Tuition & Fees

As an independent, not-for-profit school, all tuition and fees fund the cost of education. The not-for-profit status is an important feature of ASD as it supports the ability of the school to focus on the quality of education over satisfying any profit or investment expectations of owners or shareholders. 


2022-2023 Tuition & Facility Fees

Grades Facility Fee Tuition Fee (AED)*
PreK - 56,000
K1 - 59,255
K2 12,984 64,683
G1 - 12 12,984 82,581
*For USD, the rate is 3.672

Special Education: A fee of AED 47,780 applies in addition to the school fees listed above for Students of Determination who require Special Education Services as specified in their Individualized Service Agreement.

Late Payment Fee: A fee of AED 250 will be applied for any late payments of Tuition Fees.

Note: The annual facility fee is part of the Corporate Seat-holder amount. North American companies may be eligible to purchase corporate seats for USD 75,000.  For details, please email the Superintendent's Office.

Annual Fees

Facility Fee

Students from K2 to G12 who are non-corporate seat holders are required to pay an annual fee of AED 12,984. This fee is dedicated to the annual maintenance of the school facilities.

2021-2022 Tuition Fees

The Tuition Fees are dedicated to providing the educational program. A significant percentage of this fee is allocated to employee salaries and benefits.

One-Time Fees

Capital Fee
All new students who are non-corporate seat holders, or current students no longer holding corporate seats, contribute to sustaining and developing the facilities with a one-time capital fee of AED 22,000. This fee is dedicated to the continuous development of the world-class facilities funded by former and current ASD families.

New students with siblings enrolled prior to the 2014-2015 school year may pay the refundable deposit of AED 29,850 instead of the Capital Fee. 

Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, all new families may pay the Capital Fee in three annual installments of 7,333AED.   

Registration Fee
A one-time registration fee of AED 1,000 is payable for new students. It is invoiced along with the school fees.

Refundable Book Deposit
The one-time AED 500 book deposit is refundable to parents when the student withdraws, provided all book and library obligations are fulfilled.

Apply Now

Applications for the next enrolling school year usually begins on October 1.
They are only accepted online and there is no application fee with the initial submission.


Payment Terms

Tuition Deposit

Once a space has been offered, an AED 10,000 non-refundable deposit is required to secure the seat until the full tuition payment is paid. This fee is credited towards tuition. 

Payment Plans for SY 2021-2022

Parents/individuals can make their payments as follows for full, two, or four installments:

  • June 1, 2022: Deadline for payment of 25% of the fees per invoice
  • September 1, 2022: Deadline for payment of 25% of the fees per invoice
  • December 1, 2022: Deadline for payment of 25% of the fees per invoice
  • March 1, 2023: Deadline for payment of 25% of the fees per invoice

*There is a monthly installment plan (June-March) available.  Please contact Craig Tredenick ( if interested. 


Payments for corporations as a full payment or in two installments have the following options for SY 2021-2022. These are for the deposit, tuition, and facility fees.

  • July 15, 2022: Deadline for payment of 50% of the fees per invoice
  • Oct 15, 2022: Deadline for payment of 50% of the fees per invoice


If the July 15 payment and post-dated checks are not received in accordance with the payment schedule, your child's re-enrollment is incomplete and the seat will be forfeited and made available to others in the waitpool. This date is for the 2023-2024 SY.

Payment can be made in the form of cash, local check, or wire transfer. Questions regarding payment procedures should be directed to the Business Office at +971 04 395 0005 ext. 1870 or

Where Tuition Fees Go

The Director of Finance manages the school’s finances under the guidance of the Superintendent and overseen by the Board of Trustees. All are committed to delivering an instructional program aligned with the mission of the school while also maintaining and improving the school’s long-term financial health. Below are highlights from the 2019-2020 school year operating budget.

Operating Income Highlights (USD)
Text Value
Operating Revenue 42,130,858
Other Income 1,014,583
Operating Expenditure Highlights (USD)
Text Value
Human Resources 31,222,880
Education 4,854,433
General & Administrative 2,082,315
Facilities 4,985,813