Middle School


SAIS-Abu Dhabi offers a safe, supportive, and challenging place to make the transition from elementary to middle school level smooth and successful. Students find the guidance of caring teachers who appreciate this age group.

By offering a variety of electives, outdoor education, and service experiences, students learn to give voice to their opinions, questions, and personal passions. Project-based learning reinforces the importance of cooperation and collective achievement, while interdisciplinary learning helps students make meaningful connections between coursework and real life, and helps foster understanding and concern for others.


Electives offered to our Grade 6 students are in the wheelhouse of the arts. Students in Grade 6 can choose to take French, Art, or Music. Electives offered to our Grade 7 and 8 students expand on the arts and introduce new fields of interest thru course offerings of Art, Music, French, Creative Writing, Speech and Debate, Personal Finance, and Cyber Security and Engineering Technology.

Field trips, participating in MUN, Science Fairs assemblies, and other events expose our students to the outside world; Students leave the Middle School fully prepared as ambitious, creative, self-motivated learners.