ADNOC Schools, Abu Dhabi

About ADNOC Schools, Sas Al Nakhl

In 2008, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) founded Glenelg School, now known as the ADNOC Schools, Sas Al Nakhl campus. The primary focus was on students in grades seven to eleven — to provide them with an extensive curriculum for gaining the highest skill levels.

Gradually, the school branched out to three more locations (Ruwais, Madinat Zayed, and Ghayatthi). The Sas Al Nakhl campus has 3500+ students enrolled, with approximately 1000 SEND students.

ADNOC Schools follow the American Massachusetts State Curriculum model for instruction, along with the Ministry of Education for Arabic and Islamic Studies. It offers mixed education for KG 1 to Grade 5. Students from Grade 6 to Grade 12 have segregated classes (boys and girls).

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In Brief

School Details

Grading System at ADNOC Schools

The Sas Al Nakhl campus offers elementary, middle, and high school classes as follows:


Grade/ Year


KG 1-2

Grade 1-5

Middle School

Grade 6-8

High School

Grade 9-12

ADNOC Schools, Sas Al Nakhl, Syllabus

Elementary school students are taught according to the American Common Core Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards.

In middle school, the curriculum is designed to hone academic, social, and technical skills in the students. 

The high school offers AP classes along with STEAM-visioned college prep. ADNOC Schools graduates are successfully trained for the Petroleum Institute and other widely acknowledged tertiary institutes.


Subjects/ Topics

Elementary School

Language (ELA), Arabic, Mathematics, Science (Physical, Life, and Earth), and Social Studies

Middle School

English (I and II), Arabic, Mathematics (I and II), Pre-algebra, Algebra I, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, and Social Studies

High School

English (III and IV), Arabic (I, II, III, and IV), Algebra (I and II), Geometry, Pre-calculus, AP Calculus (AB and BC), FST (Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry), Biology I, HS Biology, Pre-AP Biology, AP Biology, Chemistry I, HS Chemistry, Pre-AP Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics I, HS Physics, Pre-AP Physics, AP Physics C, and Social Studies

Admission and Fees

How to Apply for ADNOC Schools, Sas Al Nakhl Step-By-Step Process

Below is the admission process for DNOC Schools, Sas Al Nakhl campus, in detail:

Step 1: Campus Visit

The school invites candidates and their parents for a campus visit before making a decision. You can contact the admissions team to book a visit, and a member will guide you through the procedure.

Step 2: Apply Online

Next, fill out the application form online along with the required attachments (copy of the student’s passport and latest report card). Submit the application, and you will receive a confirmation mail.

Parents must check the application guidelines before completing the form.

Step 3: Admission Priority

The ADNOC Schools offer admissions on a priority basis. However, it does not discriminate based on race, colour, nationality, religion, gender, or physical disabilities. 

Preference is given to:

  • Siblings of existing ADNOC Schools’ students
  • Children of ADNOC Schools’ staff
  • Students from other ADNOC Schools’ branches
  • Former ADNOC Schools’ students
  • Children of ADNOC Schools’ alumni
  • Other students clearing admission requirements

Step 4: Student Assessment

Once a student’s application is accepted, they have to appear for an assessment. Required documentation for this step is as follows:

  • Student’s passport copy/ Emirates ID
  • Past 3 years report cards
  • Recommendation letter from last/recent school

Parents can check out the assessment criteria here.

Step 5: Documentation for Accepted Applicants

The school will release the assessment results within 10 days from the assessment date. The accepted applicants will be given a registration link via email to proceed with the final formalities and upload the below documents:

  • Student’s photo
  • Copy of student’s birth certificate and immunization record
  • Copy of student’s passport and residence visa
  • Copy of Emirates ID (student, mother and father)
  • Copy of guardian’s passport (and custody letter, if applicable)
  • In case of the father’s death, a death certificate is mandatory
  • Copy of final school report for past three academic years and term 1 report for the last year
  • Transfer/migration certificate
  • Copy of electricity bill (or tenancy contract)
  • Medical and SEN reports
  • Guardian’s handwritten signature

If the applicant fails to meet these requirements within the next 10 days, he/she will be put on the waiting list or might even face admission cancellation.

Step 6: Registration & Enrollment

Registration fees include 5% of the annual tuition fees. This amount will be later on deducted from Term 1 fees. Parents must submit proof of payment to the admissions team to receive a formal acceptance letter from the school.

ADNOC Schools, Sas Al Nakhl Fee Structure

Below is the detailed fee structure for ADNOC Schools, Sas Al Nakhl:


Tuition (AED)

Textbooks + Copy Books (AED)

Transportation (AED)

Uniform (AED)

KG 1





KG 2





Grade 1





Grade 2





Grade 3





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Grade 5





Grade 6





Grade 7





Grade 8





Grade 9





Grade 10





Grade 11





Grade 12





The school will send three warning letters if the parents fail to pay the fees on time. In case of non-payment, the school can:

  • Withdraw the student’s seat for the following year
  • Decline to issue a transfer certificate
  • Withhold important documents like student report cards, results, and references

School Facilities

Transportation Facilities at ADNOC Schools

The school offers safe and reliable transportation services for the students. A fixed fee of AED 5,000 is charged annually, irrespective of the grade.

Sports Facilities at ADNOC Schools

ADNOC Schools prioritise students’ health and fitness to shape healthy minds for overall development. The Physical Education (P.E.) department hosts a variety of sports: football, basketball, softball, dodgeball, table tennis, badminton, swimming, and varied games.

Besides these, some after-school activities include jiu-jitsu, handball, volleyball, tennis, athletics, cycling, Arabic language club, darts, card games, book clubs, Arabic calligraphy, environmental club, and newsletter journalism.

Girls can partake in cooking, embroidery, cartooning, basketball, aqua jogging, silent reading, public speaking and debating club, and healthy lifestyle.

Contact Details

  • Phone Number: +971-2-599-2000
  • Website:
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

Classes for KG 1-2 students take place between 07:45 am and 01:30 pm (11:15 am on Fridays). Grade 1-12 classes commence at 07:45 am and end at 02:40 pm (11:30 am on Fridays).

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

Yes. ADNOC Schools, SAN campus organised after-school activities for both girls and boys.

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

The school offers education for students from KG 1 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?

Currently, 3,651 students are enrolled at ADNOC Schools, Sas Al Nakhl campus.

5. What is the format of the academic calendar of ADNOC Schools, Sas Al Nakhl?

An academic year at ADNOC Schools begins in August’s last week and is completed in July’s first week. Each year has three terms: term 1 (August-December), term 2 (January-March), and term 3 (April-July).

6. What is the range of tuition fees charged by ADNOC Schools, Sas Al Nakhl?

The tuition fee ranges between AED 27,970 and AED 53,040.

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

Yes. ADNOC Schools, Sas Al Nakhl campus provides a cafeteria for the students.

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

The school hosts a sports summer camp besides celebrating UAE Flag Day and organising a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.

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

Presently, 196 teachers and 41 teaching assistants are working at ADNOC Schools, SAN campus.

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