About LISM

Welcome to Liwa International School – Al Mushrif, where we offer an outstanding international education that inspires students to be self-disciplined, globally aware, and independent lifelong learners, who are innovative leaders and critical thinkers.

Liwa International School – Al Mushrif works through partnerships; awards with parents, teachers, and the community; and educates students to high academic international standards by applying a learning-centered approach, which prepares self-confident and socially responsible, young adults for our evolving and changing world.

To support young people to become future leaders of the UAE, Liwa International School – Al Mushrif provides an advanced arts and technological learning-focused environment, coupled with a broad and balanced extra-curricular program, including community outreach work. Our core values sit at the heart of the school and are modeled by staff and promoted in our students through our teaching, learning, and everyday practice.

“International standards, inspired by national values”


Create a leading international school for Abu Dhabi underpinned by an outstanding and inclusive education enriched by national values.


We provide the highest standards of teaching and learning which promote critical thinking, and collaborative learning within a strong school and parent community.


Respect: We respect each other’s values, differences and contributions while
embracing and preserving our local values and traditions.

Integrity: We act with integrity and honesty with a strong sense of fairness, respect, and dignity.

Innovation: We encourage curiosity and new ideas, and constantly strive to exceed expectations.

Commitment: We pursue our learning with energy, determination and the commitment to succeed.

Collaboration: We recognize one another’s strengths and work together to achieve success.

Teaching & Learning


LISM follows the American Common Core and NGSS standards, while focusing on moral education and tolerance in order to build new generations of well educated, socially responsible, and globally aware citizens.

Elementary students are exposed to opportunities to develop essential skills, such as critical thinking skills, which prepare them for their middle and high school grades and ultimately reputable universities of their choice. To support young people to become future leaders, Liwa International School – Al Mushrif provides an advanced arts and technological learning-focused environment, coupled with a broad and balanced extracurricular program, including community outreach work.

Quran recitation is encouraged and improved through a dedicated weekly session. With an emphasis on correct tajweed and pronunciation, children are challenged to improve their recitation and memorization, which aims to nurture their spiritual, moral and ethical development.

Teaching staff

Our teachers are highly skilled and innovative practitioners who cultivate a lifelong love of learning by providing an exceptional balance of support and challenge for each of our students. Furthermore, LISM continuously invests in the professional development of our teaching staff to enhance their skills and knowledge and ensure a progressive and successful student learning journey.

How to Apply

  • Enquire online and our admissions team will get in touch with you and share the application form.
  • Complete the application form.
  • Submit a copy of your child’s passport, a copy of each parent’s Emirates ID & most recent school report, or
    (to whom it may concern) letter from your child’s current school.
  • Upon receipt of the application form, your son/daughter will be invited for an entrance exam and interview. 

Documents required for registration:

  • Passport size photograph for the applicant
  • A copy of the applicant's passport, and (visa page for non-UAE citizens)
  • A copy of the father’s passport, and (visa page for non-UAE citizens)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Emirates ID (front & back) - please note that according to ADEK’s regulations, an applicant without a UAE national ID will not be accepted in the school
  • A copy of the parents’ Emirates ID (front & back)
  • A copy of the applicant’s birth certificate
  • A copy of the applicant’s vaccination card
  • A copy of the full family book (for UAE nationals only)
  • A copy of the final report card or the most recent report if not available at the time of admission
  • An official, attested transfer certificate if the student is transferring from a public school within Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, or if transferring from any school in other emirates
  • A copy of the electricity or water bill to show the residential address in the UAE
  • First-time enrolments (KGs or Grade 1) are required to provide the school’s registration office with the student and parent Emirates ID card

Campus Facilities

LISM offers state-of-the-art learning facilities and technologies. Each of our classrooms is fitted with interactive whiteboards and individual student devices and is designed to engage students in independent and self-directed learning activity stations.

Academic Facilities

Food Technology lab
Robotics lab
Art Room
IT infrastructure and technology lab
Science labs
Activity Commons to support creativity and innovation
Music Room

Sporting Facilities

Outdoor Play Area  Indoor Gymnasium Football Court Basketball Court Paddle court

Additional Facilities

Prayer Room Auditorium Cafeteria Medical Clinic
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Extra-Curricular Activities

LISM provides a comprehensive range of extra-curricular activities to support authentic, engaging, and interdisciplinary student learning experiences. Clubs are designed to cultivate personal and social curiosity and confidence while promoting life-long health awareness.

Specific extra-curricular activities such as sports, games, music, reading, homework, Quran, art & craft, Arabic, French, and Spanish are offered school-wide.

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    Get in Touch

    Al Mushrif area, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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    +971 24441301