Abu Dhabi International School (AIS), Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi International School (AIS), Abu Dhabi

About Abu Dhabi International School (AIS), Abu Dhabi

Founded in 2015, the Abu Dhabi International Private School, MBZ City (AIS MBZ) campus has gained recognition for upholding high standards in the classroom and fostering excellence. Part of the esteemed AIS MBZ network, it is administered by the Principal and the Vice-Principal of the AIS Al Rowda branch. 

The renowned AIS MBZ school is situated in the delightful Mohammed Bin Zayed City neighbourhood of Abu Dhabi. The co-educational school offers an Amercian curriculum and accepts students from Pre-Primary to Grade 12. Moreover, all the subjects are taught in Arabic under the Ministry of Education’s rule. In addition, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is also available for students in grades 11 and 12. The school aims to prepare students for the demands of a competitive global market by encouraging intellectual achievement. 

AIS MBZ is committed to creating a better society and prioritises basic values like empathy, responsibility and compassion. The school guarantees high-quality education for the entire UAE community.

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In Brief

School Details

Grading System at AIS MBZ

AIS MBZ is a prestigious institution that provides a comprehensive education beginning in Kindergarten and continuing through Grade 12. 

Phases

Grades

Pre- Primary 

KG 1 and KG 2

Primary 

Grade 1 - Grade 5

Middle 

Grade 6 - Grade 8

High

Grade 9 - Grade 10

IBDP

Grade 11 - Grade 12

AIS MBZ Academy Syllabus

AIS MBZ follows an American curriculum. The details of the syllabus at AIS MBZ are given below. 

Foundation Stages 

The prestigious American curriculum, famous for its thorough examination system throughout Dubai, is followed by AIS MBZ. The Amercian curriculum is well known worldwide for its demanding academic programme, especially in Science, Mathematics and English.

The AIS MBZ takes great pride in its dedication to providing individualised care and adopting a progressive strategy for identifying and accommodating differences in learning ability. 

One thing to note is that the school regularly evaluates its curriculum and meets all-American

criteria, ensuring that any upgrades or revisions required by the board are incorporated immediately.

Pre-Primary (KG 1 and KG 2)

AIS MBZ is committed to laying a strong foundation for KG1 and KG2 students to foster a passion for learning that will last a lifetime. The main goals are to develop their capacity for group collaboration and encourage basic social skills while exposing kids to the foundations of science and languages.

Primary (Grade 1 to Grade 5)

During this stage, students gradually migrate into a more structured educational environment, where they are exposed to a wide range of subjects such as

Grades

Subjects

Grade ( 1 to 5)

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Maths
  • Science

AIS MBZ follows the 'learning by doing' model, allowing students to develop and broaden their capabilities, talents, and preferences. This method emphasises active participation by allowing students to participate in practical activities.

Middle (Grade 6 to Grade 8)

AIS MBZ strongly focuses on meeting students' social, emotional, physical, and intellectual requirements. They access the crucial time of growing from childhood to adulthood during the middle school years (Grades 6, 7, & 8). At this crucial phase, students participate in an extensive curriculum covering a range of topics, including -

Grades

Subjects






Grades 6 to 8

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Moral Education
  • Social studies
  • Visual Arts
  • Arabic Social Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Arabic and French Language
  • Physical Education
  • Information Technology

High ( Grade 9 to Grade 10)

The senior school curriculum is thoughtfully designed to help students become more creative and autonomous thinkers. Teachers aggressively encourage students to enhance their decision-making, layout, and problem-solving abilities during this phase.

Grade

Subjects


Grades 9 to 10

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Maths
  • Science

IBDP 

During this phase, teachers work together with them to determine their strengths as well as their weaknesses to help students achieve positive results. The following topics are taught in grades 11 and 12:

Grade

Subjects





 Grades 11 to 12

  • Arabic A (Language and Literature)
  • English A (Literature)
  • French / Arabic (for beginners)
  • French B (Advanced)
  • Economics
  • Business Management
  • History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Systems and Societies
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Visual Arts
  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
  • Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)
  • Extended essay

Academic Calendar for AIS MBZ

The table below shows the academic calendar for AIS MBZ: 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 

DATES

Beginning of the first semester

August 29

Mid-Term Break

October 19 - October 20

Winter Vacation

December 12 - December 30

Last Exam

November 29 - December 10

Beginning of the second semester

January 2

Mid Term Break 

October 19 - October 21

End of the second semester

March 24

Spring vacation

March 27 - April 7

Beginning of the third semester

April 10

End of the third semester

June 29

Admission and Fees

How to Apply for AIS MBZ? Step-by-Step Process

Step 1: Go to the school's webpage and complete the enrollment form.

Step 2: Complete the form with the required paperwork and the registration money.

Step 3: You will get an email and SMS confirmation of completing your application.

Step 4: You will receive an additional SMS/email with an appointment time to finish the registration process.

Step 5: Submit the following documents and the completed forms on the designated day and time.

  • Copy of the birth certificate 
  • Official student recommendation within sealed envelope
  • Current copy of the passport, valid entry permit and residence visa stamp 
  • Two passport-size photos
  • Application Registration form
  • Immunisation card of the applicant
  • If applicants are living in the UAE, must submit the Valid photocopy of the Emirates ID card. For outsiders, you can submit during enrollment. 
  • Photocopy of the Sponsoring Parent’s Passport and Visa
  • Premises ID required, such as electricity and water bills for those living in Abu Dhabi.
  • Copy of the previous grade report card
  • Individuals with any serious medical problem must submit a medical report since their case will be reviewed by the school clinic team. In addition, Students with chronic medical conditions are only prohibited from admission if the institution cannot provide sufficient assistance.
  • Along with the application form, parents must submit some assessment tests like psychological and medical. This test includes Academic Program Accommodations, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), Psychological/Educational Evaluations and Behaviour Modification Plans. In case parents fail to submit these documents, then they have to withdraw their student’s admission.
  • To secure a place in the school, applicants must fulfil the age requirements listed below. 

GRADE

AGE

KG 1

4 years old on September 1

KG 2

5 years old on September 1

Grade 1

6 years old on September 1

  • You can get admission to AIS MBZ school on the process: first-come, first-serve. Besides, priorities will given to the following applicants:
  • Siblings 
  • School’s faculty, Children
  • Fullfiling all the admission requirements

If the seat is not available, the students will be added to a waiting list. When a spot becomes available, the school contacts the parents.

AIS MBZ Fees Structure

The table represents the fee structure of the school, AIS MBZ. 

GRADE

TUITION FEE IN AED

TOTAL FEE IN AED

1ST INSTALMENT IN AED

2ND INSTALMENT IN AED

3RD INSTALMENT IN AED

KG

30,800

31,300

10,700

10,200

8,900

Prep

30,800

31,700

11,100

10,200

8,900

Grade 1

36,000

38,300

14,300

12,000

10,500

Grade 2

36,000

37,900

13,900

12,000

10,500

Grade 3

37,600

39,600

14,500

12,500

11,100

Grade 4

37,600

39,400

14,300

12,500

11,100

Grade 5

39,200

41,000

14,800

13,000

11,700

Grade 6

39,200

40,900

14,700

13,000

11,700

Grade 7

41,600

43,800

16,000

13,800

12,500

Grade 8

41,600

43,800

16,000

13,800

12,500

Grade 9

44,000

46,700

17,300

14,600

13,300

Grade 10

44,000

46,500

17,100

14,600

13,300

Grade 11

46,400

48,800

17,900

15,500

13,900

Grade 12

46,400

48,400

17,500

15,500

13,900

Additional Charges: 

  • Special Education Services charges – depend on the support provided
  • Bus Service Transportation – Two-way trip cost AED 4,500 
  • Registration Non-refundable fee – AED 1500
  • Uniform Charges – AED 300

Book Fee Charges are different for each grade.

GRADE

BOOK FEE

KG

AED 500

Prep

AED 900

Grade 1

AED 2300

Grade 2

AED 1900

Grade 3

AED 2000

Grade 4

AED 1800

Grade 5

AED 1800

Grade 6

AED 1700

Grade 7

AED 2200

Grade 8

AED 2200

Grade 9

AED 2700

Grade 10

AED 2500

Grade 11

AED 2400

Grade 12

AED 2000

School Facilities

Transportation Facility at AIS MBZ

The school provides good transportation services to the students of AIS MBZ in Mohammed Bin Zayed City. The school has worked with them to provide kids with safe and trustworthy transport. To begin your service, students need to fill out the transportation form and deposit the AED 550 non-refundable fee. Moreover, the annual fee for the service is AED 4,500. 

The table shows the AIS-MBZ bus services route for the following areas:

Abu Dhabi Island

Al Bandar

Abu Dhabi Gate City

Reem Island

Al Zeina, Al Raha

Khalifa Park

Al Raha

Baniyas

Al Mafraq

Al Reef

Shamkha

Shawamekh

Khalifa City A & B

Yas Island

Mussafah

Sas Al Nakhl

Saadiyat Island

Shabiya

Sports Facilities at ISC Abu Dhabi

Sports facilities at AIS MBZ are designed to promote structured sports education and enhance students' growth as potential national and international champions. The school is happy to provide exceptional facilities and skilled, experienced coaches to guide and advise people.

  • Swimming pool
  • Training pool
  • Playing field 
  • Football pitches
  • Basketball court
  • Netball court

Contact Details

  • Phone no.: +971-2-205-7999
  • E-mail ID: [email protected]
  • Website: https://aisschools.com/

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What are the specific hours or time slots during which the school operates?

The AIS MBZ school remains open from 8 am to 3 pm.

2. Does the school organise extracurricular activities after regular school hours?

Yes, the school organises extracurricular activities such as social interaction, Folklore, Film Club, Art, Dancing, field trips, Ballet and more.

3. What is the total number of grade levels or academic years in the school?

The school has classes from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

4. What is the current enrollment count of students in the school? Furthermore, how many different nationalities are currently represented among the student body?

The current enrollment of students is 19,000 plus. Moreover, the school has several students of different nationalities.

5. What is the format of the academic calendar of AIS MBZ?

The academic year starts in August 2023 and ends close to June 2024.

6. What is the range of tuition fees charged by AIS MBZ?

One year’s tuition fees range from AED 31,300 to AED 46,400.

7. Does the school have a cafeteria or canteen facility available on campus?

Yes, the school does have a cafeteria on campus. The eating area has enough seating for students to eat their packed lunches or purchase food from the cafeteria. Furthermore, all meals are prepared in a clean setting using fresh products.

8. Does the school host holiday camps during winter, spring, or summer breaks?

No, AIS MBZ does not host holiday camps.

9. What is the current number of teachers employed at the school?

Currently, 179 teachers are employed at the school.

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