The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys is a unique and highly prestigious school. Situated in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi, the school opened in 2015 to continue the success and reputation of The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls which was established in 2000 to fulfil the vision of the Late President, H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.


Approximately 95% of our students are Emirati whose parents have specifically chosen our school because of our vision of Honoring the past. Educating for the future. Our parents tell us this is something we truly deliver on a daily basis. It is the golden thread that’s weaves through everything we do.


SZPAB is a blended curriculum school, combining the American Massachusetts State Common Core Curriculum with the UAE Ministry of Education Curriculum, offering programs such as UAE Social Studies and My Identity. The school is unique in the UAE in offering its Eyal Zayed Program, a joint project between the UAE Armed Forces and The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys. The program aims to prepare students for different aspects of life including leadership, loyalty and service.


SZPAB has been accredited by CIS and NEASC and is recognized by the College Board as designated to offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Our school has achieved a rating of ‘Very Good’ in the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) inspections in 2018 and 2021.