Dubai
American curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

Al Mizhar American Academy

CurriculumAmerican
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class -
First year fees: Dirham 55,637

Fees / Price

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in AED

Yearly fees: Dirham 55,137
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: Dirham 500
Total first year fees: Dirham 55,637
See full breakdown of fees

School Information

Number of students

670

Number of nationalities represented in the school

20

Most common nationality

Emirati

Ratio of local students to international students

50% local : 50% international

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

As an American school, the school's highly qualified faculty at AAM is mainly recruited from North America.

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

English as an Additional Language support

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Due to demand, certain age groups might be closed for admissions during an academic year in which case a student will automatically be placed in the waiting pool.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The students will be assessed on their English and Math skills. Pre-KG and KG students are observed while they partake in activities and interact with other children.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Subject to KHDA regulations and guidelines, AAM is able to admit students throughout the year if places are available. AAM will however only be able to offer places that start within the dates listed below:

Enrolling during the Academic Year:

If transferring from an American curriculum within Dubai the process has to be completed by February 3rd of the current academic year
If transferring from a curriculum other than an American one the process has to be completed by November 1st of the current academic year.
If transferring from an American curriculum outside of Dubai the process has be completed by May 1st of the current academic year.
Any exceptional circumstances are referred to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority

External examinations/assessments available

SAT, TOEFL

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

AAM features an extensive learning support department which provides specially designed academic support for its students.

Learning support offered

The Learning Support Department consists of teachers who hold qualifications in Special Education as well as Support Assistants. The LS staff assist students who have a special learning need and require differentiation of the mainstream curriculum. LS staff also work closely with class teachers to develop Individual Education Plans, provide resources and support to ensure the needs of all students are being met.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

AAM provides special program for gifted children.

School start time

School days in the United Arab Emirates run from Sundays to Thursdays.
8:00 am

School finish time

KG1 - KG2: 2:15 pm
KG3 - G12: 3:05 pm
All grades are dismissed early on Tuesdays at 1:20 pm.

Supervised care before/after school

Not in the traditional sense but our students can take part in Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) offered at AAM.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Student Council, model United Nations, book club, rugby, film studies, band, robotics, painting, writer's workshop, aqua club, public speaking, student leadership, drama club, advanced gymnastics, scrapbooking, Spanish club, Qur'an club, cooking, Arabic club, educational trips

School provided lunches

AAM canteen offers a wide selection of nutritious meals, daily specials, salads, fresh fruits and healthy beverages.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Large outdoor sports field, shaded outdoor swimming pool, multi-purpose sports hall, fitness room, shaded outdoor playground

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

American Academy in Al-Mizhar is a private, college-preparatory day school for girls, offering the American Common Core curriculum to Grades 1 to Grade 12. The school's Kindergarten is co-educational, accepting boys and girls aged 3 to 5.

The priority at American Academy is to educate girls and young women to the highest quality academic and personal standards essential for responsible, effective lives and for the successful pursuit of higher education upon graduation.

Teaching approach of the school

Embedded in the Common Core curriculum are opportunities for students to develop socially, emotionally and academically. Al-Mizhar American Academy is committed to recognizing and addressing each student’s strengths and needs, from the time they enter the school to their graduation. In an all-girls’ environment, students focus on developing their individual voice, perspectives and opinions. During these formative years, their views of what constitutes a well-educated and well-balanced young woman are free of the influences often present in a co-educational school. The students are empowered to apply their new knowledge and views in a safe and nurturing environment.

Location

Get in touch with the school

School's webpage: www.americanacademy.ae
Address: Corner Street 11A and 4A Mirdif Area, Mizhar 1 United Arab Emirates