Best Secondary School in Abu Dhabi

Curricula We Offer

Our secondary school curricula - CBSE includes a comprehensive curriculum, assessments, value-added programmes and a wide range of additional activities that enable students to develop into well-rounded adults, while also enhancing their decision making skills for the future.

Grade 6-10
Available in:
Abu Dhabi Campus

Well-structured curriculum for 11 to 14 years old students, offering flexibility in holistic development, and allowing them to choose a path that best meets their abilities, requirements, and personal interests.

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Secondary Schooling in Abu Dhabi

Secondary education is mandatory in the United Arab Emirates, with approximately 97% graduation rate. Secondary Education is divided into two divisions - lower for grades 6 to 9, and higher for grades 10 to 12. Within the same school, teaching methods and assessments are likely to be identical to primary school teaching approaches. Many secondary schools allow students to choose subjects that they are interested in.


GIIS takes pride in introducing the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in Abu Dhabi for secondary and higher secondary school students, while also providing world-class facilities and the best of the faculty. Considering GIIS’ strong educational standards, our school has become one of the best secondary schools in the region.

The CBSE curriculum emphasises knowledge assimilation, particularly in the subjects of Mathematics and Science, and takes a more practical approach to assist students acquire strong skills including analytic, communication, and cognitive skills, problem-solving ability, and personality development.

The CBSE curriculum helps students plan for their future in terms of higher education and best career possibilities. Well-formulated curriculum at GIIS enhances the students’ ability to think practically, while boosting their reasoning skills.

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Outstanding Academic Results

The school average has always been above 75% with 100% passing results. Our students make us proud every year with their outstanding excellent performances and astonishing results, making GIIS as one of the most popular secondary schools in Abu Dhabi.

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Why GIIS Secondary School is parents top pick

9GEMS - A Holistic Educational Framework

In today's world, success is dependent not only on knowledge, but also on creativity, entrepreneurship, and the willingness to explore. Our 9GEMS framework is a revolutionary programme that employs an age-appropriate and adaptive approach to allow young learners to grow as individuals. The award-winning 9GEMS approach, which combines the best of Eastern and Western pedagogical methods, extends learning beyond academics by emphasising on sports, creativity, skills, ethics, discipline, personality development, and universal values.

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Bridge Programme

We believe in meeting the needs of international students, which is why we provide the option of enrolling in secondary school throughout the year. We provide not only a flawless experience during the admission process but also a smooth transition in the learning process for students who join in the middle of an academic year.

Our Bridge Programme is an extraordinary feature that allows students to begin at any point during the school year and receive the help they need to catch up with their fellow classmates. Our diligent teachers make a concerted effort to help new students adjust to the new surroundings by giving academic support in the form of project notes and offline support as and when needed. This allows students to adjust to the new learning environment, catch up with their classmates, and form friendship bonds with them.

21st Century Learning

Our state-of-the-art Campus in Abu Dhabi is a wonderful blend of natural settings and digital facilities. We offer a multicultural environment to our students that promotes a strong passion for learning and enhances cultural awareness. Our campus facilities have especially been designed to help our students improve their academic and extracurricular talents. With all of the current amenities at their disposal, our students now have the opportunity to experiment with different passions and interests and pick the ones that they enjoy.

We provide our brilliant students with a 21st-century learning environment that includes smart boards, wifi, the latest equipment for school usage, access to age-appropriate learning platforms, and dedicated spaces for collaborative work. As children learn to take on new challenges and build problem-solving talents through critical thinking, our digital environment nurtures their creative, collaborative, and skilled minds.

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Parent Testimonials

GIIS Testimonial - Rajiv Singh Sawhney
Methodologies like collaborative learning with peers from around the world will equip my daughter with the right knowledge and skills to excel in future.
Mr Rajiv Singh Sawhney
Father of Sarah Sawhney
"The schools emphasis on fair competition and recognising talent has instilled confidence in my son to excel."
Hisato Yuto
Father of Taiju Yuto

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Extra-curricular and Co-curricular Activities

At GIIS, we believe that the innate skills of students, such as performing arts, leadership, entrepreneurship, and creativity, are refined through extra-curricular activities (ECAs) and co-curricular activities (CCAs). These activities help in maintaining a healthy learning atmosphere, allowing students to develop into well-rounded individuals capable of excelling in different areas, while also being prepared to confront the world as global leaders.

As the best international private secondary school in Abu Dhabi, we offer a plethora of indoor and outdoor activities to our students, such as swimming, chess, basketball, yoga, arts, music etc.

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