Dubai
American curriculum
Ages 3 to 17

Collegiate American School

CurriculumAmerican
Age RangeAges 3 to 17
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class -
First year fees: Dirham 72,352

Fees / Price

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

Yearly fees: Dirham 72,352
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School Information

Number of students

807

Number of nationalities represented in the school

80

Ratio of local students to international students

5% local : 95% international

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Collegiate American is proud with its team of qualified teachers, who have rich international educational experience and are all certified to teach the American Common Core Standards Curriculum. All teachers have a Bachelor's Degree in education or their qualified areas with year of experience either in the United States or internationally. All teachers are licensed through KHDA.

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

English Language Learning Support (ELL) is available for those students who have been assessed by the school as requiring additional support. ELL classes are available throughout Grades 1-9.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Teaching in ways that will produce the contributors to the 21st century workforce, the Collegiate American School believes that student access and applications of technology are critical in gaining the knowledge needed in the 21st century. Students will be engaged in their learning through the use of iPads, interactive white boards, laptops, and other current technology.
Through the use of online programs, students are able to focus on concepts they may not have mastered and go at a pace they need to master the material. These programs present challenges to each student in individualized and collaborative experiences. The teacher guides students through the learning activities to provide opportunities to improve understanding. The involvement of technology assists in the development of the skills of accessing, searching, analyzing, storing, managing, creating and communicating information.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

A general guideline that students should have 10 minutes per grade level (i.e., Grade 3 = 30 minutes, Grade 7 = 60-70 minutes).

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

PKG, KG1, KG2: Each child will have a pre-admission assessment at CAS to assess the suitability of the school for the child.

Grades 1-5: Eligibility for admission to CAS is by a written/computer assessment in English and Mathematics. Previous report cards will also be taken into consideration. Interviews will also be conducted when required.

Students can join after academic year begins

CAS main admissions intake is at the start of the academic year in September. However, CAS has an on-going admissions policy and admit students throughout the year dependent on the availability of places.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Support Department

Learning support offered

Learning support teachers utilize the pull-out and push-in models to work with students from PKG to Grade 10 who are struggling with academics,have poor organizational skills, low motivation, difficulty staying on task, fail to complete classwork or homework, and/or require academic enrichment. Determination of the need for learning support is based on previous diagnosis of special needs, entrance assessments, teacher’s concerns and referrals, class and school assessments. Students identified as requiring some level of learning support are categorized according to their level of need.

1. Focus: Students who are less than or up to one grade levels below their same aged peers. The teacher completes a teacher intervention plan to be monitored every 4 to 6 weeks.

2. Learning Support: Students who are more than one grade level behind, not diagnosed as having a disability and the teacher intervention plan had not been successful. A learning support plan (LSP) may be developed with the teacher, learning support teacher and parent.

3. Student with Exceptional Needs: Students who have received a learning disability diagnosis or other diagnosis that impacts their daily participation and progress in school activities. Some of these students have external support providers who may attend school with them. Depending on student need, an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) may be developed.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Gifted and talented students are supported by the Student Services Department.

School start time

7:45 am

School finish time

KG1 - KG2: 1:15 pm
KG3 - G10: 2:30 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

CAS offers wide range of after school activities.

School provided lunches

As Collegiate American School caters to international students, it serves a wide range of balanced meals to suit different tastes, in our full cafeteria-type dining facility.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Dance studio, swimming pools, sport hall, basketball courts, badminton courts

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Collegiate American School is a fairly new and growing school at 5 years of age and owned by Innoventures Education. Innoventure Educational Investments LLC (IVEI) was promoted in 2005 to build educational institutions that will provide the highest quality of international education.

Collegiate American is very proud to be a growing, inclusive school finalizing its self-study towards accreditation with the Council of International School (CIS) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). It is also a candidate school hoping to offer the IB Diploma Programme in Fall 2016, which is recognized as one of the most distinctive college-preparatory programs worldwide in addition to the US Diploma.

Teaching approach of the school

The school's classrooms offer experiential learning through grouping and differentiation to meet the needs of all of our learners.
A typical learning environment at Collegiate American would be heterogeneous groups of students learning the same objective in multiple different ways. They are conversing with one other and collaborating at any given moment. The infusion of technology through the use of iPads and laptops keep CAS students competitive with 21st century practices. Assessment keeps the school abreast of each student’s learning, progress and attainment. It is important that we are able to extend or remediate our curriculum to support our students. We set goals and work as a team to attain those goals. Learning happens outside the classroom as well with field trips that support the curriculum, events that celebrate global minded thinking and display our learning. Students are active participants in planning and executing their leadership.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: admissions@casdubai.com
School's webpage: www.casdubai.com/home
Address: 50, Al Maydar street (formerly Street 34), Umm Suqeim 2, Dubai, U.A.E.