Fees and Payments

Convenient, structured payments for an outstanding education

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As a Premium School, school fees are inclusive of:

  • Textbooks (on loan)
  • Supplementary books (on loan)
  • Materials (including school supplies in Elementary years)

Our tuition fees are not inclusive of uniforms, lunches or school transport. The school operates a bus service on a fee-for-service basis. You can contact the Administration Officer for further details on bus services.

The following school fees are subject to change.


Grade Age on 1st Sept. 2017 Tuition Fee (Dhs)
KG1 3.8 50,300
KG2 4.8 50,300
Grade 1 6 70,100
Grade 2 7 70,100
Grade 3 8 70,100
Grade 4 9 70,100
Grade 5 10 70,100
Grade 6 11 70,100
Grade 7 12 70,100
Grade 8 13 70,100
Grade 9 14 70,100
Grade 10 15 70,100
Grade 11 16 70,100
Grade 12 17 70,100


For Kindergarten (KG1) entry, students must turn 4 years old by 1st  September in the year of admission, or 5 years old by 1st  September in the year of admission for KG2 entry, and so on.

IB Diploma Examination Fees

Grade 12 IB Exams incur an additional charge per exam taken.


In order to secure the seat for the next academic year, parents will be asked to pay a re-enrolment fee of 5% which is adjustable against the first term fees. Please note, students who are unable to be registered with the ministry due to missing required documentation, or students with an outstanding fee balance, will not be able to be re-enroll for the next academic year.


The school uniform is supplied by Threads and can be purchased at the uniform shop located at the school. For more information please visit the Threads website threadsme.com

Refund Policy

Schools with termly and half yearly semester charge:

  • If the student attends school for two weeks or less, a month’s fees will be deducted;
  • If the student attends school for a period ranging between two weeks and one month, two months’ fees will be deducted
  • If the student attends for more than a month, three months fees will be deducted.

Fee refund for the discounted payment to be verified for any recovery of excess discount if any.

Refund is made only to the payer of the fees. If the fee is paid by the company then the refund is made only to the company and not to the parent unless there is a written confirmation from the company to make the refund directly to the parent.

Exception is the fee concession applied for scholarships or merits, the refund may be made to the parent as it is an academic concession.

Methods of Payment

Payment of the first term’s fees is due on or before the first day of the academic year.

We accept the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • Current-dated cheque (made out to GEMS American Academy, Abu Dhabi)
  • Credit card
  • Wire transfer (please contact our accounts department for details)

Disclaimer: “Please note that school fees for the upcoming academic year are subject to change in accordance with Article 51 the Bylaw of Federal Law No. (28) of 1999 Concerning Private Education and applicable regulations.”