UAE School Guides

Finances And Funding

Financing Schooling in the UAE

If you're an expatriate in the UAE, chances are you're experience paid for private educat…

University Preparation

SATs - A Guide

What are SATs? The SAT is one of two admissions tests (the ACT being the other) required…

University Preparation

Key Dates: UK University Applications

A significant percentage of UAE students head off to universities in the United Kingdom - …

Choosing A School

WSA Reviews - How to Use Them

WSA strives to obtain the following information for each of its reviews: EXAM RESULTS:…

Choosing A School

Selective Schools – The ‘Do’s and Don’ts of Applying

Many parents in the Emirates choose to send their children to schools in their home count…

Which Curriculum

What are the Iowa Tests?

The Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS), also known as the Iowa Tests, are standardized tes…

Which Curriculum

What is the Reggio Emilia Curriculum?

Reggio Emilia focuses on the educational importance of community and free inquiry (which …

Choosing A School

What Exactly is the Montessori Curriculum?

Note: In 1967, the US Patent Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled that "the term 'Mont…

Choosing A School

What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the United Kingdom's statutory framework that s…

University Preparation

Get Rich List: UK University Millionaire Factories

If you and your child are motivated by money as well as academics, these are the top 10 UK…

International Boarding

A Student Writes: The Benefits of Boarding School

We’ve all read horror stories and seen tear-jerking documentaries about children ‘aba…

University Preparation

Advice: Preparing Teens for University

For teens who have never had to work a washing machine, cook a meal or change a bed sheet…

University Preparation

University: What UAE based Parents Should Know…

It used to be the dream of every parent to see their child go to University. Now it’s a…

SEN

Reading Recovery: What is it and How Can it Help?

Learning to read and write happens at a steady and incremental rate for many children in …

Exam Preparation

Private Tutors In UAE: Finding the Right One

Most parents in the UAE will agree that private tutoring has become the norm rather than a…

International Boarding

Boarding School: The Key Considerations

For many parents living and working as expatriates overseas, sending their child to board…

Finances And Funding

True Cost: Hidden School Fees Revealed

It’s not just the school fees that leave you with an empty wallet! Over and above …

Choosing A School

What to Look for When Visiting a School

You’ve done your online research, taken tips from other parents and now have your short…

Choosing A School

20 Questions You Need to Ask Visiting a School

In a previous articles we talked about the main observations you should make when visiting…

Admissions

Is your Child Ready for School?

Your child is three, and in the eyes of the UAE old enough to go to school, entering FS1…

Parenting

5 Tips To Ease Your Child Into Year 7

Reaching the end of Year 6 can be a daunting time for your eleven year old. Mixed feeling…

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