We strive to be among the world-wide progressive leaders in private education. Our main aim is to empower and inspire students to become respectful productive and patriotic citizens, collaborative and innovative with high ethical and moral values, proud ambassadors of their own cultures, and equipped with the 21st century competencies.


At Al Durrah International School, our students come first. In partnership with their families, we provide a pleasant and nurturing environment where they can excel. We empower them to experience success in learning, personal growth and achievement in life.

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We are committed to high expectations and to work hand in hand with our students’ parents to prepare them for success in a globally competitive community by providing the highest, up-to-date quality education within a safe and respectful environment.

We provide a rigorous American standards-based academic program through which our effective and caring educators lead our students to develop positive attitudes, healthy bodies and creative minds. We inspire them to become innovative critical thinkers, wise researchers, and responsible lifelong learners.

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We challenge them to develop academic and intellectual independence in order to achieve their full potential. We equip them with all needed 21st century competencies and literacies to be successful and distinguished in their higher education and future career. We strive to maintain a positive environment based on respect for all, patience, truthfulness and humility. This safe atmosphere creates a sense of belonging, improves self-confidence, develops leadership qualities, enhances resilience and eagerness to excel and improve. We are committed to inspire all our staff to continuously strive to develop their knowledge and capabilities through seminars, training and practical workshops.


On behalf of the ADIS Governing Board, I am honored to welcome you all. I take this opportunity to assure you that we as a GB, the Principal and every staff member in the school will not spare any effort to support and assist each one of you to be productive and high achieving members of the Al Durrah International School community.

We also will do our best to provide you with all resources needed to help you meet your ambitions as active citizens in this emerging world community.

Wishing you all and our school the best,

Sheikh Mohamad Bin Abdallah Al-Qasimi

Governing Board Chair

Principal’s Message

Dear Students, Parents/Guardians,

On behalf of Al Durrah International School, I would like to express my gratitude and warm welcome that I have received at our school! With over 23 years of US curriculum school experience as a teacher, educator, administrator, and NEASC visitor, I’m honored to have been selected to lead the continued transformation of our amazing school.

ADIS is an exceptional learning community, which aims to develop the student’s leadership skills, social and emotional skills, and academic skills to prepare our students to grow into well-rounded citizens and critical thinkers. Our skilled and devoted staff work hard to prepare rewarding learning experiences for all students, and I hold the highest expectation for our students to attain their personal full potential.

ADIS students will continue to be taught to view themselves as life-long innovative learners and encouraged to acquire analytical and creative skills that will best equip them for success in the world of the future. We are committed to ensure that each of our students to leave school with the ADIS values of Respect, Empowerment, Global Citizenship, Responsibility, and Love of Learning while striving for excellence in all that they do.

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I am proud of the way our team has accepted the challenge during these unprecedented times, and how our dear students, and community adapted to the challenges this year. We understand that education is about guiding and supporting our students on a pathway of success. That is why we place high value on our partnership with parents and our relationship with the community and we invite you to be an active part of helping your children to become strong in self-esteem and develop a respectful tolerance for others.

Through your participation and interest, you will come to feel very much a part of our school and its warm and generous community. Working together we look forward to making this school year a memorable one for our students at ADIS.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Dr. Simone Saad
Principal, ADIS