Enrollment process

Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. At SZPAB, the Admissions policies and procedures have been established to make certain that students are appropriately placed while maintaining the integrity and consistency of school policies and the application process. Proper placement will ensure that those students admitted benefit fully from the educational program and will have a higher probability of a successful learning experience.


The purpose of the SZPAB Admissions Department is to provide services for the enrollment and/or withdrawal of students at The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys and all related transitional assistance. The Admissions Department is committed to working together with families and prospective parents. They also collaborate with the school principal, school leaders, counselors and the Accounts Department.


The SZPAB Admissions Department will be happy to assist you throughout the admissions process.

Parents can meet our team at any time between 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM from Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Friday. You may contact the Admissions Department directly to arrange a school tour to learn more:

Phone: +971 2 203 3333 Ext 311

Direct: +971 2 203 3311

Enrollment Disclaimer:

The academy makes every effort to enroll all students who have fully completed the application process and who have met the academic acceptance requirements. However, enrollment and class size limitations are established each year by SZPA administration. The administration reserves the right to limit enrollment as well as to exclude students at any time as it deems necessary.

For more information, please refer to the SZPAB Handbook by accessing this link.


How to Apply:

The first step in the application process is to complete the online registration form by clicking the link Apply now. The Admissions Department will contact you within 24 hours of receipt of your inquiry.

  1. Submit your online inquiry through the school website and the Admissions Department will get back to you within one working day.
  2. Submit your completed online application with all required documents (below) in order to proceed with the registration process.
  3. The Admissions Department will contact you to schedule your child’s assessment.
  4. Within one week of a successful assessment, an offer letter will be sent if seats are available
  5. When the offer is accepted and the registration fee is paid, the Admissions Department will send your child’s file to ADEK for review. Once he/she is fully registered, your child will be enrolled.

 

Required supporting documentation

  1. Health Record Form*
  2. Recommendation Form* (This must be completedand stamped by the students current or most recent school)
  3. Copy of student’s passport
  4. Copy of student’s Emirates ID
  5. Copy of parent or legal guardian’s passport and residence visa (for non-National applicants)
  6. Copy of family entry (for Nationals)
  7. Copy of student’s birth certificate (attested for non-Nationals)
  8. 3 passport-size photos
  9. Copy of immunization card
  10. Copy of water and electricity bill showing the premises ID for ADEK registration
  11. Copies of report cards for the last two years


These will be sent to you by the Admissions Department

Places cannot be offered if applications are incomplete.


Registration Guidelines

Please mark your calendar. The SZPAB opens the next school year registration at the beginning of November every year.

 

Inquiry and Assessments

- Parents are encouraged to visit and tour the school.

- Parents can phone or email the school Admissions Department.

- Parents should access the SZPAB website and submit the online inquiry Apply now 

- The Admissions Department will send the link for the application.

- Parents will complete the application link and submit all required documents.

- The Admissions Department will contact the parent to schedule the childs assessments and interview.

Acceptance and Enrollment

- Successful child will be offered a seat pending availability

- Parent signs offer letter

- Parent submits all ADEK required documents

- Parent pays a 5% Registration fee

- Child is fully registered on ADEK system

 

How offers of places are made?

Pre K, KG1, and KG2

At the beginning of January, Pre K, KG1, and KG2 children will be invited to group or one-to-one interviews/meetings to determine school readiness.


Grade 1

Students will attend an interview to assess basic literacy (English and Arabic) and numeracy skills.


What is Next?

Student acceptance is based on seat availability. Children who are accepted will receive offer letters within a week of the meeting provided that complete applications with all supporting documentation have been submitted. Families will be notified by phone and email.

To secure your child’s seat at the SZPAB, please sign and return the offer with all the required documents within one week of the offer date. In accordance with ADEK Policy 39, a registration fee of 5% of the annual school fee is payable upon the student’s acceptance to the SZPAB.

 

Elementary School


Grade 2 to Grade 5

 

Online Registration opens in November for the applications for the next calendar year.

-       Students’ parents must submit the Continuation of Study or the Sequence Letter.

-       The end-of-year report card for the previous year must be submitted along with the other required documents.

-       The Admissions Committee approval.

Who Can apply?

  1. Age-appropriate for the requested grade level as per SZPA placement policy.
  2. Successful completion of the previous school year.
  3. Submission of ADEK Sequence Letter.
  4. Students transferring within the Abu Dhabi Region must complete the process before the ADEK system is closed for school transfer (ADEK might give exceptions for the students to be transferred from Al Ain Region, Al Dhafra Region and the other Emirates within UAE).


Grade 2 Assessments:

  •  Students will be assessed in English reading and writing, mathematics and Arabic using grade-level leaders.


Grades 3-5 Assessments:

- Individual interviews will be arranged.

- Students will complete an Admissions questionnaire.

- Students are required to take English reading, writing, and numeracy assessments using the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP), which are online standardized tests.

- Arabic reading and writing assessments will be conducted.


Student files will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee for final decision. Children who are accepted will receive offer letters within a week of the date of the assessment provided that complete applications, with all supporting documentation, have been submitted. Families will be notified by phone and email.


What is Next?

To secure your child’s seat at the SZPAB, please sign and return the offer with all the required documents within one week of the offer date. In accordance with ADEK Policy 39, a registration fee of 5% of the annual school fee is payable upon the student’s acceptance to the SZPAB.


Secondary School


Grade 6 to Grade 12

 

Online Registration opens in November for the applications for the next calendar year.

 

Who Can apply?

  1. Age-appropriate for the requested grade level as per SZPA placement policy.
  2. Successful completion of the previous school year.
  3. Submission of ADEK Sequence Letter.
  4. Previous school records (report cards, transfer certificate, recommendation and behavioral feedback letters).
  5. Students transferring within Abu Dhabi Region must complete the process before the ADEK system is closed for school transfer (ADEK might give exceptions for the students to be transferred from Al Ain Region, Al Dhafra Region and the other Emirates within UAE).

 

Additional requirements for Grades 10-12

- Last 2 years internal and eSIS report cards showing promotion to the next grade level

- Letter of Equivalency

-  ADEK approval

-  Parent undertaking


Student files will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee for final decision

Children who are accepted will receive offer letters within a week of the date of the assessment provided that complete applications, with all supporting documentation, have been submitted. Families will be notified by phone and email.


Seat Availability

Each grade has a certain number of available seats. If a grade has more applicants than seats, admissions priorities are used to make offers.


Assessments and Interviews

- Child must be age-appropriate for the requested grade level (Continuation of study).

- Students are required to take an English reading, writing, and numeracy assessment using Measure of Academic Progress (MAP), which is an online standardized test.

- Arabic Reading and Writing assessments will be conducted.

- Individual interviews will be arranged for grade 6 through grade 12 students.

- Students must complete an Admissions questionnaire.


What is Next?

To secure your child’s seat at the SZPAB, please sign and return the offer with all the required documents within one week of the offer date. In accordance with ADEK Policy 39, a registration fee of 5% of the annual school fee is payable upon the student’s acceptance to the SZPAB.

 

Fees

  • The school may withhold examination report cards, transfer certificates (or block a transfer on eSIS) and/or re-registering a student until all outstanding dues are settled.
  • The school will send three warning letters to the student’s parents/guardian followed by the ADEK guidelines for non-payment.


Withdrawal

If a parent wishes to withdraw their child after enrollment, the withdrawal form must be filled in and submitted to the school registrar before the start of the academic year to avail the refund of the 5% advance. If students withdraw after the start of the academic year, the following fees will be due:


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Period of AttendanceThe School has the right to collect
No show and/or present less than 1 week in schoolRegistration or re-registration fee
Over 1 week and up to 3 weeks in the termOne full month of tuition fees
Over 3 weeks and up to 6 weeksTwo full month of tuition fees
Over 6 weeks of the termsFull term tuition fees

Age Requirements

When considering your enrollment, please see the guidelines table for Age requirements:


From grade 2 and above, your child will enter into the next grade level depending on the successful completion of their current grade. Parents must submit the Continuation of Study or the Sequence Letter, as per ADEK regulations. 

Age appropriate for

Grade level

Age requirements for September entry

3- year-olds

Pre K

Your child will enter Pre K in September of the next calendar year. Children must be 3 years old by August 31 of the academic year to attend Pre K.

4-year-olds

KG1

Your child will enter KG1 in September of the next calendar year. Children must be 4 years old by August 31 of the academic year to attend KG1.

5-year-olds

KG2

Your child will enter KG2 in September of the next calendar year. Children must be 5 years old by August 31 of the academic year to attend KG2.

6-year-olds

Grade 1

Your child will enter Grade 1 in September of the next calendar year. Children must be 6 years old by August 31 of the academic year to attend Grade 1.

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The first step in the application process is to complete the online registration form by clicking the link Apply now. The Admissions Department will contact you within 24 hours of receipt of your inquiry.

· Submit your online inquiry through the school website and the Admissions Department will get back to you within one working day.

· Submit your completed online application with all required documents (below) in order to proceed with the registration process.

· The Admissions Department will contact you to schedule your child’s assessment.

· Within one week of a successful assessment, an offer letter will be sent if seats are available

· When the offer is accepted and the registration fee is paid, the Admissions Department will send your child’s file to ADEK for review. Once he/she is fully registered, your child will be enrolled.

 

Required supporting documentation

-       Health Record Form*

-       Recommendation Form* (This must be completed and stamped by the student's current or most recent school)

-       Copy of student’s passport

-       Copy of student’s Emirates ID

-       Copy of parent or legal guardian’s passport and residence visa (for non-National applicants)

-       Copy of family entry (for Nationals)

-       Copy of student’s birth certificate (attested for non-Nationals)

-       3 passport-size photos

-       Copy of immunization card

-       Copy of water and electricity bill showing the premises ID for ADEK registration

-       Copies of report cards for the last two years

*These will be sent to you by the Admissions Department

Places cannot be offered if applications are incomplete.

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Fees

The following table shows the 2023-2024 applied tuition fees for The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys.


Please note: The above fees are not inclusive of uniforms and transportation. The purchase of a school digital device is compulsory from grades 3 through 12 and is not included in the above fees. Parents will be informed of the cost of the device. School fees for the next academic year are subject to change in accordance with Article 51 the Bylaw of Federal Law No. (28) of 1999 Concerning Private Education and applicable regulations.


Tuition Fee Payment

Annual tuition fees are paid in installments. The 5% registration fee is due upon the student’s acceptance to the academy as per ADEK regulation (Policy 39). The remaining tuition fees are paid in three installments.


Bank Details

●     Account Name: The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys LLC

●     Bank Name: First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC

●     Branch: Main Branch, Abu Dhabi, UAE

●     IBAN No: AE450357771001842202010

●     Swift Code: NBADAEAA


Non-payment of fees

●     The school may withhold examination report cards, transfer certificates (or block a transfer on eSIS) and/or re-registering a student until all outstanding dues are settled.

●     The school will send three warning letters to the student’s parents/guardian followed by the ADEK guidelines for non-payment.

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GradeApplied Fees
Pre K45,000
KG1 & KG252,560
Grades 1-557,840
Grades 6-963,840
Grades 10-1270,260
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Book a tour

If you would like to schedule a tour or a meeting with a member of the Senior Leadership Team for more information about The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys, please send an email request to: registrar@zayedacademyboys.ae or call the school’s registrar by telephoning the school at 02 203 3311. 

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If you would like to apply for your child’s registration, please use the following link Apply now

The Admissions Department will contact the parent/guardian within one working day of receipt of the inquiry.

If you want to find out more information, please email our admissions team requesting a call back at registrar@zayedacademyboys.ae, leaving your name and contact details. Our admission team will be in contact with you once they receive your email.