Al Dhafra Private School Abu Dhabi was established in 1983 and offers the American Curriculum for students from KG 1 to Grade 12. The campus is located in the Mohammed bin Zayed City of Abu Dhabi.

Educational excellence will be incorporated in Al Dhafra Private School Abu Dhabi where culture and tradition are honored. The school provides a secure and safe environment for its children. Students graduating from Al Dhafra Private School will become global-minded citizens with abilities and personalities to flourish in an ever-changing 21st-century world.

Al Dhafra Private School's mission is to provide a trusting, secure and supportive school community that places students at the center of learning and builds confidence, responsibility, and discipline as they become independent learners and creative thinkers. Teaching will be motivating, engaging and inspiring and empowers students to succeed in all aspects within classrooms and beyond the school walls.

The school will respect, value, adopt, embrace and celebrate diversity and exhibits gratitude for effort and accomplishment. The curriculum is based on a broad, balanced, rich and rigorous integrated system (American). English is the instructional medium at Al Dhafra Private School for all courses except Islamic Studies, Arabic and UAE Social Studies, which are taught in Arabic as per the guidelines of the Ministry of Education, UAE.

The curriculum at the kindergarten, primary stage, intermediate level, and secondary stage prepares the foundation for students to attend the IGCSE exams at the end of Grade 10/11 administered by Cambridge University (UK).

The curriculum at kindergarten, primary stage, intermediate level, and secondary stage prepares the foundation for the students to attend the IGCSE examinations at the end of Grade 10/11 administered by the Cambridge University (UK). Grade 12 students have the opportunity to sit for AS level and A-levels. Students of Grade 11 attend the SAT 1 and Grade 12 students sit for TOEFL and SAT 2 as well. Arabic and Islamic studies are obligatory for all students.

The school provides spacious state-of-the-art facilities for the support and enhancement of learning. Students have access to seven laboratories for practical learning. The 5 ICT laboratories help students to develop the skills for the 21st century. Classrooms are integrated with interactive whiteboards. Facilities for art and music are also available at Al Dhafra Private School Abu Dhabi. The comprehensive roof space has been transformed into an efficient sports facility. Sports facilities include Olympic sized swimming pool, Splash pool for kindergarteners, gymnasium and a large covered area for sports activities. There are two dedicated well-resourced libraries with extensive learning resources for junior and senior students.

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Grade Fees
KG1 24,800
KG2 27,000
Grade1 29,200
Grade2 29,200
Grade3 29,200
Grade4 29,200
Grade5 36,000
Grade6 36,000
Grade7 37,100
Grade8 37,100
Grade9 39,400
Grade10 40,400
Grade11 41,600
Grade12 42,700

For admissions, complete the online application form. Students sit for mathematics and English placement tests and after passing those tests, they must submit the necessary documents. After which the school will contact regarding further steps.


Days Hours

Sunday 7:40am - 2:15pm

Monday 7:40am - 2:15pm

Tuesday 7:40am - 2:15pm

Wednesday 7:40am - 2:15pm

Thursday 7:40am - 2:15pm

Friday Closed

Saturday Closed

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Art
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Football
  • Gymnasium
  • Music
  • Netball
  • Sports
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

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Daniel Bokelman

Daniel Bokelman

Executive Principal