Fees and Payments

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As a Premium School, school fees are inclusive of:

  • Textbooks (on loan)
  • Supplementary books (on loan)
  • Materials (including school supplies in Elementary years)

Our tuition fees are not inclusive of uniforms, lunches or school transport. The school operates a bus service on a fee-for-service basis. You can contact the Administration Officer for further details on bus services.

The following school fees are subject to change.

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Grade Age on 1st Sept. 2018 Tuition Fee (Dhs)
KG1 3.8 51,100
KG2 4.8 51,100
Grade 1 6 71,200
Grade 2 7 71,200
Grade 3 8 71,200
Grade 4 9 71,200
Grade 5 10 71,200
Grade 6 11 71,200
Grade 7 12 71,200
Grade 8 13 71,200
Grade 9 14 71,200
Grade 10 15 71,200
Grade 11 16 71,200
Grade 12 17 71,200

For Kindergarten (KG1) entry, students must turn 4 years old by 31st  December in the year of admission, or 5 years old by 31st  December in the year of admission for KG2 entry, and so on.

2019/2020 school fees will be available following approval from ADEK.

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IB Diploma Examination Fees

Grade 12 IB Exams incur an additional charge per exam taken.


In order to secure the seat for the next academic year, parents will be asked to pay a re-enrolment fee of 5% which is adjustable against the first term fees. Please note, students who are unable to be registered with the ministry due to missing required documentation, or students with an outstanding fee balance, will not be able to be re-enroll for the next academic year.


The school uniform is supplied by Threads and can be purchased at the uniform shop located at the school. For more information please visit the Threads website threadsme.com

Refund of Tuition Fees

Notice of student withdrawal and application for a tuition refund at the request of the parent/guardian must be made in writing to the School Principal or Registrar thirty (30) in advance.
The school’s tuition refund policies follow the Ministry of Education regulations outlined below for term paying students:

Student withdrawal prior to the start of the academic year.

• A student withdrawal initiated by the parent/guardian, the balance of the first term/semester fee paid will be refunded except the Registration Fee and Admissions Fee.
• A student withdrawal initiated by the school, the balance of the first semester fee paid is refunded except the Registration Fee.

Student withdrawal during the school term/semester

• Fees will be charged for one full month if a student attends school for two weeks or less.
• Fees will be charged for two full months if a student attends school for more than two weeks and less than one month.
• Fees will be charged for the entire school term/semester if a student attends school for more than one month.
The Accounts Officer shall be authorized to refund the fees on the basis of School Support Center approval as above and on production of the original receipt.
However, in case the original receipt is not available, the Principal can approve the payment on the basis of a duplicate receipt and subject to Accounts confirming the availability of credit in favor of that student

Methods of Payment

Payment of the first term’s fees is due on or before the first day of the academic year.

We accept the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • Current-dated cheque (made out to GEMS American Academy, Abu Dhabi)
  • Credit card
  • Wire transfer (please contact our accounts department for details)

Disclaimer: “Please note that school fees for the upcoming 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.”