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.


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.

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 Respected Parents,

 As educators, we are so proud to see how our students have learned through distance learning and their time at home, to appreciate and respect each other, and to demonstrate a love of learning.  It’s important to me, our team of senior leaders and teachers, to express our gratitude for the amazing efforts you make as parents to help your children value the learning opportunities you have entrusted us to provide.

This period of global pandemic has underscored the importance of the foundation of our ‘Total Well-Being’ initiative that we began as part of our NEASC accreditation journey two years ago:  that student well-being is fundamental to our students’ successful learning and socio-emotional development, our commitment to nurture, empower and inspire our youth to become leaders within their communities is at the core of what we do.

What matters most.

Having a strong foundation enables us to focus on what matters most – the learning and wellbeing of our students.

It takes character.

Learning resources and experiential opportunities stimulate the love of learning and promote students’ responsibility in their own character development as they experience new dimensions of respect and accountability.

To support the continued growth and development of our learning community during these challenging times, I am pleased to share with you a few updates:

  • To strengthen our eLearning delivery capacity, which includes both distance learning and eLearning resources within the school’s face to face classrooms, our Board approved, implemented, and is nearing completion of a premium IT network upgrade.
  • The first break period of each day has been restructured to include activities that are integrated with specific social development skills and aligned with targeted curriculum standards.
  • A weekly Wellness curriculum will be offered as part of the PE classes starting during term 2.
  • Wellness Ambassadors, wearing green vests to be readily identifiable, have been engaged with our students and staff ensuring both understanding and adherence to all precautionary measures required to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of our learning community.

These activities and others are all designed to support your precious children’s learning, social development, and ultimately, their career goals as successful global citizens.

In the meantime, should anyone have a suggestion, need, or concern that you’d like addressed related to well-being, we’d be happy to hear from you by email at:

In closing, I want to thank you for your understanding and support as we work together to nurture a vibrant and engaging learning experience for your children. Together, “we can” stay healthy and make the best of each new day for ourselves and our families.


Mark Butler