The British International School Abu Dhabi

Co-education (3-18)
Day School
+971 2 510 0100
Behind Abu Dhabi University - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Year of Foundation 2009
Enrollment Phase / Grades Early Years Foundation Stage - FS1 Nursery & FS2 (ages 3 to 5), Key Stage 1 - Years 1 & 2 (ages 5 to 7), Key Stage 2 - Years 3-6 (ages 7 to 11), Key Stage 3 - Years 7-9 (ages 11 to 14), Key Stage 4 - Years 10 & 11 (ages 14 to 16), IB Diploma Programme - Years 12 & 13 (ages 16 to 18)
Boarding Day School
Number of students 1900
Nationalities 90+
Teacher Student Ratio 12 : 1
Accreditations International Baccalaureate
Headmaster Liam Cullinan
Yearly Tuition Fee (Min) 52,050 AED
Yearly Tuition Fee (Max) 68,700 AED


The British International School Abu Dhabi offers a welcoming family community with the highest quality learning opportunities as part of our Global Campus. At The British International School Abu Dhabi, your child will grow as a confident, caring individual, whilst developing the skills and attitudes required to be successful in our constantly evolving international world.

A Friendly Community
Your whole family will be welcomed into our school’s community that extends far beyond the classroom.

Our Global Campus
Your child will receive amazing opportunities, from being part of a Global Orchestra to everyday inspiration through our Global Campus that connects our worldwide family of 81 schools around the world.

Nurturing Ambition
Your child will be excited and inspired by learning in an environment that nurtures ambition and offers the highest of academic challenge.

A Day in the Life of Year 1
Introduction to The British International School Abu Dhabi
Guide to Living in Abu Dhabi



English National Curriculum coupled with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Languages of instruction


Foreign languages

Spanish, French, German, Arabic and Korean


IGCSE programme, The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

University counseling


Learning support



IGCSE PE Club, Running Club, Tap Dance, Maths Revision, Secondary Choir, Football, Primary Kick Boxing, Boys Football, Boys Basketball, Touch Rugby, Cricket, Swim Fit, Yoga Club, Secondary Yoga Club,, University applications and advice, Mindfulness colouring club, School Production, Chess Club - Beginners, Chess Club -Intermidiate, Maths Club, Homework Club, Gardening, Mini Momentum Dance Company, Beginner Photography, Arabic Conversation, Lego Club, Film Club, Order of the Phoenix, Board Games, Primary Service Leaders, Scratch- Computer programming, Knitting/Crochet, Construction Club, Magic Maths, Science Homework Club, Boys Boxing Training, Arabic support for beginner, Art and product design appreciation - iPads, Movie Club, Play, Explore, Talk!, Origami, Modern Dance, Secondary Service, Leaders, Which is better the book or the movie?, Secondary Book Club, Debate Club, German conversation club, Design Technology, Duke of Edinburgh Club, Art craft (recycling), Vocal Club, Maths Studies club, SL Maths Club, STEAM Club, PADI Seal Team, Scuba Diving, Boys Football, Netball, Science and Photography, English Club, Story Club, KS1 Art Club, Homework Club, Recreational Badminton, Arabic Songs and Stories, Quran Club, Junior Momentum Dance Company, Touch Typing, Media crew, Funky Fingers, Art skills, Lego Robotics (Hydro Dynamics), Recycled Art, Orchestra, Little Stars Production, Card Club, Karate, Boys Basketball, Touch Rugby, Spanish IGCSE course, Irish Dancing, Homework plus French and Spanish Support, Press club, Body weight gym, Yearbook Club, IGSCE Drama Club, Art Club, Homework Club, Senior Momentum Dance Company, Sewing Club, Lego Robotics, Bookworms, Dough Disco (Playdough Club), Gaelic GO Games, Sewing with Arabic arts, Puppet Making, EXPO 2020, Card making, Arts and Crafts, Netball, Cooking, Gymnastics, Literacy Planet, Homework Club, Origami Art, Ballet, Kick Boxing, Volleyball, Girls Football, Secondary Rugby, Hacklab (G&T), French
School trips
Community service
Performing arts

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