Academy Academy Description ADEK Rating Curricula Location
Al Ain Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding FeaturesEnglish National CurriculumAl Ain
Al Bateen Academy

FS2 - Year 3 PYP Primary School, Year 7-13 Secondary School. Mixed

Very GoodEnglish National Curriculum,IB Diploma Programme,IB PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMMEAbu Dhabi
Al Mamoura Academy

Primary Mixed / Secondary Girls Only

Good With Very Good Features English National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Muna Academy

Primary, Mixed

OutstandingEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Yasmina Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

OutstandingEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
The Pearl Academy

Primary, Mixed

OutstandingEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
West Yas Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

GoodAmerican Massachusetts State CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Forsan Nursery

Nursery Mixed

Not ApplicableEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi

How will today's teenagers shape our future? This question was answered on February 25th by our Al Yasmina Academy students, who hosted an exclusive TEDx event to share their unique perspective on the world.

Demonstrating that our future is in capable hands, 13 post-16 students from the Abu Dhabi-based private school took to the stage to enlighten an audience of over 100 special guests and members of the media.

Tackling a variety of timely, thought provoking topics, the talks explored subjects including the impact of the media on human compassion, how we can tackle personal confusion, and why music is a language. Students of the English National Curriculum academy also explored the importance of artistic creation in modern culture, a positive approach to chaos theory, and how to sell ourselves to succeed in life, among other topics.

Not only a global platform for sharing ideas, the TEDx event provided a valuable opportunity for Al Yasmina Academy students to demonstrate their skills in critical analysis, while encouraging them to think independently.

The talks form part of our network-wide Academy of Excellence initiative, an academic development program designed to help more high-achieving students reach the world's most prestigious universities.

To build on the success of the event and share more compelling ideas with our community, Aldar Academies plans to host an annual TEDx talk involving students from across our seven Academies.

"Today's event provided our students with an important lesson in individual thinking and the need to question the world around us – two skills that will be hugely valuable in their professional lives" commented Dr. Tim Hughes, Al Yasmina Academy Principal.

"Developing these skills is a priority for Aldar Academies and something we've shaped our curriculum around, but students also need to make their voices heard. TEDx provides this platform on a global scale," he added.

Held at Al Forsan International Sports Resort, the event followed the theme ‘There is more to us than meets the eye'. The theme was chosen to highlight why, thanks to their progressive education, students should not be underestimated, because they're capable of affecting real change in the world today - not only in the future.

"I often feel there's a misconception around what students are capable of, which is exactly what we wanted to challenge through the TEDx event," said Yara Fawares, Al Yasmina Academy student and event organiser. "I see our age and education as two extremely influential assets to have, because as the next generation, they empower us to interpret and shape the world in a unique way" she added.

TEDx is a program of local, independently-organised discussions based on the worldwide TED conferences. As a global platform for sharing ideas and personal development, the TEDx event complements Aldar Academies' purpose and promise perfectly.

Across our network of seven leading private schools, we strive to empower the next generation to shape our future by delivering the highest standards of education and inspiring a love of learning.