West Yas Academy


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West Yas Academy is an American Curriculum school located on Yas Island, which its inaugural term was in August 2016. The school is a part of Aldar Academies, one of the UAE's largest providers of leading private education, with schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, Outstanding Rated by the Abu Dhabi Education Council.

West Yas Academy is our first Massachusetts State Curriculum school in Abu Dhabi, which is the most highly regarded and successful public school curriculum in the United States. The Massachusetts Curriculum draws on a rich history of academic excellence and rigor, and has historically benefited from proximity to and interaction with higher education institutions such as Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The US approach combines student-centred planning with interactive teaching methods to produce a broad and balanced education. The curriculum is supported by a robust emphasis on co-curricular and extra-curricular pursuits which helps foster well-rounded students. West Yas Academy offers AP (advanced placement) classes during the high school years, which are courses taught using university-level syllabi that can later be accredited to a degree programme in US and Canadian universities (as per the liberal arts tradition). The curriculum will provide students with guidance and preparation for taking the SAT (the standardized examination required by US university admissions).

Where appropriate, students can take our enhanced Arabic and Islamic Studies syllabi, preparing them for the unified Ministry of Education examinations.

Student Qualifications

Graduates of West Yas Academy will receive the American High School Diploma, which is the standard qualification for entry into US universities and colleges. This qualification is recognized by institutions all over the world.

Teaching Staff

Our teaching staff team at West Yas Academy are internationally qualified, globally aware and benefit from a Continuous Professional Development programme to enhance their knowledge and further develop their teaching skills whilst using the latest pedagogy techniques.

At the same time, they strive to impart a recognition amongst students of the importance of the UAE National Identity, local values, heritage, and culture.

School Facilities

Facilities at the school are state-of-the-art and the school has been designed to meet the needs of 21st century learners. These facilities include an 400-seat auditorium, extensive music, drama and art facilities, research laboratory, graphic design area, music recording studio and recital hall. Sports facilities include a multi-purpose sports hall, dance studio, 25m swimming pool, basketball and netball courts, two astro-turf playing fields and soft playing areas. There are also separate and secure covered play areas for each of the different school stages and a senior school centre.

For students, support for learning will come from a well-equipped library, seminar rooms for small group teaching and video conference suites to facilitate links with other schools and education institutions across the world.

After-school Activities

The school offers a wide selection of over 40 after-school activities such as graphic design, photography, jewellery design, languages, calligraphy, book clubs, Qu'ran club, music, choir, drama, and dance. West Yas after-school sporting and action activities include football, cricket, baseball, basketball, netball, swimming, rugby, badminton, sailing and water sports as well as expeditions and international award schemes.

School Fees

Aldar Academies maintains a competitive fee structure across our schools, whilst providing cutting edge science and technology classrooms, world – class extra-curricular and sports programmes, facilities and the very best teaching staff.

West Yas' proposed yearly fees range from AED 51,000 in KG to AED 61,500 in Grade 12.


Tuition fees are payable in three instalments – Termly one month in advance.

Year Group Fee Per Annum (AED) Fee Per Term (AED)
KG1 51,000 17,000
KG2 51,000 17,000
Grade 1 53,000 17,667
Grade  2 53,000 17,667
Grade  3 53,000 17,667
Grade  4 53,000 17,667
Grade  5 53,000 17,667
Grade  6 57,000 19,000
Grade  7 57,000 19,000
Grade  8 57,000 19,000
Grade  9 61,500 20,500
Grade  10 61,500 20,500
Grade  11 61,500 20,500
Grade 12 61,500 20,500

* Registration fee of AED 2,550 (non – refundable) is payable on confirmation of a place. This fee applied towards tuition fees.


School Timings

  • 7:45am – 3:00pm (School day)
  • 3:00pm – 4:30pm (Optional Extra curriculum activities)



To apply for West Yas Academy, please click here.


School Tour / Open Day

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