There are many private schools catering to the children of expats living in Abu Dhabi. These generally offer international curricula, including programs that are specific to expats’ home countries.
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If you are a Filipino expat and you plan to bring your family here, don’t worry as there are schools that follow the Philippine educational curriculum. Hence, when the times comes for you to go home “for good,” your children can easily enroll into schools in the Philippines.
Abu Dhabi Schools Offering Filipino Curriculum
As of today, here are the schools in Abu Dhabi that follow a Filipino curriculum:
#1 – Philippine-Emirates Private School (formerly PISCO Private)
Opened in 1995, the Philippine-Emirates Private School was formely known as PISCO Private School. A private school catering to the Filipino community in Abu Dhabi, it seeks to develop “positive values, nationalism, and pride for the Filipino identity” among its students.
The school offers pre-elementary, elementary, and secondary level programs following the Filipino educational curriculum. Graduating students are administered with the National Achievement Test (NAT), a standardised set of examinations taken by students in the Philippines.
Address: East Baniyas, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone: +971 2 585 8041
Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/pepsauh
#2 – The Philippine School Abu Dhabi
The Philippine School Abu Dhabi was founded in 2015. Offering KG 1 to Grade 10 programs, it aims to “provide quality education to the Filipino youth and prepare them to be of service to the community and the world.” Likewise, the school aspires to be an institution that brings pride to Filipinos in this part of the Gulf region.
Address: 18th Street, Baniyas East-7, Abu Dhabi UAE
Telephone: +971 2 583 1044
Facebook Page (unofficial): The Philippine School – Baniyas Abu Dhabi
#3 – The Philippine Global School
With the theme, “Leader in Academic Excellence and Values Formation,” The Philippine Global School (TPGS) opened on September 20, 2015. More than 1800 students enrolled during its first year of operation (Academic Year 2015-2016).
Notably, majority of TPGS’ high school graduates have successfully passed entrance exams in the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Mapua University, Southville International School affiliated with Foreign Universities (SISFU), and other universities in the Philippines.
Address: Al Muroor, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone: +971 2 447 3366
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If you are looking for a school in Abu Dhabi that offers Filipino curriculum, do keep this list in mind! And speaking of the Philippines, check out these Filipino restaurants in Abu Dhabi to indulge in your favourite Pinoy dishes!