ADEK Source: 25 Best Schools in Abu Dhabi – Top ADEC Ratings (2017 Reviews)

ADEC (Abu Dhabi Educational Council) now known as ADEK

The capital of the United Arab Emirates and with a population of 2.6 million (2015), Abu Dhabi is home to a diverse curricula of private schools and colleges, with subjects taught in Arabic and English. Schools in Abu Dhabi ( مدارس في أبو ظبي ) work under the supervision of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEK) and the UAE Ministry of Education.

Public & Private Schooling

Set up in 1993, the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHESR) works at the government level and through an auxiliary body (the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), has a mandate to certify organizations and education institutions in the Emirate. Founded in 2005, the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEK) oversees all public and private schools in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

According to ADEK, Abu Dhabi has:

265 Public Schools
32 Adult Education Centres
185 Tuition based Schools working in three locales; Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Western Region (Al Gharbia)
18 Advanced Education Establishments
18 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
4 HEIs that prepare students directly for military or police careers
Below is a comprehensive list of all private schools in Abu Dhabi. Our team strives to offer parents the latest updates, helping you find the best school in Abu Dhabi, including details, tuition fees, videos, photos, location map and community reviews.