About Us

The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls, was established in 2000 to fulfill the vision of the late President, H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to provide the very highest quality of education in the United Arab Emirates.  

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. The Academy offers a holistic K-12 bilingual learning program based on the Ministry of Education and American Curriculum standards.  The school is accredited by NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) and CIS (Council of International Schools).

The education provided at SZPAG ensures we are realizing our commitment to our community to ‘Honor the past and Educate for the the future.’

Message from the Principal

Welcome to the Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls (SZPAG).  Since 2000, we have served many families, building a positive and vibrant reputation for leading bilingual education in Abu Dhabi.



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Facilities

The school’s buildings are modern, high quality and enhance the learning opportunities for students. They are all spacious, well equipped and aligned to the educational needs of the age groups they serve. 

- Playing areas for KG.

- Gymnasium in each building.

- Knowledge Centre in the Secondary school.

- Library in Elementary School.

- ICT laboratory in Elementary & Secondary schools.

- 2 prayer rooms, one in each of the Elementary and - Secondary schools.

- 3 science laboratories in the Secondary School and 1 in the Elementary School. 

Events & Activites

Winter MAP Testing Elementary (G2-5)

Jan 14th - Jan 21st  2018

Winter MAP Testing Secondary (6-11)

Jan 22nd - Jan  31st  2018

Last day of term 2

March 22rd  2018


  • School Holiday: Professional Development

    School Holiday: Professional Development

    Professional Development (No School for Students)

  • ​School Holiday​: Professional Development

    ​School Holiday​: Professional Development

    Professional Development (No School for Students)

  • Last day of Term 2

    Last day of Term 2

    Last day of Term 2 - Spring Break Starts

  • First Day of Term 3

    First Day of Term 3

    First Day for Students for Term 3

  • Isra Wal Miraj (TBC)

    Isra Wal Miraj (TBC)

    Isra Wal Miraj (TBC)

  • School Holiday: Professional Development

    School Holiday: Professional Development

    Professional Development (No school for students)

  • Ramadan begins (TBC)

    Ramadan begins (TBC)

    Ramadan begins (TBC)

  • Final Exams for G6-G12

    Final Exams for G6-G12

    Final Exams for G6-G12 ( 3rd June-14th June)

  • Final Exams for G6-G12

    Final Exams for G6-G12

    Final Exams for G6-G12 

  • Final Exams for G6-G12

    Final Exams for G6-G12

    Final Exams for G6-G12 

  • Final Exams for G6-G12

    Final Exams for G6-G12

    Final Exams for G6-G12 

  • Final Exams for G6-G12

    Final Exams for G6-G12

    Final Exams for G6-G12 

  • Final Exams for G6-G12

    Final Exams for G6-G12

    Final Exams for G6-G12 

  • Final Exams for G6-G12

    Final Exams for G6-G12

    Final Exams for G6-G12 

  • Final Exams for G6-G12

    Final Exams for G6-G12

    Final Exams for G6-G12 


Leadership Team


  • Name Lastname

    Janet. DesJardins
    Principal

    Name Lastname

    Amirah Salah
    Head of Arabic

    Name Lastname

    Nkecha Rucker
    Assistant Head of Student Achievement

    Name Lastname

    Gayle Marshall
    Head of Secondary

  • Name Lastname

    Melissa Hartsfield
    Assistant Head of Elementary

    Name Lastname

    Helen Smithies
    Assistant Head of Early Childhood

    Name Lastname

    Jacky Boulos
    Assistant Head of Arabic

    Name Lastname

    Tracie Hamilton
    Head of Elementary

  • Name Lastname

    Nicola Bussetil
    Assistant Head of Secondary

    Name Lastname

    Huda Altamimi
    Vice Principal

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Address: The Sheikh Zayed Academy for Girls, PO Box 42989 Abu Dhabi,
Phone: Phone: +971 2 619 5555 | Fax:+971 2 619 5610
Hours: 8:00am - 3:45pm