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International Montessori and High Schools in Abu Dhabi and the fees they charge

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and like Dubai is known around the world for its opulence and fabulous infrastructure. It is not surprising that it is quite a magnet for expats around the world to come there to work and live. 

Many of them do so with their families including children as Montessori in Abu Dhabi as well as the high schools are as good as the finest anywhere. In this article, we shall look at a few such schools and also find out information about international school fees.


Global Indian International School, Abu Dhabi

Global Indian International School, Abu Dhabi is one of the premier K to 12 international schools in the region. Run by a globally renowned chain of international schools, it boasts a sprawling campus replete with cutting edge facilities and amenities as well as some of the most qualified and experienced teachers anywhere. 

The school ensures that its students obtain a fully holistic education comprising both academics and a whole range of academic and extracurricular activities. The curricula offered by the school are the much sought after Global Montessori Plus, as well as CBSE. The yearly pre-school fee charged by GIIS, Abu Dhabi is AED 10,900 and for grade 12 is AED 12,900. 

The students who complete their schooling at GIIS Abu Dhabi obtain admission to some of the best colleges and universities anywhere. No wonder the school is quite a favourite with expats and locals alike.


The Model School, Abu Dhabi

The Model School, Abu Dhabi is one of the best known K to 12 CBSE schools in the emirate. Everything about this coeducational day school par excellence is out of the top drawer. Founded in 1987 the school charges an annual fee that ranges between AED 4600 to AED 6340. It is not surprising that the school has more than 6538 students in the 4 to 17 years age group. Apart from the CBSE curriculum, the school offers the Montessori and Kerala syllabus.

The Model School Abu Dhabi is quite well endowed in terms of its cutting edge infrastructure and outstanding teachers. Its holistic approach to education ensures that every student gets to excel at both academics and co curricular and extracurricular activities. This ensures that every student develops into a really well rounded individual. The academic and university placement track record of the school speaks for itself.


American Community School, Abu Dhabi

American Community School, Abu Dhabi is a co-educational K to 12 school founded way back in 1972. The school follows the much in demand American as well as International Baccalaureate curricula and charges an annual fee between AED 47,200 and AED 85,500. The school provides world class holistic education on its all new state of the art campus on Saadiyat Island. It educates about 1200 from more than 80 countries which bears testimony to its popularity.

The students of American Community School Abu Dhabi excel at everything they take up ranging from academics to sports and all manner of extra and co curricular activities. It is hardly surprising that the school is regarded extremely highly by both the expat and local communities. Students completing their education at this school are known to obtain admission to some of the best colleges and universities anywhere.



The various Montessori schools and high schools of Abu Dhabi are a lifeline for the Emirate in the sense that these allow the much valued expat workers and employees living there to provide great schooling to their children. The sheer number and the diverse nature of these schools mean that expats from most parts of the world can provide their children with exactly the kind of education they would have received back home.

Apart from that, these schools play a great role in educating the local children of Abu Dhabi as well. As a matter of fact, the international schools in the region have put Abu Dhabi firmly on the map as a major schooling hub. Going forward one can expect the alumni of the school to do very well for themselves and bring great acclaim to their alma mater and their families. 

When it comes to the international school fees charged by these schools, they vary from institution to institution ensuring that every family is able to find a school for their child or children that is just right for them, from a financial point of view. The Abu Dhabi school landscape is a very eclectic and dynamic one that is helping provide the young of the emirate with the best possible holistic education. 

No wonder that its schools are so sought after from across the region, making Abu Dhabi as good a centre of education as the best ones in the world.

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