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.’


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

Fall MAP Testing Elementary (G2-5)

30th Sep 2018 - 4th Oct 2018

Fall MAP Testing Secondary (6-11)

23rd Sep 2018 - 27th Sep 2018

Last day of Term 1

Dec 13th  2018

  • Term 2- Mid Term Break

    Mid Term Break 7-11th February

  • Last Day Term 2

    End of term 2

  • Term 3 Begins

    Day 1 Term 3

  • Term 3 Ends

    Last Day Term 3

Leadership Team

  • Name Lastname

    Amirah Salah
    Director of Arabic Affairs (Wellbeing)

    Name Lastname

    Katherine Gutschenritter
    Assistant Head of Student Achievement

    Name Lastname

    Gayle Marshall
    Head of Secondary

    Name Lastname

    Leona Dauphin
    Assistant Head of Secondary /Curriculum Coordinator

  • Name Lastname

    Melissa Hartsfield
    Assistant Head of Elementary

    Name Lastname

    Helen Smithies
    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 Digital and Innovation

    Name Lastname

    Huda Altamimi
    Emarati Vice Principal


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Address: The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls, P.O. Box 42989
Phone: +971 2 619 5555 | Fax +971 02-6195610
Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm: Sunday to Thursday