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

American Massachusetts State Curriculum

The American Massachusetts State Curriculum is the most highly regarded of all study programmes in the United States. With close ties to prestigious universities such as Harvard and MIT, it stands above other curricula for its rigorous, comprehensive and forward-thinking design. It’s also considered to be more demanding - and therefore rewarding - than the American Common Core Curriculum.

The Massachusetts approach is well-organised with clear expectations at each grade level. Assessments are efficiently organised to inform teachers and parents of the progress being made by students across all subjects.

Student-centric, the American Massachusetts State Curriculum focuses on interactive enquiry-based learning, physical education, and extra-curricular activities. This develops well-rounded students, teaches the mastery of specific skills, and builds confidence from an early age. Students work towards the American High School Diploma, which is the standard qualification to gain entry into leading US universities and colleges. The diploma is also increasingly being recognised by other leading higher education institutes across the world.

The Aldar Academies difference

As the curriculum has such a strong focus on extra-curricular and co-curricular activities to complement the core subjects, Aldar Academies has invested in the most advanced teaching technology and facilities available. As a result, students can excel in their preferred sports, creative arts, specific vocations and all core subjects.

Aldar Academies West Yas Academy is the first on Yas Island to teach the American Massachusetts State Curriculum in its entirety.

Ministry of Education (MOE)

The teaching of Arabic subjects is based on the guidance and materials prescribed by the Ministry of Education. It keeps local and other native Arabic speaking and Muslim children familiar with their national identity and religion. In addition our international students gain an understanding of the UAE’s heritage which help enhance mutual understanding, peaceful co-existence and cross-cultural harmony and tolerance.

List Of Academies


The American High School Diploma helps grant access to leading US and international universities

  • A focus on extra-curricular activities develops the body and mind
  • Student progress can be tracked easily to guide better learning outcomes
  • students develop skills with new technology from an early age
  • Students learn in a multicultural environment 

subject list


  • English
  • Health and Physical Education
  • History and Social Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • The Arts
  • English Language Arts
  • Arabic
  • Islamic studies (for Muslim students)
  • ICT
  • Fine Arts


  • Information Technology
  • Economics
  • Business education
  • United States history
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Electronics and computer coding