Your frequently asked questions about American Academy For Girls (AAG)

What is the curriculum of your school?

American Academy For Girls (AAG) provides a nurturing and rigorous American education for girls aged 3 to 18 years. Our kindergarten is co-educational from Pre-KG to KG 2.

Favored by many international schools, the American curriculum equips students with broad, balanced and student-led teaching. Our choice of the US curriculum was inspired by the American philosophy of educating the individual, who will in turn contribute positively to their community and beyond.

The Common Core curriculum brings together multiple perspectives, from both history and the 21st century, which young learners can draw upon as they move from childhood into their adult lives.

School Timings

School timings differ, depending on your child's year group. A punctual start is essential to avoid disruption for your child and their year group. Timings are as follows:

  • Pre-KG: from 7:50am to 2.00pm
  • KG 1:     from 7:50am to 2.00pm
  • KG 2:     from 7:50am to 2:30pm
  • G1-12:   from 7:50am to 3:10pm

School finishes at 1.30pm for all students on a Tuesday.

Do you have a cafeteria in school?

At AAM, we believe in a healthy and balanced lifestyle for our students. Our on-site canteen ‘Slices’ provides students with healthy food and beverage options. You can order food in advance or on-site.

Alternatively, students may bring their own lunchboxes.

Foods containing pork, nuts and fizzy drinks are not allowed.

School Lunch

School Transport

We offer school transport via Arab Falcon, an RTA approved company.

Parents need to deal with the Arab Falcon directly for their needs, including reservations.

Please contact the Transport Manager, Ms Farah Shah:

School Transport 

Extra-curricular activities offered?

At AAG, we value your child's personal growth and development and offer a variety of extra-curricular activities to suit their needs and passions. We work in partnership with East Sports Management (ESM) for sports activities, with additional charges. For example, we offer swimming, football, volley ball, cooking, sewing, music and Quran learnings, to name a few. We offer a wide variety of extra-curricular across all grade levels.

Extra-Curricular Activities

How old does my child have to be to start school?

We will place your child according to the following entry requirements:

  • Pre-KG, whereby a child would be 3 years of age as of 1st September;
  • KG 1, whereby a child would be 4 years of age as of 1st September; and so on for each year group until Grade 12, whereby a student would be 17 years of age as of 1st September.

Admissions Process

What are the nationalities of the teachers?

We hire trained and qualified practioners who are leaders in the field. The majority of our teachers are American, Canadian and Arabs, although there is a mix of nationalities represented in the teaching cohort.

We also have other nationalities represented in the teaching cohort, depending on the specialisation (eg: French).

Our Staff

Which languages are offered/Language Programme?

American English is the language of instruction. All of our students, starting from Pre-KG to Grade 12, learn Arabic and French is offered from Grade 9 onwards.

Sibling discount offered?

We offer a 10% discount for the third sibling enrolled at our school.

Our Fees

Where do your recent graduates go for university?

Our graduates are currently studying in the USA, UAE, UK, Europe and around the world, including Egypt and the Philippines.

University Acceptance

Do foundation children need to be toilet trained?

All children must be toilet trained prior to commencing school with us.

My child has special needs/needs academic support, can I apply?

We pride ourselves on inclusion and welcome all types of students. We provide high quality education for all children, including gifted children and those requiring more learning support.

Personalised learning programmes are developed for students with specific needs on a case by case basis, and these programmes include access to appropriate resources and support, and curricular options.

Learning Support

What are the differences between the IB and British or American curriculum?

The main differences between the International Baccalaureate, A-Levels and the American curriculum are related to personal choices and learning techniques.

Although there is no set American curriculum, most schools adopt the Common Core curriculum, which enables students to study a broad range of subjects, but also pick which ones they would like to pursue as they enter the upper ranks of high school.

The International Baccalaureate allows students to study a broader set of subjects and is seen by admissions advisers as 'encouraging independent enquiry' within students.

If you feel your child is suited to in-depth study and has a clear idea of what they would like to read at university, especially if this university is in the UK, then A-Levels could be the right decision for your child.

What are the tuition fees?

Our school fees for 2020/21 are as follows:

Year GroupTotal Fees (AED) 2020/2021
KG 136,750
KG 238,750
Grade 1 to 446,926
Grade 5 to 855,137
Grade 9 to 1262,176


Do you offer Mother Tongue Program?

No, we do not offer Mother Tongue programs.

When can we visit for a school tour?

We encourage all families interested in applying to American Academy For Girls (AAG) to visit us during a working school day. We offer all prospective students, their parents and other visitors the opportunity to meet our Senior Leadership Team every Thursday, between 10am and 11am.

Take a tour of our campus to learn more about the facilities, our students’ life on campus, the American Academy For Girls (AAG) community and our US Common Core Curriculum.

Alternatively, contact our Admissions Team if you would like to come for a visit on an alternative day. Our offices are open Sunday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm.

Open Days & School Tours