History/Accreditation

The American International School in Abu Dhabi is one of eight schools in the Middle East managed by Esol Education. AISA was established in 1995 to provide the local and expatriate residents of Abu Dhabi with high quality American education, based on American standards and an international curriculum. AISA received its first accreditation in October 1997 from the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA), and in January 2010 was accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS). AISA offers education from Pre-School to Grade 12. It was the first school to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma in the UAE and later became the first school in Abu Dhabi to be authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Program (PYP).  In keeping with local regulations, the Secondary School is gender segregated.  

Accreditations and Memberships

  • AISA is fully accredited in the United States by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Philadelphia, Pa. and internationally by the Council of International Schools (CIS).

  • AISA is fully approved and licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education.

  • AISA is an International Baccalaureate World School, authorized for the Primary Years Program and the Diploma Program.

  • AISA is a member of the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) and the Council of International Schools (CIS).

  • AISA is an associate member of the Near East South Asian Council of Overseas Schools (NESA)

  • AISA is a member of the Oasis Activities Conference and the Emirates Athletic Conference.

1995 - Back Side and School Yard

1995 - Computer Lab

1995 - Science Lab

1995 - Canteen

1996 - Graduation

1996 - Terry Fox Run

2001 - Group Photo

  • American International School in Abu Dhabi
  • PO Box 5992, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • +971 2 444 4333
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