The Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) and the Lycée Théodore Monod have signed an agreement to build the first French school on Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi.
According to ArabianIndustry.com, the school will utilise a prime 33,000 square metre plot situated close to the Saadiyat Beach Residences and offer classes for Kindergarten to high school.'
TDIC’s CEO Sufian Hasan Al Marzooqi told reporters, “we are pleased to have established this partnership with one of Abu Dhabi’s leading French-language schools. We are confident the new campus will strengthen the current educational offerings on Saadiyat for pupils. This agreement also highlights the growing interest in Saadiyat as a leading destination across all sectors, for the benefit of its residents and the wider Abu Dhabi community."
The Lycée Théodore Monod already operates an 861 student campus located in Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi and offers kindergarten and primary education with fees ranging from Dhs 17,400 to Dhs 20,600.
The school offers the French National Curriculum for most subjects and follows the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) curriculum for Arabic, Islamic studies and social studies.
The school was inspected during the 2014 cycle and was rated B4. Inspectors noted that the school needs to 'comply fully with ADEC's building regulations with particular regard for kindergarten and the number of students accommodated per classroom.