About Us

SZPAG is a prestigious school based in Abu Dhabi providing a high quality education for students from KG1 through to Grade 12.  The exclusive Academy accepts applications for registration from international and UAE students of good standing. The Academy offers a holistic K-12 bilingual learning program based on the Ministry of Education and American Curriculum standards.  The school is accredited by NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) and CIS (Council of International Schools).

The education provided at SZPAG ensures we are realizing our commitment to our community to ‘Honor the past and Educate for the the future.’

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls is an exclusive and highly successful school.  We provide an environment where students flourish academically and socially in our rich, vibrant and happy community. 

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The school’s buildings are modern, high quality and enhance the learning opportunities for students. They are all spacious, well equipped and aligned to the educational needs of the age groups they serve. 

- Playing areas for KG.

- Gymnasium in each building.

- Knowledge Centre in the Secondary school.

- Library in Elementary School.

- ICT laboratory in Elementary & Secondary schools.

- 2 prayer rooms, one in each of the Elementary and - Secondary schools.

- 3 science laboratories in the Secondary School and 1 in the Elementary School. 

Secondary school facilities

  • Reception
  • Rotunda
  • Theatre
  • Dining room
  • Science Lab
  • Mac Suite
  • Gym
  • Prayer Room
  • Courtyard

Events & Activites

College Board Award for AP Computer Science Principals

SZPAG receives award from College Board for AP Computer Science Principals, promoting female diversity in computer science.

Leadership Team

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    Carolyn Bailey

    Name Lastname

    Amirah Salah
    Director of Arabic Affairs (Wellbeing)

    Name Lastname

    Shari Franklyn
    Assistant Head of Student Achievement

    Name Lastname

    Deborah Sharifi
    Head of Secondary

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    Heather Mansour
    Assistant Head of Secondary /Curriculum Coordinator

    Name Lastname

    Melissa Hartsfield
    Assistant Head of Elementary

    Name Lastname

    Helen Smithies
    Head of Early Childhood

    Name Lastname

    Jacky Boulos
    Head of Arabic

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    Tracie Hamilton
    Head of Elementary

    Name Lastname

    Nicola Bussetil
    Assistant Head of Digital and Innovation


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Visit us

Address: The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls, P.O. Box 42989
Phone: +971 2 619 5555 | Fax +971 02-6195610
Hours: School is closed during Spring break 9 - 21 March 2020.