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 criticalthinking, 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 loving and caring environment, as we know the love children have for their school results in better attendance and higher levels of student achievement. Our students are loved and cared for, with a strong belief that all students can learn. Our mission is to develop world-class learners, so we take advantage of our small class sizes to give extra attention to each learner and develop them to their fullest potential. This aligns well with the vision of the countries rulers in making the UAE among the best counties in the world.
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 English and Arabic. To help our students achieve, we have a teaching assistant in each English classroom. 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 is a very safe school, making it 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 5 have tablets. In many subjects, this means we have digital curriculum materials instead of the traditional textbooks. This has been very beneficial, but particularly during the Coronavirus Pandemic. In times of mandatory distance learning, our KG students are also issued tablets. Our technology allows us to live broadcast to students at home due to illness, parental choice or distance learning.
We encourage you to consider 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.