Middle School

Grades 6 to 8

Among the top middle schools in Abu Dhabi

Counselling and guidance

As middle school students move towards higher grades, they are encouraged to weigh and make right decisions, while accepting responsibility for their choices. Academic expectations become more rigorous at this stage, and young adolescents may require extra guidance and attention to grow to their fullest potential. AIS offers a comprehensive student counselling service that includes individual sessions, group sessions, and related programs.

Middle school student of AIS painting a mural
Middle school student of AIS looking into a microscope at the science lab

Student-led learning

AIS strives to foster an environment that guides identity development, strengthens character, enhances individual interests, and supports young students taking healthy risks within a nurturing environment. Our students participate in research assignments, class discussions, and group work so that they can enjoy meaningful, real-life interactions and learning.

Advanced curriculum and activities

The middle grade curriculum expands to meet the growing interests of our AIS middle schoolers. From Grades six through eight, the curriculum presents an academically rigorous environment in a developmentally appropriate setting where teachers know each student personally, and students know their fellow classmates. Activities such as research assignments, class discussions and group work highlight these relationships.

Students of AIS, one of the top secondary schools in Abu Dhabi, learning instruments in the music room

Through the AIS Middle School Program, your child will participate in:

  • Activities that focus on academic standards and goal-led learning activities
  • Building healthy and productive relationships between students, their families, and AIS staff
  • Community building activities that support student learning and personal growth


In AIS Middle School, students will participate in the following activities:

Social Studies
Moral Education
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Arabic and French Language
Arabic Social Studies
Islamic Studies