Welcome to GSAD
Under the vision to establish a truly premiere school within the region, The Glenelg School of Abu Dhabi was founded in 2008 by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). It is one of the educational entities and is part of ADNOC’s educational family of learning institutions, including the Petroleum Institute, the ADNOC Technical Institute, and ADNOC Achievers Oasis.
The primary goal of GSAD is to create and conduct a challenging and rigorous secondary academic curriculum and program for highly qualified students from the UAE and other countries.
The program of instruction is based on the successful model of American independent schools of the highest quality and will be delivered in English (with the exception of Arabic Language and Social Studies, Islamic Studies, and World Languages). The founding and setting up of the school is being based on a collaboration with the Glenelg Country School, a leading independent school in the USA. The goal of the school is to prepare every school graduate for admission into colleges and universities of the highest standing both here and throughout the world.