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A Friendly, Global Community

Your whole family will be welcomed into our school’s community that extends far beyond the classroom. At the British International School Abu Dhabi, your child will grow as a confident, caring individual, whilst developing the skills and attitudes required to be successful in our constantly evolving international world.

News & Events

Quick-look Calendar

Mar 26 (all day)

CCA sign up - term 3

Mar 26 (all day)

Spring break

Apr 09 (all day)

Start of Term 3

Apr 09 (all day)

Year 3B visit to the Apple Store

Apr 10 (all day)

Year 3A visit to the Apple Store

Event 19th & 20th April 2017
IB Parent Workshop

IB Workshop for Parents

BIS Abu Dhabi would like to invite current and prospective parents to one of our IB Workshops on; Wednesday 19th April 2017 (evening session) 6pm - 7pm. Thursday 20th April 2017 (morning session) 9am - 10am.


‘The Achievosaurs’ in EYFS

At BIS Abu Dhabi we like to focus not only on what children are learning, but also on how they are learning. This term we have introduced learning dinosaurs ‘The Achievosaurs’ in our Early Years classes, which are based on the characteristics of effective learning from the EYFS framework.


How can parents help their children to revise for exams?

We are now in the lead up to the external examination period for our Year 11 and Year 13 students. This is a challenging time for all concerned, but perhaps most of all for the students! Young people, possibly more than ever, can feel pressured to perform well to secure their future of choice. So, what can parents do to help support their children during this ‘testing’ time?

Event On 13, 14 & 15th March

Production: The Addams Family

Save the date for the upcoming BIS production of ‘The Addams Family,’ to be held on 13th, 14th, and 15th March 2017 at 6pm in the Main Hall.

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Juilliard Alumni Visits

BIS Abu Dhabi are thrilled to be welcoming two Juilliard Alumni artists, Abby Gerdts (an actress) and Dr. Benal Tanrısever Simsek (a pianist), to the school on Monday 6th March.

Event On 2-4 March

BSME U11 Games

We are extremely proud to be hosting the BSME U11 Games at BIS Abu Dhabi on the 2nd – 4th March 2017 and would love to share this fun-packed weekend with you and the family.


MIT - Nord Anglia Collaboration

We are delighted to announce that as part of Nord Anglia’s innovative collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), four BIS Abu Dhabi students have been selected to travel to MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA, to participate in the MIT - Nord Anglia STEAM Festival. The Festival is a week-long programme which provides unique learning opportunities specifically for our students at one of the world’s leading educational institutions.

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Enter the Global Classroom Visual Arts Competition

Calling all BIS artists… welcome to this year’s visual arts competition! Students at BIS Abu Dhabi, along with the Nord Anglia Education network of schools, have been invited to take part in creating art inspired by one of the winning Creative Writing Competition entries. Selected artworks will be published in the Creative Writing & Visual Arts Anthology 2016-17.