Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, is a city of interwoven cultures, business excellence and architectural feats. Our Nord Anglia Education international schools draw on this energy to inspire our students, while also delivering on our promise of world-class teachers, cutting edge facilities and a learning experience that gives our students everything they need to succeed in the future – whatever they choose to be.
Abu Dhabi is home to two Nord Anglia Schools. The British International School Abu Dhabi opened in 2009 and combines the English National Curriculum and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Nord Anglia International School Abu Dhabi, which opens on Al Reem Island in August 2023, will offer the British curriculum to students of all ages, including GCSEs and A Levels.
NAS Abu Dhabi offers a learning experience designed for the future, where your child will achieve more than they ever imagined possible.
Our brand new, purpose-built school, will inspire your child through state-of-the-art facilities, world-class teaching, and extraordinary global learning experiences. They'll get remarkable academic results, too, and develop the confidence, resilience, and creativity they need to succeed at whatever they choose to do or be in life. Exclusive to NAS Abu Dhabi, the World Languages Programme will offer four modern foreign languages as part of the wider curriculum: French, German, Mandarin and Spanish.
At BIS Abu Dhabi, each day is filled with transformative experiences as we are committed to shaping the futures of students aged 3-18 years old. Our holistic approach ensures that our students not only excel academically, but also develop personally, empowering them with the confidence and qualifications to explore a world of opportunities. We are the only international school in Abu Dhabi to hold an Outstanding rating from ADEK (Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge) in their two inspection frameworks.
Our world-class teachers deliver the very best in British and international curricula to set your child up for success. Lessons are packed with extraordinary learning experiences and enriched with collaborations from world-leading organisations, such as MIT and Juilliard. Our exceptional teachers nurture growth and encourage your child to excel in new areas, fulfilling their full potential while instilling a love for learning in everything they do.
Students follow the English National Curriculum from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 11. Students in Years 12 and 13 follow the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) or the BTEC Pathway. These qualifications set the standard for global education and provide pathways to the world's top 100 universities.
Located on the mainland of Abu Dhabi, our modern campus, conveniently situated near the international airport, provides a welcoming and spacious environment where your child will love coming to school every day. We are more than just a school; we are a warm and inclusive community that is proud to be part of the global Nord Anglia family of schools around the world.