Abu Dhabi Grammar School

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Abu Dhabi Grammar School (Canada) was founded by Mrs. Fatima Assad and licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education on the 1st of October 1994. The school moved to its present location in January 2008. Currently we have over 1080 students from 50 different nationalities enrolled at AGS.

Abu Dhabi Grammar School (Canada) is accreditated by the Nova Scotia Department of Education, Nova Scotia, Canada as a private institution operating in the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi Grammar School (Canada) fulfills its obligations to the Department of Education in Nova Scotia as well as the Ministry of Education within the UAE. Abu Dhabi Grammar School offers an enriching and challenging integrated program for approximately 1080 students from Pre-School to Grade 12. The KG to Grade 12 curriculum is taught entirely in English except for courses in French Language, Arabic Language and Islamic Studies for Muslim students.

The unique socio-economic development of Abu Dhabi has given rise to the emergence of a diverse and multicultural society. The students who attend Abu Dhabi Grammar School (Canada) come from highly diversified ethnic backgrounds. The school employs 52 teachers and 1 guidance counselor along with a comprehensive and efficient administration team. Abu Dhabi Grammar School also offers the services of a full time nurse and a part-time physician to students and teachers in need. In order to accommodate the ever-growing need of student enrolment, the Abu Dhabi Grammar School has undergone a major construction project in 2009, including a new swimming pool, dance room, music room, computer room, science lab and ten additional classrooms.


Abu Dhabi Grammar School (Canada) operates five days a week from Sunday to Thursday as follows:

KG to GRADE 2 : 7:55 am - 2:00 pm

GRADE 3 to GRADE 12 : 7:55 am - 3:00 pm