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Academy Academy Description ADEK Rating Curricula Location
Al Ain Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding Features English National Curriculum Al Ain
Al Bateen Academy

Secondary, Mixed

Outstanding English National Curriculum,IB Diploma Programme Abu Dhabi
Al Mamoura Academy

Primary Mixed / Secondary Girls Only

Good With Very Good Features English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
Al Muna Academy

Primary, Mixed

Outstanding English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
Al Yasmina Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding Features English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
The Pearl Academy

Primary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding Features English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
West Yas Academy

Primary Mixed / Secondary Segregated 

Good American Massachusetts State Curriculum Abu Dhabi
Al Forsan Nursery

Nursery Mixed

Not Applicable English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
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Why West Yas Academy

West Yas Academy aspires to be a world-class school that challenges all of its students to achieve their highest potential and inspires them to be the critical thinkers, problem-solvers, artists, and innovators of the future who will make positive contributions to their communities, nations and the world.

West Yas Academy is an American Curriculum school located on Yas Island, and its inaugural term was in August 2016. The school is a part of Aldar Academies, one of the UAE's largest providers of leading private education, with schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, rated outstanding by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge.

West Yas Academy is our first Massachusetts State Curriculum school in Abu Dhabi, which is the most highly regarded and successful public school curriculum in the United States. The Massachusetts Curriculum draws on a rich history of academic excellence and rigor, and has historically benefited from proximity to and interaction with higher education institutions such as Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The US approach combines student-centred planning with interactive teaching methods to produce a broad and balanced education. At West Yas Academy, in addition to the MOE curriculum, our academic program is based on the Massachusetts Curriculum which is a rigorous curriculum, based on common core standards.  West Yas Academy delivers this curriculum through the Inquiry Approach to learning. Inquiry is an effective and dynamic process where students make connections across the subject groups of Physical Science, Social Science, History, Numeracy, Literacy, Arabic Dimension, The Arts and Physical Education, to know and understand the world. Inquiry allows the student to engage, think, create and be active in their learning and actions, providing opportunities for students to investigate, pose and solve problems, discover and test these discoveries. 

The curriculum is supported by a robust emphasis on co-curricular and extra-curricular pursuits which helps foster well-rounded students. West Yas Academy offers AP (advanced placement) classes during the high school years, which are courses taught using university-level syllabi that can later be accredited to a degree programme in US and Canadian universities (as per the liberal arts tradition). The curriculum will provide students with guidance and preparation for taking the SAT (the standardised examination required by US university admissions). Where appropriate, students can take our enhanced Arabic and Islamic Studies syllabi, preparing them for the unified Ministry of Education examinations.

Academic Results

In 2016/17 Aldar Academies students achieved exceptional results and have been offered places at high-ranking universities both locally and worldwide, including Oxford, Imperial College, Harvard, Cambridge, Durham and Abu Dhabi NYU.

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  • Leadership Team

    We are delighted to announce the appointment of the new Principal, Mrs. Casey Cosgray. Mrs. Cosgray comes to us with extensive educational experiences.  She has recently been a member of the Senior Leadership Team and the Elementary Principal at the Western Academy of Beijing for the past 6 years.

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Rating and Accreditions

Aldar Academies is the premier private school education provider in Abu Dhabi.  As a new school we are  in the process of acquiring accreditation through NEASC (New England Association of Schools and College). Our first Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) accreditation visit took place in April 2017 where the school was rated very good overall. 

 

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Why Aldar Academies

“Empowering our next generation to shape our future”
This is the Aldar Academies purpose; one big idea that has a positive influence both in the classroom and out in the wider community. As a leading provider of private education we have a responsibility to uphold the highest standards of education as we guide the next generation. By doing so, society benefits greatly, because this same generation will be the one to lead our future.

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State-of-the-Art Facilities

Facilities at the school are state-of-the-art and the school has been designed to meet the needs of 21st century learners. These facilities include a 400-seat auditorium, extensive music, drama and art facilities, research laboratory, graphic design area, music recording studio and recital hall.

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Our Academy of Excellence

Upholding our core values, Aldar Academies School of Excellence has been established to develop the competences, skills and attributes of our talented students to a higher level than they might achieve in a ‘traditional’ schoolroom environment.

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  • School Bus Service

    Through an ADEK approved contractor, Aldar Academies operates a fleet of air conditioned buses to transport students to and from school. The bus service is available to all students, from primary through to the secondary school. The safety of students on board is our overriding concern. Drivers receive comprehensive training and there is a supervisor on each bus who is responsible for all children. We also ensure that there are extra buses in place to accommodate students who take part in extracurricular activities..

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  • Academy Governors

    Our governors work closely with the school and the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) to provide consultation and support in the strategic leadership of the school. The remit is, broadly, regarding vision, direction and leadership and provides an opportunity for school managers to receive advice, guidance and support from parents, community representatives and Aldar colleagues.

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