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Dunecrest American School

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CurriculumAmerican
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): Dirham 72,540
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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
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: Dirham 72,540
Address: Legends - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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Number of students

Capacity 1500 students

Language support for students not fluent in English

English Language Learning Support

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic

Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms are equipped with laptop or desktop computers, interactive whiteboards or screens, and other technology tools to support learners and educators. Web-based multimedia tools and publishing environments, dynamic online classroom environments and robust cloud-based storage systems are further embedded within Dunecrest’s technology offering.

Dunecrest encourages the appropriate integration and use of tablets from Pre-K to Grade 4, and implement a 1:1 laptop program for students from Grades 5 to 12. The school's integrated approach incorporates the use of engineering and design, coding and robotics.

Technology also plays a key role in teacher-parent communication, allowing parents to use the online portals to follow the progress of their child, promoting home-school partnerships that are crucial to every child’s academic success.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment and interview.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

KG1 - G3 applicants: All applicants will be asked to come in for an interview.
G1 - G10 applicants: Applicants who have standardized test scores can submit them and these may be used in lieu of an assessment test at Dunecrest.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Support for Students with Additional Needs

Learning support offered

Dunecrest utilizes the response to intervention (RTI) approach to support students with special educational needs. The school uses the tiered approach to provide interventions for those students that need additional support through a co-teaching model. Diagnostic testing during the admissions process identifies the needs of individual students entering the school and if necessary, a support plan is developed for them ready for their first day of classes.

Dunecrest ensures that learning environments and teaching strategies are modified to be inclusive of all children and that all children are included as a part of the community and feel that they belong.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Swimming, soccer, gymnastics, tennis, martial arts, astronomy, chess, yoga, arts, archery, musical instruments, language circles, debate, reading, coding, zumba, stem, dance, photography, media, environmental, community service, dance, yearbook.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education.

Sports facilities at the school

Elementary students have access to three different shaded playgrounds, separated by age group, each including age-appropriate play equipment and facilities. Dunecrest's multi-purpose hall also serves as a gym for Elementary students.

Middle School and High School students have dedicated playgrounds as well as a 1500 square meter purpose-built gymnasium for indoor games.

The campus also includes a shaded swimming pool, and a regulation-sized soccer field, encircled by a professionally laid running track.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Dunecrest American School in Dubai is a learning community where it celebrates individualism, nurtures passions, and opens up a world of limitless opportunities, with a mission to provide a holistic American international education that inspires students to discover their talents, pursue their passions, and make a positive impact on their communities and the world beyond.

Teaching approach of the school

Dunecrest American School in Dubai is a learning community where it celebrates individualism, nurtures passions, and opens up a world of limitless opportunities, with a mission to provide a holistic American international education that inspires students to discover their talents, pursue their passions, and make a positive impact on their communities and the world beyond.

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