Principal Message

I am delighted to welcome you to our school and to the 2022/23 school year. My name is Margaret Haynes, the Principal of the Liwa International School – Al Mushrif. I am originally from Wales, in the UK, and have been dedicated to the field of education for more than 25 years. I have been very fortunate to have worked in the UAE as a school leader for the last 7 years and, with my team, will work hard to ensure we continue the excellent work that the founding Principal began when the school first opened its doors in September 2019.... Read More

Ms. Margaret Haynes

School Principal
Why choose Liwa International School - Al Mushrif

Outstanding International Education

Situated in the thriving downtown Mushrif area of Abu Dhabi, Liwa International School – Al Mushrif offers a vibrant and holistic American international education. We understand the modern-day needs of young people and utilize them to engage our students in learning, encourage intellectual risk-taking, and pursue a healthy, rounded lifestyle.

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“The school has many cultures and nationalities and we feel that we are one big family at LISM. LISM is one of the best schools in Abu Dhabi because it has qualified and friendly teachers, a diverse community, a strong curriculum and fun way of learning.”

– Parent of Omar and Karim

“I’ve been to various schools in my life and none of them are as professional as LISM. The staff, students and teachers are all phenomenal!”

– Noor Ahmed


“LISM provides an environment where we can learn a lot of essential and exciting skills. It allows us to develop our talents, learn from expert teachers, and meet new friends!”

– Tasneem Koudsi


“LISM is an exceptionally good school for any student looking to rectify their weaknesses in any subject. The best thing is that we can play football and basketball tournaments during break-time.”

– Yousef Karkouti


“As parents of four pioneer students of LISM, we are elated to say that any uncertainty surrounding our choice of a brand new school has been resolved beyond doubt. This is due to the excellent school leadership and management, complemented by hardworking and qualified staff.”

– Parents of Keziah, Jude, Joshua, and John

“LISM is a wonderful school. All the teachers try their best to make sure we understand the lessons, and if we don’t, teachers will explain and follow up with us. Overall, LISM is a marvelous school.”

– Jude Adamah


“Learning in LISM teaches great life lessons, such as responsibility, so that when we grow up we can be ready for the world – and along with all that it’s FUN. LISM is an incredible, supportive school that will help at all costs, which is absolutely amazing.”

– Insha Alam


Leadership Team

Ms. Margaret Haynes


Ms. Hiba Sleit

Vice Principal

Ms. Deborah Lang

Assistant Principal (Pastoral)

Mr. Martin Rowland

Assistant Vice Principal(Middle and High School)

Situated in the thriving downtown Mushrif area of Abu Dhabi,

Liwa International School – Al Mushrif

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