Accredited by: the Commission on International and Trans-regional Accreditation
When Abu Dhabi International School (AIS) was
established in 1981, by Mrs Jihan Nasr only pre-school, KGI and Prep
Classes were incorporated thereafter one level was added each academic
year. In Sept. 1994 AIS has become a unit school (K-12), in June 1995
was the birth of the first graduating class.
A board of directors
manages the school chaired by H.H. Sheikh Suroor Bin Moh'd Al Nahyan.
Mrs. Nasr is the General Manager and Superintendent. The school is
accredited by CITA (The Commission on International and Trans-Regional
Accreditation), which represents six American regional school
AIS is a coeducational day school with
current students enrollment over 1,050 as on Sept. 01, of different
nationalities and cultures. In this area administration is committed to
promote responsible freedom and enhance unity and respect.
immediate agenda of the school is to strengthen the articulation of the
existing programs and open more elective courses, attract highly
qualified faculty, also committed to inspire the new generation and
serves the needs of the community.
Both the American and British systems of instruction
are offered. The American curriculum is offered from KG to 12 while the
British program is offered from 9-12. Upon completion of grade eight,
students choose between American curriculum or British curriculum. Upon
completion of grade 12, students of both programs will receive a high
school certificate if they accomplish the required number of credits.
The British curriculum begins with a two-year I.G.C.S.E.
course of studies in grade 9 and continues with Advanced
Supplementary (AS) courses in grade 11 and "A" Level
courses in grade 12.
The language of instruction is English and
the school also offers Arabic to native and foreign speakers. All
students must study English, Science, Math, Social studies and Arabic
with additional requirements in Religious studies, French, Art, Music,
Physical Education, Health and Computer. French language courses begin
in grade 5 and continues through grade 12. Islamic studies is mandatory
for all Muslim students and interested students may also enroll in these
Sports & Extra-Curricular Activities
essential learning areas are supplemented with an extensive student
activities program. Students have the opportunity to join varsity
school teams such as basketball, soccer and volleyball or to
participate in intramural sports. The school offers a variety of
activities such as badminton, table tennis, cooking, arts and crafts,
book making, painting, choir, drama and dance.
The Students Council
Is an active cabinet
with rules and responsibilities.
sufficient difficulty in reading and/or math may be placed in our
Continuous Progress Program to receive instruction on an individual or
small group basis. Students continue regular classes while receiving
additional instruction in math and reading for more effective
In the Elementary school, all classes are taught by
fully qualified teachers who are native English speakers generally
from North America and the UK. Full time aides are employed from K G I
to 1st grade, which are self-contained classes. Grades 5-12 receive
instruction from specialized subject teachers. Then maximum class size
is twenty-five students.