What is the student to teacher ratio at Widad?
We have a ratio of 3 students to 1 teacher. This can be adjusted dependant on the levels of ability and needs of each class. We have 2 teachers in each class.
What curriculum do you follow at Widad?
We follow the American Common Core but also take inspiration from other curriculums such as Waldorf/Steiner curriculum as well as using other appropriate educational tools.
What are the fees at Widad?
We have a multi-tier approach to support our students with learning and behavior needs. The tier is based on the intensity and duration of interventions based on individual students need. The fees start at 55,000 AED and go up accordingly.
What are the timings at Widad?
- Sunday-Wednesday 7.45-2-30pm. Thursdays we close slightly earlier at 12.30pm.
- There are options of extra-curricular activities after school.
- We follow a three-term academic year and offer an additional summer programme.
Do you have a uniform at Widad?
There is no uniform policy at Widad, but some parents choose for their child to purchase and wear a Widad T-Shirt.
Do you provide daily transportation?
We currently do not provide daily transportation for our students. However, transportation is provided for field trips.
What age range are your students?
We can enroll students from the age of 4 to 18.
What kind of life skills activities will students be targeting during the school year?
All students will have a scheduled life skills program that targets their needs and abilities. Life skills covers skills such as personal care, grocery shopping, food preparation, gardening, and computer skills.
Are there field trips, performances and school visits arranged during the year?
Yes, the centre organises multiple whole-school events and showcase performances. Every term the students will have the opportunity to participate in a cultural or sport related day trip.
"My daughter is really happy at Widad."
My daughter is really happy at Widad. Widad offers a unique environment for the kids that instills a passion in them. They allow them to be creative and flexible. Kids are allowed to be kids. I really love the importance they give on the whole rounded development of the children. Woodwork, yoga, cooking, arts and music are as important as academics, which I believe helps in channeling a lot of the creative energy children are naturally blessed with.
Mrs. Geethu Sandeep - Parent
"Strongly recommend for occupational therapy."
I strongly recommend Divya for occupational therapy. I have interviewed with various occupational therapists after our class teacher raised her concerns about sensory needs of my child. I found Divya’s approach very professional, comforting, to the point and far from being commercial. During our sessions she has given us very constructive feedback and she was always very responsive to my questions and concerns. I felt very comfortable with her and my son has established a very strong bond.
"It’s a galaxy-wide difference!"
Everything is done that the kids can grow independently, master their own day to day needs. This is actually what makes a difference to us. My son’s speech is much better, his behaviour is much better, his social interaction is fantastic, when you compare two years back to now, it’s a galaxy-wide difference!
"Widad is a happy place."
We have been with Widad for a long time and I can surely tell that "Widad is a happy place." The children love it and the staff is so helpful and compassionate to the children. We visit the school for after school therapy, the Occupational Therapist Divya is simply great. She knows exactly what to do to make the child progress. Three cheers to all.
Mrs. Aanal Shah - Parent