Top 14 American Schools in Dubai
American families who opted to move to Dubai as their second home may not have to deal with massive changes when it comes to the quality of education. Dubai has its own international American schools that provide top-quality American-standard curricula. Check each one of the following schools for your best option:
1. Universal American School
The Universal American School is located at Al Badia, Dubai Festival City. It was founded in 2005 and it’s a non-profit school. It is run by the Al Futtaim Education Foundation. It offers international American standard education from pre-KG to grade 12 in co-ed classes. They also offer IB (International Baccalaureate) primary years program and IB diploma program for grades 11 and 12.
2. Mirdif American School
Mirdif American School was founded in 1995 in Mirdif. This school accepts students of different nationalities and backgrounds ranging from KG1 to grade 8. Its classes are co-ed, and it offers learning assistance for students of various learning levels.
3. GEMS Dubai American Academy
GEMS Dubai American Academy, located in Al Barsha, gained the reputation of being the best American school in Dubai. It was founded in 1998, and since then has become a strong contender in American education. This high-standard American school has been reputed as the only American school in Dubai to have received the Outstanding KHDA rating in the UAE since 2011. GEMS Dubai American Academy offers an accredited American curriculum starting from KG until Grade 12 in co-ed classes.
4. American School of Dubai
Founded in 1966, the American School of Dubai is one of the best American schools in the country. It was founded by the Dubai Petroleum Company and affiliated with the International Schools Services. This school is non-profit and independent. It’s located in Al Barsha which is right across the Saudi German Hospital. It offers American and international education starting from KG1 to grade 12 in coed classes. Students may also apply for Advanced Placement (AP) Courses during grades 10 to 12.
5. International School of Arts and Sciences
The International School of Arts and Sciences in Al Warqa aims for its students to be excellent in physical abilities, academics, and spirituality. Its curriculum focuses on the sciences and the arts. It also offers elective courses and different extracurricular activities. The school offers an American curriculum according to California standards. It adheres to the UAE curriculum for Islamic Studies, Arabic, and Morals for students from KG1 to Grade 12.
6. Nibras International School
Nibras International School (NIS) is located at the Dubai Investment Park near Green Community Village. This school is part of the International Schools Partnership which assists in the continuous improvement of its facilities. NIS offers a school with international culture and a beautiful campus with top-quality facilities. It adheres to the AERO Common Core Plus and the American Education Reaches Out curriculum. The latter is a combination of American academics and future viable skills.
7. GEMS United School
GEMS United School is located at Hessa Street, in Dubai Sports City. The school offers an American curriculum integrated with international learning elements. Under its Common Core and Advanced Placement curriculum, every child’s individual developmental needs are addressed. It also offers the American curriculum for students from pre-KG to Grade 12. This curriculum is based on the AERO Common Core Plus Standards.
8. Greenwood International School
The Greenwood International School was founded in 2006. It is located in the Schools Complex of Muhaisnah 1. Its goal is to prepare its students for lifelong learning in the 21st century standards. Its focus is on both academics and extracurricular activities. The curriculum it adheres to is the American curriculum and it practices a pattern of organization which is called the 2-5-3-4 plan.
9. Dubai International Academy
The Dubai International Academy was founded in 2005. It has two campuses the Emirates Hills Campus and the Al Barsha Campus. It started with a diverse group of students with different nationalities and faculty and staff from 18 countries. The diversity improved even more over the years, yet the school was able to maintain its top quality educational standards. The school offers an American curriculum from Pre-KG to grade 12. It also offers different program levels that are Geneva-based.
10. Al Ittihad Private School Dubai
The Al Ittihad Private School Dubai’s branch in Jumeirah started its operations in 1998, following the regulations of the UAE Ministry of Education. The school maintains its high standards through recruiting staff from all over the world. Aside from the high-standard curriculum, the school also enables its students to experience different cultures. It is located in the Al Safa area. American curriculum is offered in this school from KG 1 to grade 12 while from KG to primary school the Homeroom Teachers system is followed.
11. Dubai National School
This school is best for families who want their children to learn Islamic values with its American curriculum. It was opened in 1988 and has acquired the NEASC accreditation since 2003. This school has two campuses, the Al Barsha campus and the Al Twar campus. It adheres to the American curriculum for its classes from KG 1 to grade 12.
12. Al Mizhar American Academy
Located in Mirdif, Al-Mizhar 1, the Al Mizhar American Academy was founded in 2005 as an all-girls school. It offers its students the chance to travel to different countries starting grade 4. This enables the students to be exposed to various cultures. The school is associated with the Taaleem education providers, and it offers the American curriculum based on the Kansas state curriculum.
13. Collegiate American School
The Collegiate American School is located at the Umm Suqeim 2. It is owned by Innoventures Education and adheres to the American curriculum. It has been accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). It follows the 12-year system from pre-KG to grade 12 and has co-ed classes. It follows the New York curriculum standards.
14. Dubai International School
The Dubai International School is a privately owned and self-supporting school founded in 1985. It has two campuses: Al Garhoud and Al Quoz. It has received full accreditation from the UAE Ministry of Education. The Dubai International School adheres to the American curriculum.
When it comes to American education, Dubai and the UAE will never fail to compete with other countries in terms of standard quality. This makes Dubai a great place for expats to call their second home. Redubai is a great place to learn more lifestyle in Dubai.