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American School of Dubai Q & A

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.
Parents' Rating
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4.3 out of 5 based on 30 reviews
At a glance
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
Good
Curricula taught
Availability 2018/19
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Availability 2019/20
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Annual fee average
AED 78,500
Annual fees
AED 59,255 - 81,360
Price band help
Premium
Status
Open
Opening year
1966
School year
Aug to Jun
Principal
Dr. Paul Richards
Community
Main teacher nationality
US Citizen
Main student nationality
US Citizen
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LET'S GO

Welcome to the American School of Dubai official Q and A page. Here we ask the questions, and the school answers directly. It is its chance to have its say on specific areas you have told us you want to know about. If you think there are additional questions we should be asking you may contact us here.

What qualities and characteristics would you say define your school?

The ASD community is defined by our Core Values of Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility.

How many nationalities are represented in your school?

Our community represents more than 75 different nationalities.

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

More than 70% of our community hails from North America.

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?

10:1

Does your school have a waiting list?

Due to strategic and intentional enrollment management, ASD has experienced managed growth over the last 5 years. As a result, we have openings in each class for each new school year. We encourage all interested families to contact us as soon as possible to learn more about availability and the application process.

What is the starting and finishing time of your school day?

Generally speaking, school begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.

Is there a school uniform?

Yes.

Do you offer EAL or TEFL support for those students where English is not their first language?

We will have an EAL program in the Elementary School beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. We encourage interested families to contact us for more information.

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Comments
1 Archived Comment
Frank
Archived 3rd Oct 2014, 23:41

Still the best US based curriculum school in Dubai...but GEMS' Dubai American Academy is slowly nipping at its heels.

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