Principals' Welcome

Choosing the right school to bring out the best in your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.  

At Raha International School, a member of the Taaleem family of schools, we believe that a successful education is all about inspired, imaginative teaching, centred on the learner as an individual. We nurture students not only to achieve academic success but also to become true global citizens.

Raha is an International Baccalaureate World School catering for all grades from Pre-K to Grade 12. Our school community is made up of over 3,200 students from over 80 nations who collectively speak 45 mother tongues. We pride ourselves on being a big school but a small family!

Raha is the first school in Abu Dhabi to achieve accreditation in the full IB curriculum.

The IB is internationally acclaimed and respected for its relevance in today’s multicultural and increasingly global society. We are also one of the first schools in Abu Dhabi to be awarded the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge's (ADEK) highest rating of “Outstanding”, an amazing achievement for our staff and students.

Our programmes feature an inquiry approach that aligns student interest with what they learn, thereby enriching their natural curiosity and promoting a love of learning. Our team of internationally-experienced, skilled and passionate teachers model the attributes of the IB Learner Profile and encourage students to...

 ...respect themselves, others and the world around them.

A strong sense of common purpose pervades our learning community. We believe that trust and strong parental participation are an integral part of a quality education and we see parents as our partners in their children’s learning journey.

Thank you for your expression of interest in Raha International School and we look forward to welcoming you and your family.

Nicola Neethling
Khalifa City Campus Principal                               
Michael Bloy
Gardens Campus Principal

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