Admission Overview

We welcome you to the Online Admissions page for ADNOC Schools. In this handbook, you will find the information you need to begin your journey to become part of the ADNOC School's family. Specific information regarding admissions for the coming school year is also available in this handbook.

The ADNOC Schools are committed to providing a high-quality education for every child, regardless of gender, nationality or race. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves in rigorous academic courses designed to prepare them for college and meaningful careers. ADNOC Schools follows an enriched American curriculum taught by licensed, qualified teachers who are committed to teach to the highest academic standards and attend to the social needs of children.

Apply Online

If your child is due to start school for the first time or is transferring from a KG School to Elementary School in September 2016, you will have to apply for a school placement based upon vacancy available in the grade you are applying for. Paper application forms are not available and our online application process is easier, quicker and more secure. Complete instructions on how to fill out the online application is available in English as well as in Arabic in order to apply electronically using the online application through school website.  You can track your application status online on our website, we also communicate and give feedback to parents via e-mail.

Advantages of Applying Online

  • It is single page, simple and prompt applying process.

  • You will receive an e-mail confirmation of successful application submission with a reference number.

  • Online application checks for errors and make sure entered information is correct.

  • Electronically file application omits the risk of losing an application in the post.

  • The system has security procedures that will prevent redundancy and discrepancy.

Admissions Policy

ADNOC Schools of Abu Dhabi does not discriminate, based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender or physical ability in the admission of its students, in the administration of its educational policies and programs, or in the recruitment and employment of its faculty and staff.

Applicants to ADNOC Schools are selected based on good citizenship and academic potential in a rigorous program that ultimately aims to prepare students for colleges and careers. Special attention is given to each applicant's prior academic and non-academic records in school, as measured by grades, the admissions test, and standardized test scores. In selecting among applicants, the Admissions Committee considers current capacity at the recommended grade level, student aptitude, and social/emotional maturity.

Interested families should make a full use of online application, in certain exceptional circumstances, please make an appointment with the Director of Admissions. Families with a child already enrolled at ADNOC Schools and wish to enroll other sibling(s), can use the same online application.

Toilet Trained Policy

The school expects that the child must be toilet trained by the time he/she starts school. It is reasonable for the school to expect that this process should have begun by the time the child is accepted.

The school will ask the guardian/parents to sign a consent letter indicating that he/she is toilet trained by the time they start school.

In case if the child is not be fully toilet trained, the school will offer the guardian/parents one-week notice to process a training for their child or alternative measures will have to be taken.

Admission Procedures

Step 1 Apply Online

  • Fill out Online Application. As you complete the online application, you will receive an email from the system confirming your application has been successfully submitted with a reference number.  Please keep in mind, Application Completion does not guarantee admission; it is merely the successful submission of your application. You can also check application "Status" periodically with the reference number. Part of the admission process is student academic testing, which is a school requirement for students to be admitted and placed on the appropriate grade level. Students must be at an appropriate academic level to ensure placement.

  • Applicants who are transferring from British Curriculum to our school will track year’s system according to ADEC Terms and Regulations. E.g. if the Applicant is transferring from Year 2 he will be accepted in Grade 2.

Step 2 Admissions Entrance Exam

  • Admissions Entrance Exam will not be scheduled before all required documents are fulfilled and submitted

  • Elementary School Students: Undergo a basic Entrance MAP Exam Assessment before placement is final.  This takes the form of Computerized Admissions Entrance Exam.  We then review the results, as we always need to ensure that there is a good match between our learning environment and the child's needs. The entrance Exam for Elementary School students

    need

    to be conducted on the premises of ADNOC Schools.

  • Middle and High school Students: Test in Math and English in Computerized Admissions Entrance Exam and for successful admission to our school, the applicant student must pass Math and English.

  • Testing result is issued within maximum one month from date of exam. After the issuing of testing results, no request for re-testing or sharing results will be accepted.


ADNOC Schools Entrance Exam s & Structure ​ ​​
Grade Levels Type of Assessments & Subjects
KG1 & KG2 Early-Learning Interview
Gr.1 English Reading  English Vocab Math

Gr.2
MAP Testing (computerized)
English Reading Vocab Math


Gr.3 - Gr.7
MAP Testing (computerized)
English
Math
Vocabulary Reading Manual Writing




Gr.8 - Gr.12
MAP Testing (computerized)
English Math


Vocabulary


Reading


Manual Writing

 

Additional testing of Math/Science for course placement


Please Note: We cannot accept a student for enrollment until the school conducts the internal entrance assessments, which would ensure that we are able to provide an appropriate program for his/her needs.

MAP, or the Measure of Academic Progress, is a computerized adaptive test, which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students by making decisions to promote a child's academic growth.

Step 3 Admission Decision

  • The Admissions Committee makes all Admissions and grade placement related decisions. Grade placement is generally based on two factors:

    • The age of the child on September 01.

    • How the student's previous grade equates on our grade placement system.

  • The relevant Admissions officer will convey the admission decisions to the parents.

  • Every now and then admission decisions are delayed due to some special circumstances, for example, if the student file has to be reviewed by the Admissions Department. 

  • After your child has a confirmed placement, please deposit 5% of the tuition fee in order to ensure your child is placed at ADNOC Schools. This deposit will be utilized towards your child's tuition. 

  • The Admission Office conducts an orientation program for new families at the beginning of each new school year and at the beginning of the second semester. Students admitted during the school year, receive in- class orientation from their respective teachers.

Admissions Selection Procedures:

  • Based on available vacancies.

  • Successful completion of online application.

  • Passing the entrance exam.
  • Passing interviews.

  • Previous report cards (where applicable)

  • Documents and other requirements submitted timeously.

    • 2 photos (passport size)

    • A copy of Birth Certificate

    • A valid copy of the applicant's Passport

    • A valid copy of the parent/guardian passport

      • In case of Divorced Parent: Copy of the Guardian passport + Custody Letter

      • In case of The Father's Death, Death certificate is required

    • A copy of Immunization Record

    • A copy of the Applicant Emirates ID both sides

    • A School copy of Term 1 or Term 2 School Report for the Academic Year 2016-2017

    • A copy of the Final School Report for the Academic Year 2016-2017 from ADEC eSIS System only

    • A copy of the Final School Report for the Academic Year 2015/2016 from ADEC eSIS System only

    • A copy of the Final School Report for the Academic Year 2014/2015 from ADEC eSIS System only

    • Recommendation Form for Behavioral Conduct: should be Filled and Sealed by the Previous School.

    • Health Form: should be filled accurately and any conditions disclosed clearly. (Health Form Attach – English version)

    • To Whom It May Concern Certificate for Non - Outstanding Balance from the previous school for valid registration purpose

Campus Visit:


  • Much can be learned about our school by visiting the school's website and through an exchange of e-mails, but the best way to learn our about school systems is to schedule a visit to school.

  • We look forward to show you around the campus, to answer your questions, and to help you navigate the admission process. It is paramount to us that you are welcomed on each campus to ensure you are acquainted with ADNOC Schools. If you would like to visit us, please schedule your visit by sending us an e-mail.

Age Standards for Admissions (According to ADEC Terms & Regulation) 


Year Group Age before 1 September
KG1 3 years and 8 months
KG2 4 years and 8 months
Grade 1 5 years and 8 months
Grade 2 6 years and 8 months

Admissions Limit

  • The capacity of the KG classes is maximum 25.

  • The number of students per class from 1st grade through 12th cannot exceed 30 students.

Applications Closing Date:

  • The closing date of applications be determined by the availability of vacancies.

  • The date for Open Admissions will be according to the schedule issued by the Head of Admissions Department. (subject to change)

The first day of school scheduled by ADNOC Schools after approved by ADEC.

School Timings for Academic Year 2015-2016:


Grade Level Time In Time Out
    KG1 & KG2     8:00AM 12:45PM
Grades 1 - 5  8:00AM 2:00PM
Grades 6 - 12  8:00AM 2:30PM

Campuses:


Elementary Campus: Female Campus: Male Campus:
KG1 and KG2 Grade 6 through 8 Grade 6 through 8
Grade 1 through 5 Grade 9 through 12 Grade 9 through12

Applying to admission will be based on availability for each campus and grade level. Kindly visit School Website/online admission for any further information.

Students who intend to transfer between ADNOC Branches, parents must inform the admissions officer in the current branch to proceed with the transfer which based on availability of space.

Admission Terms and Conditions: Should be signed by the guardian and submitted to the Admission office. (Terms and Conditions Attach)