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

The Aldar Academies owned school smashed the world-average pass rate of 78 percent and point score of 29.6, respectively.

The diploma programme aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect, the school said. With a focus on critical thinking and cultural collaboration, the programme was designed with ambitious, diverse and talented students in mind.

“These results signify an outstanding achievement from our first class of IB graduates, and the school could not be more proud,” said His Excellency Mohammed Al Mubarak, Chairman of Aldar Academies. “The graduates have demonstrated their abilities, and shown their readiness to positively impact society in a number of industries and professions. As an institution, we strive to prepare our students for a highly competitive and evolving world – this class of graduates is a wonderful example of the dedication and hard work all of our students put in every day, and we look forward to graduating many more.”

Throughout the course, students undertook multiple initiatives and activities unique to the IB curriculum. The group developed workshops on creativity and innovation, helped organize an Olympics event for children attending a special needs institution, held an art exhibition at the Etihad Modern Art Gallery, and attended the World Young Leaders Conference in the US, among many more – including one student being cast in the latest Star Trek movie.

The world’s top universities have lined up to offer positions to the graduates, including Berkeley, Colombia, UCLA, and NYU, in the US, and Imperial College London, St Andrews, the University of Surrey, and King’s College London, in the United Kingdom, among others.

The students are in pursuit of a number of wide-ranging and highly sought after programs, including chemical and nuclear engineering, law, international relations, biochemistry, international business, aerospace engineering, global politics, and criminology.

“This is a great milestone for Al Bateen Secondary School and Aldar Academies, and proves that we are fulfilling our promise to deliver the highest standards of education in Abu Dhabi,” said Nilay Ozral, Chief Executive of Aldar Academies. “In line with the capital’s Vision 2030, we are proud to celebrate our graduates as they help us move towards a true knowledge-based economy.”

The IB Diploma Programme is designed to prepare students, aged 16-18, for effective participation in a rapidly evolving, global society. The course focuses on developing the students physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically, and offers them a breadth of knowledge across six subject groups.
Emirati graduate, Hamed Al Seyabi, said: “The IB experience has been extremely rewarding. I am confident the lessons I’ve learned over the course of the programme have prepared me to positively approach any challenge life presents me with.”

Graduate Alia Yasin, said: “I am extremely proud of, and thankful for the results I've accomplished, and acknowledging the diligence and effort invested in their attainment only heightens the gratification I feel. Through this journey, I have learned the importance of ambition, self-assurance, and perseverance, and I will carry these values as I embark on the next exciting chapter of my life.”

Al Bateen Secondary School, one of only four schools in Abu Dhabi this year to obtain an “Outstanding” rating from the ADEC 2016 inspections, provides high quality education for students from the ages of 11 to 18. It offers the English National curriculum and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, with an international dimension and one that is suitably adapted to meet the needs of students living and studying in Abu Dhabi. The school opened in 2011 with 167 students, with 850 enrolling for the 2016/17 school year.