Admissions Information

Admissions Assessment

We currently have limited availability for 2017/18 school year.

Please note that for 2017/18 academic year, we can only accept applications coming from outside Abu Dhabi, as per Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), students can no longer transfer between schools within Abu Dhabi.

KG1 & KG2: For applicants applying to KG1 and KG2 the parent completes the online application and meets with the GWA Admissions Officer. Parents are also provided with KG programming information and the criteria considered for a successful experience.

Grade 1:  All applicants for Grade 1 are assessed in basic literacy and numeracy skills with the school counselor.  Social - emotional and behavioral development will be also be evaluated. 

Grade 2 -5: All applicants for Grades 2 to Grade 5 are assessed in literacy and numeracy as part of the admissions process. GWA conducts assessments using the standardized MAPS (Measure of Academic Progress) test.  MAPS is a computer- based testing system built on 30 years of research and refinement.

Based on the information received from the measures, students and parents may be asked to meet with a counselor to gain more information about the student’s ability to benefit from the curriculum at GWA. English Language proficiency and/or learning skills may be assessed upon recommendation by school personnel.