Al Yasat Private SchoolIN THIS SECTION
The Al Yasat private middle school programme offers an enriching and challenging three-year curriculum from Grade 6 to Grade 8 that prepares the foundation for success in high school.
Our curriculum for middle school in Abu Dhabi focuses on inquiry-based learning based on the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL). It also incorporates research-based pedagogical ideas on educating students to prepare learners for a challenging future.
English is the medium of instruction for all courses except Islamic Studies, Arabic Language, and UAE Social Studies which are taught in Arabic as stipulated by the UAE Ministry of Education.
The curriculum is modeled on the American Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics and English language arts and literacy. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are structured around performance expectations for each grade level.
All standards are:
- research and evidenced-based;
- aligned with college and career expectations;
- based on rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order thinking skills;
- informed by other top-performing countries in order to prepare all students for success in our global economy and society.
Our principle as a leading middle school in Abu Dhabi is to actively endeavor to develop each child’s individual talents, build their self-esteem, and encourage their leadership skills. We do this through a wide-range of extracurricular activities and elective courses such as ICT, computer programming, French, media, and music.
Islamic Studies are obligatory for all Muslim Arab and Muslim non-Arab students. Meanwhile, all students are required to take Arabic language lessons.
Facilities for Learning Enrichment
All our classrooms are equipped with smart interactive whiteboards and the latest educational amenities. Students gain in-depth academic education, but without excessive homework or teaching hours, and benefit from a well-balanced academic unit.
Our private middle school’s teaching methodology combines tradition and innovation. Classroom teaching is backed up with visiting days, presentations and special activities where both students and teachers collaborate and participate.
To enrich learning, students have access to multimedia tools, while teachers help in cultivating good study habits and gradual intellectual autonomy.