Girls - Message from the principal

Welcome to The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls (SZPAG).

Selecting the right education for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent will make. Since opening in September 2000, SZPAG has been an advocate of girls’ education and our students and staff take great pride in being part of a rich and vibrant community which bears the founding father’s name and supports his vision for education.


Thriving in the 21st Century requires the ability to think critically, to solve complex problems individually and collectively, and to apply a diverse set of skills in a variety of contexts.  We aim 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.


The true refection of a great school is one that provides the foundation for empowering its students to make a genuine difference in society. Our graduates are college and career ready and we have high hopes that they will become inspirational women leaders of the future.


We offer a K-12 bilingual learning program which encourages our students to strive towards excellence in all they undertake, whether that be through the commitment and discipline required to realize their potential in academic pursuits, or through the various opportunities available in our extra-curricular program (ECA).


Our curriculum is based on the Ministry of Education standards for Arabic subjects together with an American curriculum for subjects delivered in English. Our focus on the personal and social education of every student helps individuals to develop a sense of confidence and understanding of who they are and who they choose to be.  The ECAs offer a diverse range of opportunities including the Duke of Edinburgh award, Model United Nations, Student Council, team sports, together with various cultural and enrichment activities.


SZPAG prides itself as an effective learning community that fosters appreciation of the UAE National Identity and promotes the development of life-long learning.  We are committed to preparing all students to succeed in a demanding and evolving global society, by developing an understanding of internationalism, and respect for the world’s cultures and differing perspectives, while at the same time embracing Islamic and traditional UAE values. 


We look forward to working in partnership with you.


Lisa Hewitt
Principal