Al Dhafra Private Academy, Abu Dhabi

Al Dhafra Private Academy, Abu Dhabi

About Al Dhafra Private Academy, Abu Dhabi

Al Dhafra Private Academy (ADPA) is an esteemed international and non-profit school in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Founded in 1994, ADPA has built itself as a renowned educational institution, providing a comprehensive Amercian Curriculum from KG to Grade 12. Situated in Al Towayya, the school serves an array of pupils, embracing students worldwide and cultivating a lively and welcoming educational atmosphere.

ADPA is dedicated to offering a holistic education that promotes cognitive, personal, and social growth. The intensive academic programme at the school is designed to prepare learners for success in further education and beyond. Aside from academics, ADPA promotes the value of extracurricular activities, providing a diverse range of sports, arts, and leadership opportunities that enrich students' lives.

The school is an ideal example of brilliance in international education. It provides its pupils to succeed in an ever-more connected and complex world via its dedication to educational rigour, holistic growth, and global citizenship. The legacy of ADPA is found not only in its academic achievements but also jack in all trades.

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In Brief

School Details

Grading System at Al Dhafra Private Academy

Al Dhafra Private Academy is a prestigious institution that offers education from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

 

Phases

Grades

                    Kindergarten

KG 1 and KG 2

                    Elementary

Grade 1 - Grade 5

                        Middle 

Grade 6 - Grade 8

                        High

Grade 9 - Grade 12

Al Dhafra Private Academy Academy Syllabus

Al Dhafra Private Academy follows an American Curriculum. The details of the syllabus at Al Dhafra Private Academy are given below. 

Kindergarten Stages (KG 1 and KG 2)

Al Dhafra Private Academy uses a real-life application approach to inculcate skills in students. It allows them to participate in an array of interactive play and enjoyable cross-curricular activities. Outdoor activities are also included to help kids have a better grasp of their surroundings. At last, students will be fully aware of the essential foundational abilities to go on to the primary stage. 

Elementary, Middle and High School (Grade 1 to Grade 12)

Al Dhafra Private Academy is dedicated to developing a solid foundation for students in Grade 1 to Grade 12 to encourage a lifelong enjoyment of learning. The primary goals are to encourage group collaboration and fundamental social skills in children while also introducing them to the basics of science and language. 

Grades

Subjects

Grade ( 1 to 12)

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Islamic Studies
  • Emirati Studies

Academic Calendar for Al Dhafra Private Academy

The table below shows the academic calendar for Al Dhafra Private Academy: 

Academic Calendar Breakdown 

                      Dates

Beginning of the first semester

29th August 2022

End of the first semester

9th December 2022

Winter Vacation

12th December - 30th December 2022

Beginning of the second semester

2nd January 2023

End of the second semester

24th March 2023

Spring vacation

27th March 2023 - 17th April 2023

Beginning of the third semester

18th April 2023

End of the third semester

30th June 2023

Admission and Fees

How to Apply for Al Dhafra Private Academy? Step-by-Step Process

Al Dhafra Private Academy's admission process for KG classes and new enrollments will be available from March 1st to March 26th. Moreover, students with siblings enrolled at ADPA will be given preference. Additionally, the school will open a re-registration application form from 5th April to 14th May. Follow the steps given below for Al Dhafra Private Academy admission:  

Step 1: Fill out the application form and submit it. 

Step 2: There is an entrance exam for Grades 1 to Grade 12 and the exam will be conducted in the month of April from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. 

Step 3: After clearing the entrance exam, the interview process will start. 

Step 4: Once your interview is cleared, you are eligible for enrollment. 

Step 5: During admission, parents must submit the following documents

  • Two passport-size photos
  • Valid Visa of student and Parents 
  • Parent’s and Student's passport copy 
  • Photocopy of Birth certificate 
  • Two copies of the vaccination certificate 
  • Parents and Student Emirates ID (Original + Copy)
  • Family book (Emirati students)
  • Two copies of Health Insurance  
  • Photocopy of the electricity bill, house rental agreement or property ownership document
  • Driving license
  • Registration fees are 5% of the total payment

Additional documents include:

  • Final grade Certificate
  • Migration Certificate 
  • Accurate Students Data 

The age-grade recommendation is shown below:    

Grades

Minimum Entry Age

Maximum Entry Age

Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*

KG 1

4

        NA

                NA

KG 2

5

        NA

                NA

Grade 1

6

        NA

                NA

Grade 2

7

9

6

Grade 3

8

10

7

Grade 4

9

11

8

Grade 5

10

12

9

Grade 6

11

13

10

Grade 7

12

14

11

Grade 8

13

15

12

Grade 9

14

17

13

Grade 10

15

18

14

Grade 11

16

19

15

Grade 12

17

20

16

Al Dhafra Private Academy Fees Structure

The table below represents the fee structure of Al Dhafra Private Academy. 

Grades 

Fee

Books Charges 

Uniform Charges 

Term 1 Charges 

Team 2 Charges 

Team 3 Charges 

TOTAL

KG 1 and KG 2

AED 7,510

AED 1,000

AED 400

AED 4,404

AED 2,253

AED 2,253

AED 8,910

Grades 1 and 2

AED 10,910

AED 1,700

AED 400

AED 6,564

AED 3,273

AED 3,273

AED 13,110

Grade 3

AED 11,730

AED 1,700

AED 500

AED 6,892

AED 3,519

AED 3,519

AED 13,930

Grade 4

AED 11,730

AED 1,800

AED 500

AED 6,992

AED 3,519

AED 3,519

AED 14,030

Grades 5 and 6

AED 12,550

AED 1,800

AED 500

AED 7,320

AED 3,765

AED 3,765

AED 14,850

Grade 7

AED 15,230

AED 2,000

AED 500

AED 8,592

AED 4,569

AED 4,569

AED 17,730

Grade 8

AED 16,050

AED 2,000

AED 500

AED 8,920

AED 4,815

AED 4,815

AED 18,550

Grade 9

AED 16,770

AED 2,000

AED 500

AED 9,208

AED 5,031

AED 5,031

AED 19,270

Grade 10

AED 16,770

AED 2,185

AED 500

AED 9,393

AED 5,031

AED 5,031

AED 19,455

Grade 11

AED 19,860

AED 2,185

AED 500

AED 10,629

AED 5,958

AED 5,958

AED 22,545

Grade 12

AED 21,610

AED 2,185

AED 500

AED 11,329

AED 6,483

AED 6,483

AED 24,295

School Facilities

Sports Facilities at Al Dhafra Private Academy

Al Dhafra Private Academy's sports facilities are intended to foster organised sports instruction and help students emerge as prospective national and worldwide champions. However, the school is honoured to provide great facilities as well as professional, experienced coaches to guide and advise students. Here’s a list of extracurricular activities:

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

Contact Details

  • Phone no.:+971-3-763-0444 and  +971-3-763-3766 
  • E-mail ID: [email protected]
  • Website: https://academy.dhafraschools.com/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Al-Nashaa-Al-Saleh-Private-School-493089450834012/?ref=br_rs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

Please visit the school’s website for detailed insight.

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

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

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

The school has classes from KG  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, the school holds students from several nationalities.

5. What is the format of the academic calendar of Al Dhafra Private Academy?

The academic year starts on 29th August and ends close to 30th June.

6. What is the range of tuition fees charged by Al Dhafra Private Academy?

One year’s tuition fees range from AED 7,510 – AED 21,610.

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, Al Dhafra Private Academy does not host holiday camps.

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

Currently, several teachers are employed at the school.

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