Top 10 American Schools in Dubai

Jan 07, 2020

Dubai, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the most densely inhabited cities. Being the western hub of business in Asia, a lot of people from all over the world come to reside here. The education system of America is prevalent here and a good number of American schools in Dubai have not only encouraged expatriates to admit their children in these schools but also encouraged locals so that their children too get the flavor of western education. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) takes care of the overall education procedure in UAE. KHDA too recommends American Schools in Dubai as pioneers of education on the coast of the Persian Gulf.
Listed below are the best 10 American Schools in Dubai:

1. Gems Dubai American Academy

Global Education Management Systems (GEMS) has been working with the Dubai American Academy (DAA) for nearly 20 years. Following the American program of studies, GDAA offers a bachelor's degree to the students. KHDA has given an outstanding rating to GDAA. The most important feature of this academy is they believe in celebrating diversity.

Address: Hessa Street, Sheikh Zayed Road. Al Barsha.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +9714 7049777


2. Universal American School

Near about 1500 students coming from 75 countries comprise the UNESCO associated Universal American School in Dubai. Located in the Dubai Festival City, the school has a campus of seventy thousand square meters. UAS provides a school program at par with the American Internation Education and also concentrates on each individual student’s culture and heritage. KHDA is satisfied with the standard of education, environment, and discipline of the school and has given a very rating. Along with educational expertise UAS focusses on nurturing a community of integrity.

Address: Al Badia, Dubai Festival City. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +971 4 232 5222


3. American School of Dubai

The American School of Dubai was founded by Dubai Petroleum Company in the year of 1966 and was named Jumairah American School. Recognized by MSA (Middle States Association), ASD strives to fulfill the student’s passion for their goals. It is a non-profit-seeking American institution believing in equal inherent rights. DSIB (Dubai School Inspection Bureau) has graded this school ‘good’ after going through various assessments. ADS concentrates on responsibility, respect, compassion, integrity, and excellence.

Address: American School of Dubai, Intersection of First Al Khail & Hessa Street (Opposite the Saudi German Hospital), Al Barsha Dubai, UAE.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +971 4 395 0005


4. Mirdif American School

In 1995, when the school was founded, it catered only to students whose ages ranged from 3 to 14. In 2009, it expanded its range from kindergarten to intermediate. The added advantage of MAS is it accepts applications all over the year. The school emphasizes on subjects like English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Civics, IT, Moral education and Arabic (for native students). For artistic subjects, MAS takes special care for reading, creative writing, handwriting, drama, and library sciences. Character education and personality development are two keywords of MAS. KHDA has given a good rating to MAS.

Address: Algeria Street -11A- Mizhar 1 P.O. Box: 79195. Dubai, UAE.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +971 4 2883303


5. International School of Arts and Sciences

‘Building global citizens’ is the main motto of the International School of Arts and Sciences (ISAS). In ISAS, every student's uniqueness is valued and cherished. The 12-year curriculum (based on American International Education) focuses on a student’s potential for Arts and Science and the school environment promises a secured social learning procedure so that they love their achievements. The extra-curricular activities organized by the school, for the students, help them to navigate through their imaginative skills and discover new interests. KHDA has given a good rating to ISAS.

Address: Al Warqa, PO Box 35901, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +971 4 280 0185


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6. Dubai National School

Twice awarded accreditation by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEA&C) through the Commission on International Education (CIE), DNS believes that academic importance must harmonize and crafted along with moral significances, athletics, and talents. The school has labs, ICT rooms, and spacious playgrounds both for girls and boys. KHDA has given a good rating to DNS.

Address: Al Barsha 1, Dubai, UAE.
Phone: +971 4 347 4555


7. Swiss International Scientific School

Following the rules of being an IB Continuum World School that offers an International Baccalaureate program in English along with two bilingual streams,  SISD offers a unique learning experience valuing cultural diversity. The eco-friendly school campus offers adventurous sports activities near Dubai creek. SISD promotes healthy eating, active living in a positive environment and KHDA has given the ‘Happy Healthy School Award’ to SISD in 2016. According to David McKeown, head of the boarding school, SISD ranks the highest in pastoral care. Living in an environment-friendly atmosphere with green vegetation around is a plus point for both day scholars and boarders of SISD.

Address: Dubai Healthcare City, Phase 2, Al Jaddaf, Dubai, PO Box 505002 UAE.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +971 4 375 0600


8. Dunecrest American School

‘Providing holistic American education to the students so that they can realize their talents, follow their passions, and make a positive impression on the communities they belong to and explore afar the world’. This is the catchphrase of Dunecrest American School (DAS). STEAM is a program discovered by DAS that make students to creatively solve problems through innovation. STEAM is nothing but Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths included together. Dunecrest is the new feather on the cap of ESOL Education.

Address: P.O. Box 624265, Wadi Al Safa 3 (next to Al Barari), Dubai, UAE.
Phone: +971 4 508 7444


9. Greenwood International School

Alternative learning styles for each individual students is the key point for Greenwood International School. GIS believes that all students can excel in their area of expertise and winning is not a criterion of being better than anyone. The holistic approach of teaching mainly focuses on building confidence, sensitiveness and to be cultured. The learning technique should be according to the student and not the other way round. DSIB (Dubai School Inspection Bureau) has graded this school ‘good’ after going through thorough inspections.

Address: Muhaisnah 1, Deira (Near Dubai Women Medical College).P.O. Box: 79595, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Phone: +971 4 288 8000


10. New Academy School

Founded in 1990, the New Academy School (managed by Atticus Education L.L.C.) concentrates on exploring a child’s curiosity. Educating students from the age of 4 to 18 coming from different countries and belonging to several communities, NAS proffers an international curriculum with guidelines set by the American Standard Education. Mindedness, kindness, and mutual understanding is the main concern of NAS as interaction and innovation has been the adage of them.

Address: P.O. Box: 11439, Street 14 C Al Raffa Area, Bur Dubai.Dubai, UAE.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +971 4 398 8873


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