The Best IB Diploma Schools In Abu Dhabi

In this feature we’ve rounded-up the city's schools offering the Diploma programme and registered with the IB association. We’ve looked at the courses they offer, the fees for the Diploma years, published results (if any), any additional accreditation the schools might have, and compiled ADEC’s most recent views on anything and everything pertaining to the Diploma years.
The Best IB Diploma Schools In Abu Dhabi
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GEMS American Academy - Abu Dhabi

Date of Last Inspection: 2015/16

ADEC Rating: Very Good

Additional Ratings/Accreditations: MEIBA, CIS, NEASC,

Published Results: No results as yet published

IB Programmes: PYP, Diploma

Additional Curriculum: US

21 Diploma Options: visual arts, physics, Norwegian B, mathematics, IT in global society, German A literature, geography, environment and society, English A language, computer science, theatre, Spanish B, Spanish AB, maths studies, history, French B, French AB,  ,chemistry, business management, biology, Arabic B.

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Khalifa, Abu Dhabi

Diploma Fees Per Annum: Dhs 70,100



Details of ADEC Inspection report

The Secondary level core subjects at GEMS American Academy score Good through to Outstanding, with the Islamic and Arabic language elements achieving only Acceptable to Good, throughout.

ADEC Notes on Senior Years:   MAP test results demonstrate strong performance when compared with schools using the same curriculum and with other international schools. The school’s effective tracking system confirms that over 95% of students met or exceeded their targets last year.

Student achievement: Very Good

Teaching and assessment: Very Good

Curriculum: Good  

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