Emirates National Schools (ENS) first opened its doors in 2002 in Mohammed Bin Zayed City. ENS was established by Presidential Decree and is owned by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs. Our schools currently consist of five campuses. Three of the campuses are in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the cities of Mohammed Bin Zayed City, Al Ain City, Abu Dhabi City and in the Emirates of Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah.
Emirates National Schools (ENS) adopted curriculum is based upon American Common Core Standards in English, Math, and Science and the United Arab Emirates – Ministry of Education program for Arabic, Islamic and UAE Social Studies. Our students must earn a minimum of 53 credits in grades 9 -12 in order to receive an ENS American Diploma. To deliver our instructional programs, our schools use the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) frameworks for the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Years Programme (DP). We also have College Board Advanced Placement courses available in grades 11 and 12, in some content areas. You may be aware that the IB Diploma Program (IBDP) is recognized in colleges and universities in more than 128 countries and the College Board Advanced Placement program (AP) is recognized worldwide in colleges as well.
As IB World Schools we recognize that the years spent in school are essential in preparing our students for success in life. We have integrated the IB learner profile through all grade levels and programs to ensure a balanced learning process that is rich in core academic and co-curricular activities.
As a part of the AdvancED accreditation process, ENS goes through a process of continual review and improvement planning involving membership representation from all stakeholder groups. Each of our campuses and schools has school improvement committees that assist in the planning and implementation of school improvement activities. These groups advise the management on changes that should occur in the educational operations and programs of the school and serve as key communicators on the programs of ENS to members of the community. We encourage your involvement at your school. For more information please contact your Campus Director or Head of School.
With tradition as its foundation, the Emirates National Schools strive to ensure students are proud of their heritage and fully prepared to be future leaders in the community, country and world.
Dr. Kenneth D. Vedra