Principal Welcome

Welcome to our Pinnacle American School website!

We are an American Curriculum school located in Madinat Zayed, capital of the Al Dhafra Region in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. We operate from KG1 through Grade 6, like an elementary school in the USA.

Our curriculum is based on California Common Core State Standards. These standards were written to prepare our students to build a strong foundation ensuring our students complete globally in fields emphasized in UAE National Planning, such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). We are also stressing the Creative Arts of art and music (STEAM). The Common Core focuses on developing the critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills students will need to be successful.

Pinnacle American School takes great pride in being a school where our children come first. We offer a caring environment, and we know the love that children have for their school results in better attendance and higher levels of student achievement. Our students cared for with our strong belief that all students can learn. Our mission is to develop world-class learners and we give extra attention to each learner to help develop them to their potential. This aligns with the vision of the countries rulers in making the UAE among the best countries in the world to live and thrive.

We respect the importance of the native tongue Arabic subjects and the local culture and traditions. Our students are predominately local from families who realize the importance of their child being strong in both Arabic and English. To further help our students achieve, we have a teaching assistant in each English classroom from KG to G4. These assistants have college degrees from their home countries, mostly in education. Many of them are licensed teachers in their home countries.

Pinnacle American School provides a positive learning environment for all our students.

We offer after school extra-curricular activities to further develop the interests of our students. This includes additional academic support as needed.

Our school has technology throughout the building. Every classroom has interactive boards. All students in Grades 1 to 6 use tablets. In many subjects, this means we have digital curriculum materials alongside traditional textbooks for use in school and for homework. Our technology allows us to live broadcast to students for distance learning when guided by our regulator ADEK.

We encourage you to visit Pinnacle American School, if what you are seeking is a safe, high performing, student-centered learning environment. Your child will have a strong foundation for their future years in education and life. We look forward to welcoming you to the school.


Matthew Collins

School Principal