Curriculum

The Private School Sector in Abu Dhabi has a rich variety of curricula, as it comprises 14 approved curricula.

The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge allows private schools the freedom to choose the curriculum they want to teach according to specific criteria and requirements, taking into account the needs of the labour market.

All foreign private schools must adhere to teaching the curricula approved and licensed by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, in addition to teaching the following subjects from first grade to tenth grade.

  • Arabic Language
  • Islamic Education
  • Social Studies and Moral Education

You can read the detailed description for each curriculum here.

If you wish to see a list of the academic curricula available in private schools in Abu Dhabi and know more details about it or compare different curricula, you can use the newly launched platform by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge to help parents and students choose the right curriculum and make an informed decision about school registration.