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
By C Hoppe
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Raha International School

Raha International School

Date of Last ADEC Inspection: 2015/16

ADEC Rating: Outstanding

Additional Ratings/Accreditations: MEIBA, CIS, NEASC

Published Results: Not published

IB Programmes: PYP, MYP, Diploma

Additional Curriculum: US

25 Diploma Options: biology, chemistry, economics, English A language, English A literature, environment and society, history, maths studies, mathematics, physics, psychology, theatre, visual arts, Swedish A literature, Spanish AB, Korean A literature, Japanese A literature, Italian B, German B, French B, French AB, Dutch A literature, Arabic B, Arabic AB, Russian A literature.

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Raha, Abu Dhabi

Diploma Fees Per Annum: Dhs 56,900



What ADEC says

Al Raha has just become the first all through school to be rated Outstanding (A1) in Abu Dhabi. The core subjects at the school score highly across the board with the exception of mathematics at High School level where they remain Acceptable.

From its report: "For the relatively small cohort of Grade 12 students, results in the Diploma Programme (DP) are good or better in most subjects with 60% attaining Level 5 and above in English, Arabic, the sciences and languages. In mathematics, attainment is acceptable. Nearly three out of every four students score sufficiently well to earn an IB Diploma. In the previous year, nearly all of the 71 students who left at the end of Grade 12 were awarded a place at university. Of these 7% gained places at universities within the Gulf region and 83% at universities outside the Gulf region."

Learning skills: Outstanding

Teaching for effective learning: Outstanding

Curriculum design and implementation: Outstanding

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