A guide to the schools on Reem Island

Giving a helping hand to those looking for their child’s new school.

Reem Island is one of the most popular areas for expats moving to Abu Dhabi.

With a superb location that is close to the city centre, the natural beauty of Saadiyat Island and with top accommodation facilities, Reem Island is a very attractive option for families to call home.

And for parents it is a great place to live due to the abundance of schools in the area from nursery to school leavers.

Here is a guide to the schools on Reem Island.




With a tradition and heritage that dates back to 1557, this school on Reem Island has plenty of experience of educating the great minds of tomorrow, today. Based on Reem Island, Repton School Abu Dhabi is split into two campuses; Rose Campus for the Foundation School and Fry Campus for the Junior and Senior schools. Reptonians are educated in the founder, Sir John Port’s vision of leaving the world a better place and grow to be ambitious and forward-looking. Studying the English National Curriculum, students enjoy a bespoke target in all subjects, allowing them to improve at their own pace.

In terms of extra-curricular activities students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in new sports like swimming, karate, gymnastics, basketball, football and more thanks to a collaboration with external providers Neptunes and Gulf Star.

For more information visit reptonabudhabi.org


GEMS World Academy – Al Reem Campus


A new academic year means a new location for GEMS World Academy – Abu Dhabi. September 2022 will see the doors open to the 550 students currently enrolled. However, the International Baccalaureate primary school which educates from KG1 to Grade 5, will see close to 2,000 students attending thanks to the move.

In terms of facilities, students can expect this new school on Reem Island to feature activity rooms, science and discovery rooms, music rooms and practice studios, a stunning new library, a six-court multipurpose hall with full AC equipment, stage, indoor sports hall, football pitch and a 25m swimming pool.

For more information visit gemsworldacademy-abudhabi.com




Redwood Montessori Nursery Abu Dhabi


Selecting your child’s first school is a hugely important decision for parents. The child’s experience of their nursery school will have an impact on their view of education so if they receive a positive and inspiring nursery education, it is likely they will be very keen learners later in the educational career.

The Redwood Montessori Nursery is famed throughout the UAE and with five campuses throughout Abu Dhabi, this school on Reem Island is the ideal place to start your child off on their school path as the curriculum revolves around the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of each child.

For more information visit theredwoodnursery.com


Hummingbird Nursery Abu Dhabi


Welcoming children as young as three months, Hummingbird Nursery Abu Dhabi is a Pre-School Learning Alliance institution on Reem Island. Offering the highest standard in teaching, care and delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum this nursery school on Reem Island likes to instill a life-long love of learning in every student.

For more information visit hummingbird.ae


Mosaic Nursery


Located in the Sun Tower on Reem Island, Mosaic Nursery has been providing care and education to toddlers, and pre-school aged children since it opened in 2013. Following the Creative Curriculum, pupils are encouraged to learn through doing with emphasis placed on exploring their surrounds and interacting with others.

For more information visit mosaicnursery.com


Playhouse Nursery


This nursery school on Reem Island states that respect and kindness are its top priority while children learn in a hands-on, child-centric, plant-based learning environment. Following the YEFS curriculum, Playhouse Nursery will nurture your child in the area of ‘Healthy bodies’, ‘The 5 Senses’ ‘How to make friends’ and more.

For more information visit playhouse-reem.business.site




Juventus Academy Abu Dhabi


Italy’s most successful football team takes to the Koora Sports pitch every Thursday and Saturday to help Abu Dhabi’s budding footballers to achieve their dreams and showcase their skills. With coaching sessions from under six to under 16, this sport school on Reem Island offers the perfect opportunity for kids to get off the couch and get active.

For more information visit academy.juventus.com

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Matt Cassidy

When he is not hunting for the latest piece of Abu Dhabi news, Matt is ticking off his UAE bucket-list experiences (although he does love to take a break to test out the fine restaurants and bars of the capital). An armchair sports lover, he is on a personal mission to attend every sporting event in the UAE to make out for most likely missing the big one in Doha in November.