Dubai
American curriculum
Ages 4 to 18

American School of Dubai

CurriculumAmerican
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class 20
Max. students per class 24
First year fees: Dirham 117,194

Fees / Price

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

Yearly fees: Dirham 93,844
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: Dirham 23,350
Total first year fees: Dirham 117,194
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School Information

Number of students

1792

Number of nationalities represented in the school

63

Most common nationality

Approximately 75 percent of the student body carry United States and Canadian passports.

Ratio of local students to international students

0,2% local : 99,8% international

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.

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

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

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

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 on a wait list.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

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.

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).

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

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

External examinations/assessments available

High School Diploma
Advanced Placement
SAT

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

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

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

K2: 1:45 pm
Higher grades: 3:00 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

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

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.

Sports activities included

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

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

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.

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.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: admissionasd@asdubai.org
School's webpage: www.asdubai.org
School's Fees webpage: www.asdubai.org/page.cfm?p=517
Address: Hessa St Dubai United Arab Emirates