Best IB Schools In Dubai: 2017

How did Dubai's IB schools fare in this year's Diploma results and KHDA inspections? WhichSchoolAdvisor.com takes a look at the city's 'pure' IB schools to find out what the KHDA thought of them this year, their exam results, facilities and more...
Best IB Schools In Dubai: 2017
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While the likes of JESS, DAA and Raffles offer the IB Diploma only after completing the UK curriculum's GCSE exams, there are other schools here in Dubai which offer the IB curriculum right though, from KG to Post-16 study.

In total, there are nine schools offering all-through IB (Early Years, PYP, MYP and IB Diploma), in Dubai, these are: Dubai International Academy, Uptown School, Greenfield Community School, Dar Al Marefa School, Emirates International School-Meadows, Emirates International School-Jumeirah, GEMS World Academy, GEMS International School-Al Khail and Jumeirah Baccalaureate School (JBS). 

This year, only one IB school-Uptown School in Mirdif moved up the rankings. The school moved from Good to Very Good.

As in the 2015/16 inspection cycle, Dubai International Academy (DIA) is once again the only ‘pure’ IB school to achieve an Outstanding rating, with Uptown now the only IB school ranked Very Good.

A further 6 schools, (Dar Al Marefa, Greenfield Community School, Jumeirah Baccalaureate School (JBS), Emirates International School- Meadows, Emirates International School-Jumeirah, and GEMS World Academy) all remained at a Good rating.

GEMS International School- Al Khail moved up from Acceptable to Good this year, meaning all ‘pure’ IB schools in Dubai are rated Good or better by the regulator.

Read More: The 2017 IB Diploma Results overview

Read on for IB Diploma results, facilities, 2017/18 fees, and all the results from the 2016/17 KHDA inspection teams...

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