Our Story

Royal American School (formerly known as Al Maali International School) was originally established as a villa school in 1996, moving to its current premises in 2009. By 2010 all students were based on the new campus in MBZ region of Abu Dhabi. The school caters students from a variety of backgrounds of mainly Arabic heritage. Over 98% of students are Muslim. Boys and girls are taught in mixed classes up to 4th grade and single-sex classes from 5th to twelfth grade.

Enrolled Students


“Innovative education for a knowledge, pioneering, and global society.”


The School’s mission is to equip its graduates with 21st-century skills and a high level of awareness of themselves, their community, and the world. It works to ensure they have the ability to make the right decisions, are actively responsible, and have essential world-class skills that allow them to pursue their academic and professional goals.

The Royal American School prepares students to understand, contribute to, and succeed in a rapidly changing society, thus making the world a better and more just place. We will ensure that our students develop both the skills that a sound education provides and the competencies essential for success and leadership in the emerging creative economy. We will also lead in generating practical and theoretical knowledge that enables people to better understand our world and improve conditions for local and global communities.


  • Care and respect for all in the school community;

  • Fostering relationships where all in the school feel valued;

  • Effective learning through high standards of teaching;

  • Enhanced experiences and opportunities through a desire for lifelong learning;

  • Recognizing and celebrating diversity throughout the school community;

  • An honest and transparent culture for all;

  • A safe environment where students are free from harm and can take risks as active learners;

  • Creative and stimulating environments in all learning spaces;

  • Enhancing the future performance of all students through reflection and evaluation;

  • The development of the intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being of each individual through a curriculum which celebrates cultural diversity and recognizes the global family.