A high performing K-12 American Curriculum school, situated in the city of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Message from the Principal

Principals Welcome Message

I am delighted to welcome you to Al Dhafra Private School, Abu Dhabi for the academic year 2021-2022.

Our school is well-respected and established with over 1200 students, meeting the needs of the local Emirati and diverse international community. Al Dhafra is on a very exciting journey and has received a number of very positive Inspection Reports, from both the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) and also from our accreditation body, Cognia.

At Al Dhafra we believe in developing the whole child, with a focus on academic excellence and personal development and wellbeing. We offer our students opportunities which provide them with a significant advantage when seeking places at university, and for the past few year 100% of our graduating students have been successful in being accepted by universities, both locally and internationally.

The school empowers its teachers to fulfill their roles successfully as well as providing outstanding professional development. Al Dhafra enjoys the benefits of dynamic, experienced leadership, excellent modern facilities, a vibrant learning community, dedicated teachers and supportive governance.

Our most important asset however is our wonderful students who make us proud each and every day. For nearly all of the children studying at our school Arabic is their mother tongue, yet their command of spoken and written English is beyond the expected standard. Our students are actively involved in their own learning and development, and make important connections between new learning and what they already know. Their independence shows itself, particularly in the ways they use technology. Students demonstrate success in applying their skills to problems reflecting real life situations, both familiar and unfamiliar. They make connections between their learning in the different parts of the curriculum. They are successful, confident, responsible learners and a credit to both themselves and their families.

Throughout the academic year 2021-2022 we will seek to further develop our school on our continued journey from strength to strength, in order to provide the best possible educational experiences to our community. I look forward to meeting, collaborating with and learning from you all.

Welcome to the Al Dhafra Family!

Mr. David Craig Evans ,