The UAE's 11 "Ivy League" Schools Are...

The UAE's 11 "Ivy League" Schools Are...
By David Westley
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American School of Dubai

American School of Dubai (ASD)

Rating: Good
Location: Al Barsha
Curriculum: US
Level Taught: Kindergarten/secondary
Fees: Dhs 54,000 to Dhs75,000 (plus capital non-refundable fee of Dhs22,000 and annual facility fee of Dhs 12,120)

What says: American School of Dubai, one of the oldest co-educational K-12 schools in Dubai, was originally owned by DPC and was then transferred to a not for profit foundation in 2004. It has consistently achieved a ‘Good’ rating from Dubai education regulator, the KHDA, the second highest grade, since inspections began.

What the School Says:

"Our not-for-profit status enables ASD to focus on the quality of education over satisfying investment expectations of shareholders. Tuition helps fund the cost of education to deliver on our educational mission that is dedicated to educating the whole student. ASD continues to build on the rich and extensive history of nearly 50 years to continuously improve the quality of learning experience provided to 1,650 K1 - Grade 12 students."

What the KHDA Says: Students' demonstrate outstanding learning skills in all phases of the school while attainment and progress in English is outstanding; their attainment and progress in mathematics in the elementary, middle and high schools are also outstanding, as is their attainment and progress in science.

In addition, students' personal, community and environmental responsibilities are outstanding, as is the quality of the school's links with parents and the local community and even the management, including the staffing, facilities and resources at the school!

WSA Review: Go

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