Abu Dhabi International School

Al Rowdah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Abu Dhabi International School is a co-educational school offering high standard quality education for children from K-12, located in the Al Rowdah area of Abu Dhabi.

The AIS curriculum stresses the needs of each student while they are prepared to develop a lifelong love for learning. AIS offers students the possibility to make progress in the American Curriculum (Common Core and AP), British Curriculum (IGCSE and the A-Levels) or International Baccalaureate Program (IB DP) to guarantee the highest quality of education. The curriculum provided in conjunction with innovative teaching led to student acceptance at the world's leading institutions. The AIS is proud of the excellent performance of its students in external examinations and evaluations: such as the A-levels, IGCSE, ACT, SAT, AP, TOEFL, the IB Diploma Program and other tests.

AIS believes in identifying the specific needs, interests, and talents of students to offer them opportunities and guide them to their full potential. AIS promotes the well-being of students with special education requirements with customized intellectual, physical and social support programs.

In order to promote active citizenship, develop good habits and personality, global awareness and cultural appreciation, AIS seeks to establish a strong home-school partnership with the school, community, and parents. The school supports learning and develop the creativity and innovative mindset that are central to become the global citizens of tomorrow.

Abu Dhabi International School has implemented a variety of curricula, including the US, British, and the International Baccalaureate Program. The core curriculum is modified very effectively, allowing students for a smooth transition from the US Curriculum to the British program as well as the IB DP. The curriculum provides students with rigor and challenge, ensuring that they achieve excellent progress in academics.

The AIS Curriculum provides education in a variety of fields including languages (English, French, and Arabic), sciences, mathematics, and social sciences, visual arts, information, and communication technology, performing arts, humanities, and physical education. The program offers innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities with strong cross-curricular relationships with the UAE society. The curriculum includes constant personality development programs, global awareness, understanding and appreciation of other cultures.

AIS follows the US curriculum tied to the Common Core State Standards in Math and English and the Massachusetts NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) for science. The Abu Dhabi International School program is linked to US standards and follows best international practices that enable students to obtain a US High School Diploma. The curriculum also allows students to attend the Advanced Placement program as well.

For grade 11 and grade 12 students, AIS provides the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. The IBDP program can be undertaken by students who have successfully completed the grade 10 IGCSE grade 10.

Based on the best UK practices, AIS offers the British Curriculum and a chance to sit at IGCSE as well as at GCE. Both exams are internationally renowned and allow students to study worldwide at universities.

The extracurricular activities and clubs at AIS include jiu-jitsu, Kickboxing, Kung Fu, Tae Bo, ballet, physical fitness, instrumental music, football, creative art, basketball, gymnastics, Taekwondo, Fitness, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Little Chefs, Little Stars, hip hop, Zumba, spelling bee, The Art Factory, Little Pioneers, ECO Health & Safety, My Identity and Quran Recitation.

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Grade Fees
KG1 30,800
KG2 30,800
Grade1 36,000
Grade2 36,000
Grade3 37,600
Grade4 37,600
Grade5 39,200
Grade6 39,200
Grade7 41,600
Grade8 41,600
Grade9 44,000
Grade10 44,000
Grade11 46,400
Grade12 46,400

Complete the Student Application Form through the school website.

Print the Student Recommendation Form for Entering KGII–Grade 2 or the Student Recommendation Form for Entering Grades 3–11. Carefully read the form and complete the relevant sections before submitting it to your child’s current school to be completed. The form must be completed and signed by the respondent, signed and stamped by the principal, and submitted to Abu Dhabi International School in an officially sealed envelope.

Take an appointment for an initial interview with the Admissions Committee and submit the required documents to the Registrar.

When Stage 1 is completed successfully, applicants are given a username and password to complete the Online Application on the school portal. Once the completed Online Application is verified by the Admissions Office, applicants to Grades 1-11 will be scheduled for a placement test, and KG1 and KG2 applicants will be scheduled for an orientation session. Based on the results of the admission process, a formal letter of acceptance will be emailed to the parents of the applicant.


Days Hours

Sunday Closed

Monday Closed

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday Closed

Thursday Closed

Friday Closed

Saturday Closed

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Art
  • Ballet
  • Basketball
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Instrumental Music
  • jiu-jitsu
  • Kickboxing
  • Kung Fu
  • Music
  • My identity program
  • Qu’ran Studies
  • Teakwando
  • Zumba

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Ms. Pamela Issa

Ms. Pamela Issa

Principal, Abu Dhabi City Campus