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Dwight School Dubai Q & A

Dwight School in New York was the first in the United States to be an all-through IB curriculum school. Dwight School Dubai first opened in September 2018 in collaboration with Abu Dhabi-based Bloom Education. In August 2022, now under the direct management of Dwight School New York, the school re-located to a new campus in Sports City.
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5.0 out of 5 based on 105 reviews
At a glance
School type
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
Availability 2022/23
Availability 2023/24
Annual fee average
AED 82,500
Annual fees
AED 58,500–99,500
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Opening year
School year
Sep to Jul
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David Hutson
Dwight School
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Welcome to the Dwight School 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.

How many nationalities are represented in your school? How international would you say your school is?

51 Nationalities represented.

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

The highest nationality represented is American with 16%.

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?

The Teacher to student ratio is 2:20 in Early Years, 2:24 in PYP, and 1:24 in MYP

If external examinations and assessments are part of your curriculum, which ones do you offer?

We offer the MAP and CAT4 benchmark tests.

How does your school promote healthy lifestyles?

We promote healthy lifestyles with the support of our School Counselors, student well-being committee, and student council members.

How do you promote healthy eating?

We partner with our canteen provider, to ensure we have nutritiously balanced meals in cafeteria

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students? How does it promote a balanced diet?

Yes, we have a PYP and MYP dining hall.

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

Early Years - 8:15 am to 2:15 pm

PYP and MYP - 8 am to 3:20 pm

Is there a school uniform?

Yes, we have a school uniform, however, our students enjoy our Friday dress down day

Please advise on your discipline policy?

We have a Behavior for Learning Policy which is about encouraging students to listen, speak, participate, and take responsibility for their own actions in a way that promotes respect and good learning behavior.

How do you feedback progress and attainment to students and parents?

Through the Seesaw and Managebac Application, as well as one to one meetings with teachers and senior leadership.

How often is the more formal feedback such as reports and parent/teacher meetings?

We send reports at the end of each team, have two parent/teacher meetings, and one student-led

Which languages are taught at your school - please detail any as a first as well as second language?

We offer French, Mandarin, and Spanish from PYP.

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

Yes, through our Quest Program we offer ELL/EAL.

Do you offer a dedicated prayer room/s for students? For which faiths?

Yes, we do for Muslim students as well as staff.

How do you support gifted, able and talented students?

We support and extend our Gifted and Talented student through our Quest program.

Do you have a learning support team in your school?

Yes, we do which is our Quest Program.

Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?

Yes we have a Parents association.

Are there opportunities for parents to support the learning, activities and events within the school or on trips other than through the parent group?

Yes, we welcome our parents to take part in activities, events, and trips.

Do you offer specific activities, events or information sessions for those parents new to the school and/or area?

We hold Parent Information Sessions with our Head of School every Wednesday at 9 am

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