Middle Years Programme

A future-proofed education where learning is reimagined through a World of Pathways

The Middle Years Programme encourages learners aged 11 to 16 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for significant success in further study and in life. The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.


    Personalised learning plans to realise each students unique potential.

    Our brand new campus on Al Reem island offers state-of-the-art innovation studio with robotics, science AI, AR and VR science laboratories along with first-class sporting and recreation facilities.


    A comprehensive ASA programme that includes Sports, Arts, Languages, Innovation, music, drama and dance activities to push all boundaries and limits.

    As a member of the Abu Dhabi International School Sports Association (ADISSA), opportunities are provided to compete against other international schools across a wide range of different sports.


    Students benefit from a wide range of pathways including the MYP certificate, IBDP, IBCP, IGCSE, BTEC and A Levels – a totally inclusive, hyper-personalised future-proofed education.

    A rigorous framework for assessment where student work is constantly evaluated, measured and adapted to deliver high performance learning


    Learning experiences delivered by specialist teachers across Music, Art, PE, Swimming, French, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Innovation and design.

    Create cultural awareness through French, Spanish, Arabic and Mandarin



The programme empowers learners to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance at a local, national and global level. This develops young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers, being able to perform at the highest levels in areas of study and life.



As our community expands, additional year groups will be added each year up to Year 13, which includes the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP), IGCSE and A Levels – a real first in the emirate.

Neil White


GEMS World Academy - Abu Dhabi (WAA) offers an enriched version of the National Curriculum for England, balancing an emphasis on both the teaching of the core subjects through a conceptbased approach, enabling student-led enquiry, creativity and innovation.

With a trailblazing ‘World of Pathways’, we provide learners and their families with a hyper personalised future proofed education that is totally inclusive, delivering high performance for all.

As a highly valued member of our community you will immediately notice that we are a true international school, rich with cultural diversity. Our students come from over 70 different countries and through the values of the IB, work together as true global citizens.



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