Tuition & Fees

As an independent, not-for-profit school, all tuition and fees fund the cost of education. The not-for-profit status is an important feature of ASD as it supports the ability of the school to focus on the quality of education over satisfying any profit or investment expectations of owners or shareholders. 


2023-2024 Tuition & Facility Fees

Grades Facility Fee Tuition Fee (AED)*
PreK - 57,680
K1 - 61,033
K2 12,984 66,623
G1 - 12 12,984 85,057
*For USD, the rate is 3.672

Special Education: For SY 2023-2024 a fee of AED 49,000 applies in addition to the school fees listed above for Students of Determination who require Special Education Services as specified in their Individualized Service Agreement.

Note: The annual facility fee is part of the Corporate Seat-holder amount. North American companies may be eligible to purchase corporate seats for USD 75,000.  For details, please email the Superintendent's Office.

Annual Fees

Facility Fee

Students from K2 to G12 who are non-corporate seat holders are required to pay an annual fee of AED 12,984. This fee is dedicated to the annual maintenance of the school facilities.

Tuition Fees

The Tuition Fees are dedicated to providing the educational program. A significant percentage of this fee is allocated to employee salaries and benefits.

One-Time Fees

Capital Fee
All new students who are non-corporate seat holders, or current students no longer holding corporate seats, contribute to sustaining and developing the facilities with a one-time capital fee of AED 22,000. This fee is dedicated to the continuous development of the world-class facilities funded by former and current ASD families. 

All new families may pay the Capital Fee in three annual installments of 7,333AED.   

Registration Fee
A one-time registration fee of AED 1,000 is payable for new students. It is invoiced along with the school fees.

Apply Now

Applications for the 2024-2024 school year are now available.
They are only accepted online and there is no application fee with the initial submission.


Payment Terms

Seat Reservation

Once a space has been offered, an AED 10,000 non-refundable seat reservation is required to secure the seat.. This fee is credited towards the total school fees. 

Payment Plans for SY 2023-2024

Parents/individuals can make their payments as follows for full, two, or four installments:

  • June 1, 2023: Deadline for payment of 25% of the fees per invoice
  • September 1, 2023: Deadline for payment of 25% of the fees per invoice
  • December 1, 2023: Deadline for payment of 25% of the fees per invoice
  • March 1, 2024: Deadline for payment of 25% of the fees per invoice



Payments for corporations as a full payment or in two installments have the following options for SY 2023-2024. 

  • June 1, 2023: Deadline for payment of 50% of the fees per invoice
  • September 1, 2023: Deadline for payment of 50% of the fees per invoice


If the June 1 payment along post-dated checks or direct debit application are not received in accordance with the payment schedule, your child's re-enrollment is incomplete and the seat will be forfeited and made available to others in the waitpool. 

Payment can be made in the form of cash, local check, direct debit, or wire transfer. Questions regarding payment procedures should be directed to the Business Office at +971 04 395 0005 ext. 1870 or

Where Tuition Fees Go

The Director of Finance manages the school’s finances under the guidance of the Superintendent and overseen by the Board of Trustees. All are committed to delivering an instructional program aligned with the mission of the school while also maintaining and improving the school’s long-term financial health. Below are highlights from the 2019-2020 school year operating budget.

Operating Income Highlights (USD)
Text Value
Operating Revenue 42,130,858
Other Income 1,014,583
Operating Expenditure Highlights (USD)
Text Value
Human Resources 31,222,880
Education 4,854,433
General & Administrative 2,082,315
Facilities 4,985,813