Location: Al Sufouh, Dubai
Level Taught: Secondary
Fees: Dhs 74,712 (plus a Dhs 25,000 returnable debenture and an additional Dhs 3,296 per term for sixth form)
What WhichSchoolAdvisor.com says: This selective school is an institution in itself. Established in 1978, it consistently outperforms every other school in the region. The school’s achievements are recognised by its parents who would overwhelmingly recommend it. In both 2013 and in 2015 it came in the Top 20 most recommended schools in the UAE, its recommendation rating rising from 83% to 86% over the 24 months.
What the school says:
"Dubai College is so much more than the leading academic school in Dubai, it is a community of excellence at the heart of the city. Our students do have a long track record of excelling academically and in a recent survey of top international schools taking British exams we were identified as the number one British school overseas in the world. We champion this broader holistic education in the great tradition of the British independent schools which recognize that by producing socially articulate and well-rounded students we are preparing them for their future far better than any exam ever will."
What the KHDA says: The KHDA waxes lyrical on the positives at DC, and remain impressed with pretty much everything from the excellent teaching, outstanding student personal and social skills and enthusiastic learners to the highly purposeful learning environment and outstanding student attainment in everything except Arabic and Islamic studies.
Inspectors even highlight the high quality, rich and diverse curriculum and the teachers who consistently show outstanding subject knowledge and excellent questioning skills.
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School Web Site: www.dubaicollege.org