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.
2023-2024 Tuition & Facility Fees
|Grades||Facility Fee||Tuition Fee (AED)*|
|G1 - 12||12,984||85,057|
|*For USD, the rate is 3.672|
Special Education: For SY 2023-2024 a fee of AED 49,000 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.
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.
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.
The Tuition Fees are dedicated to providing the educational program. A significant percentage of this fee is allocated to employee salaries and benefits.
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.
All new families may pay the Capital Fee in three annual installments of 7,333AED.
A one-time registration fee of AED 1,000 is payable for new students. It is invoiced along with the school fees.
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.
Once a space has been offered, an AED 10,000 non-refundable seat reservation is required to secure the seat.. This fee is credited towards the total school fees.
Payment Plans for SY 2023-2024
Parents/individuals can make their payments as follows for full, two, or four installments:
- June 1, 2023: Deadline for payment of 25% of the fees per invoice
- September 1, 2023: Deadline for payment of 25% of the fees per invoice
- December 1, 2023: Deadline for payment of 25% of the fees per invoice
- March 1, 2024: Deadline for payment of 25% of the fees per invoice
Payments for corporations as a full payment or in two installments have the following options for SY 2023-2024.
- June 1, 2023: Deadline for payment of 50% of the fees per invoice
- September 1, 2023: Deadline for payment of 50% of the fees per invoice
If the June 1 payment along post-dated checks or direct debit application 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.
Payment can be made in the form of cash, local check, direct debit, or wire transfer. Questions regarding payment procedures should be directed to the Business Office at +971 04 395 0005 ext. 1870 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
|General & Administrative||2,082,315|