• 'Through knowledge and science we will open the horizons of a glorious future'

    - Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

  • "Civilizations are measured through knowledge, moral values, and history, as well as their present and future outlooks"


    Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

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  • "The biggest investment is an investment of the mind, which lies in the constant strive for knowledge"


    Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan



GEMS Education is a pioneering education company. Through our schools, consulting practice and our charitable foundation we are advancing education for all. Every day in our schools around the world, we prepare thousands of children of all ages for real world success. We are a catalyst and delivery partner. We work with governments, donor agencies and private clients to improve education systems, and provide vital training for young people in an increasingly competitive world. Through the Varkey Foundation we campaign for, and support initiatives that change lives through education.

SZPA for Boys

The school is a continuation of the success and reputation of The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls which was established in 2000 to fulfil the vision of the Late President, H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan


SZPA for girls

SZPAG is a prestigious school based in Abu Dhabi providing a high quality education for students from KG1 through to Grade 12.  The exclusive Academy accepts applications for registration from international and UAE students of good standing.


Our Mission & Vision

Core Purpose

Honoring the past. Educating for the future.

Mission Statement

Sheikh Zayed Private Academy aims to honor the past and educate for the future by developing

confident, responsible and caring young people of integrity who are well educated and prepared

to meet the challenges in an ever-changing world.


To achieve our mission we will work to our core values which are:

-Pursue excellence in all that we do

-Celebrate achievement and participation of all

-Appreciate and foster UAE National Identity

-Cherish the community and the environment

-Promote Islamic, moral and ethical values

-Promote respect, responsibility, belonging and caring

-Develop leadership capacity and global citizenship