There has been a long bilateral relation between the Republic of the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates. For a lot of work, the UAE depends on expatriates and numerous Phillipino expatriates come to UAE and rank the second position in terms of man-power providers after Saudi Arabia. Near about 600,000 Filipinos live in the Emirates and the majority of them are professionals and the rest are skilled and semi-skilled employees. Dubai is the cultural and business hub of the UAE and a large number of Filipinos also reside here. Expatriates and employees from the Philippines look for a school atmosphere for their children that can relate to their motherland. A few Filipino schools are present in Dubai and a lot more are coming up. Listed below are the best Filipino schools in Dubai.
1. United International Private School
Founded in 1992, the United International Private School is the first Filipino school in Dubai. DSIB(Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau), an agency of KHDA ( Knowledge and Human Development Authority) rated this school quite high especially in the Science and English medium where UIPS has excelled in tests administered by the IBT-ACER (the International Benchmark Test by ACER), TIMMS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study ) and PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study). The school believes in the holistic development of the body and mind of a student through academic excellence, quality performance, respecting human values and principles, and fervent love for God, country, family and fellow-men. The educational foundation of the UIPS curriculum is set by DEP (the Department of Education Philippines), under the supervision of KHDA and MOE (Ministry of Education, the UAE). The school is also scrutinized by PSO (the Philippine School Overseas), and CFO ( the Commission of Filipino Overseas). The curriculum strength of the school lies in the learning programs, especially on languages like English and Filipino, involving reading, speaking, writing, viewing and listening skills along with cognitive intellectual development on Mathematics and Science. Co-scholastic learnings like Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health are encouraged also along with the student’s creativity, aesthetic, physical and mental health. United International Private School provides abundant facilities to its students that include KG activity room, KG instructional room, covered court, school clinic, ICT -1-2-3, school cafeteria, physics - chemistry - biology laboratories, conference room, elementary and high school instructional room, and the school library to mention a few. The school also has efficient bus services for the students throughout different areas of the emirates of Dubai and Sharjah. The school promises to inspire its students to be holistic, life-long learners, where they are prepared to adapt and succeed anywhere in a rapidly changing world.
P.O. Box. 60817, Muhaisnah 4, 17 A Street. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
+971 4 254 3888
2. The Philippine School
KHDA awarded The Philippine School from 2008 to 2009 for outstanding performance. Established in the same year, TPS also received a DEP (the Department of Education Philippines) recognition for being an accredited Philippine school overseas. The school caters to students from KG to class 12. The school believes in value-formation that provides quality education in a multicultural learning environment. The Philippine School cultivates students to be holistically developed and globally capable citizens in the wellbeing of mankind. Other than providing academic excellence, TPS concentrates on character building, civic responsibility, cross-cultural awareness, lifelong learning and innovation, and promotion of Filipino values and culture in their students. Filipino, English, Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies are taught in the KG standard. Practical learning time, reading, home and livelihood education, music, arts, physical education and health, value education, moral education, information and communications technology is introduced in grades 1 to 6. An elective subject is introduced from grades 7 to 10. Grades 11 and 12 include all 15 core subjects and 16 track subjects (7 applied and 9 specialized subjects), following the school curriculum of DEP (Department of Education, Philippines) and the Moral Education prescribed by the United Arab Emirates. The school conducts field trips and tours for the students from an early stage so that they become self-reliant. Community services are encouraged too so that they become holistically developed and globally competent students.
Tunis Rd. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
+971 4 284 4465
3. De La Salle Montessori International
Affiliated with the IMC (International Montessori Council), USA and the Director, a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, USA, De La Salle Montessori International follows the Montessori curriculum, assimilated with the latest teaching practises, based on the ages of the children and motivated on the process of personalized education. Being Bachelors of Education with training in Montessori, Paediatric First Aid and CPR, Child Protection and Fire Safety and Prevention Training, all the teachers of the school are Filipinos except the Arabic teachers who are Arab nationals. That is the connection between the Philippines and the DLSM. The school believes in providing infants with stimulating experiences that build cognitive, physical, emotional and social development in them at an early stage. Improving practical, sensorial senses along with language, mathematics, and literal skills are also taken care of. A sense of culture by creative expression to promote peace education through self, community, cultural and environmental awareness is activated in the tender minds of the children from the Montessori stage. The Montessori school is definitely one of the best Phillipino schools in Dubai as the toddlers enjoy purposeful play while learning educational basics including language, science and maths, complemented with arts and culture, as well as, social and practical life. Villa 48, St. 28C, Al Mankhool Close to ADCB
Metro Station. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
+971 4 398 6218
4. Philippine Business School
The Philippine Business School is an educational training institute and an events management company that focusses on the masterclass, diploma programs, conferences, seminars, and workshops. It is the first and only business school and educational institute solely owned by the Filipinos and for the Filipinos in the UAE. A faculty of more than 50 teachers and instructors guiding 1000 plus students who have a choice to opt for more than 20 programmes, makes this institute one of the best Phillipino schools in Dubai. Some courses are free and some are paid. The goal of the school is to provide superior coaching and training services for professionals who want to grow and advance in their careers by bringing fresh and innovative teaching techniques.
Aspin Commercial Tower - 6th Floor, Unit 602F, Sheikh Zayed Rd. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
+971 4 286 4283