AIS Schools successfully implement a range of curricula, including American, British, and the International Baccalaureate. The core curriculum is modified very effectively to enable students to readily transition from the American to the IBDP, as well as from the American to the British program. The curriculum provides rigor and challenge for all students, ensuring they make excellent progress through the curriculum and are prepared for lifelong learning.
AIS curriculum offers students a wide range of learning opportunities across the various disciplines; languages (English, Arabic, and French), mathematics, sciences, humanities, and social sciences, information and communication technology, visual arts, performing arts, and physical education. The curriculum provides opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship with strong cross-curricular links to the UAE society. Embedded in the curriculum
is the consistent nurturing of personalities, global awareness, and an understanding and appreciation for other cultures.
In the Mohamed Bin Zayed City Campus, the American curriculum is offered from kindergarten to Grade 12 based on the demanding Common Core State Standards in English and Math and the Next Generation Science Standards in Science. In Grade 11 and 12, students are offered alternative pathways through the regular High School Diploma, Advanced Placement (AP), or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
IB Diploma Programme
AIS offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for students in grades 11 and 12. The school is proud to state that the key skills of IBDP enrich the curriculum experiences for all students. Students who have successfully sat for IGCSE in Grade 10 have the option to complete the IBDP programme; subject to approval. The IBDP is a rigorous academic and social programme and its components-TOK, CAS and the Extended Essay- build lifelong learning skills in our students while preparing them for the rigors of university education standards.
British Program (IGCSE & A Level)
In the Abu Dhabi City Campus, the British Program is offered in Grades 9–12. In Grades 9 and 10, students study the IGCSE program, and in Grades 11 and 12, they study the International Advanced program.
Students in the Mohamed Bin Zayed City Campus can choose to transfer to the British Program in Grade 9 granted they meet the program admissions