Our American curriculum follows the Massachusetts State Standards. This means that students study English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science, along with Social Studies.
These traditional subjects are complimented by studies in Art, Music, Drama (and French from Grade 6). Great emphasis is placed on students learning Arabic, Islamic Studies and UAE Social Studies. There is a high emphasis placed on sport and students from Grade 1 onwards enjoy three lessons of physical education every week. In Kindergarten, the emphasis is on play based learning and includes a strong focus on developing reading and numeracy skills, to make sure that students are ready for the demands of the primary years.
Departments & Subjects
Arabic Department Arabic / Islamic Studies / UAE Social Studies
Core Subject Departments English Language Arts / Mathematics / Science
Visual and Performing Arts Department Art / Drama / Music
Physical Education Department PE / Swimming
Enhanced Curriculum Subjects Social Studies / French / ICT
Between Grades 2 and 10 SZPAB uses MAP testing to monitor the progress of students as they prepare to embark on the American Diploma.