My Identity Program at IAS
“Our ancestors left us a legacy of traditions that make us proud. Our mission is to preserve, develop and maintain it as an asset of this nation for generations to come.” The Late Sheikh Zayed
Our curriculum at International Academic School fully supports and promotes the My Identity Program. The My Identity Program enables our school to deepen the national identity of Emirati students, and foster appreciation, value and respect of UAE identity among expatriate students. At International Academic School, we reinforce national identity among all students through an active, enquiry-based American curriculum that deepens student understanding of Emirati history, culture and values over time. We study and celebrate national identity through themed My Identity days, the School Competency Framework, embedding UAE culture, traditions & history in all curriculum subjects, community links and celebrating important occasions such as Union Day.
We design our curriculum using the following six My Identity themes:
- My Values Are My Identity
- My Language Is My Identity
- My Community Is My Identity
- My Culture Is My Identity
- My Citizenship Is My Identity
- My History Is My Identity
We strive to enable our students to achieve the Abu Dhabi 2030 Vision of being confident local and global citizens.