Our School History

St. Joseph's School is a Higher Secondary School (cycle 3) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It was established in 1967 and is managed by the Apostolic Vicariate of the Roman Catholic Church to Arabia. Initially the school was managed by H. E. Giovanni Bernardo Gremoli, O.F.M. Cap., Vicar Apostolic Emeritus, (until 2005) and was succeeded by H. E. Paul Hinder, O.F.M. Cap., Vicar Apostolic Emeritus, (until 2022)
The school is now managed by H.E. Paolo Martinelli, O.F.M. Cap., St. Joseph's School, always associated with the Roman Catholic Church, was located initially at the premises of the church building on the Corniche strip. Following the decision of the local government that the site be altered, the present foundation was laid for church and school buildings on the 19th of March, 1981, and dedicated to St. Joseph, the foster father of Christ, whose feast-day is celebrated on the same day. The day-to-day working of the school is managed by the Carmelite Sisters of St. Theresa, led by the present principal, Sister Suranjana.
In our increasingly competitive world, university education gives students a wider choice and better career prospects. St. Joseph’s School prepare students for university and a future of continuous learning. Through the St. Joseph’s School Educational System, students develop a solid foundation of knowledge and are motivated to strive for academic and personal excellence, and thereby become better geared to meet the challenges of a changing world.
The School Building is situated in a campus area of 400 x 400 sq.mt. The main building consists of 49 class rooms, 3 well equipped Science Laboratories, optional rooms, and the Primary school Library.
The New Jubilee building has the administrative offices, meeting rooms, computer laboratories, Mathematic and Language Laboratories, Music room, Library, Auditorium, Indoor sports rooms and state of the art classrooms well equipped with smart boards and locker facilities.
The aim of the school is to promote a cosmopolitan atmosphere, to train children of all denominations, providing for them a liberal education.