Updated 18 October 2020

Best Schools in Dubai, 2020

The Best Schools in Dubai as chosen by parents in the UAE

The Best Schools in Dubai ranks all schools in our database that meet these criteria:

Location: Dubai
Price point: All
Phase: All

The ranking lists schools in order of their Parent Score, that is how well the score meets the expectations of this key stakeholder group represented numerically. We discuss why below. Schools not on this list, that you think should be and are missing, are likely to be as yet unrated. To be rated, a school simply needs a sufficient number of parent surveys to be undertaken. If you are a parent at one of these schools, please take the survey!

WhichSchoolAdvisor.com currently has 636 schools in its database. These are all independent, private, international schools offering a total of 46 curricula. All schools, we believe, aspire to offer the highest levels of care and performance for their students. Not all, however, are equally successful at doing so.

In this ranking, the Best Schools in Dubai, we, currently, have 92 schools competing for top spot. The total number of possible schools that could be on this list if all schools had a sufficient number of parent surveys, and all these schools had a rating of above 3.0, is 224.

Again, if your child currently attends a school in UAE, then please do review it, by taking the survey here. Your input will help 1000s of parents that follow you!

How we compile this list

When a parent completes a survey, his or her feedback is incorporated into the database and the ranking updated each Sunday. Tune in on Sunday 25th of October just after midnight to see the changes to the Best Schools in Dubai next week!

The WSA Parent Rating is based on the following questions in the survey:

  • Would you recommend your school to another parent?
  • How much of a sense of belonging does your child feel at his or her school?
  • To what extent do you think that children enjoy going to your child’s school?
  • How much do you agree to the statement: I think the fees I pay represent good value for money given the quality of the school offering.
  • Have you thought about moving your child from his current school?
  • Rate your satisfaction with the level of academic performance at your child’s school
  • How confident are you in your ability to make sure your child’s school meets your child’s learning needs?
  • Rate your satisfaction with the level of feedback you receive from your child’s school
  • How concerned are you about bullying at this school?
  • How much has this school improved your child’s confidence?

The WSA algorithm

We do not disclose the weighting we use, but in order to give schools, and parents, the power to impact their score, we skew results to those most recently received. A school looking to turnaround a score can therefore make improvements, and then ask its parents to retake the survey.

If parents appreciate the changes made, it will make a difference to a school’s position on the Best Schools in Dubai list quite quickly.

Moreover, if a school has yet to send out a survey to its parents, then we would urge it to do so as soon as possible. The probability is it will make a significant difference to its score. Schools that asks their parents to take the survey, do better. Parents that are motivated to take a survey independently are often driven by high passions, which may not always be positive!

Why we do a Best School rating?

In choosing schools, parents have always used word of mouth, and the Parent survey captures this quantitatively.

Looking at the ‘Best Schools in Dubai’ should only be one way you short list schools, however. It is a fun and informative way to order schools, and by being based on Parent Rating, is a way to get a good overview quickly.

Why use the Parent Rating for Best Schools in Dubai?

In addition to capturing word of mouth recommendations numerically, we use the Parent Rating for the Best Schools in Dubai, because unlike other measures it is not country, or even area specific as government regulations can be. The parent rating cuts across both curricula, and territory, to be a measure that we can apply equally anywhere and everywhere. Parents all want the best for their child, and will be equally critical, in whatever state they are in, for whatever curricula school their child attends.

Using a rank in this way also means that each school is measured quite independently through the lens of its own parent body. In order to do well, a school ‘simply’ has to understand and then meet the expectations of its parents.

Issues with ranking this way

This way of ranking is both a weakness and a strength. It is a strength because not only can it be universally applied, but it is a true way to measure a school based on the stakeholders that matter the most, its parents.

It is a weakness in the sense that the top school on the list, will not necessarily be the best school for you and your child. It is also NOT a comment on specifics: price point, curricula, location, but an holistic view of schools that fall within a set of criteria.

Expectations will also clearly be different between the parents of different schools. For example, a parent paying premium fees would have very different expectations when it comes to the scope of facilities offered than a parent paying fees associated with the value segment. A high score for a school is not about meeting a universal set of criteria, but about it delivering on its unique promise to its unique parent body.

One size in this context does not fit all and for this reason amongst others WhichSchoolAdvisor.com always encourages parents to look beyond simple rankings and ratings, and determine the best school for your child.

WhichSchoolAdvisor.com has undertaken multiple Best ofs, allowing us to be quite specific and therefore do some of the homework for you in your shortlisting. We do have Best ofs for curricula and for some price points for example.

To go further in your analysis of the Best School for you, then you need to look at additional resources.

In the UAE, some (but not all) parents are blessed with additional resources they can use when evaluating schools. Dubai parents have access to KHDA reports, Abu Dhabi parents have access to ADEK reports, while Sharjah parents will, eventually, have access to SPEA reports. That still leaves three other emirates without government ratings. What’s more, these reports have their own criteria and their own rating grades and scales, and are not compatible enough to compare across the country in the Best of Rankings we use here. We should also note, that all government ratings, are used to drive an agenda and the UAE is no different in this regard. We note the weighting for Arabic and Islamic and Social studies in this regard, which may be of interest to some parents, but will not be to all.

Best Schools in Dubai

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SCHOOL
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North London Collegiate School Dubai
4.6
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Prestigious British independent school North London Collegiate School (NLCS) opened in Dubai in September 2017, the brand’s first in the Middle East.
Curricula: IB, IB DP, IB PYP, IB MYP
Founded: 2017
Principal: James Monaghan
Average fees: AED 106,000
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Dove Green Private School
4.6
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Dove Green Private School, located at Dubai Investments Park, provides a UK curriculum education to a small community of approximately 200 pupils.
Address: Green Community Dubai Investments Park Dubai, UAE
Curricula: EYFS, UK National Curriculum
Founded: 2014
Principal: Patrick Affley
Average fees: AED 45,000
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The Aquila School
4.6
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The Aquila School opened in September 2018.  Located in the new neighbourhood of Wadi Al Safa, an  area of Dubailand that runs between the Al Ain road and The Centro/Villa communities, the school is surrounded by numerous high rise, apartment complexes. Once construction is complete Aquila will be a school right in the heart of a densely populated community. 
Address: Wadi Al Safa 5, Dubailand, Dubai
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, IB, BTEC, EYFS
Founded: 2018
Principal: Mr Wayne Howsen
Average fees: AED 39,500
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Foremarke School
4.5
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Foremarke School Dubai is the partner school of Foremarke Hall, Repton’s Preparatory School in the United Kingdom. Foremarke Hall is a very well-respected British prep school that succeeds both academically and in terms of developing the ‘whole child’. Clearly Foremarke Dubai has the same aims.
Address: PO Box 391984, Dubai UAE
Curricula: EYFS, UK National Curriculum
Founded: 2013
Principal: Ms. Zoe Woolley
Average fees: AED 72,500
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Hartland International School
4.5
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Located in close to Nad Al Sheba at the still under development Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum City, Hartland International School was developed by Sobha Developments to provide a premium UK curriculum school for residents but now attracts families from around the city.
Address: Hartland International School Sobha Hartland, Nad Al Sheba, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, EYFS, IB DP, IGCSE, International A Level
Founded: 2015
Principal: Fiona Cottam
Average fees: AED 61,500
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Capital School
4.5
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Capital School, located in the Al Qusais School District, is a UK curriculum school that originally opened to support students transferring from the then closing English College Primary School in 2014. Five years on, it is a very different school to the original.
Address: 44 Baghdad Road, Al Qusais, Dubai
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, EYFS, IGCSE, A Level
Founded: 2014
Principal: Dr. Susan Pattison
Average fees: AED 36,000
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The Arbor School
4.5
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The Arbor School opened in Al Furjan in September 2018. Now in its second year of operation, the British Curriculum School has a particular focus on ecological awareness, responsibility and sustainability.
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, BTEC, AS Level, EYFS, A Level, GCSE, IPC
Founded: 2018
Principal: Brett Girven
Average fees: AED 57,000
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Kings' School Nad Al Sheba
4.5
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Kings' School Nad Al Sheba has come some way since its opening in September 2014.  The original building now houses only the Foundation section and has been joined by a second building, in identical style, which houses the Primary section. A secondary section is planned for the future. There is also a large central garden where students start each day together, bringing home the family feel of the school.
Address: PO Box 38199, Dubai UAE
Curricula: EYFS, UK National Curriculum
Founded: 2014
Principal: Kerry Dalton
Average fees: AED 56,000
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Brighton College Dubai
4.5
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Brighton College made its Dubai debut in September 2018, as part of a super campus with the Dwight School of New York. The school offers a UK based syllabus, while Dwight provides its IB counterpart. The two premium schools share a host of equally premium facilities.
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, GCSE, A Level, AS Level
Founded: 2018
Principal: Simon Crane
Average fees: AED 69,500
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Horizon International School
4.4
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Horizon International School (HIS) is located in Umm Al Sheif off Al Wasl Road, within close proximity of the iconic Burj Al Arab. HIS is an 'all-through' school offering the British curriculum for children aged 3 to 18.
Address: Street 9A, Off Al Wasl Road, Dubai. PO BOX 126108
Curricula: A Level, EYFS, GCSE, UK National Curriculum, BTEC, AS Level
Founded: 2008
Principal: Darren Gale
Average fees: AED 50,000
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Bright Riders Dubai
4.4
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Bright Riders School Dubai is a CBSE curriculum school which opened its Dubai branch in Dubai Investments Park in April 2018. It is a sister school to Bright Riders Abu Dhabi which was rated Good by ADEK in its last inspection in 2016-17.
Curricula: CBSE, EYFS
Founded: 2018
Principal: Mrs. Deepa Shetty
Average fees: AED 23,000
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Dubai English Speaking School
4.3
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Dubai English Speaking School (DESS), a Primary School, is one of the few UK curriculum schools located in the traditional heart of the city in Oud Metha, near St Mary's Church. It is one of the oldest - if not the oldest - schools in the city, having celebrated 55 years in 2018. Its sister Secondary school, Dubai English Speaking College, is located further inland on a separate campus that opened in 2005.
Address: PO Box 2002, Dubai, UAE
Curricula: EYFS, UK National Curriculum
Founded: 1963
Principal: Mrs. Catherine Dando
Average fees: AED 45,000
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Arcadia School
4.3
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Arcadia School started life as a primary school opening in August 2016. Located in the Jumeirah Village Triangle area of Dubai, the school offers an enriched National Curriculum for England. From September 2020 the school launched a secondary section, located just across the square from the original primary section.
Address: Orchid Street
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, EYFS, IGCSE, A Level, AS Level, BTEC
Founded: 2016
Principal: Giles Pruett
Average fees: AED 59,500
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Collegiate American School
4.2
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Collegiate American School opened in 2011 in Umm Suqeim, and admits children from pre-KG to Grade 12. The school is part of the Innoventures Group, which includes three IB curriculum schools - Dubai International Academy (DIA), the newer DIA Al Barsha (opened in September 2018), and Raffles World Academy, together with the UK curriculum Raffles International School. CAS is the only US curriculum school, and the only one within the Group inspected by the KHDA, that is not yet rated Very Good.
Address: PO Box 121306, Dubai UAE
Curricula: US HS Diploma, IB DP, Common Core
Founded: 2011
Principal: Dr. Bruce Major
Average fees: AED 63,500
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Jebel Ali School
4.2
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Jebel Ali School is one of a select number of WSA's Good Schools. The school relocated from its original site, where it had been located for over 35 years, to a new purpose-built school at the Akoya development on the Emirates Road in September 2016.
Address: PO Box 17111, Dubai UAE
Curricula: EYFS, GCSE, A Level, AS Level, UK National Curriculum
Founded: 1977
Principal: Mrs Elizabeth Robinson
Average fees: AED 59,000
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GEMS Wellington Primary School, Dubai
4.2
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Just past its first decade, GEMS Wellington Primary School (WPS) is a well liked and established primary school based in the Satwa area, taking pupils from 3 to 11 years of age (FS1 to Year 6). The school is rated Very Good by the Dubai regulator, the KHDA, and Outstanding across all measures in its British Schools Overseas report.
Address: 308th Road, Dubai UAE
Curricula: EYFS, UK National Curriculum
Founded: 2008
Principal: Sarah O'Regan
Average fees: AED 53,500
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Credence High School
4.2
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Credence High School is located on a large purpose-built campus located in Al Qouz Industrial area. It is one of several schools located in this area and convenient for the Al Khail and Sheikh Zayed Roads, allowing the school to cover large areas of Dubai, Deira and Sharjah by school bus services.
Address: PO Box 391021, Dubai UAE
Curricula: CBSE
Founded: 2014
Principal: Deepika Thapar Singh
Average fees: AED 19,000
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Springdales School
4.1
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Springdales School Dubai is a sister school (though independently managed) to its home campus in Delhi. Springdales School India is ranked among the top 10 outstanding schools in its home country. It was established in 1955 by the veteran British Educationalist, Dr. Rajni Kumar. After achieving a Good rating in its first DSIB inspection in 2015-16, there was some inevitable dismay at a down grade to Acceptable the following year. In the past three years, the school was again rated Good.
Address: PO Box 115930
Curricula: CBSE, EYFS, IGCSE
Founded: 2013
Principal: Dr Brian Gray
Average fees: AED 24,000
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Gulf Indian High School
4.1
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Gulf Indian High School (GIHS) is a private K-12 school located in Al Garhoud, Dubai.
Address: PO Box 646 Dubai
Curricula: UAE MoE, CBSE
Founded: 1979
Principal: MUHAMMAD ALI KOTTAKKULAM
Average fees: AED 4,500
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Jumeira Baccalaureate School
4.1
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Jumeira Baccalaureate School is a private pre-KG to Grade 12 school which was established in September 2010. The school is located in the heart of Jumeira 1, one of the best locations in the city, on the former site of the American School of Dubai. The school is operated by the Taaleem group.
Address: PO Box 211829, Dubai, UAE
Curricula: IB, IB DP, IB MYP, BTEC, IB CP, IB PYP
Founded: 2010
Principal: Richard Drew
Average fees: AED 63,500
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Lycee Francais International Georges Pompidou
4.1
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Based in Dubai Academic City, Lycee Francais International Georges Pompidou serves the French-speaking community within Dubai and Sharjah. The Academic City branch offers education from CP (Grade 1) to Finale and is one of three schools in Dubai offering an all-through French curriculum, the others being the Lycee International Francais (AFLEC) and the Lycee Libanais Francophone Prive. Classes are conducted en Francais, although all students study English also.
Address: PO Box 29447, Dubai UAE
Curricula: French
Founded: 2006
Principal: Mr. Pascal Charlery
Average fees: AED 41,500
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The English College Dubai
4.1
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The English College Dubai is a private FS to Year 13 school located in Umm Suqeim, Dubai. The original Secondary school was established in 1992 and has been consistently rated Good since inspections began. Its neighbouring Manor Primary school (under the same ownership) was integrated into the College in January 2019.
Address: PO Box 11812, Dubai UAE
Curricula: A Level, GCSE, UK National Curriculum, BTEC, AS Level, EYFS
Founded: 1992
Principal: Mark Ford
Average fees: AED 49,000
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Dubai International Academy Al Barsha
4.1
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Dubai parents were delighted to learn that Dubai International Academy Al Barsha would be opening its doors in September 2018. DIA Emirates Hills is one of the most sought after schools in the city with parents trying and failing year on year to gain admission.
Curricula: IB, IB DP, IB PYP, IB MYP, IB CP
Founded: 2018
Principal: David Hicks
Average fees: AED 58,500
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Victory Heights Primary School
4.1
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Victory Heights Primary School, having opened in 2013, is making very rapid progress embedding FS and Key Stage 1-2 provision to a very high standard. After a slow start in terms of its inspection rating, the hard work and commitment to education is clearly paying off with the school having been rated Good in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 KHDA rounds, and achieving Very Good in 2017-18 - a rating it retained for 2018-19..
Address: PO Box 454959 Dubai, UAE
Curricula: EYFS, UK National Curriculum, Specialist SEN, Blended Early Years
Founded: 2013
Principal: Sasha Crabb
Average fees: AED 44,500
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Dubai British School Jumeirah Park
4.1
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Dubai British School Jumeirah Park is located at the heart of this newer community, close to Jumeirah Lake Towers and the Jumeirah Park/Jumeirah Islands areas. Currently, there are approximately 1,100 children at DBS JP with a total capacity of the school of over 1,600.
Address: Al Warood St 1, Jumeirah Park, Dubai UAE
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, GCSE, IGCSE, A Level, BTEC, AS Level
Founded: 2015
Principal: Brendon Fulton
Average fees: AED 70,000
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Jumeirah English Speaking School
4.1
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Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) is a not for profit co-educational primary school located in Al Safa, Dubai. The school is very well established, having opened its doors for the first time in 1975. Currently the school caters to just over 700 students from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities (although the single largest group is British).
Address: PO Box 24942. Dubai, UAE
Curricula: EYFS, UK National Curriculum
Founded: 1975
Principal: Asa Firth
Average fees: AED 48,000
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Jumeirah English Speaking School Arabian Ranches
4.0
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JESS Arabian Ranches (Jumeirah English Speaking School Arabian Ranches) is a not for profit co-educational all-through school located in Arabian Ranches, Dubai.
Address: PO Box 24942, Dubai UAE
Curricula: GCSE, IB, IB DP, UK National Curriculum, BTEC
Founded: 2005
Principal: Mr. Shane O'Brien
Average fees: AED 65,500
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Dubai British School
4.0
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Dubai British School (DBS) is a member of the Taaleem Group of schools and was one of the first UK curriculum schools to open in the Emirates Hills area, providing an English National Curriculum education to families living in the Meadows, Springs, Lakes and wider new Dubai area.
Address: PO Box 37828, Dubai UAE
Curricula: A Level, GCSE, UK National Curriculum, BTEC
Founded: 2005
Principal: Simon Jodrell
Average fees: AED 60,000
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Dunecrest American School
4.0
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Dunecrest American School opened in 2018 in what is probably Dubai’s ‘leafiest’ neighbourhood, Al Barari. Owned by ESOL Education, the school is now the group’s flagship school in the UAE. Dunecrest initially opened from Pre-KG through to Grade 10, and is growing organically into Grades 11 and 12, year on year.
Address: Dunecrest American School, Dubailand, UAE
Curricula: IB DP, US HS Diploma, Common Core
Founded: 2018
Principal: Bill Delbrugge
Average fees: AED 67,500
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Clarion School
4.0
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Towards the Meydan Street end of Al Quoz, in an unassuming and quiet residential area, you'll find one of the most interesting and special schools in Dubai. It's name is Clarion.
Address: 13 Al Asayel, Al Quoz, Dubai
Curricula: US HS Diploma, IB
Founded: 2016
Principal: Lisa Ripperger
Average fees: AED 69,000
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Fairgreen International School
4.0
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Fairgreen International School opened September 2018, and is an IB continuum school, integrating sustainability into its academic programmes.
Address: Fairgreen International School, The Sustainable City, Dubai
Curricula: IB, IB DP, IB PYP, IB MYP, IB CP
Founded: 2018
Principal: Mr. Graeme Scott
Average fees: AED 61,500
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Ambassador International Academy
4.0
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Ambassdor International Academy is a new, first of its kind, UK/IB combined curriculum school, opened in the Al Khail Gate development (close to the Al Khail Road and at the rear of Al Qouz Industrial area).
Address: PO Box 126924, plot 3653942, Al Khail, Dubai UAE
Curricula: IB, UK National Curriculum, EYFS
Founded: 2019
Principal: James Lynch
Average fees: AED 35,000
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Dubai College
3.9
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Established in 1978, Dubai College is one of the oldest UK curriculum schools in the city and one of the few Secondary only schools. It is also one of a limited number of not for profit schools - although this does not mean that the fees are lower than the for-profit schools. DC's reputation is built on its renown as the most academic of schools.
Address: PO Box 837, Dubai UAE
Curricula: A Level, GCSE, UK National Curriculum, IGCSE
Founded: 1978
Principal: Michael Lambert
Average fees: AED 84,500
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Kings' School Dubai
3.8
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Kings’ School Dubai, known as Kings’ Dubai, was the first of the Kings Education group of schools to open in Dubai, opening as a Primary only school. The launch of its all-through sister school, Kings Al Barsha, was an almost inevitable follow on to the success of the original school, and the demand for a Secondary school to which access would be automatic. A third school, Kings Nad Al Sheba, located close to Dubai Silicon Oasis, currently offers Foundation and Primary stages.
Address: PO Box 38199, Dubai UAE
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, EYFS
Founded: 2004
Principal: Bede Higgins
Average fees: AED 55,000
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GEMS Royal Dubai School
3.8
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A mixed gender GEMS owned Foundation Stage to Year 6 school following the English National Curriculum, GEMS Royal Dubai School takes children from 3 to 11 years of age and, as of May 2016, is Mirdiff's first and currently only KHDA Outstanding-rated school.
Address: PO Box: 121310, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Curricula: EYFS, UK National Curriculum
Founded: 2005
Principal: Mrs. Vicky Martin
Average fees: AED 47,000
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Pristine Private School
3.8
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Pristine Private School is widely regarded as one of the best value UK curriculum based schools in Dubai. However, a lack of transparency when it comes to published results from external examinations make measuring its performance against its peers somewhat difficult.
Address: PO Box 60830, Dubai UAE
Curricula: A Level, GCSE
Founded: 1982
Principal: Shagufa Kidwai
Average fees: AED 13,500
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Star International School Mirdiff
3.8
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Mirdiff located Star International Private School is one of two schools owned and operated by ETA Star Education. Like its Al Twar sister, this is a relatively small school, with just under 700 girls and boys, aged three to 13 years on its register.
Address: 24B Street,Mirdif,Dubai,90848
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, EYFS, IGCSE, A Level
Founded: 2008
Principal: Gillian Roberts
Average fees: AED 33,500
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Al Ittihad Private School Jumeirah
3.8
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Al Ittihad Private School Jumeira, is a private K-12 school highly popular with Emirati families located near Al Safa, Dubai.
Address: Off 8b Street, Near Al Safa Park, Dubai
Curricula: US HS Diploma
Founded: 1988
Principal: Nehad Saeed Al Shamsi
Average fees: AED 31,000
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Dubai English Speaking College
3.8
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Dubai English Speaking College is the sister institution to Dubai English Speaking School (DESS), the oldest UK-curriculum school in Dubai, established in 1963. The College opened in 2005 to provide a through-school arrangement for secondary education for families at DESS. In between times, DESC has grown to admit students from a range of other schools around Dubai. Both DESS and DESC are among the few ‘not for profit’ schools in Dubai.
Address: Academic City Rd, Dubai UAE
Curricula: A Level, GCSE, BTEC, AS Level
Founded: 2005
Principal: Mr. Andrew Gibbs (Principal), Mr. Chris Vizzard (Head Teacher)
Average fees: AED 71,500
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Repton School Dubai
3.7
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Set up to create a school that mirrored the more traditional UK public (meaning private) school (including a boarding option), there is no mistaking Repton Dubai. Located just off the main Dubai-Sharjah highway, the school with its turrets and cloisters resembles a popular fictional school. Having now secured an Outstanding rating from the KHDA for the fifth year, Repton has confirmed that excellence is truly embedded in a school that always set its targets high.
Address: PO Box 300331, Dubai, UAE
Curricula: IB, IB DP, UK National Curriculum, IGCSE
Founded: 2007
Principal: David Cook
Average fees: AED 73,000
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GEMS Jumeirah Primary School
3.7
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GEMS Jumeirah Primary School is a co-educational primary school (ages 3 to 11, FS1 to Year 6) which is located in Al Safa, Dubai.  The School was first established in 1996 and is part of the GEMS Education group. It has been rated Outstanding by the KHDA for nine years in a row.
Address: Al Safa 1, Dubai UAE
Curricula: EYFS, UK National Curriculum
Founded: 1996
Principal: Mrs. Rachel Higgins
Average fees: AED 50,000
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Regent International School
3.7
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Regent International School is a private primary school taking students, both girls and boys, from FS1 to Year 6. From September 2020, the school will open a secondary phase, returning Regent International School to it's original "all through" school roots.
Address: PO Box 24857, Dubai UAE
Curricula: EYFS, UK National Curriculum
Founded: 1993
Principal: Mr David Williams, Acting Principal,
Average fees: AED 51,000
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Ambassador School
3.7
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An ICSE school, Ambassador School Dubai is clearly on the way up, having now secured four Good ratings from the KHDA, and a headteacher, governors and parents increasingly aligned on the way ahead.
Address: Box # 126924, Plot No. 317-278 Makani ID: 27582 93298 41A Street, Mankhool, Bur Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Curricula: CISCE
Founded: 2013
Principal: Sheela Menon
Average fees: AED 29,500
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Horizon English School Dubai
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Horizon English School (HES) is a long-established UK curriculum Primary-only school located in the heart of Jumeirah/Al Safa. After having been rated Very Good for the past three years, HES has finally reclaimed the Outstanding rating in 2018-19 which it had held previously.
Address: PO Box 6749, Dubai UAE
Curricula: EYFS, UK National Curriculum
Founded: 1989
Principal: Mr. Ian Wallace
Average fees: AED 52,500
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GEMS World Academy Dubai
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GEMS World Academy, Dubai is a private Pre K-12 international school located in Al Barsha, Dubai. The school was first established in September 2007 by GEMS Education, although its first year of operation on its permanent site was in 2008. It is a pure International Baccalaureate curriculum-based school.
Address: PO Box 126260, Dubai UAE
Curricula: IB, IB DP, IB MYP, IB PYP, IB CP, EYFS
Founded: 2008
Principal: Dr Saima Rana
Average fees: AED 90,500
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Our Own High School Al Warqa'a
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Established as a separate Boys School to allow a single shift at the original Our Own High School in Bastakiya, Our Own High School Al Warqaa opened in 1975. Run by GEMS Education, OOHS AW currently has 4, 700 students on its register, looked after by 218 teachers.
Address: PO Box 3004, Dubai UAE
Curricula: CBSE
Founded: 2005
Principal: Mr. Sanjeev K Jolly
Average fees: AED 10,500
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Smart Vision School
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Smart Vision School is a relatively new school in Al Barsha 2 that follows the UK National curriculum framework and the UAE Ministry of Education requirements for teaching Arabic and Islamic Studies.
Address: PO Box 112243, Dubai UAE
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, EYFS
Founded: 2015
Principal: Rachael Wilding
Average fees: TBA
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GEMS Modern Academy
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An all through school, GEMS Modern Academy (previously, Dubai Modern High School) educates children aged three (pre-KG) to 18 years of age. The school is the only Indian curriculum school to be ranked Outstanding by the KHDA and offers the CICSE curriculum to grade 12, with an alternative International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme option in grades 11 and 12.
Address: Nad Al Sheba, Dubai UAE
Curricula: IB DP, CISCE
Founded: 1986
Principal: Ms. Nargish Khambatta
Average fees: AED 43,000
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Greenfield International School
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Taaleem owned Greenfield International School (GIS) is a KG1 to Grade 12 school located in Dubai Investment Park, close to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Highway to the Southeast of Dubai. The school was established in September 2007 and offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes.  It is an "International Baccalaureate World Continuum School" meaning that if offers all four IB programmes.
Address: PO Box 282627, Dubai UAE
Curricula: IB, IB DP, IB MYP, IB PYP, IB CP
Founded: 2007
Principal: Dr. Allan Weston
Average fees: AED 54,500
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Safa British School
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Safa British School is a well-established Primary-only school which opened in 2004. It is a sister school to the KHDA "Very Good"-rated Safa Community School which opened in 2014. In a new development, SBS will relocate to a brand new school in Jumeirah and expand to Secondary in the 2020-21 academic year. Safa British School has just been awarded a Very Good rating by the KHDA, in time for the opening of its new campus and Secondary school - the timing could not be better!
Address: Safa British School, P.O. Box 71091 Dubai, UAE
Curricula: EYFS, UK National Curriculum
Founded: 2004
Principal: Ms. Zara Harrington
Average fees: AED 39,500
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St. Mary's Catholic High School
3.5
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Anyone who has been in the UAE for some time will know of someone who has been educated at St. Mary's. Practically an institution, St Mary's, based in Oud Metha in Dubai, is home to 1,900 students, girls and boys, aged from 5 to 19. Unusually, the school does not offer a KG/Foundation stage, with children joining the school from a range of nurseries within the local area directly into Year 1 (the year in which they turn 6 years of age).
Address: PO Box 52232, Dubai UAE
Curricula: A Level, GCSE
Founded: 1968
Principal: Mr. Paul Asir Joseph
Average fees: AED 8,500
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Uptown School
3.5
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Uptown School is owned and managed by the Taaleem Group which operates two Early Learning Centres, two UK curriculum and three IB curriculum schools in Dubai and one in Abu Dhabi (with a second opening in 2020). Located towards the Sharjah border in Mirdiff, Uptown was among the first IB curriculum schools to open in Dubai.
Address: Tripoli Street, Algeria Road, Mirdif Area, Dubai
Curricula: IB, IB DP, IB MYP, IB PYP, IB CP, BTEC
Founded: 2012
Principal: Andreas Swoboda
Average fees: AED 61,500
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Al Mawakeb School Al Garhoud
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Al Mawakeb School is a private, K-12 school (3 to 18 years of age) located in Al Garhoud, Dubai. The school is one of two campuses located in Dubai (the other based in Barsha) managed by the Academia Management Solution International (AMSI).
Address: PO Box 10799, Dubai, UAE
Curricula: UAE MoE, DELF, US HS Diploma
Founded: 1979
Principal: Omar Hatoum
Average fees: AED 17,500
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Global Indian International School Dubai
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Global Indian International School Dubai opened pre-KG, KG1 and KG2 in September 2017 in Al Barsha South, prior to opening for its first full academic year in April 2018.
Curricula: CBSE, IB DP, Montessori, EYFS, IB, Jolly Phonics, Blended Early Years, Creative Curriculum
Founded: 2017
Principal: Ramesh Mudgal
Average fees: AED 21,000
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Nord Anglia International School Dubai
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The second Nord Anglia Education school in the UAE, opened in Dubai in September 2014, following the British International School of Abu Dhabi (BISAD), which has been established for a number of years in the capital.
Address: PO Box 502325, Dubai UAE
Curricula: EYFS, GCSE, IB DP, UK National Curriculum, IGCSE
Founded: 2014
Principal: Matthew Farthing
Average fees: AED 81,500
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The Millennium School
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A GEMS Education, CBSE and CBSE-i curriculum based school, The Millennium School, Dubai is home to 2,803 mixed gender students, aged three to 17 (KG to Grade 12). Students are currently exclusively of Indian heritage.
Address: PO Box 32446, Dubai UAE
Curricula: CBSE
Founded: 2000
Principal: Mr. Michael Guzder
Average fees: AED 21,000
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GEMS FirstPoint School
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GEMS FirstPoint School is a UK curriculum school located on the outskirts of Dubai, just off the Al Ain and Emirates Roads, close to several large new communities. It has a particular focus on providing more technical options to students, with a practical approach to learning.
Curricula: A Level, EYFS, GCSE, UK National Curriculum, IGCSE, BTEC, AS Level
Founded: 2014
Principal: Matthew Tompkins
Average fees: AED 54,500
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Dubai Scholars Private School
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Dubai Scholars Private School is a private UK curriculum FS1- year 13 school located in Al Ghusais, Dubai, educating children from 3 to 18 years of age. It has consistently been rated Good by the KHDA over the past eight years.
Address: PO Box 2819. Dubai, UAE
Curricula: A Level, GCSE
Founded: 1973
Principal: Frank Scarcelli
Average fees: AED 18,500
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Amity School Dubai
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Amity School Dubai is a CBSE Curriculum school which opened in September 2017 in the Al Qusais School Zone. It is part of the same group that operates Amity University in Dubai and Amity International School in Abu Dhabi.
Curricula: CBSE
Founded: 2017
Principal: Ms Sangita Chima
Average fees: AED 19,000
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Sunmarke School
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Sunmarke School is the most recent school to join Fortes Education, the owners of Regent International School (RIS) in the Greens. Three years after its opening, initially in large part as a Secondary school due to the transfer of RIS Secondary students, it is now a fully-fledged all-through school offering the English National Curriculum and the IB Diploma and Career-related programmes.
Address: PO Box 24857, Dubai UAE
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, GCSE, A Level, BTEC, AS Level, EYFS, IB DP, IGCSE, IB CP
Founded: 2016
Principal: Dr Neil Hopkin
Average fees: AED 62,000
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GEMS Dubai American Academy
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GEMS Dubai American Academy, part of the GEMS school group, is a US curriculum school offering a US High School Diploma and, increasingly, the option of the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme. It is the only US curriculum school to have achieved the highest inspection rating of Outstanding from the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau, now for eight years in a row.
Address: Al Barsha 1, next to Al Zahra Hospital
Curricula: IB, US HS Diploma, IB DP
Founded: 1998
Principal: Tammy Murphy
Average fees: AED 82,500
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Jumeirah College
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Jumeirah College, Dubai is a private co-educational secondary school operated by GEMS Education for students between years 7 to 13 (ages 11 to 18). JC follows the English National curriculum, offering A Levels at post-16. It is very much at home in Jumeirah, where it has put down strong roots within the community.
Address: PO Box 74856, Dubai UAE
Curricula: A Level, GCSE, UK National Curriculum, AS Level
Founded: 1999
Principal: Marc Morris
Average fees: AED 77,500
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Swiss International Scientific School Dubai
3.4
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The Swiss International Scientific School, Dubai (SISD) is located in a still relatively quiet location (despite new building now underway) close to the remaining boat building yards at Al Jaddaf, a short distance from the Business Bay bridge and Downtown Dubai.
Address: PO Box 505002, Dubai UAE
Curricula: IB, IB MYP, IB PYP, IB DP, IB CP
Founded: 2015
Principal: Norbert Foerster
Average fees: AED 89,500
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Star International School Al Twar
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Al Twar located Star International School is one of now two schools bearing the Star name - the other is located in Mirdif, whilst the Umm Suqiem school was sold to Al Najah Group and is now known as Horizon International School.
Address: PO Box 51008, Dubai UAE
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, EYFS, IGCSE
Founded: 2005
Principal: Durriya Goriawala
Average fees: AED 32,000
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Kent College Dubai
3.4
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One of the most read reviews on our sister site, SchoolsCompared.com, and now something of an evergreen read here at WhichSchoolAdvisor.com, Kent College Dubai is steadily establishing itself as a school to watch.
Address: 25.125025, 55.357843
Curricula: A Level, EYFS, GCSE, UK National Curriculum, BTEC
Founded: 2016
Principal: Anthony Cashin
Average fees: AED 73,500
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Al Salam Primary School
3.4
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Al Salam Primary School is a long-established and popular school, located in Al Nahda, Dubai. Until 2019, It provided a UK curriculum education for both girls and boys, from ages 3 to 18. Upon the opening of its sister school, Al Salam Community School in September 2019, the original school has reverted to Primary only.
Address: PO Box 5251, Dubai UAE
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, EYFS
Founded: 1986
Principal: Craig Dyche-Nichols
Average fees: AED 18,000
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GEMS Founders School
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Originally meant to be part of the GEMS Winchester brand, the 'decision' to create a completely new brand has largely worked for the school - if a measure of a new schools success is the number of students joining it. On this measure at least Founders has been without doubt one of the most successful schools to have opened in Dubai, reaching 3,800 students from over 100 countries in its fourth year of operation.
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, IGCSE, A Level, AS Level
Founded: 2016
Principal: Matthew Burfield
Average fees: AED 29,000
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Cambridge International School Dubai
3.3
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With just over 2,500 students, Cambridge International School Dubai, located in Garhoud, is a well established GEMS school teaching children from FS1 to Year 13.
Address: CIS Dubai, Garhoud, PO Box 60835 Dubai, UAE
Curricula: A Level, GCSE, UK National Curriculum, EYFS, IGCSE, BTEC, AS Level
Founded: 1983
Principal: Lachlan MacKinnon
Average fees: AED 23,000
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North American International School
3.3
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North American International School is a dual curriculum school, teaching both the American and Ministry of Education curriculums.
Curricula: Common Core, US HS Diploma
Founded: 2007
Principal: Justin McCauley
Average fees: AED 25,500
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GEMS Our Own English High School
3.3
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GEMS Our Own English High School is the largest school in the emirate and serves over 10,400 predominantly Indian girls aged 5-19 (KG to Grade 12). The CBSE based school currently has a rating of Very Good by Dubai's education regulator, the KHDA, a level of education it has maintained for the last five years.
Address: 41 St., Al Warqa'a 3 Dubai , United Arab Emirates
Curricula: CBSE
Founded: 1968
Principal: Mr. Thomas Mathew Koickal
Average fees: AED 10,500
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Amled School
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AMLED school is an Indian curriculum school located in the Al Qouz Industrial area, in close proximity to a number of other Indian curriculum schools, including Credence High School and Springdales Dubai.
Address: Behind Al Khail Mall Near Emirates Post, Al Quoz 4
Curricula: CBSE
Founded: 2015
Principal: Varghese Puthusserry
Average fees: AED 14,000
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Deira International School
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Deira International School is located in the new part of old Dubai - Festival City, and is currently home to 1,600 students from a mixed range of nationalities (over 80 in total), although the predominant ethnicity is Arab. The school is owned and managed by the not-for-profit Al Futtaim Foundation, part of the Al Futtaim Group, developers of Dubai Festival City.
Address: On Al Badia Blvd, near the Orient Insurance Building
Curricula: GCSE, IB, UK National Curriculum, IB DP, IGCSE, IB CP
Founded: 2005
Principal: Mrs Simon O'Connor
Average fees: AED 58,000
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Next Generation School
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Next Generation School, located in Al Barsha, opened in August 2016 and teaches an American Common Core inspired curriculum in conjunction with an Islamic education.
Address: PO Box 390989, Dubai UAE
Curricula: Common Core, US HS Diploma, UAE MoE
Founded: 2016
Principal: Feriha Ramadan (Vice Principal)
Average fees: AED 33,500
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Safa Community School
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Safa Community School opened on its site near Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road (opposite Motor City) in September 2014 and has grown rapidly to offer from FS to Year 12 in the current academic year. In its third KHDA inspection, SCS achieved a Very Good rating for the second year in a row.
Address: PO Box 71091, Dubai UAE
Curricula: EYFS, UK National Curriculum, IGCSE, A Level, BTEC, AS Level
Founded: 2014
Principal: Stephen Duckitt
Average fees: AED 59,000
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Raffles World Academy
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Now in its eleventh year of operation Umm Suqeim 3 located Raffles World Academy is home to approximately 1,720 boys and girls studying the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the IB Course and Diploma Programmes (DP). The school moved to a full IB World school from 2018-19 with IGCSE having been halted at the end of 2017-18.
Address: PO Box 122900, Dubai UAE
Curricula: IB, IB DP, IB PYP, IB MYP, IB CP, BTEC
Founded: 2008
Principal: Timothy Roberts
Average fees: AED 57,000
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Universal American School
3.3
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Opened in 2005 in Dubai Festival City, Universal American School is one of two schools in this location that are owned and operated by the Al Futtaim Education Foundation as not for profit schools. The school operates a mixed US/IB curriculum. UAS is one of a small number of US curriculum schools to have achieved the KHDA's second highest rating of Very Good.
Address: PO Box 79133, Dubai UAE
Curricula: IB, US HS Diploma, IB DP, IB PYP, AERO, NGSS, AP, Common Core
Founded: 2005
Principal: Mrs Janecke Aarnaes
Average fees: AED 63,000
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Apple International School
3.3
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Apple International School, established in 1994, is a mixed gender school located on two campuses in Dubai in Al Qusais (for Primary School) and a brand new purpose-built Secondary campus near the Sheikh Rashid colony, approximately 1km distant from the original school. It offers private education (FS1 to year 11, expanding to Year 13) with a UK based curriculum.
Address: PO Box 33963, Dubai UAE
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, EYFS
Founded: 1994
Principal: Jaya Menezes
Average fees: AED 9,500
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Primus Private School
3.3
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Primus Private School, located on the Dubai- Sharjah border area in Al Waaq'a, was previously known as Rajagiri International School. The school has undergone a brand transformation, whilst maintaining its Good rating by the KHDA for the 9th year in a row.
Address: PO Box 62012, Dubai UAE
Curricula: CBSE
Founded: 2008
Principal: Arundhati Rawat
Average fees: AED 16,000
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Raffles International School
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Innoventures-managed Raffles International School is located in Umm Suqeim and currently has 1,100 boys and girls on its roll, aged between four and eighteen years.
Address: PO Box 122900, Dubai UAE
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, EYFS, IGCSE, A Level, AS Level, BTEC, Blended Early Years, DELF
Founded: 2007
Principal: Tim Richardson
Average fees: AED 55,500
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Ambassador Kindergarten Dubai
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Ambassador Kindergarten in Dubai is one of the few independent nursery/kindergartens that is large enough and offers a full KG section to warrant registration with the KHDA. The Kindergarten also has a pre-KG/Nursery section for younger children.
Address: PO Box 126924, Dubai UAE
Curricula: Montessori, CISCE, EYFS
Founded: 2012
Principal: Rashmi Nagendra
Average fees: AED 20,000
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Delhi Private School Dubai
3.2
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DPS Dubai, Delhi Private School, Dubai, is located at the Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, at the southern end of the city, one of the few Indian curriculum schools to have moved out of the more traditional areas of Bur Dubai and Deira. It is an established school, having opened its doors in 2003.
Address: PO Box 38321, Dubai UAE
Curricula: CBSE
Founded: 2003
Principal: Mrs. Rashmi Nandkeolyar
Average fees: AED 12,000
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GEMS Wellington Academy, Dubai Silicon Oasis
3.2
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GEMS Wellington Academy, Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) has just received its seventh KHDA report, and has been rated Very Good for the fourth year in a row. Whilst the initial step up to Very Good came early in the school's career - on its fourth inspection - moving up to the highest KHDA rating of Outstanding is proving a little more difficult. None-the-less, many aspects of Wellington Academy DSO are highly rated by both the regulator and parents alike.
Address: PO Box 49746, Dubai UAE
Curricula: GCSE, IB, IB DP, BTEC, UK National Curriculum, EYFS, A Level, IB CP, IGCSE, AS Level
Founded: 2011
Principal: Kevin Loft
Average fees: AED 60,000
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Kings' School Al Barsha
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Having opened with approx. 650 students in September 2014, Kings Al Barsha has grown to 1,950 students in its 5th year, of which approximately 700 students are in Secondary. The school expanded to the first year of Sixth Form (Year 12) in 2017-18 and now offers all year groups.
Address: PO Box 38199, Dubai UAE
Curricula: EYFS, UK National Curriculum, GCSE, A Level, AS Level, IGCSE
Founded: 2014
Principal: Ms. Rebecca Gray
Average fees: AED 74,000
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American School of Dubai
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Established in 1966, the American School of Dubai is one of the oldest co-educational K-12 schools in Dubai. It is a not-for-profit independent school, governed by a Board of Trustees. There is no owner of ASD.
Address: PO Box 71188, Dubai UAE
Curricula: US HS Diploma, AP
Founded: 1966
Principal: Dr. Paul Richards
Average fees: AED 50,000
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Dubai International Academy
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Dubai International Academy has a record of Firsts. It was the first IB World School authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation in the UAE to offer the full range of IB programmes. It was also the first IB curriculum school in the UAE to achieve an Outstanding rating (from the KHDA, the Dubai Education regulator), which it received in 2015-16 and retained in 2016-17 when no inspection took place. It has been rated Very Good for the past two years.
Address: First Al Khail Street, Emirates Hills, Dubai UAE
Curricula: IB, IB DP, IB MYP, IB PYP, BTEC, IB CP
Founded: 2005
Principal: Jayne Needham
Average fees: AED 57,000
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GEMS United School Sports City
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GEMS United School is the newest incarnation of Bradenton Prep Academy, a US curriculum K-12 school (KG1 to Grade 12) located in Sports City, Dubai that currently serves 660 students.The school has 86 full-time teachers, not including the Principal and a senior leadership team. The 2017/2018 KHDA report has the school ranked as Good for the second time.
Address: PO Box 111123, Dubai UAE
Curricula: US HS Diploma, AP, Common Core, SAT
Founded: 2009
Principal: Katharine Vavpetic
Average fees: AED 67,000
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Lycee Francais International Prive de Dubai (AFLEC)
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Consistently rated good by the KHDA for the last 9 years, in 2017-18, the Oud Metha located Lycée Français International made the step up to Very Good. Otherwise known as AFLEC, Lycée Français International is a French curriculum school currently attended by over 2,200 students aged from three to 18 years of age. The largest single group of students is made up of French nationals, followed by Lebanese and Egyptians.
Address: P.O. Box 22626, Dubai UAE
Curricula: French
Founded: 2006
Principal: Mr. Christophe Troucat
Average fees: AED 37,000
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Ranches Primary School
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Ranches Primary School is a Primary-only school with a separate nursery located on the same site that opened in 2015 to serve then new Arabian Ranches 2 Community.
Address: Ranches Primary School, Arabian Ranches 2, Dubai UAE
Curricula: EYFS, UK National Curriculum
Founded: 2015
Principal: Julian Pedrick
Average fees: AED 52,500
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Dubai Heights Academy
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Dubai Heights Academy is a relatively new school which opened in September 2017, located in Al Barsha South, following the English National Curriculum.
Address: Al Barsha South
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, EYFS
Founded: 2017
Principal: Miss Alison Lamb
Average fees: AED 45,000
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Alpha School
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Alpha School is a British Curriculum school with a focus on IT integration that opened in September 2017. The school is located in Al Qusais 3, just off Tunis Road and not far from the Etisalat Metro station. The relaxed old-style villa neighbourhood means the school is unlikely to experience any parking-woes. It has a capacity for 550 students and has attracted some 300 children in its third year of operation.
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, EYFS
Founded: 2017
Principal: Alison McDonald
Average fees: AED 24,000
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Newlands School
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Newlands School is a new British Curriculum school which opened in Al Warqa in Autumn 2017.
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, EYFS
Founded: 2017
Principal: David Miles
Average fees: AED 25,000
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GEMS Wellington Academy Al Khail
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GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail is a UK curriculum, GEMS Education 'Premium Plus' school (which means top of the range for facilities and fees), located together with GEMS International School and GEMS New Millenium School on a large site at the edge of the Dubai Hills development and close to Mohammed bin Rashid City.
Address: PO Box 391922, Dubai UAE
Curricula: EYFS, GCSE, IGCSE, A Level, AS Level, UK National Curriculum, International A Level
Founded: 2013
Principal: Neil Matthews
Average fees: AED 67,000
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Methodology: How we choose the Best Schools in Dubai

Why this cut off point?

To make it onto the Parent Recommended Best Schools List, a school needs to score 3.0 or above on the WhichSchoolAdvisor.com Parent Rating.

The WSA Parent Rating score is drawn from multiple questions from our parent survey. More details can be found if you click Read More in the Best Schools explainer at the top of the page.

A score below 3.0 means a school could be admired for facets of its delivery, but there will be areas with question marks. A score above 3.0 means that its parents rate a school highly across the board. Any score above 3.5 is the sign of a school truly loved and admired by its parents, who have clearly bought into its vision and leadership.

A school can move up (and onto the list if it is not here), or down (and off the list) as more feedback comes in. The algorithm is weighted to more recent responses to allow schools to make improvements and for that to reflect in the rating. It also means that if a school takes unpopular decisions, or lowers the quality of its offering, it can move off the list altogether.

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Best American Schools in Dubai

The Best American Schools in Dubai as chosen by parents in the UAE.
Updated 18 October 2020
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Dubai
Dubai

Best British Schools in Dubai

Which schools head the ranking of the Best British Schools in Dubai?
Updated 18 October 2020
Al Ain
Al Ain

Best Schools in Al Ain

Which schools top the list of the Best Schools in Al Ain?
Updated 18 October 2020
Sharjah
Sharjah

Best CBSE Schools in Sharjah

Which schools top the list of the Best CBSE Schools in Sharjah?
Updated 18 October 2020
Dubai
Dubai

Best BTEC Schools in Dubai

Which schools top the list of the Best BTEC Schools in Dubai?
Updated 18 October 2020
Dubai
Dubai

Best Premium Schools in Dubai

Which schools head the ranking of the Best Premium Schools in Dubai?
Updated 18 October 2020
Dubai
Dubai

Best CBSE Schools in Dubai

The Best CBSE Schools in Dubai as chosen by parents in the UAE.
Updated 18 October 2020
Dubai
Dubai

Best IB Schools in Dubai

Which schools head the ranking of the Best IB Schools in Dubai?
Updated 18 October 2020
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi

Best IB Schools in Abu Dhabi

Which schools top the list of the Best IB Schools in Abu Dhabi?
Updated 18 October 2020
Sharjah
Sharjah

Best Indian Schools in Sharjah

Which schools head the ranking of the Best Indian Schools in Sharjah?
Updated 18 October 2020
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi

Best Schools in Abu Dhabi

Which schools top the list of the Best Schools in Abu Dhabi?
Updated 18 October 2020
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi

Best American Schools in Abu Dhabi

The 9 Best American Schools in Abu Dhabi.
Updated 18 October 2020
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi

Best A Level Schools in Abu Dhabi

The Best A Level Schools in Abu Dhabi as chosen by parents in the UAE.
Updated 18 October 2020
Dubai
Dubai

Best A Level Schools in Dubai

The 26 Best A Level Schools in Dubai.
Updated 18 October 2020
Sharjah
Sharjah

Best British Schools in Sharjah

Which schools top the list of the Best British Schools in Sharjah?
Updated 18 October 2020
Dubai
Dubai

Best Schools in Dubai

The Best Schools in Dubai as chosen by parents in the UAE.
Updated 18 October 2020
Dubai
Dubai

Best Indian Schools in Dubai

Which schools top the list of the Best Indian Schools in Dubai?
Updated 18 October 2020
Sharjah
Sharjah

Best A Level Schools in Sharjah

Which schools head the ranking of the Best A Level Schools in Sharjah?
Updated 18 October 2020
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates

Best Schools in the UAE

The 145 Best Schools in the UAE.
Updated 18 October 2020
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi

Best CBSE Schools in Abu Dhabi

The Best CBSE Schools in Abu Dhabi as chosen by parents in the UAE.
Updated 18 October 2020
Dubai
Dubai

Best Primary Schools in Dubai

The Best Primary Schools in Dubai as chosen by parents in the UAE.
Updated 18 October 2020
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