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The First Academy, Ajman

The First Academy, Ajman

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Overview

The First Academy School Ajman is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education. Founded in 2012, it follows the American curriculum based on the Common Core State and International Standards and offers classes from KG-1 to Grade 12 in a co-educational setup. The school pays special attention to Islamic and religious studies (Quran and Hadith).

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Students during National Day celebrations (Image Courtesy: The First Academy- Ajman)

The school has an impressive teacher to student ratio. Read this guide by Bayut to learn more about the facilities the school has to offer.

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES NEAR THE FIRST ACADEMY AJMAN

Talking about residential communities near the school, the campus is easily accessible for families residing in:

  • Al Rawda
  • Al Muntazi
  • Al Raqaib
  • Al Muhait

Al Raqaib is a relatively new residential district in the emirate. It is split into two sub-communities: Al Raqaib 1 and Al Raqaib 2. Al Raqaib is one of the preferred areas to rent villas in Ajman. Al Rawda is located on the Ajman outskirts, close to the Ajman-Sharjah border.

Parents looking for accommodation near the campus can consider:

CAMPUS OF THE FIRST ACADEMY AJMAN

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Students get access to the swimming pool (Image Courtesy: The First Academy- Ajman)

The school campus has modern facilities including well-stocked libraries, well-equipped gyms, swimming pools, modern science labs and activity rooms.

LOCATION OF THE FIRST ACADEMY AJMAN

The First Academy Ajman in Hamidiya is located on Al Hamidiya Street. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Street connects it to other parts of Ajman. The nearest landmark is Hamidyah Sports Park. Other schools nearby are Hamidiya School, The Royal Academy and the East Point Indian International School.

WHY THE FIRST ACADEMY AJMAN?

The First Academy Ajman aims to become the centre of educational excellence. It wants students to transform into lifelong learners and leaders of tomorrow.

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Students become passionate learners at the school (Image Courtesy: The First Academy- Ajman)

The school’s mission is to nurture passionate learners and develop their creative minds. The school stresses on the well-rounded development of each child morally, socially, spiritually, emotionally and physically.

The First Academy teachers strive to deliver exemplary education to cater to the changing learning needs and demands of the 21st Century. The physical and mental development of students is the centre of the whole ethos.

The First Academy Ajman focuses on the academic, sporting and extracurricular needs of each child. It interlinks both curricular and extracurricular activities to help students think critically and creatively.
The school has a dedicated staff that strives to foster a sense of community in students. Each individual at the school is respected and is encouraged to reach his/her full potential.

The school values the UAE culture, and it is reflected in the curricular and extracurricular programme. The student-centred approach is another positive feature of the school.

Key features of the school are:

  • Quality buildings and superb teaching facilities
  • The strong governance and management
  • The school’s hardworking teachers and other staff
  • Coherence within the subjects and across the curriculum
  • Child-centric teaching approach
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School Details

YEARS OFFERED AT THE FIRST ACADEMY AJMAN

The school offers classes from KG-1 to Grade 12, which are further divided into Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Upper Elementary and Middle School.

SectionGrade
Pre-Kindergarten KG
Kindergarten KG2 – Grade 2
Upper Elementary Grade 3 – Grade 5
Middle Shool Grade 6 – Grade 8

THE FIRST ACADEMY AJMAN CURRICULUM

The school follows the American curriculum based on the Common Core State Standard, National Science Education Standards and National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies.

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The First Academy follows the American curriculum (Image Courtesy: The First Academy- Ajman)

Teachers use strategies and materials to meet the holistic needs of English Language Learners (ELLs). Similarly, a K-8 STEM system is implemented to fulfil the STEM content requirements in young kids.

The curriculum supports research skills and interrogative questioning. Essential components of the curriculum are:

  • Oral and written communication
  • Public speaking and presenting
  • Listening
  • Information and communication technology (ITC) literacy
  • Media and internet literacy
  • Data interpretation and analysis
  • Computer programming
  • Civic and ethical knowledge
  • Economic and financial literacy
  • Entrepreneurialism

Subjects taught in Grade 1 and Grade 2 are:

  • English Language
  • Arts
  • Arabic
  • Science
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Physical Education and Health Library Media Centre (LMC)
  • Information Literacy and Technology

From Grade 3 to Grade 8, students study the following subjects:

  • English Language
  • Arabic Language with Emirates Integration (For Grade 3 to Grade 8)
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • Physical Education and Health
  • Library and Media Centre
  • Arts
  • Information Literacy and Technology

The First Academy recognises Gifted and Talented students. Grade 6 and Grade 7 students who show outstanding abilities in Mathematics and English study advanced coursework.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR OF THE FIRST ACADEMY AJMAN

30th August is the first day of school, which is also the start of Term 1. Term 1 exams are scheduled from 22nd November until 10th December. Students go on a winter break from 13th December and return to school on 3rd January, which marks the start of Term 2.

Term 2 exams are scheduled from 21st March to 25th March. Students go on a spring break from 28th March to 17th April and Term 3 begins on 18th April. Final exams last from 20th June to 24th June. Makeup exams are scheduled from 27th June to 1st July. 1st July is also the last day of school for students.

Islamic Holidays depend on moon-sighting. Other holidays are announced after confirmation from the Ministry of Education.

The First Academy academic calendar is available on the school’s official website.

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Admission and Fees

HOW TO APPLY TO THE FIRST ACADEMY AJMAN?

Parents interested in The First Academy Ajman admissions have to submit mandatory documents that include:

  • Four recent photographs of the student
  • Two copies of the student’s passport with a valid visa
  • Passport copies of both parents with a valid visa
  • Two copies of both parents’ Emirates ID
  • Two copies of Family book
  • Two copies of Bedon Document if there’s no Passport
  • Two copies of the birth document of the student
  • Health file/vaccination card
  • Report card of last year (for Grades 1 to 11)
  • Transfer report (must be certified)
  • Emirates ID card (two copies and original)
  • SIS number from the previous school
  • If the student is coming from a private school in Ajman, a transfer certificate from the previous school and a copy of the last report card are required.
  • If the student is coming from any other emirate, transfer certificate from the previous school must be certified from the Ministry of Education. He/she must also submit a copy of the last report card.
  • If the student is coming from a government school, the school leaving certificate must be certified from the Ministry of Education. Plus, a copy of the last report card is required.
  • International students must submit a transfer certificate certified from the Ministry of Education, the Foreign Ministry and the UAE Embassy in the country of origin.

FEE STRUCTURE AT THE FIRST ACADEMY AJMAN

GradeAnnual Fee
KG1 AED 14,400
KG2 AED 14,800
Grade 1 – Grade 2 AED 15,800
Grade .3 AED 15,900
Grade 4 AED 16,200
Grade 5 AED 17,000
Grade 6 AED 17,200
Grade 7 – Grade 8 AED 18,300
Grade 9 AED 20,100
Grade 10 AED 22,100
Grade 11 AED 22,900
Grade 12 AED 23,900

Registration fee is AED 500, which is non-refundable. However, it is included in the tuition fee.

The fee quoted above includes the cost of:

  • Books
  • Uniform

SIBLING DISCOUNT

  • Second child: 10% discount
  • Third child: 10% discount
  • Fourth child: 5% discount
  • Fifth child: 5% discount
  • Sixth child: 5% discount
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School Facilities

LUNCH FACILITIES AT THE FIRST ACADEMY AJMAN

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The school canteen is clean and hygienic (Image Courtesy: The First Academy- Ajman)

FAS has a canteen where students can have their lunch.

SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION AT THE FIRST ACADEMY AJMAN

The school offers transportation services to students. Transportation fee is as follows:

  • Ajman: AED 3,000
  • Sharjah: AED 3,500
  • Umm Al Quwain: AED 3,500
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Students can use the school bus service (Image Courtesy: The First Academy Ajman)

Sports Facilities

The school has exceptional sports facilities including:

  • Swimming pool
  • Basketball court
  • Football area

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AT THE FIRST ACADEMY AJMAN

Students can participate in Thursday Clubs and Elective Classes. Other extracurricular activities include:

Helping Hands Club Drama Club
Speech Club Debate
Science Club/Environment Club Horticulture
Calligraphy Cooking
Foreign Language Performing Arts
Fine Arts Quran Recitation
Martial Arts Healthful Living and Fitness

AFTER-SCHOOL CARE AT THE FIRST ACADEMY AJMAN

Students can participate in the differentiated lessons and after-school support classes. Students who require additional help in English Language, Arabic, Math and Arts can enrol for these classes.

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Contact

Mode of Communication between Teachers and Parents

Parents can join grade-specific WhatsApp groups for updates regarding the school and their child’s progress. They can also use the parent-portal using the link stated on the official school website.

THE FIRST ACADEMY AJMAN CONTACT INFORMATION

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