A quality education is one of the most valuable aspects of anyone’s life and by Enrolling your child with ADNOC Schools, you will give your child the opportunity to secure an outstanding education and help your child thrive in an environment of excellence, propelling them to the world’s most prestigious universities.
We strive to deliver a world-class education; one that empowers students to make a meaningful and lasting contribution to society. ADNOC Schools teach the highly regarded four core subjects of Massachusetts State curriculum
We kindly encourage you to Enroll your child with ADNOC Schools and see them flourish as socially responsible citizens and future national leaders. We advise that you begin the application process early. Applications to our campuses are made centrally.
If you would like more information or guidance, our admissions team understands how important it is to find the right school for your child and would be delighted to assist you. Please do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to help!
How to Join ADNOC Schools Community
ADNOC Schools usually open Admissions in November each year (date to be confirmed) for the next academic year. The earlier you apply the better. Easy application no hassle! Admissions will be dependent on seats availability.
- All applications are digital and submitted online through our website. We have no paper applications.
- All you will be asked for at this stage is some general information about your child, parents, contact details, background and attachments.
- You can expect to receive a confirmation that we have received and reviewed your application within 5 business days
- Applications can move to Step 2 if seat is available.
Please Note: Applicants to ADNOC Schools are selected based on academic achievement and good behavioral records. The Admissions Committee considers current capacity at the recommended grade level, student aptitude, and social/emotional maturity, with special attention given to each applicant’s prior academic and non-academic records in school, as measured by grades.
If there is no availability, applications will be placed on the waiting list up until the start of the academic year in case of any openings. If nothing opens, applications on the waiting list are not automatically moved to next academic year and applicants are advised to reapply for each year.
places are available, the Admissions Team will request the initial documents to plan for the student assessment.
- KG1 and KG2 Students: Are invited to attend an Early Learning Interview. The purpose of the interview will provide a basis for the school to assess school readiness and levels of maturity. Please be advised that at ADNOC Schools, we expect all children to be fully toilet-trained when starting school.
- Grade 1 and Grade 2 Students: Classroom based assessments are conducted on an individual basis. The student will complete a written assessment in English and Math independently.
- Grade 3, Grade 4, and Grade 5 Students: Undergo a Computerized basic Entrance MAP Exam. Students’ results of the MAP test are used to ensure that students have the right level of knowledge and skills needed for a certain grade. We then review the results to ensure that there is a good match between our learning environment and the child’s needs.
- Grade 6 to Grade 12 (Middle and High School Students): Undergo a Computerized Admissions Entrance Exam Test in Math and English. For successful admission to our school, the applicant student must pass Math and English. Note: Grade 11 and Grade 12 students are also required to complete additional assessments for the elective Science courses. Following a successful examination, follow-up meetings will be held with the School Career Counsellor to discuss options and other potential academic entry requirements.
Make sure to be ready to provide:
- Applicant’s passport copy or Emirates ID (uploaded in online application)
- Latest 3 years report cards (uploaded in online application)
- School Recommendation letter filled by current school.
Please note: Failure to fully disclose information about a child’s additional learning needs, may put your child’s place in school at risk.
The Admissions Team will formally communicate with parents after completing the registration procedure and send the placement offer. This communication will include a Registration Fee invoice for 5% of the tuition fee which is payable at the school campus or via Bank Transfer. Please refer to our Tuition Fees section for further details.
Fee Schedule 2022/23 ADNOC SCHOOLS SAS AL NAKHL CAMPUS
|Terms 1 Fees 2022-23||Term 2 Fees 2022-23||Term 3 Fees 2022-23|
|Grades||Registration Due 1st April 2022||Books due in Term 1 Due 1st August2022||Term 1 Tuition Due 1st August 2022||Term 2 Tuition Due 1st December 2022||Term 3 Tuition Due 1st March 2023|
|Grades||Annual Fee||Books due in Term 1 Due 1st August 2022||Transporation (Optional Service)|
*Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge “ADEK” approved fees. The fees are charged evenly based on a ten-month year.
Bus Fees (optional)
To register your interest in the School Bus Service, please complete the Bus Service Request Form available online, upon request from the Transportation Officer or the bus transport contact 02-599 2074 and submit to: Transportation@adnoc.sch.ae .
|ADNOC SCHOOLS – SAS AL NAKHL|
|Bank Name||First Abu Dhabi Bank|
|Account Name||ADNOC SCHOOLS – SAS AL NAKHL|
|Contact||02-599 2033/02-599 2037/02-599 2038|
|Reference||Please insert Student(s) name and ID number(s)|
Cheques may be drawn in favor of “ADNOC Schools” which can be submitted at school or deposited at drop boxes located in the school.
Payment can be made via Payit App via FAB .
Please note that we do not accept cash or credit card
The registration fee is payable after the student has been offered a place and parents fees have accepted the
The registration fee is 5% of the annual tuition fees and is deductible from the total tuition fee for the academic
The seat will be reserved for a student only upon receiving the registration fee in the bank account and confirmation from school
The registration fee is non-refundable.
- The re-registration Fee will only be accepted after settling all the outstanding/due balances in
- The re-registration fee is 5% and is deductible from the total tuition fees for academic
- The seat will be reserved for a student only upon receiving the registration fee in the bank account and confirmation from school
- The re-registration fee is non
The tuition fee may be settled in full annual payment on/or before the start of the Academic year in August or it can be settled over three equal installments as per the schedule of
Term 1 invoice will be for tuition fees from Sept to Dec (4 months), Term 2 from Jan to Mar (3 months) and Term 3 from Apr to Jul (3 months).
The due date for term 1, term 2 & term 3 tuition fees are 1st August, 1st December and 1st of March
Books fees are payable with Term 1
Non-Payment of Fees
The school requires parents to pay all the tuition fees in line with Abu Dhabi Education Knowledge Councils (ADEK)
Failure to pay re-registration fee may result in the loss of the student’s place in the school for next Academic
Failure to pay tuition fees after sending three warning notices may result in student suspension up to three days, withholding examination report cards, transfer certificates and block on eSIS and re-registering the student for following academic year until all outstanding balances are fully settled.
Where parents/guardians are experiencing difficulty in meeting payment due dates they should contact the school immediately so repayment options can be
In cases of continued non-payment, the school will, having exhausted all other options commence suspension procedures in line with ADEK This will consist of a series of warning notices sent at weekly intervals. A suspension notice will be issued after three such warnings.
The school reserves the right to withhold examination report cards, transfer certificates and re-registering a student until all outstanding dues are
We will not prevent students from sitting for any end-of-term or end-of-year examinations or any examinations assigned during the term as a consequence of non-payment of school
New Starters/Leaver Fee seating
The registration fees & Re-registration fees are non-refundable.
If a student attends one up to three weeks in a term, the school will retain the value on one full month of tuition
If a student attends over three weeks and up to six weeks in a term, the school will retain the value of two months of tuition
If a student attends over six weeks In a term, the school will retain the full term of tuition
The book fees will be charged if received by the
Any part of the week is considered a full The above applies on tuition & bus fees.
Official holidays and absences are considered part of the
These cases apply to current, newly enrolled students as well as students that register after a term has already
Payment instructions/Methods of payment
Payment must be made by bank deposit, bank transfer to the school bank account shown in the above bank account
Bank cheques can be accepted according to the tuition fee due
Bank payment through Pay it APP can be
Proof of bank deposits slips, bank transfers should be sent to FinanceAD@adnoc.sch.ae
For any cheques returned by the bank, the parent will be liable to pay the relevant bank charges and to settle the
Credit Card and cash payment are not accepted in
There are four branches in Abu Dhabi and Al Dhafra Region (Sas Al Nakhl, Madinat Zayed, Ghayathi and Ruwais). Each branch contains three campuses (Elementary Campus, Female Campus & Male Campus), except Ghayathi which has only Elementary campus. Please check here for the location of each campus.
School days in the United Arab Emirates run from Monday to Friday. Our school day timings in Abu Dhabi Campus are as follows:
|Grade Level||Regular Time (Monday to Thursday)||Fridays|
|KG1 & KG2||7:45 AM – 1:30 PM||7:45 AM – 11:15 AM|
|Grades 1 – 2||7:45 AM – 2:40 PM||7:45 AM – 11:30 AM|
|Grades 3 – 9||7:45 AM – 2:40 PM||7:45 AM – 11:30 AM|
|Grades 10 – 12||7:45 AM – 2:40 PM||7:45 AM – 11:30 AM|
School Timings for Al Dhafra Region Campuses (Madinat Zayed, Ruwais and Ghayathi)
|Grade Level||Regular Time (Monday to Thursday)||Fridays|
|KG1 & KG2||7:40 AM – 1:30 PM||7:40 AM – 11:00 AM||7:40 AM – 11:20 AM||7:40 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Grades 1 – 12||7:40 AM – 2:40 PM||7:40 AM – 11:45 AM||7:40 AM – 11:40 AM||7:40 AM – 12:00 PM|
At ADNOC schools, we are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all our students. We have a fully staffed SEN department that provides support services to students of determination through quality-first teaching, push-in, pull-out, and inclusion assistant support. Our trained staff write the IEP (Individual Education Plan) for the students based on their needs. For more information about SEN department please click here.
Note: An extra 50% of the school fee will be added to students receiving Special Education Services. The parents will need to sign the Tuition Fee No Objection letter upon admission and/or diagnoses and this will not apply for those who provide a shadow teacher.
The admission team can give you an update on your application at any time, you will only hear back from us when a seat becomes available. Our waiting list will stay active until ADEK (Abu Dhabi Department of Education Knowledge) closes the transfer date between schools in the same region. However, we can request parents to sign an undertaking that the students may go through the enrolment process and once a seat is available, we can request for payment to expediate the process and save time.
We do not assign a waitlist number to any application. However, siblings and ADNOC employees will always receive the priority and all other applications are considered subsequently.
Our staff are qualified individuals coming from a variety of nationalities. ADNOC Schools staff have around 45 different nationalities.
ADNOC Schools offers a wide range of after-school activities such as swimming, football, basketball, Jiu-jitsu, arranging tournament matches, cycling, running and many more.
ADNOC Schools have contracted Emirates Transportation which has a comprehensive school bus network covering most areas depending on seats availability, student’s residency, and bus routes. For more inquiries, please contact below emails.
Abu Dhabi Campus: EmiratesTransportSAN@adnoc.sch.ae
Madinat Zayed: firstname.lastname@example.org
ADNOC Schools follows the American Curriculum, utilizing the Massachusetts Framework in addition to the MOE curriculum for the Arabic and Islamic courses.
Our course offerings encourage students to work towards our wide range of AP level courses in their senior year. However, we have comprehensive course alternatives and electives that allow each student to create the most beneficial and relevant high school schedules for himself or herself as an individual.
No, they will not have to repeat a grade. They will be placed in the equivalent next grade, keeping in mind that British schools start school one year earlier as they have a different numbering system as shown on the table below.
KG1 (4 years of age by 31st August)
FS1 (3 Years of age by 31st August)
KG1 and KG2 Students: Are invited to attend an Early Learning Interview. The purpose of the interview will provide a basis for the school to assess school readiness and levels of maturity. Please note that at ADNOC Schools, we expect all children to be fully toilet trained when starting school.
Grade 1 and Grade 2 Students: Classroom based assessments are conducted on an individual basis. The student will complete a written assessment in English and Math independently.
Grade 3, Grade 4, and Grade 5 Students: Undergo a Computerized basic entrance MAP Exam. Students’ results of the MAP test are used to ensure that students have the right level of knowledge and skills needed for a certain grade. The Admissions Academic Committee review the results to ensure that there is a good match between our learning environment and the child’s needs.
Grade 6 to Grade 12 (Middle and High School Students): Undergo a Computerized Admissions Entrance Exam Test in Math and English. For successful admission to our school, the applicant student must pass Math and English. Note: Grade 11 and Grade 12 students are also required to complete additional assessments for the elective Science courses. Following a successful examination, follow-up meetings will be held with the School Career Counsellor to discuss options and other potential academic entry requirements.
Assessment/Interview outcomes are issued within 10 working days from the date of the assessment or interview. Please be advised that we do not share the test results and ADNOC Schools reserves the right to refuse requests for repeating tests or interviews.
ADEK approval is required for Grade 10 and above for students coming from British curriculum, after being selected and accepted, below are the steps to finish the registration:
- The school will provide you with the No objection letter for seat availability in the applied Grade.
- Any applicants transferred from British Curriculum to American Curriculum in Grades 10, 11 and 12 are subjected to obtain MOE Approval by applying via MOE link: https://www.moe.gov.ae/en/eservices/servicecard/pages/certequivalentmove.aspx
- You should apply once you receive the End of Year Report Card.
- In logging to the link, you should fulfil the requirements for MOE approval once it is fulfilled successfully it takes around 1-3 weeks to receive the MOE Approval.
Parents may contact the admission office of the current branch and apply online through the school website to the designated campus which is subject to seats availability. All documents must be submitted prior to acceptance.
As per ADEK’s new rule for the age cut-off date, KG1 students must be 4 years on or before 31st of August. No exceptions.
Yes, it is possible if it comes before the closing date announced by ADEK which is usually in October. You may contact the Admissions office for the updates and seats availability and once your child has been selected and accepted after completing the registration, you must pay the registration fees including the first installment.
Yes, it is subject to space availability.
Note: Full residency documentation must be submitted within one month of arrival.
No, the application is free. You only need to fill in the online application form at the website and upon the successful registration, you can pay the registration fees.
The registration fee is payable after the student has been offered a place and parents have accepted the offer. The registration fee is 5% of the annual tuition fee and is deductible from the total tuition fee for the academic year and as per ADEK policy it is non-refundable.