Virginia International Private School, Shakhbout City, 7732 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Virginia International School is a new Premier American School opening its doors in 2015 to the children from KG 1 to Grade 9
In the year that H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced 2015 to be the “Year of Innovation”, Virginia International Private School (VIPS) opened its doors to the children of Abu Dhabi.
VIPS is a school with its vision set firmly on the future.
At VIPS we are committed to provide our children with the qualities and skills that will be essential for a citizen of the 21st century.
Our school is a learning organization for each and every child and we carefully monitor and respond to their varied needs.
Our teachers work collaboratively in a supportive environment to bring discovery and fun to the classroom.
We will clarify our learning expectations, monitor individual student progress toward those expectations and provide appropriate supports that ensure positive learning outcomes.
Through our commitment to the integration of the arts and music subjects with science, technology engineering and mathematics, we ensure that students become aware of the connectedness of the different disciplines that constitute a school’s curriculum.
We do not forget either that a healthy body is as important as a healthy mind and the importance we place on physical activities, nutrition and sport complements the academic activities in which our students participate.
Our commitment to the success of all students, means that we recognize the importance of maintaining a safe, supportive and respectful learning environment.
We utilize a Responsive Classroom approach as a framework to build positive interpersonal relationships among students and faculty and to develop a collective responsibility for maintaining a positive school culture.
VIPS encourages active parent and community participation in our daily activities.
Opportunities to volunteer are numerous and vary based on parent interests, availability and classroom needs.
Parents are encouraged to join us as guest readers, library support, or presenters during classroom-centered activities. Research and experience tells us that when parents are involved at school, the performance of all the children at school improves.