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

Admissions and Finances

Q. How can I apply for an Aldar Academies place?
A. Applications can be made online by visiting the individual Academy page, or by visiting the academy in person. For more guidance on the application process, please click here.

Q. Which academies can I apply to?

Q. Which year group do I apply for?
A. Aldar Academies’ Admission Policy requires children to be placed in year groups or grades in accordance their age from FS1 to Year 2 and KG1 to Grade 1 as follows:

Children continuing their education from another school from Year 2/Grade 1 onwards will be placed according to year/grade progression.   For example, when a child completes Year 2/Grade 1 they will be enrolled in Year 3/Grade 2 and when a student completes Year 3/Grade 2 they will be enrolled Year 4/Grade 3.


Q. How can I book a tour of an academy?

A. Academy tours can be booked online today by clicking here, where you can also view a full schedule of upcoming tours.
Q. What are Aldar Academies’ tuition fees?
A. Our competitive tuition fees differ across academies. Click here to view a full breakdown for each Academy.
Q. How much is the bus fee?

A. The bus service is available to all students within a 75 minute journey to the Academy.  The fees are fixed to and is provided at a fixed fee of AED 5,000 per student per academic year. With the exception of Al Yasmina Academy which has a fee of AED 5,841 per student, per academic year.  Please contact our Admissions Officer for further details regarding our bus service.

Q. Do I have to pay for my child's Academy books?
A. All books for curriculum activities are included within your school fees.  However, please note that books for any extra-curricular activities may incur an additional charge.

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Teaching and extra-curricular

Q. Which curricula are available?
A. We offer three separate curricula across our seven academies; the English National Curriculum, American Massachusetts State Curriculum, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
All students also complete a programme in Arabic and Social Studies, in accordance with the UAE Ministry of Education requirements, while our Muslim students follow an Islamic Studies programme.
Detailed information on each curriculum and their individual benefits can be found under the ‘curricula’ section of our website.

Q. What extra-curricular activities are available?
A. We offer a wide selection of extra-curricular activities across our Academies as part of our Creative activities, Action, Service (CAS) programme. These include Arabic calligraphy, Arts and Craft, Athletics, Badminton, Baking, Band Club, Basketball, Bloggers Club, Board games, Book club, Capoeira, Choir, Coding Club, Construction, Cookery, Creative writing, Cricket, Cross Stitch, Dance, Decoupage, Drama, Drawing, Energy Club, Expeditions, Football, French, Girls Football, Graphic design, International award schemes, iPad, Jewelry making, Jiu Jitsu Lego mind storm, Mandarin Chinese, Maths, Music, Netball, Origami,Photography, Play writing, Quran Club, Rounders, Rugby, S Club, Sailing and water sports, Skipping, Spanish, Stories of Prophet Muhammed (P.B.U.H), Swimming, Theatre/performance work, and Touch Rugby.  

Students are also encouraged to be involved with leadership opportunities, such as the Student Council, International Award, and Sports Leader programmes. 

Q. What are the class sizes?
A. On average, class sizes consist of 25 students at primary ages and 23 students during the secondary years. Classes are much smaller at post-16 level with groups of up to 15 students, depending on options and the courses chosen.

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Academy facilities and services

Q. What teaching facilities are available?
A. We’ve invested in some of the most advanced education facilities available to provide our students with the best education possible.
This includes SMART Whiteboards in every classroom, 3D technology, Virtual Reality headsets and Augmented Reality applications. Selected academies also feature a multi-purpose sports hall, 25 metre swimming pools, AstroTurf playing fields, research laboratory, music recording studio and an 850-seat auditorium, among other facilities.
Q. Is transportation provided for my child?
A. Yes. Hafilat School Transportation is our current provider and operates a safe and convenient transport service to all of our seven academies. A door-to-door service is available where possible. This service will be extended to support extra-curricular activities from September 2017, although some academies already benefit from this logistical support.
We are confident in Hafilat School Transportation’s ability to meet the standards and requirements of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) and Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport (DOT).
Q. Is catering available?
A. A catering service is currently provided across four of our seven academies: West Yas Academy, Al Mamoura Academy, Al Yasmina Academy and Al Ain Academy. Our chosen catering partner is Emirates Taste, which offers a number of healthy eating options for students. Students also have the option to bring in and safely store their own packed lunch each day.
Q. Do your academies have security on-site?
A. Yes. Students at each of our seven academies are kept safe by a discrete security team (male and female) that works on-site 24/7, 365 days per year. The size of the security team at each academy also increases during the academic year.
The CCTV system at each academy was upgraded during 2016 to extend better coverage across key internal and external areas of the school, supporting staff should incidents require further investigation.
Q. Where can I purchase school uniforms?
A. Aldar Academies uniforms are available exclusively from Zaks Uniforms. You can purchase items online at simply by searching for the academy name. Alternatively, you can visit a Zaks’ Uniforms retail branch in Abu Dhabi at Mushrif Mall or Al Raha Mall, or in Al Ain at Lulu Hypermarket.

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