What to expect

In middle school, grades 5 through 8, we expect your student to continue learning in a fun, engaging environment where collaboration and problem-solving are a part of each lesson. Assessment is used to meet better the needs of each learner based on learning styles, cognitive strengths, and areas for development. At high school, grades 9 through 12, expect robust learning that is personalized so that learners are college and career ready when they leave LISG. Students are offered courses where 21st-century skills are embedded in their learning. We offer General AP and Elite track courses to ensure all our students can access top class universities both at home in UAE and around the world. After school support classes are available for AP and EMSAT preparation.

We aim to develop well-rounded students equipped with the content knowledge and 21st-century skills to succeed in their post-school journeys. Lessons are delivered by subject specialists who are guided and assisted by our school middle and senior leadership teams and Liwa Education Academic Leads. Our Liwa Education curriculum is aligned with the California Common Core Standards. It includes the core and subject competencies of Math, Science, English, Social Studies, IT, Art, and PE. High School students can take Elective courses, such as Computer Science, Media, Art, Health and Wellness, and Business. MoE subjects which are Arabic, Islamic Studies, and Arabic Civics follow the MOE guidelines and standards. Our curriculum explores opportunities to develop and solidify our students’ understanding of the Emirati national identity, Liwa Education Core and subject Competencies, and innovative skills and practice.

Individual learning is supported by meeting the needs of all students, providing comprehensive feedback for students to act on, and the delivery of best teaching practices.

“Through the application of Edtech, we aim to make the access to learning anytime and anywhere possible.”

At LISG, we recognize that in today’s interconnected and technology-centric world, the learning environment can be virtual, online, remote as well as the physical place of learning such as a classroom or library. Through the application of Edtech, we aim to make the access to learning anytime and anywhere possible.
Developing students’ critical thinking and social engagement with Edtech is an essential ingredient to modern pedagogy.
The Liwa Education E-Learning portal is designed to support parents, students, and teachers to make effective use of the online learning opportunities within our schools to support achievement and engagement across all our subject areas.
We encourage you to take the time to understand more about the products and applications on offer and how they can be used to support anytime, anywhere learning and engagement.

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International Assessments

MAP® Growth™

MAP® Growth™ measures what students know and informs what they’re ready to learn next. By dynamically adjusting to each student’s responses, MAP Growth creates a personalized assessment experience that accurately measures performance. Timely, easy-to-use reports help teachers teach, students learn, and administrators lead.

Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) is a diagnostic assessment designed to help students and their teachers understand how they learn and what their academic potential might be. It assesses how students think in areas known to make a difference in learning. CAT4 is available at seven different levels of difficulty. Schools use a child’s performance in a CAT4 to judge progress over the academic year and to make decisions regarding setting and streaming according to ability. It is a way for a school to understand a student’s strengths and weaknesses and to personalize learning and adapt teaching.

Beyond the classrooms

LISG has state-of-the-art facilities which support both in-school and after-school activities such as our IT suite, Robotics and Maker space Labs for students who like designing, two indoor swimming pools, a large gymnasium, tennis, and basketball courts, Astro football pitches and large shaded playgrounds to nurture a healthy and holistic lifestyle whilst continuing to follow a passion for sports. School trips with an educational foundation help students learn in real-life contexts. Competitions motivate our students and create opportunities for them to push themselves further. Our Student Council gives our students a voice to help shape our learning community.

Our values

The core values that sit at the heart of the school and will be modeled by staff and promoted in the students through our teaching, learning and everyday practice are:






Wellbeing and pastoral care

To be successful learners students must feel safe and secure. Therefore, the safety and well-being of students as a key priority is paramount. As well as providing pastoral and educational growth, we provide a full-time nurse to afford outstanding care to our students throughout the day and a student support team consisting of the Social Worker and section supervisor who monitor the wellbeing of our students and follow up on any concerns. The Vice Principal has an open-door policy where students, staff, parents, prospective students, and parents are welcome at any time

Activities and clubs

Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are an integral part of the total education program. Only through a wide range of extra-curricular activities are our students given a real love of learning and self-development. Clubs and activities are offered to learners after school with several events honoring national identity and culture taking place during school hours. LISG makes a genuine effort to offer clubs that appeal to all learners. Students also have opportunities to participate in field trips, virtual activities, and regional competitions in our wider community. LISG promotes a lifelong attitude to healthy living and we take a holistic approach to healthy living by providing a wide range of extracurricular activities and clubs for our students to engage in both their interests and talents. Students have the opportunity to participate in a plethora of extracurricular activities such as Robotics, Zumba, Quran recitation, cookery, basketball, creative arts, and much more.

Our teachers

Our teachers are from across the globe, bringing cultural diversity to our school. Additionally, they embody and nurture a lifelong love of learning with our students through student-centered and individualized learning programs that are equally supportive yet challenging. They are highly experienced, qualified, and innovative practitioners who are solution orientated and dream big.

Careers and higher education

A dedicated Counselling and Careers Readiness teacher is available to provide the latest and most up-to-date information to our LISG students to facilitate entry to any university around the world. We believe students start career preparation in middle school, hence our Academic Counsellor meets regularly with students in order for students to look at career pathways and personal development skills before entering high school. Ensuring our students are well-prepared.

Leavers destinations

LISG students have secured both national and international placements and scholarships in universities in UAE and around the world including; Abu Dhabi University, UAEU, University of Melbourne, Australia, the UK, and the University of Ankara, Turkey. 100% of LISG graduates have secured university placements.

Frequently asked questions

We provide digital textbooks as we are a digital campus. Students are provided with devices to access textbooks online.

We keep an even balance and spread it out over the week. Students have sufficient deadlines for returning homework. Core subjects are on a weekly basis.

Students participate in multiple assessments including MAP, CAT4, and baseline assessments in core subject areas. Assessment data is used to determine the student’s strengths and next steps for progress as well as learning preferences so that teachers can set individual targets for students. Assessment data is further used to determine what support is needed to help students make those targets. Throughout the year, assessments are used to set specific growth targets and next steps for students.

By middle and high school, we want students to be independent in their learning. Provide a quiet place for them to study and have them set a timer for homework time. Ensure that your child is reading for 20 to 30 minutes each night. And when academic issues arrive, reach out to your child’s teacher.

Please contact your child’s teacher first so that she can address your concerns whether they be academic or behavioral concerns. You and your child’s teacher are a team working together towards the progress of your child.

Marks are a reflection of attainment and progress at LISG. Expect marks and feedback to reflect the attainment level and the progress towards their targeted goals in each of their subjects.

Each year teachers look closely at rosters to determine the best placements for learners based on their learning needs. We encourage students to make new friends each year and for parents to support us in teaching students that change is a process that helps each of us grow as individuals.

We want parents to be an integral part of the team as students choose their high school track. Teachers will advise parents on pre-requisite skills that will help the student be successful in our Advanced Track and suggest further supports a student may need if he/she does not meet the prerequisite requirements.

LISG offers a wide range of AP subjects such as AP English language, AP Calculus, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics C Mechanics, and AP Physics C Electricity and Magnetism. We are continually reviewing and will continue to offer a broader range of subjects.

EMSAT is a high priority for LISG. EMSAT practice occurs in every lesson, weekly after school, EMSAT support classes, and students receive EMSAT support packs.

The LISG Diploma enables you to access any university nationally and globally.

LISG offers many extracurricular activities to suit the needs of all students such as; basketball, football, Arabic reading, drama, and Quran classes. We aim to develop our students with a holistic view.

The LISG team is here to support you. Emotional, academic, and career support is available every day. Additional EMSAT and AP support classes are provided weekly.

Apply now

Our admissions philosophy is by nature inclusive, but contained by boundaries set by their ability to access the curriculum in English and the school’s ability to support students who have learning difficulties or special educational needs.

Liwa International School for Girls provides a high quality, creative and challenging international education, based on the American Curriculum Philosophy. We foster within each student, staff member and community member an enduring passion for learning and empowering each individual to become a caring global citizen.

At Liwa International School for Girls we are looking for students:

  • Who are, and whose parents are, committed to the school vision, mission and philosophy.
  • Who are motivated/determined
  • Whose conduct is positive overall, and who are respectful to others
  • Who are internationally-minded
  • Whose qualities would enrich our learning community

How to apply:

  • Apply online by filling the form on our website
  • The admission team will contact families regarding required documentation
  • Our experts will complete the assessment and interview process.
  • The student will receive an offer letter from LISG
  • Secure your child place by paying the registration fees
  • Begin your learning journey at Liwa International School For Girls

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Liwa International School for Girls

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