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Aspen Heights British School Review

Aspen Heights British School is a new British Curriculum school which has opened up in Abu Dhabi September 2017. The school is located in the Old Al Bahya district and belongs to the International Schools Partnership group of schools.
At a glance
School type
International
School phase
Primary
Curricula taught
Availability 2019/20
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Availability 2020/21
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Annual fee average
AED 41,500
Annual fees
AED 35,000 - 50,000
Price band help
Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
2017
School year
Sep to Jul
Principal
Emma Shanahan
Community
Main teacher nationality
British
Main student nationality
A mix of nationalities
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Aspen Heights British School
School type
International
School phase
Primary
Curricula taught
Availability 2019/20
radio_button_unchecked No data
Availability 2020/21
radio_button_unchecked No data
Annual fee average
AED 41,500
Annual fees
AED 35,000 - 50,000
Price band help
Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
2017
School year
Sep to Jul
Principal
Emma Shanahan
Community
Main teacher nationality
British
Main student nationality
A mix of nationalities
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First Published:
Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Updated:
Thursday 15 August, 2019

Aspen Heights British School is a new British Curriculum school which has opened up in Abu Dhabi September 2017. The school is located in the Old Al Bahya district and belongs to the International Schools Partnership group of schools.

The Story so Far

Aspen Heights British School opened September 2017 with founding Principal Emma Shanahan. Currently, the school is accepting applications for FS1 to Year 6 and will add Years 7 and 8 in September 2019. The school is co-educational and aims to maintain a 50:50 gender ratio and the maximum class size will be 25 students. 

Aspen Heights British School follows the UK Curriculum with a focus on STEM education as well as Earth sciences and conservation. As is noted as part of the school's ethos, the school aims to "develop in students, an acute awareness of environmental sustainability and global responsibility in all aspects of learning, creating eco-minded citizens who become productive and responsible stewards of our world and recognize the finite nature of the earth’s natural resources."

The school day starts with the campus opening at 7:30am and the first class starting at 8:00am. The school day finishes at 2:00pm for FS1 and 2:20 for FS2 and older. 

Students are organised within a house system, the four names of which reflect the school's emphasis on the environment:  Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. 

What About the Facilities? 

As Aspen Heights British School is a new school, it has brand-new purpose built facilities which include: 

  • Science laboratories
  • Gymnasium
  • Cafeteria
  • IT rooms
  • Design & Technology areas
  • Dance studio
  • Library
  • Music rooms
  • Food technology rooms
  • Shaded outdoor play
  • Outdoor five-a-side/netball pitch

There are additional initiatives and facilities in the pipeline which include a Turtle Sanctuary/rescue centre and a hydroponics farm where students will be able to cultivate fruit and vegetables. 

Extra-curricular activities on offer include basketball, football, tennis, swimming, painting and netball. 

What About Fees? 

School fees for Aspen Heights British School can be paid in full or in three instalments. Fees start at AED 35,000 for FS1 through Year 1 and rise to AED 45,000 for Years 2 through 6. Fees for Year 7 and Year 8 (from September 2019) will be AED 45,000 and AED 50,000 respectively.

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