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ADA School

Established in 2019, ADA School offers education in English language for Grade 10 and Grade 11. Combining national curriculum of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the academic experience of ADA University, ADA School curriculum enhances learning experiences with skills and values.

The curriculum offers a breadth of knowledge in multiple disciplines combined with communication and leadership skills much needed in the 21st century. With the global outlook and traditions of academic excellence, the school alumni become competitive in admission processes to universities, whether through State Examination Center (SEC) or SAT exams. ADA School alumni are also eligible for admission to ADA University on special terms. 

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Our Mission, Vision, Goals, Values and Teaching Philosophy

Our Mission

We are a group of educators who are working collaboratively to research best practices in high school education around the world and adopt them to local conditions. We identify the latest content in different subject areas and develop and deliver curricula that nurture students’ cognitive, emotional, and physical growth. We also ensure an environment where students and teachers enjoy working together to learn, discover, and innovate in all major disciplines equally.

Our Vision

We strive to be a model high school in Azerbaijan with a focus on student learning in an environment that prepares for higher education and interconnected global economy.
Aligned with the mission of the ADA University, ADA School aspires to cultivate highly intellectual solution providers who are closely collaborating, effectively communicating with members of the global community with ethics and a sense of citizenship.

Our Goals

- Strong Communication Skills in English as Academic Language
- Strong Content Knowledge and Critical thinking in Humanities and Sciences
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Competence and confidence in the National Language, History, and Culture
- Knowledge of a Foreign Language, its History and Culture
- Creativity, Ethics and Civic Engagement

Our Values

- Academic excellence
- Accountability and shared governance
- Honor, integrity, and transparency
- Diversity, collaboration, and communication
- Social responsibility

Our Teaching Philosophy

Our teaching philosophy is to inspire students to love learning, build knowledge together with their teachers, apply it in real-life predictable and unpredictable contexts, and experiment with it. In our teaching, knowledge is the means and competency is the end result.

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is the competency-based curriculum that aims to cultivate school graduates (known as ADAlilar) who are able to confidently communicate in English in social, cultural, and academic contexts while also being competent in the national language of Azerbaijan and at least one foreign language; who propose creative solutions to local and global problems of the world drawing on their knowledge of history, geography, language, and culture; who are fluent in science and technology, and can collect, synthesize and quantitatively analyze and interpret information to draw conclusions on physical and natural world. The subjects offered in the School curriculum serve the above purpose from six perspectives.

School Handbook for Students and Parents in the English Language (Grade 10)
School Handbook for Students and Parents in Azerbaijani Language (Grade 10)

School Handbook for Students and Parents in the English Language (Grade 11)
School Handbook for Students and Parents in Azerbaijani Language (Grade 11) 


English section

Admission Process

ADA School accepts applications to Grade 10 only.

Application deadline: June 15, 2022.

Admission to ADA School is a three-stage process:

  1. English exam
  2. Submission of documents
  3. Submission of Math exam results

Step 1

Submission of English Test Results:

Admission to ADA School requires a certain level of English language proficiency within a range shown below: 

  • Duolingo online English Test - 75 and above (learn more here)
  • IELTS Academic - 5.0 and above
  • TOEFL IBT - 44 and above (learn more here)
Candidates, who scored between 60-75 in Duolingo (24-44 TOEFL; 4-5 IELTS), and 80-100 in SEC Math exam for 9th grade are still eligible to apply to ADA School.

Students will be placed in the relevant groups in accordance with their English language test results within a range set by ADA School's English Department.

Step 2

Submission of ADA School online application form and its attachments:

  • Official secondary school transcript from School with the grades of 8th Grade;
  • Reference from your School confirming current enrollment in Grade 9;
  • National ID (for Azerbaijani citizens) or passport (for international citizens);
  • Birth certificate;
  • Recent photo;
  • English language results (Duolingo or IELTS Academic or TOEFL IBT or PTE)
  • Non-refundable application fee: 50 AZN (can be paid online only)
Here you can watch tutorial video on how to submit ADA School online application form.

Step 3

Submission of Math Exam results:

All applicants with complete application package must pass the School-leaving examination for the pupils graduating from the general secondary education (9th grade) conducted by the State Examination Center.

The minimum passing score for SEC Math exam is 60 points. 

Students, who did not complete Grade 9 at schools in Azerbaijan and who haven’t passed the School-leaving examination for the pupils graduating from the general secondary education (9th grade) conducted by the State Examination Center
 will be invited for ADA School Admission Interview to check their level of Math.

Tuition and Costs

ADA School charges a Flat Fee to underwrite the cost of education. The 2022-2023 tuition fee of 6,500 AZN does not include books and supplies, lunch, field trips or other expenses.

Admission from ADA School to ADA University

The ADA University undergraduate admission process is highly competitive. However, ADA School alumni benefit from a privileged admission process.

ADA School students are not further required to take the SEC undergraduate level admission exam. They are admitted to ADA University undergraduate program based on their ADA School academic record (Cumulative Grade Point Average) only

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme

ADA School is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB)  Diploma Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision. 

**Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

**Mission Statement from the IB The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Contact us

Have more questions? Contact us by phone or e-mail. 

Tel: (+994 12) 437 32 35 (306)
Mobile tel: (+994 50) 254 07 73