Philippine Global School, Abu Dhabi

Philippine Global School, Abu Dhabi

About Philippine Global School, Abu Dhabi

The Philippine Global School (TPGS) in Abu Dhabi was set up in 2015 to serve the Filipino community living in the city. It aims to teach children about their culture and roots. This school welcomes students from kindergarten (KG-1) up to 10th grade, boys and girls together, following the Philippines' educational system. In its first year, over 1,800 students enrolled. TPGS, known for its focus on academic excellence and moral values, has around 1,300 students, 75 teachers, and five helpers. The current ratio of teachers to students is 1:17, and 1% of the students need special education due to various needs. The lower grades have the highest number of students. Graduates from TPGS often get into well-known colleges and universities in the Philippines. The Philippine Department of Education officially recognises the school.

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In Brief

School Details

Grading System at Philippine Global School

Below is the grading system at Philippine Global School:



Kindergarten Level

KG-1 & KG-2

Primary Level

Grade 1 – Grade 3

Intermediate Level

Grade 4 – Grade 6

Junior High School

Grade 7 – Grade 10

Senior High School

Grade 11 – Grade 12

Philippine Global School Syllabus

The school follows the curriculum of the Philippines. In the primary grades, students learn a variety of subjects, including:

  • English and Filipino Communication Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Information and Computer Technology (ICT)
  • Science
  • Elective areas like Reading/Writing
  • Civics/Social Studies
  • Arabic Language
  • Home Economics and Livelihood Education (HELE)
  • Music, Arts, and Physical Education (MAPE)
  • Character Education (CE)
  • Islamic Culture/Studies for Muslim Students

For those in Junior High School, the subjects are slightly different but include many of the same areas:

  • English and Filipino Communication Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Civics/Social Studies
  • Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE)
  • ICT
  • Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH)
  • Values Education (VE)
  • Arabic Language
  • Islamic Culture/Studies for Muslim Students

Starting in Grade 7, students also have the option to take elective subjects tailored to their grade level, such as Basic Mathematics in Grade 7, Business Mathematics in Grade 8, Introduction to Research and Trigonometry in Grade 9, and Experimental Research, Calculus, and Statistics in Grade 10.

Arabic is taught from Grade 1 through Grade 10, and Islamic Culture and Studies are mandatory for Muslim students.

The school uses a cumulative grading system, with 70% based on previous grading periods and 30% on the current period. Students must score at least 50 marks, equivalent to a 75 rating, to pass.

Admission and Fees

How to Apply For Philippine Global School? A Step-By-Step Process

If you're considering applying to The Philippine Global School, the school handbook provides detailed information about the school's academic expectations, rules, and guidelines.

The school can expel students due to poor academic performance or bad behaviour. Parents can visit the school's Abu Dhabi office to learn about the admissions process. The admission form must be filled out and submitted with all necessary documents. After submission and acceptance, the school will contact the parents to arrange an assessment for the student.

Suppose the student successfully passes the assessment and meets the admission criteria. In that case, parents are required to meet with the principal, sign an agreement, and be briefed on the school's performance standards and educational approach.

Upon agreement, parents should contact the finance office for information on tuition fees and transportation services. It's important to know that the documents needed for admission may vary by grade level. Here is a summary:

For new students and those transferring from the Philippines or other countries:

  • Completed enrollment, bus, and health forms
  • Transcript of records authenticated by relevant authorities
  • Most recent report card
  • Three passport-sized photos of the student
  • Birth certificate photocopy
  • Passport photocopy with valid UAE residence visa for both student and sponsor
  • Immunisation record or health card

For students entering KG1, KG2, and Grade 1:

  • Filled-out enrollment, health, and bus forms
  • Three passport-sized student photos
  • Birth certificate photocopy
  • Passport photocopy with valid UAE residence visa for both student and sponsor

All necessary documents must be provided at the time of enrollment. A slip confirming admission will be given, which must be shown to the class adviser on the first school day. Incomplete requirements may lead to losing the student's place at the school.

For returning students of The Philippine Global School:

  • Completed Enrollment, Health, and Bus Forms
  • The original Progress Report Card from the previous grade/year
  • Two passport-size photos

Philippine Global School Fee Structure



KG1 – KG2

AED 5,220

Grade 1 – Grade 3

AED 6,340

Grade 4 – Grade 6

AED 6,550

Grade 7 – Grade 10

AED 8,290

School Facilities

School Transportation Services

The Philippine Global School offers bus services for its students. Families interested in using the school bus must sign up for this service during enrollment. The school's transportation services adhere to the guidelines set by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK).

Contact Details

Communication Methods Between Teachers and Parents

A Parent Advisory Council (PAC) has been established to bridge the gap between the school and families. It fosters effective communication, ensuring parents and the school can easily share information and concerns. The PAC plays a key role in organising meetings and events that enhance positive interactions between the school community.

Teachers actively inform parents about their children's progress and educational needs through meetings, text messages, and advisories. Parents can communicate with teachers using the student diary and advisory notes.

The school schedules Parent-Teacher conferences three times each academic year to facilitate direct discussions about students' learning and development. The Parent-Teacher Association has also been formed to further strengthen the connection between parents and teachers. This body addresses the school's common concerns and coordinates student activities. The school principal and director set the monthly meeting schedule. They urge parents to participate actively in voicing any school-related matters.

The Parents Advisory Council collaborates closely with the School Director to pinpoint and address any school-related issues. The council comprises several key members, including the Presidents of the Parent-Teacher Committee (PTC), the Student Supreme Council (SSC), the Faculty Club, and the Guidance Counselors.

How to Contact the Philippine Global School?

  • Telephone: +971-2-447-3366
  • Email: 
  • Facebook: Facebook The Philippine Global School

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

The school operates from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm from Monday to Friday.

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

Yes, the school releases its own calendar highlighting various activities throughout the year. Each month focuses on themes and activities, including Moral Education, language, Islamic values, and Social Studies. A month dedicated to Science, Mathematics, and Information and Computer Technology (Sci-Math-ICT).

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

The Philippine Global School Standard system comprises Kindergarten-1 to Year 10.

4. What is the academic calendar format of Philippine Global School's school?

The school’s academic year begins with the first term on September 1st. The Second Term follows, beginning on November 3rd. This is followed by a winter break commencing on December 15th. After the winter holidays, the Third Term starts on January 26th. Spring break is scheduled to start on March 29th. This is followed by the Fourth Term, which begins on April 12th. The academic year concludes on July 2nd.

5. What is the range of tuition fees charged by Philippine Global School's school?

 The nominal fee structure annually ranges from AED 5,220 to AED 8,290.

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

Yes, the school has a canteen facility for students on campus. Food is served at nominal charges.

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