
To teach the fundamental processes that lead to academic excellence in all
aspects of the school's program by:
- placing emphasis on understanding and discovery rather than on memorizations of factual information.
- providing stimuli which encourage inquiry and curiosity, thus encouraging
self-education and life long learning.
- providing for individual learning styles.
- providing small group and individualized instruction when possible.
- inviting parental interest and involvement in the school on an individual
basis or as groups and during parent-teacher conferences.
To encourage responsible membership in society by:
maintaining a climate that encourages freedom of thought while stressing
personal responsibility and freedom of discussion.
- stressing personal responsibility in group as well as in individual
- providing cross-cultural experiences that promote a spirit of good
fellowship and international understanding through formal instruction,
recreational and cultural activities.
- encouraging discussions about the beliefs and conflicts of different
- helping students become aware of historical and modern people of integrity
and their contribution to mankind.
- helping students develop a sense of dedication and commitment for the
benefit of mankind.
To help students develop a sense of self-identity and integrity by:
- employing faculty members who have a sense of purpose, dedication and a
willingness to communicate with students in a manner that encourages the
development of self-worth.
- helping students discover their own capabilities.
To develop an appreciation of Arab cultural heritage and to encourage an
appreciation of other cultures by:
- promoting mankind's search for understanding through cultural studies.
- teaching Arab cultural heritage and allowing student participation in and
celebration of traditional Arab events.
To encourage constructive use of leisure time by:
- encouraging reading for enjoyment and relaxation.
- encouraging participation in programs of service to the school and community.
- making the school the center of student activities by providing the
facilities and opportunities for enhancement through sports, arts and
crafts, music, drama, student publications, and other programs.
Telephone: 971 2 4434433
Fax: 971 2 4436052
Address: P.O.Box 25898, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E