Welcome to Maplewood International School
MWIS is a leader in curriculum delivery, offering programming in English and Arabic at all grades as well as a new French program in KG and Grade 1. In future years, students will be able to study the Alberta (Canada) curriculum at all grades in either English or French. Arabic is a significant language program for students in all programs.
With full Alberta accreditation, students earn and Alberta High School Diploma identical to the one being earned by students studying in Alberta or other accredited international schools. The school is very proud of their accreditation as it is only attained through high performance in terms of program delivery and requires the school to maintain teaching staff with Alberta certification. As a result the majority of teachers are Canadian trained with others coming from jurisdictions meeting Canadian teacher standards.
The Alberta program has some of the highest standards in the world and this is reflected in the fact that graduates from the program are readily accepted into post secondary institutions worldwide. While not easily earned, an Alberta High School Diploma provides graduates with a strong basis for continuing their education.
Besides the strong academics, the school offers enormous opportunities for students to participate in extracurricular activity including sports, art, drama and highly popular technology programs like AI and robotics. Laptops are required student resources from Grade 3 to 12 and younger students use technology within the classroom as part of their lessons on a daily basis. The school is fully equipped with interactive whiteboards or flat screens and full coverage of high speed WiFi. Mastering internet usage is a requirement for all students and teachers. Problem solving through research and project based learning are common learning activities in the school.
Academic facilities include a learning commons with over 10,000 titles in print and/or digital format making it one of the finest school libraries in Abu Dhabi. Reading is emphasized in all classes and subjects. Science labs are available for student science activity.
A full size pool, large gymnasium and sports field provides space for active participation. The addition of covered play and social areas on the roof of the school will increase the areas available for student activity. KG and Primary students have dedicated playgrounds.