Japanese Curriculum

Japanese Curriculum

Japanese School of Abu Dhabi is officially authorized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), as a school following the Educational Curriculum of Japan. Compulsory education is until grade 9.

All of the teachers are sent by MEXT, and they are distinguished enough to pass the exams and interviews of each prefecture, and even the interview by MEXT. Therefore the school can provide better education. Many teachers sent by MEXT are male.

Key Features

The school year is from April to the end March

KG:                     KG 1, KG 2 and KG 3 (KG 1, 3 years old)
Elementary:        Grades 1-6 (1st Grade, 6 years old)
Middle:                Grades 7-9 (9th Grade, 15 years old)

The school provide classes in Arabic, Islamic and Social Studies, which are required by the Abu Dhabi Education Council to national students, and ADEC provide 4 teachers to teach these classes.

Graduation Requirements

Pupils who have graduated from the Japanese school are regarded to be conferred the graduation degree of Japanese Elementary or Junior High School for grade 9.

Practice tests are conducted at the school until grade 9 during the end of the three terms. Students will write an exam at the new school for entrance to the school.

In the Junior High School, national students have time for homework, Supplemental Class, and Japanese Language after school till 18:00 hours, in preparation for proceeding to High Schools in Japan after graduating from school.

Students must successfully complete the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Japanese language
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Economics
  • Arts & Music
  • PE