Welcome to LISF

Since its establishment in 1992, Liwa International School- Falaj Hazza has worked towards growing into a leading giver of education to over 3300 students.

Liwa International School – Falaj Hazza believes in and works progressively towards inspiring students to be self-disciplined, internationally minded, and independent life-long learners who are innovative leaders and critical thinkers. This is done by providing a supportive, safe, sustainable and advanced technological learning-focused environment that instills the love of learning and exemplifies the sense of purpose and responsibility.

With a capacity of 2600 students, Liwa International School- Falaj Hazza is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Building on this legacy, new schools opened in the past few years under the umbrella of Liwa Education: Liwa International School for Girls (LISG) in 2015 in the city of Al Ain, Liwa International School – Al Mushrif (LISM) in 2019 in Abu Dhabi city, and Liwa International School – Al Qattara in Al Ain in 2021, providing global education deeply rooted in the UAE National Identity and rich heritage.

Liwa Education

Message from the Chairman

Prospective students, faculty members, parents and dear friends, It is with great honour that I welcome you to the official website of Liwa International School Falaj Hazza. Whether you are seeking an update on activities and services, an understanding of our school’s structure, exploring employment opportunities or seeking admissions into the Liwa family, our website is here to guide you through all your queries and needs...Read More

Dr. Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri


Principal’s Message

It’s my pleasure to welcome you to our school. Liwa International School – Falaj Hazza is a school that is rich in tradition and is one of the more recognized and prestigious schools in Al Ain, UAE. We are proud of our exceptional school facilities and have high expectations for each and every student. We pride ourselves in providing a world-class international education that inspires students to be self-disciplined, internationally minded, and independent life-long learners who are innovative leaders and critical thinkers. Our school adopts a student-centered approach to learning which promotes the development of self-confident and socially responsible young adults ready to make a difference in a fast-changing world...Read More

Mr. John Harris

Principal of Liwa International School-Falaj Hazza
About Liwa Education

32 years of excellence in education

Since Liwa International Schools’ establishment in 1992, it has grown into a leading provider of education to students in Al Ain and Abu Dhabi. Liwa Education is an established educational leader, recognized for providing an accessible, high-quality, American curriculum education in the United Arab Emirates for the past three decades. Our schools and nurseries across Al Ain and Abu Dhabi offer a challenging American curriculum education, combining the essence of Emirati values with a rich set of core competencies that produces confident, resilient, and courageous young leaders.

Our learners develop an international mindset grounded in local values, understanding, and appreciation. We understand the need for agility and adaptability in an ever-changing landscape. Our graduating students are fully prepared to meet both national and global challenges, now and in the future.

Our School, Liwa International School Al Qattara, is the fourth school to be established in the Liwa family of schools based in Al Ain and Abu Dhabi.

Liwa Education believes and works progressively towards its vision of inspiring students to be self-disciplined, internationally-minded, and independent life-long learners who are innovative leaders and critical thinkers. This is done by providing a supportive, safe, sustainable and advanced technological learning-focused environment.

Ethos and Values

Our vision

Create an extraordinary educational experience, underpinned by national values and recognized as a leading school in Abu Dhabi.

Our mission

We provide our learners’ access to a high quality, inclusive learning environment, which is aligned to international standards of achievement, grounded in local values, and supported by strong partnerships with parents and the community.

Our Core Values


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


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


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


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


We strive to exceed expectations and challenge the norm.


Total No Of Teachers

Native English Speakers


Teacher Student Ratio

Excellent student-teacher engagement


Total No Of Qualified staff

Well-equipped and qualified Staff


Total No of Students

Number of students on roll


Why Liwa International School Falaj Hazaa?

  • At LISF, we give children an opportunity to be extraordinary. Our history of excellence, coupled with caring teachers and coaches, allows us to know, understand, proactively guide and love every child.

  • We care about each other. We accept others for who they are. Students don’t compete against each other; they compete against themselves to be better – to aim high. Character-building and leadership development happen every day.

  • Creative thinking paired with a robust learning environment at LISF bring students to a hub of energy, knowledge, competition, and enthusiasm. The LISF way of learning is explorative, creative, robust, pragmatic, optimistic, curious, competitive, enthusiastic, and informative.

  • A curriculum designed by experts in the academic industry, the core objective is to promote research, self-analysis, participation, self-reliance, and self-confidence while acknowledging diversity within their local identity, appreciating communities, and valuing the opinions of critical members.

At LISF, You will Find:

  • An American International School that provides a world-class education.

  • International standards with Emirati values and traditions.

  • A beautiful learning environment with access to state-of-the-art technology.

  • Facilities that support learning through technology and the arts.

  • A comprehensive range of extra-curricular sports, community, and art activities.

  • An outstanding international team of world-class, inspirational leaders and teachers.

  • Strong partnerships with parents and the local community.

  • An education that focuses on the whole student, meeting academic, social, and emotional needs.


LISF follows the American common core curriculum

At Liwa International School – Falaj Hazza, we offer the Liwa Education curriculum that is aligned to the California Common Core State Standards, along with the MOE regulations and expectations set by ADEK. Our Liwa Education Curriculum with its core and subject competencies, is designed to be an engaging and overarching framework that utilizes a plethora of cross-curricular links to deepen learning and promote excellence, enjoyment, innovation, and critical thinking.

Each grade team ensures that the standards are taught within the grade and that the full breadth and balance are explored. In elementary school, strong emphasis is placed on reading and language immersion, with a clear plan to address the issues of our students who have English as a second language.

Our senior and middle leaders, as well as teachers, work hand in hand with Liwa Education Curriculum Director and Liwa Education Subject Leads to ensure instrumental application of the curriculum to facilitate our strategic developments in line with the needs of the pupils and the school, as well as ensuring that the progression from KG through to grade 12 is closely monitored and that all children are well prepared for the next stage in their education at each transition point.

We offer workshops throughout the year for parents to involve and inform them in regard to our curriculum and the way their children learn and work in the school.

Management at LISF

Senior Leadership Team

Mr. John Harris

Principal of Liwa International School-Falaj Hazza

Ms. Penni Jones

Middle school Vice principal

Ms. Melanie Haddy

Vice Principal (KG & Elementary)

Ms. Sanaa Tabet

Vice Principal (Middle & High School)

Ms. Amal Abou Ghaida

Assistant Vice Principal KG

Ms. Nisrien Aly

Assistant Vice Principal of Elementary

Management at LISF

Extended Leadership Team

Mr. Ashraf Elbendary

Head of Science & Chemistry

Ms. Gehan Mohamed Abdalla

Head of Physical Eductaion

Ms. Heba Al Qedra

Head of IT Department

Ms. Yesim Numan

Head of English Department

Ms. Maha Hamdy

Head of MoE subjects – Elementary

Coordinators at Lisf

Ms. Amal Al Sharitti

English and Innovation Coordinator

Ms. Huda Abdul Majeed 

Math Coordinator

Ms. Hadeel Gharib 

ESS/History Coordinator

Ms. Hadya Al Sayed 

Arabic Coordinator

Ms. Khadija Mohamad  

Islamic Coordinator

Community Service Team

The LISF Community Service Team is dedicated to fostering an appreciation for compassion, commitment, and empathy among our stakeholders, particularly in relation to our less privileged community members.

Embracing Community Service is an integral component of school life. From our community service activities, we not only seek to support the less privileged societal categories, but we also endeavor to cultivate a spirit of community service within our students. We encourage them to collaborate,ideate innovatively, and contribute to the sustainability of the communities we serve.

The evolution of Community Service at LISF has been marked by significant milestones, with our institution assuming a pioneering role in 2013 through the UAE Red Crescent Aoun Community Service Project. For eleven consecutive years, we have actively participated in the Aoun Award.

This team collaborates closely with the LISF Student Crescent to meticulously plan and execute community service activities and events.

LISF has been receiving first place every year at Al Ain level. At the UAE level, we achieved the first place 4 times, the second place twice, and the third place also twice.

This recognition is instrumental in bridging our school and the local community through impactful community service endeavors. Moreover, it plays a pivotal role in honing our students’ abilities in innovation, communication, research, and public speaking, while imparting the profound essence of volunteerism and solidarity.

Head of community service of LE schools

Ms. Engy Ali

Head of community for LE schools

Ms. Rima Daouk

Community member

Ms. Hadya Elgabry

Community member

Ms. Aya Moustafa

Community member

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Policies and Statutory Information

At Liwa International School Falaj Hazza our day-to-day work and practice is covered by policies. These are designed to secure consistency across the school and provide relevant information to all stakeholders, in particular parents and teachers. The school is required by law and ADEK guidance to develop and implement certain policies covering areas such as safeguarding children’s welfare, health and safety, special educational needs, and promoting a culture of responsibility and accountability towards others and the environment. You can view and download our School Policies below.

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Inspection Report

We are proud to announce that Liwa International School - Falaj Hazza, made it to the Band A, and received "Very Good" as rating from the very first inspection by ADEK.

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