Where we learn to lead for positive change In the high school, students have the choice of American, British, IBDP A Heritage & History of educating exemplary global citizens LEARNERS ARE INSPIRED
OUTSTANDING IBDP RESULTS 2019 Average Points Highest Score (Int’l Average Points 29) Pass Rate (Int’l Average Rate 78.4%*)
August 2020
Sun 30

First Day of School for Students

October 2020
Sat 3

SAT Test

Sun 18 - Mon 19

Midterm Break

SAT Test

November 2020
Sat 7

SAT Test

December 2020
Tue 1 - Thu 3

Commemoration and National Day Holiday

Sat 5

SAT Test

Sun 29 (Nov) - Thu 10

Term 1 Final Examination

Sun 13 - Sat 2 ( Jan )

Winter Break for Students

January 2021
Sun 3

Term 2 Starting for Students

February 2021
Tue 16 - Thu 18

Midterm Break

Sat 20

Parent-Teacher Conference

March 2021
Sat 13

SAT Test

Sun 21 - Thu 25

Term 2 Final Examination

Sun 28 - Thu 8 (April)

Spring Break for Students

April 2021
Sun 11

Term 3 Starting Day for Students

Sun 25

Grade 10-12 IGCSE/GCE Last Day for Students

May 2021
Sat 8

SAT Test

Wed 12 - Thu 13

Eid Al Fitr

Thu 20

Grade 12 American/IB Last Day for Students 

Sat 22

SLC (K-5) & PTC

June 2021
Sat 5

SAT Test

Sun 6

Grade 12 Graduation 

Sun 20 - Thu 24

Term 3 Final Examination

Sun 27 - Wed 30

Make Up Exams

Wed 30

Last Day for Students

Welcome to Abu Dhabi International (Pvt.) School

Abu Dhabi International School (AIS) is a private, coeducational K-12 day school licensed by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education. The school was founded in 1992 by Mrs. Jihan Nasr, who has been dedicated to her educational mission. It has an international body of students and staff from over 70 nationalities. The total enrollment at AIS in both campuses is approximately 4000 students, and the school reserves 5% of its student body to special needs students with learning difficulties.

Founder's Welcome

Education is an opportunity… an opportunity for a brighter future… an opportunity for the pursuit of happiness… an opportunity for expressing one’s talent… an opportunity to change the world. This is my mission at AIS; a school that leads educational institutions to excellence, a school where children are accepted, nurtured, and provided with their needs, and grow to become unique individuals.
Our students at AIS grow with the idea that they are powerful beings who create their own destinies through the consistent exercise of good choices. Sincerely believing that actions speak louder than words, we, at AIS, seek to model this lesson throughout our school. We offer apologies, but yet we never accept excuses. This is what makes AIS a unique place and a different experience. This is what makes students of AIS pioneers in whichever field they wish to pursue.


Mrs. Jihan Nasr

School Founder

Where we learn to lead for positive change

ADEK Rating
Pass rate on external examinations
University Placements
Student Nationalities


Our History

Abu Dhabi International School (AIS) is a private, coeducational K-12 day school licensed by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education.

Extracurricular Activities

CAS is an exciting program that will get you off your seat and take you to the wonderful world of creativity, activity, and service.

ADEK Evaluation

The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) inspection of AIS (the Irtiqa’a initiative) rated AIS as
Very Good