Aldar’s West Yas Academy is a US Curriculum school for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, located in the Yas Island of Abu Dhabi. The school offers high quality American/Massachusetts Common Core Curriculum.

West Yas Academy is part of the Aldar Academies which is one of the largest education providers in the UAE. The West Yas Academy is an international school that challenges its pupils to reach their highest potential and inspires them to be the critical thinkers, artists, problem-solvers, and innovators of the future who will contribute positively to the global community. The Massachusetts Curriculum ensures academic excellence and rigor and has historically been linked and interacted with institutions of higher education such as Harvard and MIT.

The curriculum is supported by a strong focus on extra-curricular and co-curricular activities which contribute to the well-rounded development of students.

West Yas Academy has state-of-the-art facilities which include a 400 seat auditorium, research laboratory, well-equipped music, drama and art facilities, music recording studio, graphic design area, and recital hall. Sports facilities at the school include a dance studio, a multi-purpose sports hall, two large swimming pool, basketball courts, and netball courts, soft play areas, separate play areas for each school stage and two Astroturf playing fields. Students are provided with extensive learning resources and a well-equipped library, seminar room and video conferencing suites.

The American Massachusetts State Curriculum is the best-known study program in the USA. It stands above other curricula for its rigorous, comprehensive and forward-looking design with close ties with renowned universities such as Harvard and MIT.

The Kindergarten section includes KG1 and KG2. Subjects include Arabic, mathematics, English Language Arts, science, health and physical education, social studies, and creative arts. The annual curriculum in kindergarten is taught through six inquiry units, 2 per each term.

The annual curricula for Grade 1 to 5 are also taught through six inquiry units, 2 per each term. Students connect with the world through the different topics of physics, social sciences, history, literacy, Arabic, Numeracy, arts, and physical education.

Middle School Students from Grade 6 study elective subjects in addition to core academics. Core subjects for Middle School and High School are Arabic, Islamic studies (for Muslim students), Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, ICT, and Fine Arts.

The elective subjects are business education, information technology, pre-Calculus, electronics, economics, United States history, and computer coding.

High School students from Grade 9 to 12 follow Advanced Placement (AP) courses at West Yas Academy. At the end of grade 12 students receive a Diploma from Aldar Academies West Yas Academy.

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Complete the online application through the school website and are dealt with on a first come first served basis. The Admissions office will then contact you for an assessment. Upon successful results and on the basis of seat availability admissions will be given.


Days Hours

Sunday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Monday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Friday Closed

Saturday Closed

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Art
  • Badminton
  • Ballet
  • Basketball
  • Choir
  • Cross-stitch
  • Extra English
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Hip Hop
  • Instrumental Music
  • Math Club
  • Music
  • Netball
  • Orchestra
  • Robotics
  • Rugby
  • Science Club
  • Swimming

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