Al Ain Educational Investments (AAEI) was created in 2011 to oversee the educational institutions attached to Al Ain Holding and contribute to the development of education in the United Arab Emirates, by making investments in education projects that benefit society and help produce a highly educated and skilled work force for the benefit of the whole of the UAE.

AAEI believes education is one of the best drivers of growth in a society, allowing communities to benefit from enhanced opportunities in all areas of their lives. Its schools include top quality educational institutions that adhere to teaching best practice, and deliver a comprehensive education for young people. Our flagship projects are The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls and The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys. These state-of-the-art academies offer students an all-round education where the traditions and culture of UAE are inherent in all aspects of teaching, while following the American curriculum.

The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys is an American curriculum school, with a strong Arabic and Islamic approach, with emphasis on local culture and awareness and with programs such as UAE National Studies and My Identity. Maintaining an appreciation for the UAE's international community and world at large, the school’s vision aims to help secure the future of the UAE, by providing strong community role models who understand their heritage and traditions and are also equipped with the skills and life-long learning dispositions necessary to embrace the challenges of tomorrow and to take on leadership roles.

We achieve this at SZPAB by providing an excellent, accredited American curriculum that ensures that all students are able to make the most of their talents and abilities. To support this aim we benefit from a ‘state of the art school’ with Apple Distinguished School status and with all the innovation and facilities one would expect from a leading school in the 21st century; excellent extra-curricular opportunities and a faculty of teachers and support staff that are of the highest quality.

SZPAB has been accredited by NEASC, is a CIS Candidate school, and has achieved a rating of Very Good in the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge's inspections in 2018 and 2016.

Our aim is summed up in the school’s motto: Honoring the past, educating for the future.

The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls is an exclusive and prestigious private school offering a K-12 bilingual learning program. We provide an international education based on the UAE Ministry of Education standards together with an American curriculum using the common core standards aligned with the state of Massachusetts.

SZPAG offers academically and personally enriching education, underpinned by our core purpose to ‘Honor the past and educate for the future’, by developing confident, committed and caring young people of integrity. The curriculum is distinguished by its focus on rigor, differentiation and innovation with an overriding alignment and appreciation of the UAE National Identity. We are committed to incorporating 21st century skills into every subject studied.

The overall wellbeing of our students is paramount: we are committed to meeting the need of each student to support them in realizing their potential. Our students are equipped with an internationally competitive education, to ensure our graduates are college and career ready.

SZPAG has been accredited by CIS and NEASC and achieved a rating of Very Good in the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge's inspections in 2018 and 2016.

Our Mission & Vision

Core Purpose

Honoring the past. Educating for the future.

Mission Statement

The 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.