At AAM, we are providing an education that emphasizes academic rigor as well as the essential skills of critical thinking and creativity.
We utilize an American standards-based curriculum. Following the State of Kansas curriculum, we use the United States Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the C3 (College, Career and Civic Life) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, and the National Core Arts Standards.
AAM was one of the first schools in the United Arab Emirates to use a standards-based curriculum, by adopting the Kent County curriculum from the state of Michigan. Over the past few years, the standards approach to creating curriculum and student outcomes has caught on, both nationally and internationally. Standards have become refined and changed to be more authentic and grade-level specific. The Common Core Standards have increased academic rigor and inquiry, along with identifying College and Career Readiness Standards.
Language Of Instruction
Emirati and Arab Expats
Application & Deadline
For the current academic year; we follow KHDA deadlines.
• All the students who are coming from another Emirates or outside of the country can apply any time.
• Pre-KG – Grade 5: All Academic Year.
• Grade 6 – Grade 9: the deadline is the first week of the second term
• Grade 10 – 12 : The deadline is 60 days from the beginning of the academic year.
Grade 1 to 4: 46,926
Grade 5 to 8: 55,137
Grade 9 to 12: 62,176
Step One: Please complete our Online Application Form. All applications are digital. We have no paper applications. Once we are in receipt of your online application, you will receive an email sent to the email address you have entered on the application. This email will direct you to Step Two.
Step Two: The email from Al-Mizhar American Academy will provide a list of required documents and how to contact our Admissions Team to make an appointment for assessment and payment of a one-time non-refundable and non-transferable Application Fee.
All students applying to Al-Mizhar American Academy are required to be assessed, regardless of age, grade, school or country they are from.
Please be prepared to submit the following documents when attending your assessment appointment:
a. Four recent passport-sized photos of the child/children
b. A copy of child’s/children's passport and residence visa (residence visa to be submitted as soon as available)
c. One copy of each parents’/guardians’ passports and residence visas (residence visa to be submitted as soon as available)
d. One copy of each side of child’s/children's and parents'/guardians' Emirates ID (to be submitted as soon as available)
e. Recent medical record and copy of child's/children's vaccination card. Please download and complete the Medical Form
f. Copy of most recent school report (eg. most recent report card), on school’s letterhead, signed and stamped
g. A letter of recommendation from the current school if applying for Grade 9 to 12
h. AED 500 Application Fee – A placement assessment will not be undertaken until the application fee is received.
Please either scan the required documents and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop them off at the school’s Admissions Office, including the one-time non-refundable non-transferable Application Fee.
Step Three: We will contact you with a date for your child’s placement assessment, which will be administered by the Admissions Office and Al-Mizhar American Academy faculty. The students will be assessed on their English and Math skills. Pre-KG and KG students are observed while they partake in activities and interact with other children. Please note that it is a requirement that Pre-KG and KG students are fully toilet trained.
After assessment and upon receiving an acceptance letter, a deposit fee is required to reserve your seat. A seat cannot be held until the deposit payment is received. We will advise of the amount in the acceptance letter.
Acceptance to Al-Mizhar American Academy is contingent upon the results of the placement assessment, student interview and former school reports.