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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dirham 57,680
to: Dirham 98,041
Address: Hessa St Dubai United Arab Emirates
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Approximately 70 percent of the student body carry United States and Canadian passports.

Ratio of local students to international students

2% local : 98% international

Native English speaking teachers

The school employs 175 faculty with an average tenure of 4.7+ years. Faculty are represented by 18 nationalities and 80 percent hold US or Canadian passports.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, Spanish, French

Max. number of students per class

The Elementary School maintains a classroom size between 16 - 20, with six sections for each grade. The Middle School maintains a maximum of 20 students per class and High School a maximum of 24 students per class.

Average number of students per class

The average number of students is 20.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Grades K1 – 2 have a homeroom teacher plus an instructional assistant for each class. Grades 3 - 5 share instructional assistants. Middle and High School classes enjoy additional science and art instructional assistants.

External examinations or assessments available

High School Diploma
Advanced Placement

Results in these examinations

Average SAT of 1280

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Over 97 percent of graduates attend college; 89 percent to US and Canadian universities.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

ASD accepts students with specific learning needs on an individual basis.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students


Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

All potential candidates will be assessed during the admissions process and this may include taking an entrance and/or placement test. Assessment and selection criteria include a review of report cards, grades, transcripts, recommendations and standardized test results from the current and recent academic years.

Waiting list

Yes. If a student meets ASD admissions requirements, but is applying for enrollment in a grade level that is full, the student will be placed in a wait pool.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

K1 Admissions applications are accepted October - December for the upcoming school year. For Grades K2 -12, applications are accepted throughout the school year.

Students can join after academic year begins

High school students are only admitted at the beginning of each semester. In middle and elementary school, students can enter when a space is available. The last intake of students is at spring break (mid April).

School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

Pre: 1:00 pm
K1: 2:15 pm
Higher grades: 3:20 pm

School bus service available


School provided lunches

Yes, the school has 2 cafeterias. Right Bite (hot meals), Subway and The Juice Bar provide healthy, balanced options for purchase with an emphasis on choice.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Over 100 athletics, arts, extracurricular activities, clubs and service-learning opportunities define the ASD student learning experience.

Sports activities included

Swimming, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country running, soccer, tennis, wrestling, badminton, softball, baseball, track and field

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

ASD is a member of the Middle East South Asia Conference (MESAC). Junior Varsity and Varsity boy and girl teams travel the region to compete against other MESAC member schools based in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE; Doha, Qatar; Muscat, Oman and New Delhi, India.

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor and outdoor running tracks, climbing wall, dance studio, regulation soccer fields, playing fields and play areas, fitness center, two 25-meter swimming pools, 6 tennis courts

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The American School of Dubai, an independent not for profit American community school, offers what is best about American education to provide learning experiences designed to promote the maximum potential of its students.
ASD challenges and inspires each student to achieve their dreams and to become a passionate learner prepared to adapt and contribute in a rapidly changing world.

The American School of Dubai strives to achieve its mission by providing learning experiences to support every child to embody the skills and characteristics of the Student Profile. Whether benefitting from an ASD education for one year or 13, every student is being prepared to be successful as a thinker, communicator, contributor, learner, leader and role model.

Thinker: Creative, Critical, Reflective, Adaptable, Persistent
Communicator: Effective, Confident, Collaborative
Contributor: Aware, Ethical, Respectful, Open-minded, Compassionate
Learner: Engaged, Responsible, Self-directed, Inquisitive
Leader/Role Model: Inspires, Guides

Teaching approach of the school

The curriculum at ASD provides a rigorous American College Preparatory program. There is a wide variety of course offerings including many AP courses, allowing for a well-rounded education. In addition to the courses offered during the academic school day, ASD has a thriving co-curricular program providing a multitude of opportunities for students in athletics, the arts and community service.

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