A guide to the schools on Yas Island

All the education institutions on Yas Island.

World-class restaurants, thrilling theme parks, incredible facilities and enticing hotels – there are many reasons why residents are starting to look at Yas Island as their potential new home.

The premier lifestyle destination of the UAE has something to offer everywhere including parents looking for a top education for their little ones.

And while the education aspect of Yas Island may not be as heralded as the entertainment and leisure side of things, the district offers some of the best schools in Abu Dhabi.

Here is a guide to the schools on Yas Island.




There are many reasons why so many parents have chosen West Yas Academy as the institution to educate their children. New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accredited, this school on Yas Island follows the prestigious American Massachusetts State Curriculum (AMSC). Regarded as one of the best curriculums in the American education system and with close ties to well-regarded universities like Harvard and MIT, the AMSC sees West Yas Academy students exposed to interactive inquiry-based learning, physical education and extra-curricular activities as well as being challenged to solve real-world problems.

Students will also undertake the digital literacy computer science curriculum to assist in the development and understanding of digital knowledge, reasoning and skills as well as the My Identity programme which will foster a deeper appreciation of Arabic language, culture, history and more.

Outside the classroom, West Yas Academy prides itself on offering one of the most comprehensive extra-curricular activity programmes in Abu Dhabi with more than 60 activities from which to choose.

For more information visit westyasacademy.sch.ae




Having opened its doors to students in October 2015 to students in kindergarten to Grade 10, this school on Yas Island has expanded its offering from grades KG 1 to Grade 12. Providing trilingual education, SABIS International School – Yas Island provides a school life that balances academics, self-development and life preparational for all students.

Equipped with a purpose-built 60,000 square-metre campus that encompasses science and computer laboratories, an auditorium, and extensive sports facilities including a semi-Olympic pool, an indoor basketball/tennis court, an Olympic soccer field and an athletic track, the school blends quality education with traditional values of hard work, self- responsibility and teamwork.

For more information visit sisyasisland.sabis.net




A school on Yas Island that is due to open in the Noya community in Yas North, this educational institution is expected to open for the 2024-25 academic year.

As part of a AED 1 billion investment to expand Aldar Academies in Abu Dhabi, Yas North based school will look to provide a quality education to pupils with a huge emphasis placed on digital transformation and education technology.

For more information visit aldaracademies.com

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