Academy Academy Description ADEK Rating Curricula Location
Al Ain Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding FeaturesEnglish National CurriculumAl Ain
Al Bateen Academy

Secondary, Mixed

OutstandingEnglish National Curriculum,IB Diploma 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

Very Good With Outstanding FeaturesEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
The Pearl Academy

Primary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding FeaturesEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
West Yas Academy

Primary Mixed / Secondary Segregated 

GoodAmerican Massachusetts State CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Forsan Nursery

Nursery Mixed

Not ApplicableEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi

Dubai, UAE - 21 October 2013: An education system must seek to blend the broadest range of global and local influences, take advantage of technology and learning experiences outside the classroom, but most importantly requires teachers with a passion for developing well-rounded children. This was the message to regional educators and investors from Nilay Ozral, Chief Executive Officer, Aldar Academies. 

In a keynote address at the 2013 Education Investment MENA conference entitled “Fulfilling an educator’s vision”, Ozral highlighted some of the guiding principles and learning experiences in the growth of Aldar Academies. 

“If we are to prepare our children to live and to prosper in a world we do not yet know about, we must teach them in a way that allows them to be prepared for anything,” she said. 

Regional educators need to adopt a ‘global’ approach that seeks “to create a learning environment that provides young minds with a comprehensive, well-rounded education with an international dimension adapted to the needs of students living in the region”. 

While making the most of technology is important, in light of the pace of change it has caused in society, a broad curriculum and teaching lie at the heart of this approach. 

“Schools need to consider what each teacher can offer in the widest terms, not just in terms of academics, but also in terms of additional skills, and their attitudes as people,” she said. 

“While we cannot see into the future for our students, we need to have the open-mindedness and the vision to ensure that our children are as prepared as they can be for whatever lies ahead.”