As part of its expansion, Aldar Academies is to open two schools – an all-girls secondary school and an American-curriculum school – in the capital next year that will take its pupil population from 5,000 to 9,300.
The girls’ secondary will offer the English national curriculum in the primary, while the girls section will teach the international baccalaureate diploma programme for years 12 and 13.
The American school will teach co-ed kindergarten to Grade 12 and offer the Massachusetts State curriculum.
The fees in both schools will be in the medium-to-high range, starting from Dh40,000 annually, although tuition has yet to be decided.
The girls school, including the co-ed primary section, will have room for 1,800 students, while the American school can accommodate the equal number of students.
To facilitate the increased number of pupils, Aldar Academies will hire 150 more teachers and staff, taking its total number of employees to about 950. The two schools are to open in September 2016.