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

Two new state-of-the art Abu Dhabi schools unveiled

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday 6th October, 2016.

Aldar Academies has unveiled two new state-of-the-art academies in the capital, strengthening its position as one of the UAE’s leading private educators.

The new institutions, West Yas Academy and Al Mamoura Academy, offer a combined 3,600 places for students and increase the educator’s total capacity to 8,700 students. The schools were inaugurated during a launch event held on Thursday 6th October.

Aldar Academies chairman His Excellency Mohammed Al Mubarak welcomed guests including His Excellency Mr. Ali Eid Al Mheiri, a board member at Aldar Properties, and media. The educator’s chairman shared his views on the schools and their significance to Abu Dhabi’s Vision 2030 plan.

“Our teachers are defining the future of Abu Dhabi by helping to shape our children’s future. What we will see here today is one of the many steps Aldar Academies is taking towards supporting the Emirate’s growth” he commented.

Both schools represent an important first for Aldar Academies, as the organisation strives to reinforce Abu Dhabi’s position as an international leader in education.

West Yas Academy becomes the first in the brand’s portfolio to teach the American Massachusetts State Curriculum – the most highly regarded curriculum in the United States. Graduates earn an American High School diploma – their gateway to the world’s leading colleges and universities.

Meanwhile, Al Mamoura Academy is a mixed primary school and Aldar Academies’ first girls-only secondary school and meets a growing demand for girls-only education in the capital. The new academy has incorporated Al Mushrif School, which was rated “Outstanding” by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) after its most recent inspections. Al Mamoura Academy will teach the English National Curriculum tailored for international students during the primary and secondary years. During years 12 and 13, students have the choice to continue to British A-Levels or study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program instead.

On the day, the event began at the brand new West Yas Academy, where VIP and media guests were welcomed by a performance from students before touring the new facilities. After boarding a school bus to visit Al Mamoura Academy, guests enjoyed another student performance and a tour that included a first glance at the academy’s state-of-the-art 3D teaching technology.
Speaking at the West Yas campus, Nilay Ozral, CEO, Aldar Academies said, “In 2007 when our first school, The Pearl Academy, opened its doors to our first 247 primary age students, we had a clear vision in mind: to deliver the highest standards of education and inspire our students to learn. Even after nine years of growth, I’m pleased to say these goals remain at the heart of everything we do.”

Aldar Academies has invested significant funds into both West Yas Academy and Al Mamoura Academy to place both schools at the forefront of educational technology and innovation while providing students with state-of-the-art facilities. Alongside 3D technology and green screens, which help students to visualise abstract concepts in the classroom, students have access to dedicated IT suites, laptops, and iPads. At each academy, the educator has also employed internationally-qualified teachers who are enrolled in Continuous Professional Development programs to enhance their knowledge and teaching skills.

While the inauguration of two new academies signifies another milestone for Aldar Academies, the occasion is an important step forward for Abu Dhabi as a whole. West Yas Academy and Al Mamoura Academy were built with the capital’s Vision 2030 plan in mind, a framework of strategic policies that aim to secure Abu Dhabi’s economic and social future. By investing in its own future, Aldar Academies is also investing in the capital’s long-term prosperity by teaching young people the skills that are most relevant and important for the evolving professional world.