The Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) is the educational authority for the emirate of Abu Dhabi, the largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates and the home of the country's capital city.

Established in 2005 by the UAE's president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ADEK is responsible primarily for the management and administration of the emirate's public schools. Additionally, ADEK issues licenses, monitors, and inspects the emirate's many different private schools. Since 2009, ADEK has implemented its New School Model, a project to improve teaching standards in the emirate by increasing the quality of teaching, curriculum, and administration. As part of the New School Model, ADEK has recruited thousands of licensed teachers from native English speaking countries, such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Private schools must abide by ADEK governing rules and guidelines and are inspected once a year.

Our school in Abu Dhabi, Raha International School, has been rated 'Outstanding' by ADEC for the 2015/16 Academic Year. View the report here.