There a a growing number of Al Ain schools that cater to both expats and local students. It is best to visit the schools in person if possible, or if not them to at least visit the websites and get a clear understanding of the type of education on offer.
Many of the Al Ain schools listed below teach English and Arabic
as a matter of course and some focus on even more foreign languages to
ensure your child is able to converse with more members of society.
Al Ain International School
This is a popular primary schools for expats with a UK education. One of the newer schools in Al Ain located in a former local school that was a member of the Public Private Partnership Reform. Owned by the experienced Aldar Academies they have numerous schools in Abu Dhabi
Contact: 971-2-690 5816
This is a SABIS school that follow a specific approach to education so be sure to check this matches your needs. Pre-K to K-12 is available. This school has a Lebanese educational background.
Sunflower School Al-Ain
This school offers primary schooling with a UK/French background They are using the popular International Primary Curriculum
Al Ain English Speaking School
This is a popular school for expatriate kids in Al Ain. Offering Nursery through to year 12. This British curriculum school offers A-level, IGCSE and more. My kids went here and the primary school was very good.
Global English Speaking School
This school hosts students from 40 countries and follows the Cambridge UK curriculum. This school offers a Montessori early years programme.
BILINGUAL ARABIC SCHOOLS
Al Ain American School
This is a primary school offering an Arabic and US curriculum
Al Ittihad School Al-Ain
This is a Primary school with an Arabic and US curriculum
Manor Hall International School
This school offers Primary through to Secondary school with an Arabic -UK-US combined schooling system
Future International School Al-Ain
This school offers an Arabic and US education.
Emirates National School Al Ain
This K-10 schools offers the primary years programme (PYP as well as a full Arabic and UK curriculum
Al Ain Juniors School
This is an Indian school for K-12. it offers IGCSE, O-AS-A-levels and CBSE. it offers both a UK stream and an international stream
Hope Centre Al Ain
This is a special needs school, however please note most of the pupils are Emirati and it may not be suitable for your child
We all want the best for our children, so taking a little bit of time to investigate the full range of choices is important not only for our offspring, but also for our own peace of mind.
House of Arts Al Ain
This is an extra curricular school near Al Jimi mall offering music and dance for children from 2-15. My daughter attended Kindermusik here and it is a lovely welcoming place!
There are more and more Al Ain schools coming up in the area as more expats arrive. There used to be long waiting lists but most school now have space although younger years fill up quickly.