29th street of Airport Road Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
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American International School in Abu Dhabi

29th street of Airport Road Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Key Facts

Welcome

The American International School in Abu Dhabi is celebrating its 20th anniversary, having been established in 1995 to provide local and expatriate residents of Abu Dhabi with high quality American education, based on American standards and an international curriculum. AISA received its first accreditation in October 1997 from the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA), and in January 2010 was accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS). AISA offers education from Kindergarten to Grade 12. It was the first school to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma in the UAE and later became the first school in Abu Dhabi to be authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Program (PYP). In keeping with local regulations, the Secondary School is gender segregated.

Student Body

Number of students in school

0

Nationalities represented

75.0

Most common nationality

Emirati

Local / international student ratio

31% local : 69% international

Classroom

Additional language Classes Offered

Yes

arabic, french, spanish

Native speaking teachers

Yes

Most of the teachers are from North America. The school has a few from the UK. Arabic-language teachers are from the Middle East.

Homework assigned

Yes

Language support

Yes

English Language Learners (ELL). The programme supports students in grades K1-5. Grade 6-12 students must demonstrate at least intermediate English proficiency. Students new to the language will attend classes of formal instruction with qualified ELL instructors. In-class support is provided in small groups by the ELL teacher for students with basic English knowledge. The programme supports the students to meet their social and academic needs. As an international school, we welcome new English language learners throughout the school year.

Average number of students per class

18

Academics

Curriculum

American

External examinations/ assessments available

ib diploma,

us high school diploma

School profile

The American International School in Abu Dhabi is celebrating its 20th anniversary, having been established in 1995 to provide local and expatriate residents of Abu Dhabi with high quality American education, based on American standards and an international curriculum. AISA received its first accreditation in October 1997 from the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA), and in January 2010 was accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS). AISA offers education from Kindergarten to Grade 12. It was the first school to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma in the UAE and later became the first school in Abu Dhabi to be authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Program (PYP). In keeping with local regulations, the Secondary School is gender segregated.

Learning principles

AISA offers an American curriculum, tied to the demanding Common Core State Standards in English and math and the AERO (American Education Reaching Out) standards in other subjects. AISA is also an International Baccalaureate World School, offering the IB Primary Years Program (PYP) and the IB Diploma Program (DP). These IB programs are student-centered and inquiry-based. All students in KG1 to grade 5 are enrolled in the PYP. More details can be found on the elementary school pages. In grades 6 to 9, AISA’s curriculum follows best international practice, while being linked to US standards. In grade 10, students can choose to start working towards the IB Diploma, with and IB Prep year in grade 10 followed by the IBDP itself in grades 11 and 12. Those who choose not to do the IBDP can work towards a regular US High School Diploma.

Other Informations

The school is coeducational in elementary school and gender-segregated in secondary school.

Student Support

Support for special learning needs

Yes

The school's learning support specialists support students in Grades K1-5 in reaching their academic goals through individual or small group sessions in and out of class. The specialists closely collaborate with class teachers and parents to help provide differentiated instruction and strategies for students who may exhibit difficulties in meeting classroom expectations.

Support for gifted and talented students

No

Education psychologist available

No

Extra-Curricular Activities

Supervised care before/after school

No

Sports activities available

    Yes

Physical education

Facilities, Services & Policies

Lunch provided

Yes

The canteen is open during the school day. Students from Grades 1-12 are welcome to purchase food from the cafeteria or to bring their own lunch. Kindergarten students must bring their own lunch.

Food alternatives

No

Is religion practised at school

Yes

School time
School Start Time School Finish Time

1899-12-30 07:45:00 UTC

KG2: 1:10 pm; KG3 - G12: 2:45 pm

Admissions

Can students join after academic year begins

No

Admission process

Yes

Admission and language criteria

Students from Grades 1-12 are tested in English and Math.KG1 and KG2 applicants will be invited to playdates to learn more about the school and meet early years’ teachers.

Deadline for registration

No

Waiting list

Yes

Depends on the grade level.

Leadership & Staff

Number of staff

0

Fees & Financials

Annual fees

usd 47,200

Contact

admissions@aisa.sch.ae

29th street of Airport Road Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

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