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AUTUMN TERM 2018

YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO UAE SCHOOLS AND NURSERIES


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to the autumn term

o celebrate the new school year, we’re very excited to bring you a revamped edition of Better

Education, with a fresh, new design and more thought-provoking features that reflect the

ever-changing landscape of education in the UAE for early years, primary and secondary level. While we

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continue to feature input from leading educationalists, we’re now also working closely with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), which is responsible for the growth and quality of education in Dubai, so we can help you choose the most suitable curriculum and environment for your child (page 4). Managing Director Victoria Thatcher Editorial Director John Thatcher Managing Editor Faye Bartle Editor Lucy Land Art Director Kerri Bennett

In the autumn term issue, we take a look at the pressing issues in education, from the introduction of Dubai Health Authority’s new single immunisation record (page 16) to how schools assess and identify gifted and talented students (page 22). And finally, our up-to-date, comprehensive directory is now even easier to navigate. It features handy maps along with details on fees, curriculum, history and relevant ratings at nurseries and schools in the UAE. The Better Education Team

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CONTENTS

04 INTRODUCTION How to choose the best education for your child

08 SCHOOL REPORT Be prepared for the next term

10 DOING THE RIGHT THING How school governors provide vital leadership

16 KEEPING UP WITH VACCINATIONS Dubai's new single immunisation record

28 STREAMLINE THE SCHOOL RUN

Golden tips from parents on avoiding signing the late slip

22 SHINING STARS Supporting the gifted and talented

32 COMPETITION Win a family staycation at five-star Lapita Hotel

34 SEIZE THE MOMENT How mindfulness is helping children reach their potential

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39 NURSERIES AND SCHOOLS LISTINGS Select the best to give your child a head start


HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST EDUCATION Whether you’re new to the UAE, have just had a baby or are looking to switch schools, you’ll be eager to get up to date with everything you need to know to choose the right nursery or school for your child

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ompulsory education in the UAE begins from Grade 1 (approximately age six, depending on your child’s birth date and the curriculum they will study). Dubai is booming. There are currently 194 schools in Dubai, and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), which regulates schools, estimates that there will be a need for an additional 80,000 to 100,000 school places by 2020. As a result, places are hard to come by in the most soughtafter schools and can be a challenge to find at short notice in some year groups, particularly the Foundation and Reception ages, between four and six. Meanwhile, in Abu Dhabi, there are approximately 185 private schools operating in three regions: Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra. These cater to around 200,000 students. The Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) is responsible for managing, guiding, adopting and implementing various educational development strategies and initiatives in the region, with its Irtiqa’a inspection system measuring quality and supporting improvements so that all schools in the emirate compare well with international standards. Your child’s school placement may be organised through the company you work for, but if not, it’s wise to shortlist several schools so you have options should you not gain a place at your top choice. Be sure to research the assessment and admission criteria for the schools you shortlist, as well as the requirements for the fees.

EARLY YEARS Currently, more than 120 early childhood education centres for children up to four years are registered in Dubai, according to KHDA. While many of these are standalone centres, many schools also offer early childhood education. Here, the authority highlights the considerions for selecting a nursery:

Curriculum and approach to learning What kind of curriculum or learning approach does the centre follow? Whatever the approach, there should be clear learning and development outcomes for your child and mechanisms for the teacher to report on your child’s progress on a regular basis. Depending on your first language, you will want to ask about the languages used in the centre. For example, will your child be given the opportunity to interact with adults speaking good Arabic and good English? Check that the daily programme will provide your child with different experiences within a clear routine and that the centre is committed to the importance of play for your child to learn. Some centres also enhance their curriculum with in-house programmes or visits by outside organisations.

Quality of provision It is important to inquire about and, if possible, observe the teaching and learning. In general, are the teachers friendly, caring and qualified to provide care and nurturing for your child and do they make you feel welcome in the centre and answer your questions openly and fully? Ask about the nationality and qualifications of the staff and about the staff-to-child ratio – how many children will be under the care of each adult?

PARENT-SCHOOL CONTRACT Upon enrolling in a school, you will be required to sign a Parent-School contract at the start of the school year, which ensures that both schools and parents are aware of their duties and responsibilities towards each other and towards their children. The terms and conditions stipulated in the contract will also be a reference for any dispute resolution. Starting this year, if your child is continuing at the same school, you will not be required to sign the Parent-School contract annually. Your contract with the school will continue to remain valid. A new contract shall be issued and signed by the parent only if your child changes school.

The environment The Ministry of Social Affairs sets out a number of safety regulations, which early childhood education centres must follow. In addition, it is a good idea to ask about the presence of a centre nurse, the number of staff who are qualified in first aid and the safety and security measures taken by the centre. Ask about the measures taken to ensure a clean environment and to prevent

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ESSENTIALS cross-contamination. You will also want to check that there are secure procedures to stop unauthorised people entering the building and for the drop-off and pick-up of children by authorised adults only.

of a curriculum may depend upon your country of origin, as you may want your child to integrate back into your home country’s education system at some time in the future.

STARTING SCHOOL

The learning outcomes and performance of schools will be important to you in making your decision. The Dubai School Inspections Bureau’s (DSIB’s) annual inspection reports allow you to look at these and other aspects of schools in detail (visit khda.gov.ae for individual inspection reports).

With compulsory education starting from Grade 1, the academic year runs from September to June, except for Indian, Pakistani and Japanese curriculum schools, which runs from April to March. There is an accepted age range for each school grade/year and your chosen school should be able to give you information about this. Your child’s age is calculated as his/her age on the 31 of July for Indian, Pakistani and Japanese curriculum schools, or 31 December for other curricula. Here are the factors to consider when choosing a school:

Curriculum The curriculum is much more than the textbooks or examinations – it refers to everything the school teaches, including subjects and activities inside and outside the classroom. These include extra-curricular activities, school trips, and visitors to the school. Different curricula also adopt different approaches to learning. All curricula lead to public examinations and qualifications. These will be important considerations in your choice of curriculum for your child – you may need to think about the requirements of any future application to university or further education, either in the UAE or abroad. In addition, if you are coming from abroad, your selection

SCHOOL INSPECTIONS IN DUBAI

Quality of education

School environment Your child will be spending a lot of time in school and all aspects of the school have an impact on your child’s social development and personality. As part of the decision-making process, try to arrange a tour of the school, talk with administrators, teachers and students, and see the school in action. Areas you should talk about include how the school is structured, whether classes are mixed and/or whether classes are streamed for ability, how transport is arranged, and the arrangements for lunch and breaks. You can also find out the school policies on examinations, assessment, discipline, dealing with bullying, communications with parents, and technology integration, to name just a few. For more information on choosing and enrolling in education in Dubai, visit khda.gov.ae and for more details on education in Abu Dhabi, visit adek.abudhabi.ae

SCHOOL INSPECTIONS IN ABU DHABI Irtiqa’a inspection system of ADEK employs a team that includes specialists with curriculum expertise in the school’s given curriculum or curricula. Inspections in private and government schools in Abu Dhabi take place once within a two-year cycle, using the six-level scale (see right), with Band A including levels Good to Outstanding; Band B covering Acceptable; and Band C including Weak and Very Weak ratings.

The Dubai School Inspection Bureau (DSIB) of KHDA provides comprehensive information on the standard of private school education in Dubai, which helps to inform improvement planning at school and policy level. This is achieved through a number of approaches, including annual school inspections, parents meetings, focus groups and surveys. The inspection results, which are released in February or March for Indian and Pakistani schools and in April for all other schools, is based on a six-level scale, as follows: OUTSTANDING – quality of performance substantially exceeds the expectation of the UAE; VERY GOOD – quality of performance exceeds the expectation of the UAE; GOOD – quality of performance meets the expectation of the UAE; ACCEPTABLE – quality of performance meets the minimum level of quality required in the UAE; WEAK – quality of performance is below the expectation in the UAE; VERY WEAK – quality of performance is significantly below the expectation in the UAE. Inspectors assess quality of education at a variety of levels so the rankings are a great resource to use when considering schools.

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SCHOOL REPORT Be prepared for the term ahead

READY, STEADY, GO

With a new school year comes much excitement, anticipation and sometimes anxiety. How can we best prepare our children? Emma Dawson, deputy head of secondary at Uptown School, advises…

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLES Ensure a bedtime routine is established, your children are getting enough sleep and they are able to wake up in time for the busy school mornings. Ensure kids have a healthy, nutritious breakfast. This will sustain them until morning break and help with focus during lessons. Packed snacks and lunches also need to provide energy.

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FAMILIARITY Anxiety is often manifested by a fear of the unknown. If a student is brand new to the school, taking a school tour in advance of the start of school can help, as can attending orientation and induction sessions. Knowing where key areas are, such as the cafeteria, reception, library and gym can be incredibly helpful. Reading through parent/student handbooks together can help understanding expectations, too.

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EXCITEMENT Discuss all of the things they can look forward to, such as new friends, new subjects they may be taking and taking part in extracurricular activities, including sports and arts. Help them to set some goals prior to school, starting with things they would like to accomplish over the next 10 months.

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ROUTINE Make sure everyone is prepared and organised for day one. Pack bags the night before, know what the drop-off expectations are, and ensure they know where to go. This will assist in giving them confidence to feel prepared and ready as they take on new challenges and adventures of the academic year.

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COMMUNICATION To best support the students and ensure their happiness, lines of communication between the school, students and parents need to be strong. Back to school nights, introductory emails, and ‘meet the teacher’ events all support the key adults in students’ lives to connect with one another. As a parent, take the time to get to know your child’s teachers and how you can support each other in the coming year.


NEWS

WHAT IS OPEN-ENDED PLAY? Open-ended play allows children to express themselves freely without pre-determined limitations and no fixed answer. “Any item that you did not purchase factory-packaged from a toy shop is likely to be an open-ended play material,” explains Bernadette KingTurner, founder and managing director of Beautiful Minds nurseries. Puff paint, playdough, sand and wooden blocks are some examples.

TRY IT: An empty carton, crayons and some spare fabric can become a car

FOSTERING ROUTINE Create a sense of security and stability

Plan at least one meal per day that you have together as a family

FROZEN FEES There’s good news for parents in Dubai: the Dubai Executive Council approved the decision not to increase school fees for all private schools in Dubai for the academic year 2018-2019 in order to reduce the financial burden on parents. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, instructed the Knowledge and Human Development Authority to put the decision into effect immediately by informing private schools and parents.

NEW OPENINGS

Include preparation for transitions in routine. For example, say, “We have 10 minutes before we start getting ready for bed”

The 2018/19 academic year sees the competition hotting up. Here are a few of the many new launches… Brighton College Dubai (Al Barsha South): Achieves some of the best exam results in the UK, with its students gaining seats in top universities. Dwight School (Al Barsha South): The first Dwight school launched in 1872 in New York. Innovation and entrepreneurship will be the focus. GEMS Founders Mizhar (near Mirdif): Plans to offer the same affordable education as the original, with additional science rooms and an innovation hub.

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DOING THE RIGHT THING

Governors are the unsung heroes of the school system. We speak to Tarek Al Alami, chair to the board of governors at Jebel Ali School, about the role they play in helping a school deliver a quality education

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roviding vital leadership to schools, governing boards are crucial for ensuring that schools are well run and that they deliver the best education for every student. Tarek Al Alami, regional director of The Education Development Trust (formerly CfBT Education Trust) for the Middle East, North Africa and India, and chair to the board of governors at Jebel Ali School, reveals the value governors bring to a school…

Who makes up the board of governors? Taking into consideration the school’s size and complexity, between six and 10 board members is about the right amount for a large primary

and secondary school, modelled around what works in a UK context. It’s standard practice to have a treasurer and a vice chair. Key functions and responsibilities need to be considered, which can change depending on the evolution of a school. At not-for-profit Jebel Ali School, we focus on safeguarding, Special Educational Needs (SEN) and inclusion, Arabic and Islamic studies, Emirati enrollment, and our facilities.

How do schools recruit their governors? Board members can include investors, school leaders, parents, students and others drawn from the community. School governors are appointed for their skill sets or areas of expertise, such as law and finance. At Jebel Ali School, people will often email or come and talk to us, and we keep a record of everyone who expresses an interest – we always welcome it. We also check out

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All of the governor board members dedicate their time on a voluntary basis various clubs and associations when we’re looking for a specific expertise. Candidates will be interviewed by members of the board, and we will also follow the regular education recruitment process, such as police checks.

How much time does a governor need to dedicate to the role? All of the governor board members dedicate their time on a voluntary basis, and their work is incredibly important. At Jebel Ali School, we meet formally twice a term for approximately three hours. We also run a subcommittee structure, which board members contribute to – they

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will meet regularly throughout the school term. Some board members will have a dedicated cause to champion, which could take up significant amounts of time. It’s hard to quantify the time needed, but it is a commitment. This includes weekend and evening work, and sometimes a role requires some time during the day.

What is the difference in a board’s role in a for-profit compared to a not-for-profit private school environment? For-profit school governing boards have an ownership structure that sits alongside the board, which has its particular needs and desires about

THE ROLE OF A PRIVATE SCHOOL’S GOVERNING BOARD All governing boards of private schools have four core functions:

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Setting strategic direction within the context of a clearly stated vision and ethos;

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Holding the senior leadership team accountable for the achievement of strategy and the running of a school;

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Overseeing the overall educational performance of the school and suggesting ways for improvement;

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Overseeing the financial performance of a school – this includes setting fees, budget oversight, and achieving financial targets.


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how the board will function. The board may focus on strategy and education, and it may get involved in finance, but it doesn’t have to. A not-for-profit school, however, sets targets, formulates school policy and approves the budget because there isn’t an ownership structure.

How do parents come into contact with the board of governors? At Jebel Ali School, our ParentTeacher Association (PTA) chair is a full member of the board, whose role is to be the eyes and ears of the parental body on the board. This was something we introduced a number of years ago, and has been critical in ensuring we get that voice at the table. We’ll have a standing item on the agenda for the PTA to discuss any issues and we can provide information to the chair to feedback

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Their work is incredibly important to the parents. We also have class representatives, who play a critical role in keeping parents informed and also feeding any issues back through the PTA. For my role, I have a school email address open to all parents and I will respond personally, whether by email or face to face.

What can be achieved by a board of governors? In 2014-15, Jebel Ali School was a fantastic primary school in Jebel Ali Village, with 600 students. We now have almost 1,200 children in an all-

through school. In 2016, we moved to a modern campus in Damac Hills. It is set in multi-storey buildings, with outdoor access from many of the spacious and flexible classrooms, shaded areas and courtyards and lots of greenery around the buildings, and it offers amazing facilities. It was the board of governors that drove that significant development forward. It took a huge amount of effort from everyone involved in that process, but to be able to see what was accomplished, with the precious personal time of a lot of people, is a wonderful achievement. It’s something I’m incredibly proud of. Tarek Al Alami contributed to The Gift of Good Governance, a guide for school governing boards to engage better with the community. Available from khda.gov.ae


PROMOTION

A holistic approach

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Tracey Ure, Admissions Manager at The Children’s Garden Barsha, on nurturing happy children

stablished in Dubai in 2005, Taaleem’s nursery and pre-school, The Children’s Garden Barsha (TCGB) was one of the city’s first truly multi-lingual Early Years facilities to provide a friendly and fun environment for two- to six-year-olds. We allow children the time to develop holistically and at a pace that suits them. Once our children’s confidence, social and emotional skillsets are firmly established, they will be far more capable of coping successfully with the more rigorous academic pressures and expectations of a ‘big’ school.

Developing passions Our vision is to nurture happy children and help them to identify and develop their passions and talents, while our mission is to encourage every child’s independence, creative thinking, linguistic skills, confidence and artistic

development, ensuring they are fully equipped for tomorrow’s global world. Our homely, caring and creative environment offers a gentle introduction to social life beyond the family.

Providing opportunities We celebrate the diversity of our global community by giving an increased emphasis on the mother tongue development. We also actively engage our parents with the daily life of their children at our campus. Languages and creative arts are at the heart of our curriculum. Providing opportunities to learn in many languages allows the children to be integrated in an international community, with a focus on exposing the children to English, Arabic and French language from Pre-KG level.

A happy place TCGB was custom-built to the

highest standard to ensure a safe, inspiring and happy environment for our children. Our bright and airy classrooms are complemented by a range of stimulating facilities, including library, art studio, waterpark, auditorium, sensory room, music and movement studio, large well-resourced shaded play areas, sand pit, soft play and indoor multi-purpose areas. Modern CCTV equipment, staff trained in first aid and an on-site, registered nurse ensure the safety, health, hygiene and wellbeing for all our children. childrensgarden.ae Graduates who have completed a full academic year in KG2 at The Children’s Garden Barsha are guaranteed a place in a Taaleem school, subject to meeting the application deadline and the terms and conditions of the school applied for.

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KEEPING UP WITH VACCINATIONS Dubai Health Authority’s new single immunisation record is making it easier for parents to stay on track with their children’s vaccinations

WORDS BY: MICHELLE WRANIK-HICKS

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eeping up with childhood vaccinations can be confusing for parents, and even more so for expats. Guidelines may differ to what is advised in our home countries, and trying to make sense of it all and stick to appointments is no easy task. Many parents may find themselves playing catch-up. However, for the first time in Dubai, each student will receive a single immunisation record, making it a whole lot easier for you to stay upto-date with your little one’s jabs. Launched in May, the Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Hasana initiative is an integrated electronic public health system for disease surveillance and management, set to be used by all public health providers in Dubai (both government and private, such as schools, hospitals and clinics) to better manage and deliver immunisation programmes and handle outbreaks. Part of a greater DHA school policy, which encourages a number of wellbeing goals, like munching through five portions of vegetables and fruits a day and clocking in 150 minutes of physical activity each week, a single

unified record for each person means kids (and parents) won’t have to worry about ‘the dog eating their consent form’, and nurses can move to a paperless system where they can log the immunisations that are given and scan the information direct to the DHA. What’s more, Hasana will be connected to DHA’s Tifli mobile app, so parents can view their child’s vaccination programme via their smartphone, receive reminders on when they’re due their next ones, and get handy notifications about mass immunisation campaigns, as well as any outbreaks (like chickenpox), as way of a heads up. All of this will help ensure children are safe from communicable diseases and that they won’t be immunised multiple times. Indeed, the system will ensure “high quality of care for all” according to Dr. Ayesha Al Theeb, public and community health specialist and acting head of School Health Section from the School Health Department at the DHA. “Hasana will support DHA strategy of integrating government and private health facilities and partners, enabling all of them to

“Hasana will improve the quality of care we provide to students by improving productivity of the staff” access the same data,” she says. “It will also improve the quality of care we provide to students by improving productivity of the staff.” At the time of writing, a handful of schools had already implemented Hasana with some 200 school staff undergoing training for the new system. A total of 23,158 students were expected to be vaccinated by the end of the academic year [2018], and all private school students in

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If you feel uncertain about vaccinations, it’s best to speak with your doctor about any concerns and notify the school

the emirate will be registered by the 2018/2019 academic year. As Dr. Al Theeb says: “By the next academic year, we’re looking forward to covering most of the schools.” Hasana is already being praised by school health professionals in Dubai, including Dr. Amira Mohamed, school doctor at GEMS Al Barsha National School for Girls and GEMS Al Barsha National School for Boys. “Prevention is better than cure,” she says. “Communicable diseases have always been a burden on society and affect children’s health and therefore their future. As school doctors, we always advise our parents to be strict with DHA immunisation programmes and remind them of due vaccines. Thanks to this system, parents should never need worry about losing papers, missing any dose or duplication of any vaccine.” The sentiment is echoed by doctors, such as Dr. Nevine Alkabbany, a specialist paediatrician at Mediclinic Welcare hospital, who says that while children in Dubai are at low risk from infectious diseases, such as the measles outbreaks that routinely sweep Europe, staying on top of routine vaccinations is the only way to keep children safe. “Currently, there are so many outbreaks of infection,” she says. “We really have to prevent these things from happening in the UAE.”

It’s a divisive subject, however, with Dr. Alkabbany often seeing parents hesitant or unwilling to vaccinate their children. “From our side, we have to emphasise that the benefits of the vaccine are much more beneficial to children than the one or two cases of side effects, which are not 100 percent scientifically proven,” she says. Plus, vaccinations are often requested by international universities. “It’s quite common in the UAE for people to send their children to be educated overseas,” says Dr. Alkabbany. “So for example, if anyone wanted to send their child to study abroad at a university, one of the requirements is that they need to have had their vaccinations.” While it is a personal choice whether or not to vaccinate your child, it is now mandatory for children in the Dubai Municipality School System to be registered with Hasana before enrolling in nursery or school so there is an accurate record of each child’s immunisation status. If you feel uncertain about vaccinations, it’s best to speak with your doctor about any concerns and notify the school if you prefer to immunise your child elsewhere. Whatever you decide, Hasana’s aim is to simplify the immunisation process and ease the burden on parents, which can only be a good thing.

JAB JITTERS Most kids are squeamish – if not downright terrified – about needles. Here are some handy tips to help reduce anxiety… Be present It sounds obvious, but having a parent in the room during the procedure for comfort and support is advised, if not required, at most medical facilities. When they are set to receive an injection at school, prepare them with an honest “pep talk” in the morning. Make them laugh Tell a joke, make a funny face or tell them a hilarious story – anything you can do to distract and amuse them before and during the jab will ease any worries. Be honest Even small children like to be in the loop. Explain the benefits of a vaccine, tell them exactly what they can expect, and above all, don’t lie about the pain. “We explain to them that it’s a small prick and that is all,” says Dr Alkabbany. “We tell them that they will be strong and not have sickness later on. With a little trust and time, they are fine.” Reward them There’s nothing wrong with a little incentive. “The lollipop works like magic,” says Dr Alkabbany. “We give them stickers too – they have to choose the sticker they want to have after the injection. It’s a secret weapon.”

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DHA IMMUNISATION PROGRAMME You can find up-to-date information on the UAE’s guidelines for immunisation at dha.gov.ae (children between 0-6 years)

Five to six years:

DPT; OPV; MMR; and varicella.

18 months: DTaP; Hib; OPV; and PCV.

12 months:

MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) and varicella (against chickenpox).

Six months: DpaT; Hib; Hep B; OPV; and PCV.

Four months:

DpaT; Hib; Hep B; OPV; and PCV.

Two months: Hep B; DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis); Hib Haemophilus influenzae type B (to prevent a bacterial illness that can lead to a potentially deadly brain infection); IPV (to protect against polio); and PCV (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to prevent the bacterium streptococcus pneumoniae).

At birth: BCG (Bacillus Calmette–Guérin to prevent tuberculosis) and Hep B (prevents Hepatitis B).

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Gifted & Talented

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GIFTED & TALENTED

SHINING STARS

Fiona McKenzie, director at Gabbitas Middle East, shares her thoughts on how schools in the Middle East accurately assess and identify gifted and talented students and what support is out there for families in the UAE

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he ‘gifted and talented’ criteria for children in schools covers a wide and diverse group of children and skills. In general, the definition of ‘gifted’ refers to a child who has abilities in one or more academic subjects, such as English or maths whereas ‘talented’ refers to a child who has skills in a practical area like music, sport or art. Therefore children who are creatively gifted, intellectually gifted, learning disabled gifted and artistically gifted would all fall under this umbrella; the talented gymnast to the mathematical prodigy, the chess superstar to the accomplished young writer. Judging whether a child fits into the specific criteria is complex and is based on a range of different factors. This can be anything from the simple IQ test, where a score over 130 would indicate exceptional talent, to the personal observations of teachers and parents. These observations might be based around characteristics, such as being very verbally fluent for their age, picking up new skills or information quickly, being interested in topics associated with an older peer group and being self-taught in these areas or an ability to work things out quickly in their head and come up with unusual and original responses to problem solving activities. A good memory and a lively sense of imagination or a child with strong views and opinions may also be indicators. The child who is very curious, has excellent

“Being natively smart simply isn’t enough” analytical skills, shows depth in their thinking, demonstrates rapid and very advanced mastery of skills, who can think and act independently and who enjoys a challenge is likely to be the one who catches their teacher’s attention and identified as needing support as a gifted child. However, judging who requires this extra stretching is not always easy. It is important to remember that different children progress at different speeds and a prodigiously talented two-year-old maybe well within the norm by the time they reach school age. Being top at one school does not mean that the child is automatically gifted; they may be very average at another school. At other times, it is possible to mistake the hard working, well behaved student who regularly tops the class as being gifted and talented and to overlook the disruptive pupil who doesn’t always perform well but who has much more potential. Having identified a gifted student, what happens next? As educational psychologist Françoys Gagné (2003) says, “being natively smart simply isn’t enough – a child needs support and guidance to achieve his/her gifted potential.” This is where the environmental factors come into play, at school and at home, and both need

to work collaboratively to put in place a carefully executed plan to bring out and develop the child’s full potential. For schools, this can be by providing the child with an accelerated programme in the subject or across the year, by making sure the child is being extended in the class with more challenging tasks and given independent learning tasks. Many schools have switched on to matching the students with a teacher/mentor or pairing them with older students for cross age tutoring. And every school will be keen to enter students into the many competitions that are hosted, both nationally and internationally, to test their talents against a wider audience. Parents need to encourage their gifted and talented child’s interests, whether it is with extra classes, tutoring or by joining clubs or through playing games (such as Scrabble or Articulate) to encourage lateral thinking. The most important role a parent can play is to understand, value and support their child and, when necessary, fight for them to have the right provision in place. So how easy is it for the gifted and talented child to be supported while in the UAE? Each child is, of

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If you’re new to the UAE, look for schools that have a successful ‘gifted and talented’ programme course, different but for many there is an extremely sound provision. The annual inspection cycle of schools in the UAE means that all ‘Very Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ schools in the UAE provide a well differentiated curriculum. This will scaffold learning for those who need extra support and provide the extension and stretch, which those with real talent and potential will need to maximise their skills and gifts. For gifted children, a school that provides support well beyond the norm and is open to going the extra mile is essential. An extremely talented pupil may need to attend subject classes in higher year groups and to be challenged by taking public exams well before their normal age. This requires careful planning and tailoring, not only for the academic programme of the pupil, but also with specialist mentoring of the pupil and the other students to make sure that any social impacts are well managed. While schools are relatively quick to adapt to the more conventionally academically gifted, not all schools are as flexible and supportive for those pupils who show exceptional talents in sport or dance or music. These talented pupils will often be required to miss days of school to attend national and international training or to take part in competitions. Schools need to agree to this and to make sure they have arrangements in place so that any missed lessons or work is caught up and the student is not disadvantaged by these absences. The best schools in Dubai are rightly proud of their current provision for gifted and talented pupils but are

aware of the need to continually strive, not only to identify all such pupils, but also provide suitable programmes. These schools are flexible towards the individual needs of their pupils and provide programmes that are based on setting high expectations and through carefully planned delivery. Even as the educational provision within Dubai continues to mature, we are already seeing the results of established ‘gifted and talented’ programmes in schools, as the many young people who are already accessing the top selective universities in the world proves. In addition, Dubai schools are also currently nurturing excellent chess players, world-class mathematicians, international polo players, go-kart drivers and footballers, as well as young leading musicians, to spotlight just a few of those who are benefiting from existing programmes. If you’ve just moved to the UAE, look for schools that have a successful ‘gifted and talented’ programme in place. The provision will not only identify these students, but will positively and energetically draw up an individual education plan, which can be effectively implemented and recognises the need for flexibility on behalf of the school and the parents. The success of any of the provisions is based on effective and realistic teamwork and expectations of the school, teachers, parents and, of course, the skills and gifts of the child. Contact Gabbitas Educational Consultants on admin@gabbitas.ae or +971 (0) 445 16933 for impartial, professional and expert advice to help you find the school that fits.

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This school’s got talent Ben Viljoen, Head of Inclusion at Jumeira Baccalaureate School, on the importance of supporting gifted and talented students in an inclusive environment

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t Jumeira Baccalaureate School (JBS), a Taaleem school, we feel that inclusion and student wellbeing is essential in ensuring that each individual is able to work towards their true potential. One (often overlooked) branch of a school’s inclusive and supportive focus is that of the provision for gifted and talented students. At JBS, we use the KHDA 2015-2016 Inspection Framework definitions of gifted and talented. Here ‘gifted’ is referred to as “a student who is in possession of untrained and spontaneously-expressed exceptional

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natural ability in one or more domains of human ability”. These domains will include intellectual, creative, social or physical abilities. In the case of a gifted student, while exceptional potential will be present, they may underachieve. Talented students are described as “a student who has been able to transform their ‘giftedness’ into exceptional performance”. A talented student will thus always be able to demonstrate exceptional levels of competence in the specific domain of human ability. Many schools focus their resources on students with significant academic or behavioural concerns

without realising that gifted and talented students (especially those that are not identified, appropriately challenged, and who may feel out of sync with their peers) are at risk for developing low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and feelings of isolation. Such students may disengage from their studies or deliberately underachieve. These are a particularly at-risk group who can often struggle with organisation, burnout (due to little free time), difficulty focusing on work that doesn’t interest them or that they don’t naturally excel at, and interactions with peers (finding similar interests). Many


PROMOTION gifted students also strive to reach an impossible goal of perfection, which can lead to procrastination and unnecessary time spent on already excellent projects. This can lead to elevated levels of anxiety and ailments, such as stomach problems, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)-like behaviours, and even eating disorders. Others may become disruptive or, in extreme cases, even exit early from their schooling. It is thus critical that this section of the school population receives appropriate support, both academically and in terms of their overall wellbeing. JBS addresses these challenges through an emphasis on teachers really knowing their students, both pastorally and academically. Each teacher has a context sheet for every one of their classes that breaks down individual student data for CAT4 (Cognitive Abilities Test), PASS (Pupils Attitudes Towards Self and School), information regarding gifted and talented, potential Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) and whether they require support for English as an Additional Language

(EAL). This ensures that students can be appropriately challenged. Dynamic groups can be arranged, and students can be adequately supported within all of their classes. Students at JBS are identified as gifted through teacher/parent nominations, CAT4 assessments, GL Progress Testing (English, maths or science), and external professionals, such as educational psychologists. Once identified, students are placed on the school’s gifted and talented register and a student passport (a one page profile with student specific information and targets) is created. Teachers use this information, together with details from the context sheet and, in collaboration with the inclusion department, plan students’ lessons appropriately (in terms of curriculum and differentiation) and provide individualised extension/ enrichment opportunities. This guarantees quality teaching, utilising a range of questioning techniques and problem-based learning, and ensures students are appropriately challenged. Teachers provide opportunities for talented students to use and develop their talents within lessons, to guide students

into other areas where other talents may flourish, and to celebrate their successes and achievement. Students are encouraged to take part in competitions and extracurricular activities (not just in their area of strength). Activities are encouraged within the school, across the Taaleem group of schools (such as Science Expos, Maths Olympiads, and Public Speaking), within the context of Dubai, and even abroad. This year, JBS entered six teams (two primary and four secondary) into the UAE’s first Tournament of the Minds. This provided an excellent opportunity for students to develop a range of skills, including problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration. We also encourage other after-school activities, such as Lego Robotics, Model United Nations and Chess Club. One of our secondary students has recently gone on to be the youngest Emirati to climb Mount Kilimanjaro! The inclusion team at JBS works closely with parents and teachers to ensure that students meet their individual targets and that they are appropriately supported. In collaboration with the school counsellor and grade/subject leaders, all students’ Pupils Attitudes Towards Self and School (PASS) data is monitored to track and intervene where necessary with regards to their wellbeing. PASS includes useful information, such as Self Regard as a Learner, and Attitudes towards School which helps create a holistic picture of each student when used in collaboration with the CAT4 and the GL Progress tests. We also provide appropriate wellbeing and career counselling opportunities for students and parents. JBS launches a scholarship programme in 2018/19 for gifted and talented children. For more information, email admissions@jbschool.ae

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STREAMLINE THE SCHOOL RUN

Nothing comes as more of a shock after a long summer holiday than being thrust back into the high-stress scenario that is the school run. We asked some parents for their golden tips on how to run the gauntlet without getting wound up, worn down and having to sign the dreaded late slip

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efore actually having children, the thought of dropping your little darlings off at school seemed like a charming, heart-warming affair. Family breakfasts, sing-alongsong moments in the car, lunchboxes filled with exciting, restaurantstandard finger food and big beaming smiles as you kiss your child and send them off for a perfect day of learning and high-jinx. However, the reality, as we all know, is quite different. Your Sound of Music-inspired vision heads quickly out of the window and is replaced with something more like a scene from The Hunger Games. Where the odds are stacked against you (PE, the library run and spellings on the same day?), even the smallest mistake (running out of milk) can lose you everything and, when it comes to the crunch (in the car park), it can feel like it’s every parent for themselves. As we glide into a new school year, we asked some Dubai-based parents for their tips on how to make it through the morning routine with as little stress, sweat and tears as possible.

Yousef Lahej, 38, has three children aged 7, 5 and 4 at Jumeirah Primary School “When one of my children refuses to get dressed, I tell them they can go in to school

naked if they like. I generally get the lunchboxes done the evening before, but if there is an occasion when this hasn’t happened, and I wake to find I don’t have enough supplies in the fridge in the morning, then it’s a flying visit past a supermarket, packing the lunchboxes in the car while on the move. However, if I wake up really late and coincidentally all of my kids have slept in too, I relax. We are already late, so why stress? I figure that’s why the school has the late registry.” David Wilkins, 35, and Nour Mansour, 34, have three children, aged 12, 9 and 6, all at Horizon International School Nour: “If it’s one of those mornings where we have all had meltdowns before leaving the house, the car journey is normally silent… Which is actually quite pleasant. If we haven’t got time for breakfast, I don’t stress – I just make them sandwiches to go.” David: “If one of the children is taking a long time to get ready, I tell them we are leaving home without them, which normally gets them moving. My golden rule for a stress-free school run is waking up earlier than you’re meant to.”

“When I have nothing for lunch boxes, I contemplate if the school nurse will report me” Zoe Cairns, 40, is mum to a sevenyear-old boy, who goes to Jebel Ali School, and a two-year-old girl “When I realise I have nothing for lunch boxes, I contemplate if the school nurse would report me for sending biscuits, crisps and ketchup sandwiches, but can generally find something healthy to go in. The best way that I have found to take the stress out of the morning is to get everything prepped the night before. We have a crib sheet on the fridge, where we can check things off to make sure we haven’t missed anything… Lunchboxes and bags get packed and his uniform gets laid out ready, complete with pants, socks and shoes.”

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Selina Smyth, 37, is mum to four kids, ages 11, 11, 8 and 5. All four go to Horizon International School “I get the kids involved in all aspects of the school run routine. If one of them is dawdling in the morning, I say, ‘Let’s get in the car.’ I generally only have to say it once before they realise that it really doesn’t matter to me if they walk out of the house naked. They all help wash, dry and repack lunch boxes ready for the next day and I keep on top of which child needs to bring what on which day by encouraging them to remember themselves. Even my five-yearold packs her own swimming bags and PE kits. I get the kids lining up their shoes, bags and lunchboxes at the door as they are getting ready. And if they forget something, I don’t stress about it. The natural consequences of a forgotten PE kit, or swim bag, is usually more powerful than continually reminding them.” Emma Sheppard, 37, has triplet daughters aged 4, who go to Dubai English Speaking School “Our mornings are rather full on! Things rarely run smoothly – it’s more a case of putting out small fires. The slightest of things can tip the trio over the edge. Something as simple as not having the right spoon to eat their cereal can escalate into rolling around on the floor, refusing to get dressed. The only way things run smoothly is if I say we are having a play date with their favourite friend Darcie that afternoon and warn them that Darcie will want to hear that they got to school without any drama.”

Tessa Kiernander, 35, has two boys, aged 5 and 2, at Horizon International School and Horizon Kids Nursery “My top tip for a stress-free morning routine is to wake up earlier than your kids. Since we started waking up 45 minutes before the kids have to be up, our mornings have been much more positive and less stressful. Staring 5:30am in the eye is brutal sometimes, but it is 100 percent better to get up and have

a coffee while doing lunchboxes, slowly ramping yourself up into the day, rather than being woken up by the kids and having to go from zero to 100 in nano seconds. Another thing is having a realistic time allocation. My eldest son needs 15 minutes to wake up and have a cup of warm milk, 30 minutes for breakfast and at least 10 minutes to get dressed and be ready to go out the door. It’s just a fact. So there’s no point trying to rush him to do it in less time as we will all end up stressed out and crying into our cornflakes.”

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON Anna Yates, a psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist and the owner of Mind Solutions (mindsolutions.ae), offers her expert tips for staying swan-like on the school run… “A stress-free start to the day is important for all of us, young and old. But for children going to nursery and school, if they start their day calm and relaxed, they will go in to school in a more positive frame of mind and be able to cope with whatever comes their way. “I think we really don’t consider the stress that children go through at nursery and school: imagine what it would be like to spend all day every day learning new things. It would be exhausting for us as adults, so we have to recognise that it must be equally exhausting for children. “As such, parents do their children a big favour by making sure they arrive at school happy, calm,

organised and ready for the day ahead. Of course, it won’t always go according to plan – there will be mornings where calm and organised descends into chaos and stress. When this happens, my advice to parents would be to stay calm yourself. Not only will this help you to deal with the situation in the best possible way but also your children pick up on your energy. If you are stressed, they will be stressed. If you are calm, it will be easier for them to calm themselves down too. “If it’s not going smoothly, remove yourself from the situation, or the room, if you need to and breathe. Another tip would be to avoid giving your children highly processed, high-sugar foods in the morning – many breakfast foods and drinks, such as cereals, fruits, yoghurts and juices, are packed with sugar. Also, take the time to prepare and get everything organised the night before, so you don’t have total bedlam first thing in the morning.”

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There’s more to mindfulness than colouring books for grown-ups. We take a look at how this trend is helping children to reach their full potential

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hether you like it or not, we have been (and are still being) dragged kicking and screaming from the familiar safety of our chaotic, busy, over-filled lives into ‘the moment’. Mindfulness and meditation tools are everywhere and it’s a movement that’s here to stay. Everything from parenting and eating to fitness and travel has had the mindful shakedown – and education is no different. Schools across the world have been adopting mindfulness in a bid to help children tune into the present and tune out of distractions, whether they be real, or imagined; at home, or at school; physical, or mental. “Mindfulness is a life skill that can help children in all areas of their lives”, says Richard Burnett, one of the founders of the Mindfulness in Schools Project in the UK. “The foundation of mindfulness is about training the muscle of our attention. It’s not about telling our young people not to think. It’s about recognising when thinking becomes over-thinking and knowing how to change gear into a mode of mind that is more nourishing. It’s not just about helping students get out of a bad space, but about helping them get into a good space.”

Happy is the new smart With the KHDA’s recent focus on wellbeing, never has there been a better time for schools in Dubai – and the rest of the UAE – to stop, breathe and focus on mindfulness. And, according to the teachers who are implementing these initiatives in your children’s classrooms, the positive impact is undeniable. Liam Cullinan is head of secondary at Nord Anglia International School Dubai, where mindfulness is high up on the agenda. He says, “We believe in the importance of mindfulness and heartfulness at Nord Anglia. So much

“Mindfulness is a life skill that can help children in all areas of their lives” so that we extended our morning tutor group sessions from 15 minutes to 25 minutes so that mindfulness exercises, such as yoga, breathing and reflection, could be incorporated into the day. We have dedicated areas around the school for mindfulness activities and moments, and our staff are involved in it as much as our students.” He continues, “I’m happy to see wellbeing being featured highly on the KHDA inspection framework and agenda. Results are one thing to aim for, but if you haven’t got a happy and relaxed child, then you simply won’t have the results.” Charles Grayhurst, principal of Arbor School, echoes these sentiments. “We believe that childhood and adolescence are important formative developmental stages that lay the groundwork for wellbeing and mental health in adulthood. We also believe that children who are centred, purposeful and happy make for better learners.” As such, students at Arbor School enjoy daily slots of ‘reflection time’ after breaks and at the end of the school day, a dedicated Reflection Garden and a curriculum enriched with emotional health and social skills. “The Arbor 8 values also help students learn how to cope with their emotions in a rapidly changing world,” says Grayhurst. “This provides them with opportunities to plan, collaborate, reflect and make meaningful changes to the

60-SECOND TUTORIAL Jennifer Crick is a Spanish teacher at Dubai American Academy and a qualified mindfulness teacher. Here, she provides a quick summary of mindfulness. “For me, it means being fully present. Being here and now. That my thoughts are with you. I’m not thinking about tomorrow. I’m not analysing yesterday. I’m not thinking about something else I could do. I am really here. Mindfulness refers to the practice of being present, which might mean sitting still and simply breathing, or going for a walk and being in tune with my senses. But the way it is used in schools also includes taking time to think positively about others. In our very busy, crazy lives, mindfulness comes aptly at a time to teach us how to live life more fully. One of the best benefits of mindfulness is that more people are living with intention. And I think that’s important.”

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“Students these days are overwhelmed with the relentless connectivity of their lives”

world around them. This process starts with serenity and compassion because we really do believe that a still mind is a learning mind.”

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Balancing out the noise You might be wondering why children these days need mindfulness in the classroom. After all, we didn’t have that in our day. But then our childhoods weren’t as fast-paced and technology-fuelled as theirs are. So we can’t begin to imagine what it feels like to grow up in their world any more than they could imagine what it would be like to grow up in a world without mobile phones and internet; this is one of the main benefits and aims of mindfulness – to act as an antidote to technology. Although these days, arguably, a necessary evil, studies show that adolescents addicted to the internet and smartphones suffer from a changed brain chemistry, resulting in depression, anxiety and drowsiness. Emily Jardine, a teacher at Gems Dubai American Academy High School, says that mindfulness is necessary to help students and teachers slow down. “Students these days are overwhelmed with the relentless connectivity of their lives. They are constantly interacting – on many different platforms, with many

different people – simultaneously. This affects their ability to do a single task effectively and with focus. Lack of focus leads to stress, not only because students are stressed out about their responsibilities and pressures, but also because they are unable to fully focus on any one moment. The negative effects of stress are well documented and can cause unhappiness and larger feelings of disconnectedness, affecting school performance, personal relationships and goal setting. It’s critical that students learn to manage stress – and mindfulness is a useful tool for this. Teachers also gain from slowing down and focusing on tasks one by one. Like any muscle, mindfulness is easier and more effective with practise.” Indeed, teachers seem to be taking to the mindfulness movement with gusto and reaping rewards for themselves, as well as for their young charges. In a survey by the Mindfulness in Schools Project, 100 percent of teachers said they would recommend the mindfulness training to their colleagues, while 95 percent said that mindfulness practice, and teaching the UK’s mindfulness curriculum, supported their overall quality of life. Deirdre Walsh heads up the wellbeing curriculum at Dubai English Speaking College and says that, for them, mindfulness for staff is just as important as mindfulness for students. She says, “It has been proven that having mindful teachers has a greater impact on students than just teaching mindfulness to students. We have weekly drop-in sessions for staff and regular events for them too, as well as wellbeing workshops for parents. A few weeks ago we had a Think Positive, Be Positive week, including mindfulness activities for staff and for students. On the final morning, we had the whole school outside holding hands in a long chain for a minute of mindfulness. It was a really lovely experience for everyone involved.”

NEW WELLBEING WONDERS Keep on top of the latest positivity movements that could be coming to a school near you... Sophrology Created 60 years ago by Spanish psychiatrist and neurologist Professor Alfonso Caycedo, sophrology is a blend of breathing, relaxation, visualisation, meditation and body awareness exercises to achieve a sense of calmness, balance and happiness. Self-care The self-care movement encourages people to take a moment to prioritise their own physical, mental and emotional needs. It’s more about making choices that are kind to yourself than about following a specific practice. It’s free and you already have the skills at your disposal. Mindlessness On the flipside of mindfulness is the theory that sometimes being distracted is good for the brain, too. The supporters of mindlessness say that, for some people who suffer from negative thinking, mindfulness can exacerbate the negativity by encouraging them to dwell on their thoughts. For these people, immersing themselves in an activity they enjoy can be even more beneficial than mindfulness. Happiness science According to the findings of the latest Global Wellness Summit, one of the biggest new trends is the scientific study of happiness and how to help people achieve it. One suggestion from the summit shows a mathematical equation where “happiness” equals “the events of your life” minus “your expectations of your life”.

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3 SMART CHILDREN’S NURSERY Al Jafliya 04 398 0074 smartchildrensnursery.net Curriculum: EYFS Age: 1 month to 4 years Fees: AED15,500 to AED21,500

1 TODDLERS INTERNATIONAL NURSERY Bur Dubai 04 398 3111 toddlersintlnursery.com Curriculum: EYFS Age: 3 months to 4 years Fees: AED16,200 to AED26,100


1 AL ITTIHAD PRIVATE SCHOOL Al Mamzar 04 2966314 ipsmamzar.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American Age: Pre Primary-G12 Fees: AED17,860 to AED37,672 Founded: 1982

5 AL RASHID AL SALEH PRIVATE SCHOOL Oud Metha; 04 3376126 alrashed-alsaleh.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: Ministry of Education Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED8,354 to AED17,927 Founded: 1973

1 AMBASSADOR KINDERGARTEN LLC Bur Dubai 04 3799333 ambassadorkg.com KHDA rating: Very Good Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-KG2 Fees: AED19,700 to AED26,264 Founded: 1973

1 AMBASSADOR SCHOOL LLC Bur Dubai 04 3983535 ambassadorschool.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: Indian Age: G1-G12 Fees: AED20,695 to AED41,440 Founded: 2005

8 DEIRA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Dubai Festival City 04 2325552 disdubai.ae KHDA rating: Very Good Curriculum: UK - UK/IB Age: FS1-Y13 Fees: AED39,938 to AED80,465 Founded: 2005

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1 DEWA ACADEMY Bur Dubai 04 3220113 KHDA rating: First Inspection 2020-2021 Curriculum: UK/BTEC Age: G10-G12 Fees: AED0 to AED58,400 Founded: 1961

2 DUBAI ENGLISH SPEAKING SCHOOL Zabeel 1 04 3371457 dessdubai.com KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y6 Fees: AED36,210 to AED44,813 Founded: 1973

5 DUBAI GEM PRIVATE SCHOOL Oud Metha 04 3376661 dubaigem.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y13 Fees: AED12,246 to AED25,142 Founded: 1983

1 DUBAI POLICE KINDERGARTEN - DEIRA BRANCH

5 GEMS WINCHESTER SCHOOL Oud Metha 04 3374112 gemswinchesterschool-dubai.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: UK Age: FS2-Y10 Fees: AED11,261 to AED19,473 Founded: 1958

4 IRANIAN KHADIJE KOBRA SCHOOL Al Karama 04 3961236 KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Iranian Age: G1-G12 Fees: AED3,333 to AED4,500 Founded: 1973

4 IRANIAN TOWHEED GIRLS SCHOOL Al Karama 04 3961234 gi-st.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Iranian Age: G1-G12 Fees: AED8,721 to AED9,258 Founded: 2012

5 LYCEE FRANCAIS INTERNATIONAL

Al Mamzar 04 2387391; dubaipolice.gov.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: Ministry of Education Age: KG1-KG2 Fees: AED0 to AED0 Founded: 2011

Oud Metha 04 3368552 lfidubai.aflec-fr.org KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: French Age: Pre Primary-G12 Fees: AED26,376 to AED55,781 Founded: 2010

6 ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRIVATE SCHOOL

5 LYCEE FRANCAIS INTERNATIONAL GEORGES POMPIDOU PRIMARY

Umm Hurair 04 3377503; dubai-els.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: UK Age: FS2-Y13 Fees: AED4,101 to AED10,768 Founded: 2000

Oud Metha; 04 3374161 lfigp.org KHDA rating: Outstanding Curriculum: French Age: KG1-KG2 Fees: AED29,066 to AED29,066 Founded: 2017


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

1 NEW ACADEMY SCHOOL Bur Dubai 04 3988873 newacademyschool.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED7,784 to AED20,750 Founded: 1990

6 PAKISTAN EDUCATIONAL ACADEMY Umm Hurair 04 3370126 pea.ae KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Pakistani Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED5,985 to AED8,210 Founded: 1975

6 ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL-DUBAI Umm Hurair; 04 3370252 stmarysdubai.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: Y1-Y12 Fees: AED6,116 to AED13,138 Founded: 2000

7 SWISS INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC SCHOOL Dubai Healthcare City 04 3750600; sisd.ae KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: International Baccalaureate Age: Pre Primary-G9 Fees: AED60,000 to AED110,000 Founded: 2015

5 THE INDIAN HIGH SCHOOL Oud Metha; 04 3358851 indianhighschooldubai.org KHDA rating: Very Good Curriculum: Indian Age: G5-G12 Fees: AED0 to AED10,253 Founded: 2005

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EMIRATES LIVING There are a number of excellent nurseries to choose from in the first large-scale gated community of its kind in the Middle East, along with several well-known schools.

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The Meadows

1 The Springs

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NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

5 The Greens Al Barsha 1

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The Lakes

3 Emirates Hills

Al Barsha 3

6 Al Barsha 2

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9 Al Barsha South

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NURSERIES 99 BRIGHT SPARKS EARLY LEARNING CENTRE

6 LITTLE GEMS INTERNATIONALBARSHA

8 THE CHILDREN'S GARDEN BARSHA (TCGB)

Al Barsha South 04 347 7065 brightsparks.ae Curriculum: British EYFS Age: 2 years to 5 years Fees: On request

Al Barsha 3; 04 399 5244 lgipreschool-barsha.com Curriculum: Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Age: 1 year to 4 years Fees: AED52,000 to AED55,000

Al Barsha 2 04 399 0160 childrensgarden.ae Curriculum: Multi-lingual Pre-school Curriculum Age: 2 to 6 years Fees: AED31000 to AED50,000

1 DUBAI BRITISH FOUNDATION The Springs 04 5587308 dubaibritishfs.ae Curriculum: UK/British Age: 3 to 5 years Fees: AED60,000

4 JEBEL ALI VILLAGE NURSERY GROUP The Lakes 04 454 8404 www.javn.ae Curriculum: UK (EYFS) Age: 12 months to 4 years Fees: AED22,000 to AED40,000

2 JEBEL ALI VILLAGE NURSERY GROUP The Meadows 04 422 4222 www.javn.ae Curriculum: UK (EYFS) Age: 12 months to 4 years Fees: AED22,000 to AED40,000

5 JUMEIRAH INTERNATIONAL NURSERIES (JINS REGENT) The Greens 04 391 8886 jinspire.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 45 days to 4 years Fees: From AED28,000

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4 RAFFLES NURSERIES The Lakes 04 427 1471 rafflesnurseries.com Curriculum: Montessori and EYFS Age: 12 months to 4 years Fees: AED14,400 to AED48,000

4 RAFFLES NURSERIES Hattan Gardens 04 427 1472 rafflesnurseries.com Curriculum: Montessori and EYFS Age: 12 months to 4 years Fees: AED14,400 to AED48,000

3 RAFFLES NURSERIES Emirates Hills 04 427 1461 rafflesnurseries.com Curriculum: Montessori and EYFS Age: 12 months to 4 years Fees: AED14,400 to AED48,000

8 SEASHELLS NURSERY Al Barsha 2 04 341 3404 seashellsnursery.com Curriculum: UK Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: On request


7 AL ARQAM PRIVATE SCHOOL Al Barsha 1; 04 3400888 alarqam.ae KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Ministry of Education Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED7,791 to AED16,618 Founded: 1990

8 AL MAWAKEB SCHOOL - BR

3 DUBAI BRITISH SCHOOL Emirates Hills 04 3619361 dubaibritishschool.ae KHDA rating: Outstanding Curriculum: UK Age: FS 1 - Y13 Fees: AED46,096 to AED69,145 Founded: 2005

8 DUBAI HEIGHTS ACADEMY

8 GEMS AL BARSHA NATIONAL SCHOOL FOR BOYS Al Barsha 2; 04 505 9333 gemsnationalschoolforboys-barsha.com KHDA rating: First Inspection 2019-2020 Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y10 Fees: AED42,000 to AED62,000 Founded: 2017

8 GEMS AL BARSHA NATIONAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

Al Barsha 2; 04 3478288 almawakeb.sch.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED14,245 to AED23,092 Founded: 1998

Al Barsha 2; 04 3682677 dubaiheightsacademy.com KHDA rating: First Inspection 2020-2021 Curriculum: UK - UK/IB Age: FS1-Y6 Fees: AED39,780 to AED52,560 Founded: 2017

Al Barsha 2; 04 5069222 gemsnationalschoolforgirls-barsha.com KHDA rating: First Inspection 2019-2020 Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y10 Fees: AED42,000 to AED62,000 Founded: 2016

7 AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CREATIVE SCIENCE

3 DUBAI INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

7 GEMS DUBAI AMERICAN ACADEMY

Al Barsha; 04 5108000 ascs.sch.ae KHDA rating: First Inspection 2019-2020 Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G6 Fees: AED35,000 to AED48,500 Founded: 2016

Emirates Hills; 04 3684111 diadubai.com KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: IB Age: KG1-G13 Fees: AED40,157 to AED71,152 Founded: 2005

Al Barsha 1; 04 7049777 gemsaa-dubai.com KHDA rating: Outstanding Curriculum: American / IB Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED22,826 to AED84,511 Founded: 1997

8 AMERICAN SCHOOL OF DUBAI Al Barsha 2 04 3950005 asdubai.org KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED59,255 to AED81,360 Founded: 1973

9 BRIGHTON COLLEGE DUBAI Al Barsha 2 South 800 BRIGHT (274448) brightoncollegedubai.ae KHDA rating: N/A Curriculum: British Age: FS1 to Year 13 Fees: AED64,000 to AED107,000 Founded: Fall 2018

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7 DUBAI NATIONAL SCHOOL Al Barsha 1 04 3474555 dnsalbarsha.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED21,896 to AED35,928 Founded: 1988

2 EMIRATES INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (MEADOWS) The Meadows; 04 3629009 eischools.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: IB Age: KG1-G13 Fees: AED26,802 to AED79,488 Founded: 2006

8 GEMS FOUNDERS SCHOOL AL BARSHA Al Barsha 2; 04 5195222 gemsfoundersschool-dubai.com KHDA rating: First Inspection 2019-2020 Curriculum: UK; Age: FS1-Y13 Fees: AED22,000 to AED33,000 Founded: 2016

7 GEMS WORLD ACADEMY Al Barsha 1; 04 3736373 gemsworldacademy-dubai.com KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: IB Age: Pre Primary-G12 Fees: AED64,414 to AED111,813 Founded: 2008


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

9 GLOBAL INDIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL L.L.C

7 NEXT GENERATION SCHOOL

Al Barsha 1; 600 569008 ngsdubai.ae Al Barsha South; 04 2255681 KHDA rating: First Inspection globalindianschool.org KHDA rating: First Inspection 2020-2021 2019-2020 Curriculum: American Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G5 Age: Pre Primary-G6 Fees: AED26,500 to AED37,500 Fees: AED27,000 to AED37,000 Founded: 2016 Founded: 2017

8 JSS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL LLC Al Barsha 2 04 3256886 jssisdubai.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: Indian Age: Pre Primary-G12 Fees: AED14,117 to AED36,837 Founded: 2009

8 KINGS SCHOOL AL BARSHA Al Barsha 2; 04 3566900 kingsdubai.com/Kings-SchoolAl-Barsha KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y9 Fees: AED52,007 to AED100,300 Founded: 2014

8 SMART VISION SCHOOL Al Barsha 2; 04 5136777 smartvisionschooldubai.com KHDA rating: First Inspection 2019-2020 Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y9 Fees: AED29,900 to AED69,900 Founded: 2016

8 NORD ANGLIA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Al Barsha 2; 04 2199999 nasdubai.ae KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y12 Fees: AED62,160 to AED89,096 Founded: 2014

3 REGENT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Emirates Hills, Greens Living Community 04 3608830; risdubai.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y6 Fees: AED43,787 to AED51,083 Founded: 1992

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DUBAILAND & JEBEL ALI Known for its good schools, Dubailand and Jebel Ali encompasses numerous, varied communities stretching along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road.

2 IBN Battuta Gate

3

Discovery Gardens

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1

Jumeirah Village Triangle 8 Jumeirah Jumeirah Village Golf Circle Estate 7 10

Jebel Ali

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4 Dubai Investment Park

Dubai Sports City

Dubailand

9 Motor City

11 Uptown Motor City

12 13

Arabian Ranches

Dubai Studio City

Metro Red Line Metro Green Line 56


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

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NURSERIES 4 AL WOROOD NURSERY Dubai Investment Park 04 444 7655 alworood.sch.ae Curriculum: Arabic, UK, US Age: 3 to 5 years Fees: AED9,000 to AED10,800

3 BUBBLES AND GIGGLES NURSERY The Gardens, Jebel Ali 04 458 1212 bubblesandgiggles.ae Curriculum: UK/EYFS Age: 6 months to 4 years Fees: AED20,000 to AED37,000

9 BUILDING BLOCKS CHILD ENRICHMENT CENTRE Motorcity 04 453 4363 building-blocks.ae Curriculum: UK/EYFS Age: 4 months to 5 years Fees: AED21,000 to AED41,100

12 BURJ DAYCARE NURSERY Arabian Ranches 2 04 430 7129 burjdaycarenursery.com Curriculum: Montessori Programme Age: 12 months to 4 years Fees: AED10,000 to AED56,000

4 CHUBBY CHEEK'S NURSERY Dubai Investment Park 050 902 8574 chubbycheeksnursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 4 months to 4 years old Fees: AED14,400 to AED31,500

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10 CHUBBY CHEEK'S NURSERY Dubailand 04 392 2636 chubbycheeksnursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 4 months to 4 years old Fees: AED14,400 to AED31,500

3 CHUBBY CHEEKS NURSERY Discovery Gardens 04 435 6598 chubbycheeksnursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 4 months to 4 years old Fees: AED14,400 to AED31,500

9 EMIRATES BRITISH NURSERY Motorcity 04 567 6555 emiratesbritishnursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: Up to 5 Years Fees: AED23,430 to AED46,545

1 JEBEL ALI VILLAGE NURSERY GROUP The Ark, Jebel Ali 04 240 8256 www.javn.ae Curriculum: UK (EYFS) Age: 12 months to 4 years Fees: AED22,000 to AED40,000

1 JEBEL ALI VILLAGE NURSERY GROUP Al Furjan, Jebel Ali 04 551 6335 www.javn.ae Curriculum: UK (EYFS) Age: 12 months to 4 years Fees: AED22,000 to AED40,000

1 JEBEL ALI VILLAGE NURSERY GROUP Studio City 04 368 9882 www.javn.ae Curriculum: UK (EYFS) Age: 12 months to 4 years Fees: AED22,000 to AED40,000

6 JUMEIRAH INTERNATIONAL NURSERIES (JINS SUNMARKE JVT) Jumeirah Village Triangle 04 423 8910 jinspire.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 45 days to 4 years Fees: From AED28,000

10 KIDS ZONE NURSERY Dubailand 04 452 6474 kidszonenursery.com Curriculum: EYFS Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: AED16,500 to AED34,500

9 KIDVILLE DUBAI Motorcity 04 454 2760 kidville.com Curriculum: US/International Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: AED9,425 to AED29,665

2 KIDZ VENTURE NURSERY Ibn Battuta Mall, Jebel Ali 04 368 4130 kidzventure.ae Curriculum: EYFS and Montessori Age: 2 years to 5 years Fees: AED22,500 to AED62,700


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

1 LITTLE WOODS NURSERY

12 RANCHES NURSERY

The Galleries Downtown, Jebel Ali 04 883 7005 littlewoodsnursery.com Curriculum: International Age: 40 days to 4 years Fees: From AED22,700

Arabian Ranches 2 800 1777 N/A Curriculum: EYFS Age: 18 months to 3 years Fees: From AED45,000

12 RAFFLES NURSERIES

4 THE CHILDREN'S GARDEN GREEN COMMUNITY (TCGGC)

Arabian Ranches 04 427 1476 rafflesnurseries.com Curriculum: Montessori and EYFS Age: 12 months to 4 years Fees: AED14,400 to AED48,000

Dubai Investment Park 04 885 3484; childrensgarden.ae Curriculum: Multi-lingual Pre-school Curriculum Age: 2 to 6 years Fees: AED29,925 to AED46,000

7 THE WONDER YEARS NURSERY Dubai Sports City 04 368 5600 wonderyearsnursery.com Curriculum: British EYFS Age: 6 months to 2 years Fees: AED18,000 to AED30,000

4 TINY TOWN NURSERY Dubai Investment Park 2 04 883 0175 tinytownnursery.ae Curriculum: Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Age: Up to 5 Years Fees: AED19,500 to AED30,000

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4 AL NIBRAS INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOOL Dubai Investment Park 04 8853330; nisdubai.ae KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED22,364 to AED44,455 Founded: 2005

7 BRADENTON PREPARATORY ACADEMY Dubai Sports City; 04 4251111 dubaisportscity.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED32,421 to AED79,258 Founded: 2009

4 BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADIAN SCHOOL Dubai Investment Park; 04 398 2227 bccsdubai.ca KHDA rating: First Inspection 2020-2021 Curriculum: Canadian Age: KG1-6 Fees: AED40,000 to AED60,000 Founded: 2017

1 DELHI PRIVATE SCHOOL Jebel Ali 04 8821848 dpsdubai.com KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED10,089 to AED14,124 Founded: 2003

4 DOVECOTE GREEN PRIMARY SCHOOL Dubai Investment Park 04 8837474; dovecoteschool.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y6 Fees: AED42,000 to AED48,000 Founded: 2014

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10 FOREMARKE SCHOOL Dubai Land 04 4269393 foremarkedubai.org KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y6 Fees: AED90,000 to AED98,000 Founded: 2013

12 JUMEIRAH ENGLISH SPEAKING SCHOOL (BR) Arabian Ranches 04 3619019; jess.sch.ae KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: UK - IB Age: FS1-G13 Fees: AED39,030 to AED91,950 Founded: 2005

10 GEMS FIRSTPOINT SCHOOL

12 RANCHES PRIMARY SCHOOL

Dubai Land 04 2789700 gemsfirstpointschool-dubai.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y12 Fees: AED39,368 to AED67,340 Founded: 2014

Arabian Ranches 04 4429765 rpsdubai.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y6 Fees: AED45,000 to AED55,000 Founded: 2015

7 GEMS UNITED SCHOOL Dubai Sports City; 04 8183600 gemsunitedschool.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: Pre-KG to Grade 12 Fees: AED32,421 to AED76,504 Founded: N/A

4 GREENFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOOL Dubai Investment Park 04 8856600 gcschool.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: International Baccalaureate Age: KG1 - G12 Fees: AED41,441 to AED76,315 Founded: 2007

1 JEBEL ALI SCHOOL Jebel Ali 04 8846485 jebelalischool.org KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y7 Fees: AED44,960 to AED83,000 Founded: 1978

10 SAFA COMMUNITY SCHOOL Near Miracle Garden Umm Suqeim Road; 04 3851810 safacommunityschool.com KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: UK/IB Age: FS1-Y9 Fees: AED48,692 to AED72,000 Founded: 2014

5 SUNMARKE SCHOOL Jumeirah Village Triangle 04 4238900 sunmarkedubai.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y13 Fees: AED44,900 to AED72,900 Founded: 2016

4 THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF CHOUEIFAT - BRANCH Dubai Investment Park 04 8847884; iscdubai.sabis.net KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: SABIS (UK/US) Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED23,821 to AED45,359 Founded: 2012


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

1 THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF CHOUEIFAT Jebel Ali; 04 3999444 iscdxb-sabis.net KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: SABIS (UK/US) Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED19,833 to AED37,958 Founded: 1994

1 THE WINCHESTER SCHOOL Jebel Ali 04 8820444 winchester.sch.ae KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: UK Age: Pre Primary-Y13 Fees: AED13,542 to AED30,210 Founded: 2003

7 VICTORY HEIGHTS PRIMARY SCHOOL Dubai Sports City 04 4231100; vhprimary.com KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y6 Fees: AED35,834 to AED48,865 Founded: 2013

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JUMEIRAH The low-rise villa district of Jumeirah has a vast array of nurseries and schools known for their outstanding results. With its easy accessibility, many parents who live outside the area take advantage of its education facilities.

Umm Suqeim 3

Umm Suqeim 2

1 Umm Al Sheif

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Metro Red Line 62

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Al Manara

Umm Suqeim 1

5 6

Al Safa


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

Jumeirah

7 Al Satwa

Safa Park

8

Al Wasl

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NURSERIES 6 ADVENTURE KIDS NURSERY Al Safa 2 04 394 1683 adventurekidsnursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: On request

4 ALPHABET STREET NURSERY Al Manara 04 348 5991 alphabetstreetnursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 6 months to 4 years Fees: From AED24,000

9 APPLE NURSERY Satwa 04 344 4441 applenursery.org Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: AED11,000 to AED17,000

7 ART VILLAGE NURSERY Jumeirah 1 052 496 7551 artvillagenursery.com Curriculum: Swedish Preschool Curriculum Age: 6 months to 4 years Fees: From AED25,875

4 BABILOU UMM SUQEIM NURSERY Street 6B, Al Manara 800 NURSERY babilou.ae Curriculum: British EYFS Age: 8 weeks to 4 years Fees: AED40,000

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2 BLOSSOM BURJ NURSERY Street 10 A, Umm Al Sheif 800 NURSERY theblossomnursery.com Curriculum: British EYFS Age: 8 weeks to 4 years Fees: AED40,000

1 BLOSSOM VILLAGE NURSERY Street Al Ragay, Umm Suqeim 1 800 NURSERY theblossomnursery.com Curriculum: British EYFS Age: 8 weeks to 4 years Fees: AED40,000

7 BRITISH ORCHARD NURSERY Jumeirah 04 395 3570, 800 PRESCHOOL britishorchardnursery.com Curriculum: Montessori, UK EYFS Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: AED20,000 to AED37,000

4 CHILD'S PLAY NURSERY Al Manara 04 348 0788 childsplaynurserydubai.com Curriculum: UK (EYFS) Age: 14 months to 4 years Fees: AED20,250 to AED33,360

5 CHILDREN'S OASIS NURSERY Umm Suqeim 04 348 8981, 04 379 0790 childrensoasisnursery.com Curriculum: UK/Spanish Age: 3 months to 4 years Fees: AED10,000 to AED64,000

7 COCOON NURSERY Jumeirah 3 04 394 9394 cocoonnursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 9 months to 4 years Fees: AED28,200 to AED34,200

7 DOVECOTE NURSERY JUMEIRAH Jumeirah 04 440 3424 dovecotenursery.org Curriculum: UK Age: 1 year to 4 years Fees: AED27,500 to AED42,000

7 DUBAI GEM NURSERY Jumeirah 04 345 3550 dubaigem.org Curriculum: Indian, UK EYFS Age: 1.5 years to 3.5 years Fees: From AED18,000

1 EMIRATES BRITISH NURSERY Umm Suqeim 04 348 9996 emiratesbritishnursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: AED21,300 to AED39,000

5 FIRST STEPS NURSERY Umm Sequeim 3 04 348 6302 firststepsnm.com Curriculum: UK, EYFS, Montessori Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: AED18,000 to AED22,000


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

2 GOLDEN GATE NURSERY Umm Al Sheif 04 321 6069 goldengatenursery.ae Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 3 months to 4 years Fees: On request

7 GREEN GRASS NURSERY Jumeirah 04 385 5959 greengrassnursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 1 year to 4 years Fees: On request

6 HOME GROWN CHILDREN'S ECO NURSERY Al Safa 2 04 330 7008 homegrownnursery.ae Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 12 months to 4 years Fees: AED16000 to AED31,000

4 HOPSCOTCH NURSERY Al Manara 04 328 2226 hopscotchnursery.net Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: AED21,000 to AED27,000

6 HORIZON KIDS NURSERY Al Safa 2 04 380 9077 horizonkidsnursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 4 months to 4 years Fees: AED7,750 to AED14,000

6 INSPIRE CHILDREN'S NURSERY Al Safa 2 04 395 5473 inspireallchildren.com Curriculum: Italy, US, The Creative Curriculum, Reggio Emilia Age: 2 months to 4+ years Fees: AED25,800 to AED37,800

6 JUMEIRAH INTERNATIONAL NURSERIES (JINS AL SAFA) Al Safa 04 394 5567 jinspire.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 45 days to 4 years Fees: From AED28,000

6 KANGAROO KIDS NURSERY Al Safa 2 04 395 5518 kangarookids.ae Curriculum: International EYFS Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: AED27,000 to AED31,500

1 KIDDY PLANET NURSERY Umm Suqeim 3 04 328 4465 kiddyplanet.ae Curriculum: EYFS Age: 3 months to 4 years Fees: On request

7 KIDS ACADEMY JUMEIRAH Jumeirah 3 04 338 0260 jumeirah.kids-academy.me Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 3 months to 4 years Fees: AED21,666 to AED54,180

5 KIDS COTTAGE NURSERY Umm Suqeim 1 04 394 2145 kidscottagenursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 10 months to 4 years Fees: On request

7 KIDS ISLAND NURSERY Jumeirah 3 04 394 2578/79 kidsislandnursery.com Curriculum: British EYFS Age: 9 months to 3 years Fees: AED24,300 to AED34,200

1 KIDS PALACE NURSERY Umm Suqeim 3 04 348 4163 kidspalacenursery.com Curriculum: UK, French Age: 14 months to 4 years Fees: AED30,000 to AED50,000

8 KIDS SPOT NURSERY Al Wasl 04 344 8541 kidsspotnursery.com Curriculum: Arabic, UK EYFS Age: 4 months to 6 years Fees: From AED28,000

5 KIDS ZONE NURSERY Umm Suqeim 04 388 3762 kidszonenursery.com Curriculum: EYFS Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: AED16,500 to AED34,500

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NURSERIES 7 KIDZIDOL NURSERY Jumeirah 1 04 355 1613 kidzidolnursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 6 months to 4 years Fees: On request

2 LE JARDIN ENCHANTE Umm Al Sheif 04 348 6788 lejardinenchante.net Curriculum: French Age: 14 months to 4 years Fees: AED21,000 to AED24,000

6 LE PETIT POUCET NURSERY Al Safa 2 04 321 9399 lepetitpoucet.ae Curriculum: Kindergarten Program - EYFS Age: 6 months to 4 years Fees: AED 25,500 to AED46,500

7 LITTLE CHAMPIONS NURSERY Jumeirah 1 04 344 6420 littlechampionsnursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: On request Fees: AED13,050 to AED27,000

7 LITTLE HOUSE NURSERY Jumeirah 3 04 388 7130 littlehousenursery.ae Curriculum: EYFS Age: 2 years to 6 years Fees: AED24,750 to AED50,100

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4 LITTLE LAND NURSERY AND MONTESSORI CENTRE Al Manara Street 04 394 4471 littlelandnursery.com Curriculum: Learn Through Play/ Montessori Age: 14 months to 4.6 years Fees: AED14,500 to AED46,000

6 LITTLE WOODS NURSERY Al Safa 2 04 394 6155 littlewoodsnursery.com Curriculum: International Age: 40 days to 4 years Fees: From AED22,700

7 LITTLE PANDAS EARLY LEARNING CENTER

7 LONDON AND PARIS INTERNATIONAL NURSERY

Jumeirah 1 04 344 6371 littlepandaselc.com Curriculum: EYFS Age: Age 3 months to 5 years Fees: AED17,658 to AED26,658

Jumeirah 04 348 0077 lpnursery.net Curriculum: EYFS Age: 3 months to 4 years Fees: AED30,000 to AED40,000

6 LITTLE SCHOLARS ACADEMY Al Safa 1 04 395 5532 lsa.ae Curriculum: UK Age: Baby up to 4 years (FS1) Fees: AED8,750 to AED12,700

7 LITTLE WINGS INTERNATIONAL NURSERY Jumeirah 2 04 349 0553 littlewings-nursery.com Curriculum: UK and Montessori Methods of Learning Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: On request

4 LITTLE WONDERS Al Manara 04 348 7195 littlewonders.ae Curriculum: Personal, social and emotional development _ PSED Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: AED17,500 to AED37,750

1 MASTERMINDS NURSERY Umm Suqeim 3 056 443 0695 masterminds.ae Curriculum: British EYFS Age: 18 months to 6 years Fees: From AD16,600

6 MILESTONES NURSERY Al Safa 2 04 337 3374 milestones-nursery.com Curriculum: EYFS Age: 4 months to 4 years Fees: AED22,500 to AED46,500

7 MOTHER CARE NURSERY Jumeirah 04 349 6955 motherforcare.com Curriculum: Arabic/UK/US Age: 3 months to 4 years Fees: AED10,000 to AED25,000


NURSERIES 7 MULBERRY TREE LEARNING NURSERY

6 SAFA KINDERGARTEN NURSERY

6 TODDLER TOWN BRITISH NURSERY

Jumeirah 3 04 394 9909 mulberrytree.ie Curriculum: Montessori/EYFS Age: 3 months to 5 years Fees: AED20,700 to AED25,500

Al Safa 04 344 3878 safanurseries.net Curriculum: International Age: 1 year to 4.5 years Fees: AED 23,800 to AED30,700

Al Safa 04 388 2999 toddlertown.ae Curriculum: International Age: 6 months to 4 years Fees: AED18,450 to AED52,500

3 ODYSSEY NURSERY Umm Suqeim 2 04 348 8805 odysseynursery.com Curriculum: Theme-based, emergent curriculum Age: 4 months to 4 years Fees: On request

1 RAFFLES NURSERIES Umm Suqeim 3 04 427 1228 rafflesnurseries.com Curriculum: Montessori and EYFS Age: 12 months to 4 years Fees: AED14,400 to AED48,000

7 RAFFLES NURSERIES Town Centre, Jumeirah 04 427 1458 rafflesnurseries.com Curriculum: Montessori and EYFS Age: 12 months to 4 years Fees: AED14,400 to AED48,000

7 ROYAL BEACH NURSERY Jumeirah 3 04 394 8181 rbnursery.net Curriculum: UK Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: AED25,000 to AED34,500

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7 SANDCASTLE NURSERY Jumeirah 1 04 344 4283 sandcastlenursery.com Curriculum: UK Age: 3 months to 4.5 years Fees: AED21,900 to AED32,400

7 SMALL WORLD NURSERIES Jumeirah 2 04 349 0770 smallworldnurserydubai.com Curriculum: UK Age: 14 months to 4 years Fees: AED5,750 to AED9,775

7 THE PALMS NURSERY Jumeirah 3 04 394 7017 thepalmsnurserydubai.com Curriculum: EYFS Age: 16 months to 4 years Fees: From AED30,000

5 VERNUS EARLY LEARNING CENTRE Umm Suqeim 04 321 4606 vernuselc.ae Curriculum: EYFS Age: 6 weeks to 6 years Fees: From AED29,900

5 WILLOW CHILDREN'S NURSERY Umm Suqeim; 04 321 4433 willownurserydubai.com Curriculum: Birth-Three Matters and the EYFS Age: 45 days to 4.5 years Fees: On request

7 WISDOM INTERNATIONAL NURSERY & DAYCARE Jumeirah 1 04 344 6371 wisdominternationalnursery. com Curriculum: International Age: 6 months to 5 years Fees: On request

4 TINY HOME MONTESSORI NURSERY

2 WOODBURY CHILDREN'S NURSERY

Al Manara 04 346 5240 Curriculum: Montessori Age: 1 year to 5 years Fees: From 8,950

Umm Al Sheif 04 321 5736 woodburynursery.com Curriculum: Special Needs, UK EYFS Age: Up to 6 years Fees: From AED34,500


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6 AL ITTIHAD PRIVATE SCHOOL (BR) Al Safa 1; 04 3945111 ipsjumeira.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED20,126 to AED39,196 Founded: 1998

7 AL SHOROUQ PRIVATE SCHOOL

5 EMIRATES INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOOL L.L.C Umm Suqueim 1 04 3489804; eischools.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK/IB Age: FS1-Y13 Fees: AED35,054 to AED74,283 Founded: 1991

7 GEMS JUMEIRAH PRIMARY SCHOOL

Jumeirah 1 04 3442026 shoruq.sch.ae KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Ministry of Education Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED6,889 to AED11,457 Founded: 1986

Jumeirah 3; 04 3943500 jumeirahprimaryschool.com KHDA rating: Outstanding Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y6 Fees: AED40,036 to AED50,466 Founded: 1994

1 COLLEGIATE AMERICAN SCHOOL

9 GEMS WELLINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

Umm Suqueim 3; 04 4271400 casdubai.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: Pre Primary-G10 Fees: AED40,071 to AED72,352 Founded: 2011

Al Satwa; 04 3433266 gemswps.com KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y6 Fees: AED42,508 to AED53,582 Founded: 2007

7 DUBAI BRITISH SCHOOL JUMEIRAH PARK Jumeirah Park; 04 5520247 dubaibritishschooljp.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: Y1 - Y10 Fees: AED65,000 to AED75,000 Founded: 2015

5 EMIRATES ENGLISH SPEAKING SCHOOL Umm Suqueim 1; 04 3947355 eess.sch.ae KHDA rating: Weak Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED3,568 to AED5,414 Founded: 1980

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8 HORIZONS ENGLISH SCHOOL Al Wasl 04 3422891 horizonschooldubai.com KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y6 Fees: AED28,249 to AED39,564 Founded: 1989

8 JAPANESE SCHOOL Al Wasl 04 3449119 japanese.sch.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: Japanese Age: KG2-G9 Fees: AED25,200 to AED19,200 Founded: 1980

8 JSS PRIVATE SCHOOL LLC Al Wasl 0-3446419 jsspsdubai.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: Indian Age: Pre Primary-G12 Fees: AED11,002 to AED23,889 Founded: 2011

7 JUMEIRA BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL Jumeira 1 04 3446931; jbschool.ae KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: International Baccalaureate Age: Pre-K - G12 Fees: AED56,131 to AED84,197 Founded: 2010

6 JUMEIRAH COLLEGE Al Safa 1 04 3955524 gemsjc.com KHDA rating: Outstanding Curriculum: UK Age: Y7-Y13 Fees: AED71,508 to AED89,385 Founded: 2000

6 JUMEIRAH ENGLISH SPEAKING SCHOOL Al Safa 1; 04 3945515 jess.sch.ae KHDA rating: Outstanding Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y6 Fees: AED39,030 to AED48,234 Founded: 1976

1 KINGS SCHOOL DUBAI Umm Suqueim 3 04 3483939 kingsdubai.com KHDA rating: Outstanding Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y8 Fees: AED42,734 to AED65,037 Founded: 2004


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

6 MANOR PRIMARY SCHOOL Al Safa 1; 04 3943465 manorprimaryschool.com KHDA rating: First Inspection 2019-2020 Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y6 Fees: AED47,150 to AED51,750 Founded: 2016

1 RAFFLES INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL -UM SUQEIM SOUTH BR Umm Suqueim 3 04 4271200; rafflesnurseries.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS2-Y11 Fees: AED30,384 to AED78,408 Founded: 2008

1 RAFFLES WORLD ACADEMY Umm Suqueim 3 04 4271200; rafflesnurseries.com KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: International Baccalaureate Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED30,384 to AED85,075 Founded: 2008

5 THE ENGLISH COLLEGE DUBAI Umm Suqueim 1 04 3943465 theenglishcollege.ac.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: Y9-Y13 Fees: AED0 to AED61,765 Founded: 1992

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PALM JUMEIRAH & DUBAI MARINA There are plenty of nurseries in the family-friendly neighbourhoods of Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina, with international schools located nearby.

Palm Jumeirah

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Jumeirah Beach Residence

3 2

Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Metro Red Line 72

Dubai Marina

4

Dubai Media City

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NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

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Knowledge Village

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Al Sufouh

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NURSERIES 5 ASYA'S NURSERY Palm Jumeirah 04 435 6627 asyasnursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 45 days to 4 years Fees: From AED35,700

5 BABILOU PALM JUMEIRAH NURSERY Golden Mile Galleria, Palm Jumeirah 800 NURSERY; babilou.ae Curriculum: British EYFS Age: 8 weeks to 4 years Fees: AED40,000

2 BABY HOME NURSERY Jumeirah Lakes Towers 04 420 7973 babyhomenursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 1 year to 5 years Fees: AED24,000 to AED37,500

3 BLOSSOM MARINA NURSERY

4 BRITISH ORCHARD NURSERY Dubai Media City 04 4385255, 800 PRESCHOOL britishorchardnursery.com Curriculum: Montessori, UK EYFS Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: AED20,000 to AED37,000

2 CASCADE LEARNING CENTRE Jumeirah Lakes Towers 04 442 1831 cascadelearning.ae Curriculum: EYFS Age: 6 months to 4 years Fees: On request

22 DEWDROPS NURSERY DUBAI Jumeirah Lakes Towers 04 3686399 dewdropsnursery.com Curriculum: British Age: 4 months to 4 years Fees: AED 16,000 to AED30,000

1 FUN AND PLAY NURSERY

Marina Promenade, Dubai Marina 800 NURSERY theblossomnursery.com Curriculum: British EYFS Age: 8 weeks to 4 years Fees: AED40,000

Jumeirah Beach Residence 04 432 3405 funandplaynursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 6 months to 6 years Fees: AED 10,000 to AED50,000

1 BRITISH ORCHARD NURSERY

1 JEBEL ALI VILLAGE NURSERY GROUP

Jumeirah Beach Residence 04 447 5881, 800 PRESCHOOL britishorchardnursery.com Curriculum: Montessori, UK EYFS Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: AED20,000 to AED37,000

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Jumeirah Beach Residence 04 424 3791/2 www.javn.ae Curriculum: UK (EYFS) Age: 12 months to 4 years Fees: AED22,000 to AED40,000

2 KIDS KARE NURSERY Jumeirah Lake Towers 04 441 7673 kidskarenursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 4 months to 5 years Fees: AED20,000 to AED33,000

2 KIDS KINGDOM LEARNING CENTRE Jumeirah Lakes Towers 04 552 1585 kidskingdom.ae Curriculum: British, Indian, UK EYFS Age: 6 months to 2 years Fees: On request

2 KIDS WORLD CREATIVE LEARNING CENTRE Jumeirah Lakes Towers 04 453 4272 kwclc.org Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 2 years to 6 years Fees: From AED6,200

3 KIDVILLE DUBAI Dubai Marina 04 440 1220 kidville.com Curriculum: US/International Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: AED9,425 to AED29,665

2 LEARNING LADDER NURSERY Jumeirah Lake Towers 056 728 3801 learningladdernursery.com Curriculum: International Preschool Curriculum Age: 1 year to 4 years Fees: From AED25,000


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

6 LITTLE HANDS Knowledge Village 04 448 9267 littlehandskidsclub.com Curriculum: International Age: 4 months to 4 years Fees: AED14,580 to AED46,200

2 MOSAIC NURSERY Jumeirah Lake Towers 04 425 6670 mosaicnursery.com Curriculum: The Creative Curriculum Age: 18 months to 5 years Fees: AED5,000 to AED14,500

3 RAFFLES NURSERIES Dubai Marina 04 427 1473 rafflesis.com Curriculum: Montessori and EYFS Age: 12 months to 4 years Fees: AED14,400 to AED48,000

2 RAINBOW VALLEY NURSERY Jumeirah Lakes Towers 04 423 2540 rainbowvalleynursery.com Curriculum: EYFS Age: 3 months to 5 years Fees: AED24,600 to AED35,700

4 TENDER LOVE & CARE NURSERY

2 YELLOW SUBMARINE NURSERY

Dubai Media City 04 367 1636 tenderloveandcare.com Curriculum: International Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: From AED12,500

Jumeirah Lakes Towers 02 553 1179 yellowsubmarine.ae Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 4 months to 4 years Fees: AED22,500 to AED43,200

2 TINY TOWN PLAY LOUNGE Jumeirah Lakes Towers 04 423 2578 tinytown.ae Curriculum: UK Age: 2 years to 6 Years Fees: AED30,000 to AED40,000

3 TODDLER TOWN BRITISH

NURSERY

7 DUBAI COLLEGE

Dubai Marina 04 452 8080 toddlertown.ae Curriculum: International Age: 6 months to 4 years Fees: AED18,450 to AED52,500

Al Sufouh 1 04 3999111 dubaicollege.org Curriculum: UK Age: Y7-Y13 Fees: AED80,810 to AED91,505 Founded: 1978

2 VERNUS EARLY LEARNING CENTRE

7 GEMS WELLINGTON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Jumeirah Lake Towers 04 360 8929 vernuselc.ae Curriculum: EYFS Age: 6 weeks to 6 years Fees: From AED29,900

Al Sufouh 1 04 3484999 wellingtoninternationalschool.com Curriculum: UK - UK/IB Age: FS1-Y13 Fees: AED43,050 to AED93,658 Founded: 2005

5 REDWOOD MONTESSORI NURSERY

3 WILLOW CHILDREN'S NURSERY

Palm Jumeirah 04 422 8581 theredwoodnursery.com Curriculum: Montessori: English, French & Arabic Age: 4 months to 4 years Fees: On request

Dubai Marina 04 554 5802 willownurserydubai.com Curriculum: Birth-Three Matters and the EYFS Age: 45 days to 4.5 years Fees: On request

6 ICADEMY MIDDLE EAST FZ.LLC Knowledge Village 04 4401212 info@icademymiddleeast.com Curriculum: American Age: KG2-G12 Fees: AED18,332 to AED25,672 Founded: 2008

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SMBZ CORRIDOR The major highway of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road is a popular area for nurseries and schools due to its easy accessibility.

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Al Quoz

4 Meydan

5 Nad Al Sheba Al Khail

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IMG Worlds of Adventure

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76 76

Metro Red Line

3

Metro Green Line

Bypass road

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Academic City


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

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Deira

16

Al Waheeda

13

22

17

Al Nahda

Al Twar

Garhoud

18 Al Qusais

14 Al Rashidiya

9

19

Al Muhaisnah

Ras Al Khor

10 Nad Al Hamar

15 Mirdif

11

20 Al Mizhar

Al Warqa'a

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Al Khawaneej

Dubai Silicon Oasis

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NURSERIES 22 AL SALAM NURSERY

17 BRITISH ORCHARD NURSERY

17 DEIRA MONTESSORI NURSERY

Al Nahda 2 04 267 9594 alsalamschool.sch.ae Curriculum: Arabic/UK Age: 2 months to 3 years Fees: From AED17,500

Al Twar 04 261 8788 800 PRESCHOOL britishorchardnursery.com Curriculum: Montessori, UK EYFS Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: AED20,000 to AED37,000

Al Twar 2 04 263 3236 N/A Curriculum: Arabic/UAE Montessori Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: AED17,000

16 CANADIAN MONTESSORI CENTER

7 DUBAI EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

Al Waheeda, Sheik Zayed Road 04 239 9102 canadianmontessoricenter.com Curriculum: Arabic, English, French/Montessori Age: 45 days to 4 years Fees: From AED23,000

Academic City 04 326 0300 cda.gov.ae Curriculum: Support Services UAE/ Special Needs Age: Up to 6 years Fees: Free for UAE Nationals

1 APPLE SEEDS DUBAI Gold and Diamond Park, Al Quoz 04 380 6064 appleseedsdubai.com Curriculum: EYFS Age: 12 months to 6 years Fees: From AED2,680

22 CHUBBY CHEEK'S NURSERY

15 EMIRATES BRITISH NURSERY

Block 12, Dubai Academic City Al Salam Town Center, Mudon 800 NURSERY theblossomnursery.com Curriculum: British EYFS Age: 8 weeks to 4 years Fees: AED40,000

3 7 BLOSSOM ELC NURSERY

Al Nahda 04 239 9985 chubbycheeksnursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 4 months to 4 years old Fees: AED14,400 to AED31,500

Mirdif 04 288 9222 emiratesbritishnursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 3 months to 4 years Fees: AED21,300 to AED39,000

12 BRITISH ORCHARD NURSERY

2 CREATIVE KIDS EARLY LEARNING CENTER

Deira 04 208 9800, 800 PRESCHOOL britishorchardnursery.com Curriculum: Montessori, UK EYFS Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: AED20,000 to AED37,000

8 BRITISH ORCHARD NURSERY Dubai Silicon Oasis 04 388 6602, 800 PRESCHOOL britishorchardnursery.com Curriculum: Montessori, UK EYFS Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: AED20,000 to AED37,000

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Al Khail Mall 04 338 5548 creativekidsdubai.com Curriculum: UK/EYFS Age: 2 years to 6 years Fees: On request

12 HAPPY KIDS NURSERY Deira 04 273 1333 earlyyearsedugrp.com Curriculum: Indian Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: On request

21 CRYSTAL VALLEY NURSERY (PART 1 KIDDY PLANET NURSERY OF THE BEAUTIFUL MINDS NURSERIES) Al Quoz Arabian Center, Al Mizhar, Al Khawaneej 04 284 5519; crystalvalleynursery.com Curriculum: Reggio Emilia Inspired British curriculum _ EYFS Age: 45 days to 4+ years Fees: AED28,000 to AED31,350

04 339 0010 kiddyplanet.ae Curriculum: EYFS Age: 3 months to 4 years Fees: On request


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

15 KIDVILLE DUBAI Uptown Mirdiff 04 236 3648 kidville.com Curriculum: US/International Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: AED9,425 to AED29,665

8 THE KENSINGTON NURSERY

18 WORLD NURSERY

Dubai Silicon Oasis 04 342 3399 thekensingtonnursery.com Curriculum: UK Age: 4 months to 5 years Fees: From AED30,000

Al Qusais 04 261 3025 worldnurserydubai.com Curriculum: Indian EYFS Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: On request

15 SMALL STEPS NURSERY

10 THE LITTLE CITY NURSERY

Mirdif 04 288 3347 smallstepsnursery.ae Curriculum: UK Age: 1 year to 4 years Fees: AED12,500 to AED17,500

Nad Al Hamar 04 284 5148 thelittlecitynursery.ae Curriculum: Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: From AED15,900

13 YELLOW BRICK ROAD NURSERY (PART OF THE BEAUTIFUL MINDS NURSERIES) Al Garhoud; 04 282 8290 Yellowbrickroadnursery.com Curriculum: Reggio Emilia inspired British curriculum _ EYFS Age: 45 days to 4+ years Fees: AED28,000 to AED31,350

12 SPECTRUM NURSERY Abu Hail, Deira 04 265 9464 spectrumnursery.com Curriculum: Indian Age: 1.5 years to 4 years Fees: On request

3 STEP BY STEP NURSERY Al Qudra Road 04 447 3445 stepbystepnursery.ae Curriculum: EYFS Age: 8 months to 4 years Fees: AED 15,750 to AED43,500

15 SUPER KIDS NURSERY Mirdif 04 288 1949 superkidsnursery.com Curriculum: EYFS Age: 11 months to 4 years Fees: AED16,500 to AED21,000

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18 AL ADAB IRANIAN PRIVATE SCHOOL FOR BOYS Al Qusais; 04 2633405 adabschool.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Iranian Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED8,778 to AED19,749 Founded: 1989

22 AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL Al Nahda 2; 04 2671115 diyafah.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y13 Fees: AED8,611 to AED18,546 Founded: 1982

20 AL MIZHAR AMERICAN ACADEMY SCHOOL Al Mizhar 1; 04 2887250 americanacademy.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: Pre-K - G12 Fees: AED41,322 to AED64,414 Founded: 2005

18 AL ADAB IRANIAN PRIVATE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

14 AL EMAN EDUCATIONAL EST (AL EMAN PRIVATE SCHOOL)

18 AL SADIQ ISLAMIC ENGLISH SCHOOL

Al Qusais; 04 2633405 adabschool.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Iranian Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED8,778 to AED18,808 Founded: 1989

Al Rashidiya 04 2858589 KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Ministry of Education Age: KG1-G9 Fees: AED5,707 to AED8,503 Founded: 1973

Al Qusais; 04 2634083 alsadiqschool.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y11 Fees: AED4,245 to AED8,605 Founded: 1989

22 AL AMEEN PRIVATE SCHOOL

13 AL KHALEEJ NATIONAL SCHOOL

Al Nahda 2; 04 2677100 msbdubai.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y11 Fees: AED9,411 to AED10,667 Founded: 1992

21 AL BASATEEN PRIVATE NURSERY

Al Garhoud; 04 2173900 gemsakns.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: American/UAE Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED15,320 to AED29,316 Founded: 1992

18 AL MAAREF PRIVATE SCHOOL (LLC) 18 AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL

Al Khawaneej 1; 04 2892261 KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: Ministry of Education Age: KG1-KG2 Fees: AED5,754 to AED5,754 Founded: 2003

Al Qusais 04 2988881 almaaref.ae KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED9,672 to AED27,829 Founded: 1987

21 AL BASATEEN PRIVATE NURSERY HATTA BRANCH

13 AL MAWAKEB SCHOOL AL GARHOUD

Al Khawaneej 1; 04 8523151 KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: Ministry of Education Age: KG1-KG2 Fees: AED5,400 to AED5,400 Founded: 2004

Al Garhoud; 04 2851415 almawakeb.sch.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED14,245 to AED23,092 Founded: 1995

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22 AL SALAM PRIVATE SCHOOL Al Nahda 2 04 2679594 alsalamschool.sch.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y13 Fees: AED12,931 to AED28,903 Founded: 1989

SCHOOL

Al Qusais; 04 2988666 aisch.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED11,842 to AED19,198 Founded: 2003

18 AMITY SCHOOL L.L.C Al Qusais 04 2041000 amityschooldubai.com KHDA rating: N/A Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G5 Fees: AED15,000 to AED26,000 Founded: 2017


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

1 AMLED SCHOOL Al Quoz 4 04 3386756 amledschool.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Indian Age: KG2- G6 Fees: AED11,500 to AED16,000 Founded: 2015

13 CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Al Garhoud; 04 2824646 gemscis-dubai.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y13 Fees: AED17,825 to AED24,202 Founded: 2004

15 DAR AL MAREFA SCHOOL Mirdif 04 2885782; daralmarefa.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: International Baccalaureate Age: KG1-12 Fees: AED32,670 to AED74,188 Founded: 2008

18 APPLE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

18 CAPITAL SCHOOL

17 DEIRA PRIVATE SCHOOL

Al Qusais 04 2638989 apple.sch.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS2-Y8 Fees: AED6,562 to AED12,052 Founded: 1994

Al Qusais; 04 2988776 capitalschooluae.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y8 Fees: AED38,000 to AED58,000 Founded: 2014

Al Twar 1 04 2641595 deps-sch.ae KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: UK Age: FS2-Y6 Fees: AED20,713 to AED32,372 Founded: 2009

20 ARAB UNITY SCHOOL Al Mizhar 1 04 2886226 arabunityschool.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: UK Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED5,854 to AED9,789 Founded: 1975

18 BILVA INDIAN SCHOOL Al Qusais 04 2040900 bisedu.ae KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G78 Fees: AED12,000 to AED21,000 Founded: 2014

1 CLARION SCHOOL LLC Al Quoz 1; 04 4073000 clarionschooldubai.com KHDA rating: First Inspection 2019-2020 Curriculum: American Age: Pre Primary-G3 Fees: AED40,000 to AED72,000 Founded: 2016

1 CREDENCE HIGH SCHOOL

19 DUBAI ARABIAN AMERICAN PRIVATE SCHOOL Al Muhaisnah 1; 04 2882222 daaschool.com KHDA rating: Weak Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED12,983 to AED28,942 Founded: 2006

18 DUBAI CARMEL SCHOOL

Al Quoz 1 04 3212144 credencehighschool.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G8 Fees: AED15,000 to AED23,000 Founded: 2014

Al Qusais 04 2675424 dubaicarmelschool.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y12 Fees: AED8,433 to AED14,312 Founded: 1982

19 BUDS PUBLIC SCHOOL

18 CRESCENT ENGLISH SCHOOL

Al Muhaisnah 1 04 2888143 bpsdubai.ae KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED7,747 to AED13,832 Founded: 1986

Al Qusais; 04 2988866 crescentschooldubai.com KHDA rating: Weak Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED2,538 to AED9,210 Founded: 1984

7 DUBAI ENGLISH SPEAKING PRIVATE COLLEGE -BRANCH Academic City 04 3604866; descdubai.com KHDA rating: Outstanding Curriculum: UK Age: Y7-Y13 Fees: AED77,782 to AED83,601 Founded: 2005

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13 DUBAI INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOOL

12 ELITE ENGLISH SCHOOL

2 GEMS NEW MILLENNIUM SCHOOL

Al Garhoud, 04 2823524 dis.sch.ae KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED13,633 to AED21,403 Founded: 1985

Deira 04 2688244 eliteenglishschool.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED4,389 to AED9,688 Founded: 1993

Al Khail; 04 4452900 www.gemsnewmillenniumschoolalkhail.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G11 Fees: AED20,963 to AED30,396 Founded: 2013

1 DUBAI INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOOL - BR

20 GEMS FOUNDERS SCHOOL AL MIZHAR

11 GEMS OUR OWN ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL

Al Quoz 1; 04 3385530 dis.sch.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED14,112 to AED22,156 Founded: 1999

Al Mizhar; 04 5195399 gemsfoundersschool-mizhar.com KHDA rating: Under Construction Curriculum: UK Age: FS 1-Y8 Fees: AED22,000 to AED29,000 Founded: Sep-18

Al Warqa’a 1; 04 2361335 gemsoo-dubai.com KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED7,090 to AED14,990 Founded: 1972

6 GEMS HERITAGE INDIAN SCHOOL

11 GEMS OUR OWN HIGH SCHOOL

20 DUBAI MODERN EDUCATION SCHOOL Al Mizhar 1; 04 2885115; dmes.ae KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American - Ministry of Education Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED10,829 to AED16,869 Founded: 1996

17 DUBAI NATIONAL SCHOOL (BRANCH) Al Twar 1; 04 2988555 dns.sch.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED21,458 to AED35,177 Founded: 2000

18 DUBAI SCHOLARS PRIVATE SCHOOL Al Qusais; 04 2988892 dubaischolars.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS2-Y12 Fees: AED14,857 to AED30,562 Founded: 1994

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Near IMG Worlds of Adventure 04 389 4888 gemsheritageindianschool-dubai.com KHDA rating: First Inspection 2019-2020 Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G9 Fees: AED14,000 to AED22,000 Founded: 2016

2 GEMS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLAL KHAIL Al Khail; 04 3396200 gemsinternationalschool-alkhail.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: IB Age: KG1-G11 Fees: AED47,477 to AED66,054 Founded: 2013

5 GEMS MODERN ACADEMY Nad Al Sheba 1 04 3263339 gemsmodernacademy-dubai.com KHDA rating: Outstanding Curriculum: Indian / IB Age: Pre Primary - G12 Fees: AED28,065 to AED66,917 Founded: 2004

Al Warqa’a 1; 04 2800077 gemsoo-alwarqa.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: Indian Age: G1-G12 Fees: AED8,557 to AED14,274 Founded: 2005

1 GEMS OUR OWN INDIAN SCHOOL Al Quoz 1; 04 3391188 gemsoo-alquoz.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED5,944 to AED12,117 Founded: 1991

20 GEMS ROYAL DUBAI SCHOOL Al Mizhar 1 04 2886499 royaldubaischool.com KHDA rating: Outstanding Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y6 Fees: AED37,554 to AED47,351 Founded: 2005


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

8 GEMS WELLINGTON ACADEMY - DSO Dubai Silicon Oasis; 04 5159000 gemswellingtonacademy-dso.com KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: UK - UK/IB Age: FS1-Y13 Fees: AED36,540 to AED82,511 Founded: 2011

2 GEMS WELLINGTON ACADEMYAL KHAIL

13 GULF INDIAN HIGH SCHOOL Al Garhoud 04 2824455 gihsdubai.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED3,449 to AED6,521 Founded: 1979

19 GULF MODEL SCHOOL

11 INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC SCHOOL Al Warqa’a 1; 04 2800993 iasdubai.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED13,580 to AED25,464 Founded: 2006

4 INTERNATIONAL CONCEPT EDUCATION

Al Khail; 04 5129100 gemswellingtonacademy-alkhail.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y12 Fees: AED56,466 to AED96,000 Founded: 2013

Al Muhaisnah 1 04 2544222 gulfmodelschool.com KHDA rating: Weak Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED3,491 to AED6,347 Founded: 1982

Meydan City 04 3708668, icedubai.org KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: French - IB Age: Pre Primary-G7 Fees: AED45,000 to AED77,000 Founded: 2013

7 GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL DUBAI

18 H. H. SHAIKH RASHID AL MAKTOUM PAKISTANI SCHOOL-DUBAI

11 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES

Academic City; 04 4562718 germanschool.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: German Age: Pre Primary-G12 Fees: AED36,868 to AED69,652 Founded: 2004

Al Qusais 04 2988303; sramps.ae KHDA rating: Weak Curriculum: Pakistani Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED3,130 to AED6,259 Founded: 1995

Al Warqa’a 1; 04 2800459 isas.sch.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED23,063 to AED32,290 Founded: 2006

13 GRAMMAR SCHOOL Al Garhoud 04 2824822 grammarschool.ae KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y12 Fees: AED4,686 to AED6,444 Founded: 1974

19 GREENWOOD INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Al Muhaisnah 1; 04 2888000 greenwood.sch.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED18,229 to AED27,952 Founded: 1992

5 HARTLAND INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 5 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF Mohammed Bin Rashid City, Nad Al Sheba 04 407 9444, 800-HARTS (800-42787) hartlandinternational.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1 to Year 10* Fees: AED49,750 to AED76,000 Founded: 2015

18 IAT Al Qusais 04 2122888 point.iat.ac.ae Curriculum: Other Age: G8-G12 Fees: N/A Founded: 2005

CREATIVE SCIENCE

Nad Al Sheba 3; 04 5107000 iscs.sch.ae/nadalsheba KHDA rating: First Inspection 2019-2020 Curriculum: UK; Age: FS1-Y6 Fees: AED33,500 to AED50,000 Founded: 2016

18 IRANIAN SALMAN FARSI BOYS SCHOOL Al Qusais; 04 2988116 salmon.uaeirschools.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Iranian Age: G1-G12 Fees: AED2,422 to AED3,657 Founded: 2000

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1 IRANIAN TOWHEED BOYS SCHOOL

12 LITTLE FLOWERS ENGLISH SCHOOL

Al Quoz 1, 04 338 9953 bi-st.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: Iranian - IB Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED14,500 to AED18,500 Founded: 1958

Deira; 04 2667620 littlefllowereschool.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G6 Fees: AED3,476 to AED3,745 Founded: 1984

Al Muhaisnah 1 04 2887765 dubai-sms.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED15,843 to AED26,787 Founded: 1995

19 ISLAMIC SCHOOL FOR TRAINING & EDUCATION

3 LYCEE FRANCAIS INTERNATIONAL GEORGES POMPIDOU SCHOOL

13 NATIONAL CHARITY SCHOOLBOYS AND GIRLS

Al Muhaisnah 1; 04 2646001 lootah.com/eng/school/schlfrmset.htm KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Ministry of Education Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED12,500 to AED12,500 Founded: 1982

Al Rowaiyah, Dubai bypass road 04 3260026; lfigp.org KHDA rating: Outstanding Curriculum: French Age: G1-G12 Fees: AED35,021 to AED48,093 Founded: 1998

Al Garhoud; 04 2821942 charityschools.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Ministry of Education Age: G1-G12 Fees: AED4,277 to AED7,841 Founded: 1984

5 KENT COLLEGE DUBAI Nad Al Sheba 3; 04 3180700 kentcollege.ae KHDA rating: First Inspection 2019-2020 Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y13 Fees: AED54,000 to AED98,000 Founded: 2016

5 KINGS SCHOOL NAD AL SHEBA Nad Al Sheba 1; 04 3271841 kingsdubai.com/Kings-SchoolNad-Al-Sheba KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y13 Fees: AED52,007 to AED65,993 Founded: 2014

5 LATIFA SCHOOL Nad Al Sheba 04 3361065; lsg.sch.ae KHDA rating: N/A Curriculum: UK Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED0 to AED0 Founded: 1982

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1 LYCÉE FRANÇAIS JEAN MERMOZ

19 MODERN SKILLS SCHOOL

13 NEW INDIAN MODEL SCHOOL

Al Quoz 1; 056 3388223 lfjm.education KHDA rating: First Inspection 2020-2021 Curriculum: French Age: Pre Primary - G5 Fees: AED36,000 to AED48,000 Founded: 2017

Al Garhoud 04 2824313 nimsdxb.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED3,836 to AED6,673 Founded: 1980

19 LYCEE LIBANAISFRANCOPHONE PRIVE-DUBAI

17 NEW WORLD SCHOOL PRIVATE

Al Muhaisnah 4; 04 2640800 llfp.com KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: French Age: Pre Primary-G12 Fees: AED24,123 to AED51,694 Founded: 2004

Al Twar 1; 04 2610033; nwps.ae KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Ministry of Education International Baccalaureate Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED11,680 to AED19,134 Founded: 2005

20 MIRDIF PRIVATE SCHOOL

11 NEWLANDS SCHOOL

Al Mizhar 1 04 2883303 mirdifprivateschool.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G9 Fees: AED23,017 to AED33,977 Founded: 2004

Al Warqa’a 1; 04 282 1200 newlandsschool.ae KHDA rating: First Inspection 2020-2021 Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y6 Fees: AED19,200 to AED26,400 Founded: 2017


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

20 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

19 PHILADELPHIA PRIVATE SCHOOL

Al Mizhar 1; 04 2884844 naischool.ae KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED28,497 to AED45,595 Founded: 2007

Al Muhaisnah 1; 04 2646202 ppsdubai.org KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED18,139 to AED31,061 Founded: 2006

4 NORTH LONDON COLLEGIATE SCHOOL DUBAI

11 PRIMUS PRIVATE SCHOOL LLC

5 REPTON SCHOOL Nad Al Sheba 1 04 4269319 reptondubai.org KHDA rating: Outstanding Curriculum: UK/IB Age: FS1-Y13 Fees: AED60,072 to AED120,145 Founded: 2007

5 RISING SCHOOL LLC

Al Warqa’a 1 04 2800691 risdubai.org KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: Indian Age: Pre Primary-G10 Fees: AED11,339 to AED22,731 Founded: 2008

Nad Al Sheba 4 04 883 5389; risingschool.ae KHDA rating: First Inspection 2020-2021 Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G5 Fees: AED38,000 to AED55,000 Founded: 2017

1 OAKTREE PRIMARY SCHOOL

22 PRISTINE PRIVATE SCHOOL

Al Quoz 4; 04 3333911 oaktreeprimary.com KHDA rating: First Inspection 2019-2020 Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y6 Fees: AED35,000 to AED50,000 Founded: 2016

Al Nahda 2 04 2674299 pristineschool.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y13 Fees: AED9,850 to AED18,453 Founded: 1992

19 RUSSIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City Nad Al Sheba; 04 3190888 800-NLCS (800-6527); nlcsdubai.ae KHDA rating: N/A; Curriculum: IB Age: Pre-KG to Year 12* Fees: AED66,400 to AED104,000 Founded: 2017

15 ONTARIO INTERNATIONAL CANADIAN SCHOOL Mirdif; 04 2559899; oics.ae KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Canadian Age: Pre Primary-Y8 Fees: AED40,000 to AED75,750 Founded: 2014

19 OXFORD SCHOOL Al Muhaisnah 4 04 2543666 oxford.sch.ae KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: UK Age: FS2-Y13 Fees: AED11,216 to AED17,782 Founded: 1988

Al Muhaisnah 4; 04 2641515 dubairuschool.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: Russian Age: KG1-G11 Fees: AED14,241 to AED21,899 Founded: 1997

12 QUEEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

12 SABARI INDIAN SCHOOL LLC

Deira; 04 2652600 queen-schools.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED14,381 to AED26,969 Founded: 1998

Deira 04 2505806; sisdubai.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G7 Fees: AED14,463 to AED16,307 Founded: 2013

5 RASHID SCHOOL Nad Al Sheba 04 3361187 rsbdubai.sch.ae KHDA rating: N/A Curriculum: UK Age: KG1-G12 Fees: N/A Founded: 1986

1 SAFA BRITISH SCHOOL Al Quoz 4 04 3947879 safaschooldubai.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y7 Fees: AED26,834 to AED41,315 Founded: 2005

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11 SHARJAH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOOL

15 STAR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (BRANCH)

13 THE INDIAN HIGH SCHOOLBRANCH

Al Warqa’a 1; 04 2801111 saisdubai.net KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED15,958 to AED39,895 Founded: 2005

Mirdif 04 2884644; starmirdifschool.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y6 Fees: AED32,372 to AED110,000 Founded: 2008

Al Garhoud; 04 2823555 indianhighschooldubai.org KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G4 Fees: AED5,169 to AED5,413 Founded: 1988

18 THE ALPHA SCHOOL LLC

8 THE INDIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (DSO BRANCH)

3 SHEIKH RASHID BIN SAEED ISLAMIC INSTITUTE Al Rowaiyah, Dubai bypass road 04 3688532; rid.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: Ministry of Education Age: G6-G12 Fees: N/A Founded: 2003

Al Qusais; 04 225 5586 alphaschool.ae KHDA rating: First Inspection 2020-2021 Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y6 Fees: AED19,750 to AED28,500 Founded: 2017

Dubai Silicon Oasis 04 3377475; ihsdxb.net KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G8 Fees: AED9,483 to AED14,000 Founded: 2011

22 THE CENTRAL SCHOOL

13 THE KINDERGARTEN STARTERS

Al Quoz 1 04 3381311 springdalesdubai.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: Indian Age: Pre Primary-G9 Fees: AED18,432 to AED26,833 Founded: 2013

Al Nahda 2 04 2674433 centraldxb.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED3,643 to AED6,412 Founded: 1981

Al Garhoud 04 2824090 gemskgs.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G5 Fees: AED7,207 to AED9,619 Founded: 1982

19 ST. MARY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL DUBAI - AL MUHAISNAH

10 THE CITY SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE

Al Muhaisnah 4; 04 2614014 stmarysmuhaisnah.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y7 Fees: AED11,000 to AED15,000 Founded: 2015

Nad Al Hammar; 04 2899722 thecityschool.sch.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS2-Y11 Fees: AED13,666 to AED24,227 Founded: 1989

1 SPRINGDALES SCHOOL LLC

18 THE MILLENIUM SCHOOL Al Qusais 04 2988567 gemsmillenniumschool.com KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED16,555 to AED24,345 Founded: 2000

17 STAR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

19 THE INDIAN ACADEMY

19 THE PHILIPPINE SCHOOL

Al Twar 2 04 2638999 starintlschoolaltwar.com KHDA rating: Acceptable Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y9 Fees: AED20,365 to AED40,297 Founded: 2000

Al Muhaisnah 4 04 2646746 indianacademydubai.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: Indian Age: KG1-G9 Fees: AED10,877 to AED20,000 Founded: 2012

Al Muhaisnah 2 04 2844465 thephilippineschooldubai.com KHDA rating: Weak Curriculum: Philippine Age: KG1-G10 Fees: AED5,956 to AED13,100 Founded: 2008

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NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

11 THE SCHOOL OF RESEARCH SCIENCE

18 THE WESTMINSTER SCHOOL

Al Warqa’a 4; 04 6011011 srsdubai.ae KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Y13 Fees: AED34,359 to AED73,769 Founded: 2003

Al Qusais 04 2988333 gemsws-ghusais.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS2-Y13 Fees: AED7,558 to AED14,693 Founded: 1988

22 THE SHEFFIELD PRIVATE SCHOOL

19 UNITED INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOOL

Al Nahda 2; 04 2678444 sheffield-school.com KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS2-Y13 Fees: AED21,405 to AED40,365 Founded: 2004

Al Muhaisnah 1 04 2543888; uips.ae KHDA rating: Good Curriculum: Philippine Age: KG1-G11 Fees: AED5,059 to AED11,116 Founded: 1992

1 UNIVERSAL AMERICAN SCHOOL - BRANCH Ras Al Khor 04 2325222; uasdubai.ae KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: US/IB Age: KG1-G12 Fees: AED37,330 to AED75,659 Founded: 2005

15 UPTOWN SCHOOL Mirdif 04 2515001; uptownschool.ae KHDA rating: Very good Curriculum: International Baccalaureate Age: Pre-K - G12 Fees: AED45,000 to AED72,500 Founded: 2012

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ABU DHABI The capital of the UAE is home to a diverse curricula of private schools, with subjects taught in Arabic and English. These work under the supervision of The Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) and the UAE Ministry of Education.

Al Lulu Island

Al Reem Island

13

Abu Dhabi City Al Bateen

1

Mangrove National Park

8 2

Al Mushrif

88

12

10 Al Aman


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

Ramhan Island Saadiyat Island

14 15

Al Jubail Island

Yas Island

Zeraa Island Umm Yifenah Island

Samaliyah Island

7

Abu Dhabi International Airport

Sas Al Nakh Island

11

6 Zayed Sports City

Khalifa City Al Maqta

Al Bandar

Masdar City

3 9

Other Locations

16 4 5

MUSSAFAH

Mohammed Bin Zayed City

Zayed City 89


NURSERIES 1 AL DANA NURSERIES Abu Dhabi City 800 68 77, 02 582 1130 aldananurseries.com Curriculum: Arabic/US Age: 45 days to 4 years Fees: AED15,500 to AED25,000

1 APPLE BEE NURSERY Al Rowdah area 02 443 4747, 445 3317 applebeenursery.com Curriculum: The American Creative Age: 6 weeks to 4 years Fees: AED18,000 to AED36,000

1 BIRDS OF HOPE NURSERY Al Salah 02 621 3411 N/A Curriculum: Arabic Age: 40 days to 4 years Fees: AED12,000 to AED18,000

2 BRIGHT BEGINNINGS NURSERY Al Mehairba 02 445 5339 Al Mushrif 02 449 2840 Saadiyat Island 02 628 4816 brightbeginnings.ae Curriculum: UK Age: 1 month to 4 years Fees: From AED18,000

1 BRITISH ORCHARD NURSERY Al Nayhan 02 443 9892 Al Bateen 02 622 2903 britishorchardnursery.com Curriculum: The British National (EYFS) Age: 6 weeks to 5 years Fees: AED30,000 to AED50,000

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1 BUSY BEES NURSERY Madinat Zayed 02 621 9492 busybees-nursery.com Curriculum: Curriculum EYFS Age: 18 months to 4.5 years Fees: From AED22,230

1 BUTTERFLY MONTESSORI Khalidiyah 02 665 8611 N/A Curriculum: Montessori International Age: 1 year to 4 years Fees: From AED4,000

3 DEERFIELDS NURSERY Khalifa City A 02 666 4225 N/A Curriculum: EYFS/British Age: 4 months to 4 years Fees: On request

10 EDU CARE NURSERY

1 FIRST STEPS NURSERY Karama Street 02 446 0960 firststeps.ae Curriculum: UK Age: 4 months to 4 years Fees: AED 23,700 to AED28,000

1 FUTURE STARS NURSERY Falah Street 02 642 0177 N/A Curriculum: UK/Arabic Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: AED10,000 to AED15,000

1 GIGGLES ENGLISH NURSERY Airport Road 02 641 6255 Mina Road 02 673 4226 gigglesenglishnursery.com Curriculum: Arabic, Indian, UK Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: AED14,080 to AED20,608

3 HUMPTY DUMPTY NURSERIES

Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street 02 665 8882 educarenursery.com Curriculum: Arabic, English Age: 1 month to 4 years Fees: AED20,100 to AED25,650

Al Bateen 02 666 3277 Khalifa City A 02 556 1068 humptynursery.org Curriculum: British based, EYFS Age: 1 year to 4 years Fees: AED 22,500 to AED 33,000

10 EDU CARE NURSERY

1 INTERNATIONAL MONTESSORI NURSERY

Al Muroor Street 02 448 3744 educarenursery.com Curriculum: Arabic, English Age: 1 month to 4 years Fees: AED20,100 to AED25,650

Bin Al jazrain 02 558 0062 imn.ae Curriculum: Montessori International Age: 18 months to 5 years Fees: AED14,080 to AED20,608


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

1 JIGSAW NURSERY & CRECHE Al Karamah 02 445 5222 jigsawnursery.ae Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 1 year to 4 years Fees: AED5,735 to AED14,050

3 KIDS ACADEMY Khalifa City A 02 557 7636 Al Bateen 02 446 6484 Al Mushrif 02 441 1991 kids-academy.ae Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 45 days to 4 years Fees: AED20,124 to AED50,310

8 KIPINA (AL BUTIN NURSERY) Al Bateen 02 667 2445 kipinakids.com Curriculum: UK EYFS and Montessori Age: 6 weeks to 4 years Fees: On request

4 KOTWALS NURSERY Mohammad Bin Zayed City 02 559 0068 kotwalsmontessori.com Curriculum: Montessori International Age: 4 months to 4 years Fees: AED16,000 to AED22,000

1 LADY BIRD NURSERY Villa 18, 4th Street 02 6673881 lady-bird-nursery.com Curriculum: EYFS (Finland) Age: 4 months to 4 years Fees: AED 35,700 to AED47,700

3 LEARNING SPACES NURSERY Khalifa City A 02 55 66 135 learningspacesnurseries.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 1 year to 4 years Fees: On request

4 LITTLE AJYAL NURSERY The Al Nahyan Camp 02 409 7115 littleajyal.ae Curriculum: Montessori Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: On request

6 MINDCHAMPS NURSERY ABU DHABI Bloom Gardens, Next to Brighton College 02 815 6540; mindchamps.ae Curriculum: MindChamps International Age: 45 days to 4 years old Fees: On request

5 NOAH’S ARK NURSERY Mussafah 02 559 1743 noahsarknurseryad.com Curriculum: International Age: 20 months to 4 years Fees: From AED16,000

1 NOAH’S ARK NURSERY Najda Street 02 635 1035 noahsarknurseryad.com Curriculum: International Age: 20 months to 4 years Fees: From AED 16,000

3 ODYSSEY NURSERY Khalifa City A 02 665 5994 odysseynursery.com Curriculum: Theme-based, emergent Age: 4 months to 4 years Fees: From AED30,000

8 REDWOOD MONTESSORI NURSERY Al Bateen 02 667 3741 theredwoodnursery.com Curriculum: Montessori English, French and Arabic Age: 4 months to 4 years Fees: From AED30,000

3 REDWOOD MONTESSORI NURSERY Khalifa City A 02 556 4611 theredwoodnursery.com Curriculum: Montessori English, French and Arabic Age: 4 months to 4 years Fees: From AED30,000

14 REDWOOD MONTESSORI NURSERY Saadiyat Island 02 643 2888 theredwoodnursery.com Curriculum: Montessori English, French and Arabic Age: 4 months to 4 years Fees: From AED30,000

1 SPRING FIELDS NURSERY Najda Street 02 6220 130/40 springfieldspreschools.com Curriculum: EYFS Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: On request

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NURSERIES 8 STEPPING STONES NURSERY

1 SUNNY MEADOWS NURSERY

Al Bateen 02 681 5583 steppingstones.ae Curriculum: Modern Montessori Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: AED 38,000 to AED 69,000

Muroor 02 444 2490 sunny-meadows.com Curriculum: Modern Montessori Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: AED18,900 to AED36,000

1 STEPPING STONES NURSERY

3 SUNNY MEADOWS NURSERY

Al Rowdha 02 445 2260 steppingstones.ae Curriculum: Modern Montessori Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: AED 38,000 to AED 69,000

Al Rayyana Abu Dhabi City (opening soon) sunny-meadows.com Curriculum: Modern Montessori Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: AED18,900 to AED36,000

3 STEPPING STONES NURSERY Khalifa City A 02 556 5991 steppingstones.ae Curriculum: Modern Montessori Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: AED 38,000 to AED 69,000

9 STEPPING STONES NURSERY Bain-Al-Jasrain 02 558 8318 steppingstones.ae Curriculum: Modern Montessori Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: AED 38,000 to AED 69,000

3 SUNNY MEADOWS NURSERY Khalifa City A 02 556 0806 sunny-meadows.com Curriculum: Modern Montessori Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: AED18,900 to AED36,000

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1 SWANS NURSERY Al Salam Street, Abu Dhabi 02 642 2764 swans-nursery.com Curriculum: American Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: On request

AL AIN AL AIN JUNIORS NURSERY Falaj Hazza 03 766 0092 alainjuniors.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 2 years to 4 years Fees: AED4,005 to AED5,454

EDU-FUN NURSERY – AL AIN The Garden City 03 7612 686 edufun-nursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 8 month to 4 years Fees: AED19,000 to AED25,000

GOLDEN BELL NURSERY 3 TEDDY BEAR AMERICAN

NURSERY

Khalifa City A 02 556 8566 teddybearnursery.net Curriculum: English/Arabic Age: 8 months to 4 years Fees: AED24,000 to AED40,500

Out Al Thouba Street 03 751 9980 goldenbellnursery.com Curriculum: EYFS Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: From AED610

HOUSE OF COLORS NURSERY 3 WINDSOR EARLY YEARS

NURSERY

Street 23, Khalifa City A 02 5579295 windsor-nursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 4 weeks to 4 years Fees: From AED18,000

Al Jimi 03 7612204 nurserycolors.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 1.5 months to 4 years Fees: On request


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

LITTLE PEARLS NURSERY

EMIRATES ENGLISH NURSERY

LITTLE ANGEL BRITISH NURSERY

Al Toweyya, Wadi Bin Shami 03 767 3544 littlepearlsnursery.com Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 18 months to 5 years Fees: AED9,000 to AED20,000

Al Fayha area 06 566 3339 emiratesenglishnursery.com Curriculum: British EYFS Age: 12 months to 4 years Fees: On request

Al Ramla 06 566 0990 littleangelnursery.com Curriculum: EYFS Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: AED12,000 to AED24,000

ENGLISH ROSE BRITISH NURSERY

LITTLE WONDERS – SHARJAH

Basher Bin Abbas Street 06 522 8477 englishrosenursery.com Curriculum: British EYFS Age: 19 months to 4.5 years Fees: From AED15,000

Al Taawun 06 537 6116 littlewonders.ae Curriculum: UK EYFS Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: From 37750

FUTURE INTERNATIONAL NURSERY

NEW HOPE NURSERY

SHARJAH ART AND EDUCATIONAL CENTRE AT SHARJAH LADIES CLUB – BASATEEN PRESCHOOL CENTRE Sharjah Ladies Club 06 506 7717; slc.ae Curriculum: EYFS Age: 1 month to 4 years Fees: On request

CHUBBY CHEEK’S NURSERY – SHARJAH

Muwafjah 06 548 7101 future-intl.ae Curriculum: EYFS Age: 3 months to 4 years Fees: AED14,750 to AED22,850

Opposite Mother & Child Hospital 06 524 1610 newhopesharjah.com Curriculum: EYFS Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: On request

HAPPY HOME NURSERY

SHARJAH KINDERCARE NURSERY

Maysaloon 06 563 1772 happyhomenursery.com Curriculum: UK/Arabic Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: On request

Al Sharqan area 06 524 0911 earlyyearsedugrp.com Curriculum: EYFS Age: 18 months to 4 years Fees: AED16,000 to AED20,000

DREAMLAND NURSERY

HAPPY KIDS NURSERY - SHARJAH

Al Yarmouk 06 566 1133 dreamlandnursery.com Curriculum: UK/Arabic/French Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: AED15,000 to AED20,000

University City Road 06 538 9300 earlyyearsedugrp.com Curriculum: EYFS Age: 18months to 4 years Fees: From 1,500 per month

SEVEN OAKS BRITISH NURSERY

Al Taawun 06 525 5870 chubbycheeksnursery.com Curriculum: British EYFS Age: 2 months to 4 years Fees: AED10,500 to AED19,500

Street 71, Khalidiya Al Khan 06 554 4561 sevenoaksnursery.com Curriculum: British Foundation Stage Age: 6 months to 4 years Fees: On request

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1 ABC PRIVATE SCHOOL Al Shamkha City 02 444 5800 abcprivateschool.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: British Age: KG 1 to Grade 9 Fees: AED17,500 to AED23,300 Founded: 2015

1 ABU DHABI GRAMMAR SCHOOL Tourist Club Area 02 644 4703 agsgrmmr.sch.ae ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Canadian Age: KG 2 to Grade 12 Fees: AED21,400 to AED45,100 Founded: 1994

1 ABU DHABI INDIAN SCHOOL 23 Muroor St 02 448 8025 adisuae.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED5,700 to AED10,234 Founded: 1975

4 ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Mohamed Bin Zayed City 02 205 7999; aisschools.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED30,800 to AED46,400 Founded: 2016

1 ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (AIS) Al Karama 02 443 4433; aisschools.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American, British, IB Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED13,200 to AED28,300 Founded: 1992

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16 ABU MOUSA AL ASHAARI PRIVATE SCHOOL Bani Yas 02 583 3022 ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: MOE Age: KG1 to G5 Fees: AED2,700 to AED5,000 Founded: 1985

1 AJYAL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

4 AL BASHAIR PRIVATE SCHOOL Mohammad Bin Zayed City 02 553 1666 bashair-sch.ae ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED12,900 to AED27,200 Founded: 1993

1 AL BASMA BRITISH SCHOOL

Mohammad Bin Zayed City 02 552 2668 ajyal.sch.ae ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: British Age: FS 1 to Grade 11 Fees: AED27,700 to AED50,350 Founded: 2014

Al Dhafra 02 562 3454 albasmaschool.ae ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: British Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED21,300 to AED39,200 Founded: 1980

1 AJYAL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL-AL FALAH

1 AL BATEEN SCIENTIFIC PRIVATE SCHOOL

Al Falah City; 02 552 2668 ajyalfalah.sch.ae ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: FS1 to G6 Fees: AED20,000 to AED33,000 Founded: 2015

Street 16 02 666 7911 ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED14,500 to AED23,800 Founded: 1988

1 AL ANSAR PRIVATE SCHOOL Al Shamkha City 02 666 4883 ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: British Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED23,500 to AED33,500 Founded: 2016

3 AL BAHYA PRIVATE SCHOOL Khalifa City A 02 556 4666 albahyasch.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 6 Fees: AED16,100 to AED17,300 Founded: 1997

1 AL BUSTAN PRIVATE SCHOOL Muroor road 02 633 0036 N/A ADEC rating: N/A Curriculum: American Age: N/A Fees: AED5,300 to AED7,300 Founded: 1987

1 AL DHABIANIA PRIVATE SCHOOL Khalifa Bin Shakhboot Street 02 667 8282 ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American, Arabic and Islamic Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED8,600 to AED15,700 Founded: 1987


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

4 AL DHAFRA PRIVATE SCHOOLS

16 AL MANARA PRIVATE SCHOOL

1 AL NAHDA NATIONAL SCHOOL, BOYS

Mohamed Bin Zayed City 02 610 8400/401 dhafraschools.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED24,000 to AED41,400 Founded: 1983

Baniyas West 02 585 8670 almanaraps.net ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED13,000 to AED17,300 Founded: 1984

Al Muroor Road 02 445 4200 nahdaschools.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American, British Age: Grade 4 to Grade 12 Fees: AED17,500 to AED23,200 Founded: 1983

16 AL EKHLASS PRIVATE SCHOOL

2 AL MANHAL INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOOL

2 AL NAHDA NATIONAL SCHOOL, GIRLS

Al Mushrif 02 499 8777; almanhalschool.ae ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: British Age: KG to Grade 12 Fees: AED9,900 to AED18,600 Founded: 1979

Airport Road; 02 447 7600 nahdaschools.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American, British Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED13,800 to AED27,300 Founded: 1983

Baniyas East 8 02 585 3591 alekhlass.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED4,860 to AED14,400 Founded: 1987

1 AL IMAN PRIVATE SCHOOL Al Karama 02 443 6723 ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 10 Fees: AED5,300 to AED8,500 Founded: 1975

5 AL MAALI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Mussafah 02 559 1000 almalischool.com ADEC rating: Very Weak Curriculum: American, MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED6,600 to AED15,000 Founded: 2009

1 AL MAHARAT PRIVATE SCHOOL Shakhbout City 02 205 9000 almaharatschools.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED14,000 to AED25,000 Founded: 2015

16 AL MUNEERA PRIVATE SCHOOL Bani Yas 02 582 7005 N/A ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 9 Fees: AED14,000 to AED22,000 Founded: 2010

5 AL MUROOJ SCIENTIFIC SCHOOL Musaffah 02 666 9229 almurooj.ae ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: British Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED17,000 to AED31,100 Founded: 2015

1 AL MUSHRIF SCHOOL Abu Dhabi 02 813 2200 aldaracademies.com ADEC rating: Outstanding Curriculum: British Age: FS1 to 13 Years Fees: AED43,560 to AED43,560 Founded: 2011

4 AL NAJAH PRIVATE SCHOOL Mohammed Bin Zayed City 02 553 0935 alnajahschool.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American, British Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED13,300 to AED28,500 Founded: 1995

1 AL RABEEH SCHOOL Muroor Road 02 448 2856 alrabeeh.sch.ae ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: British Age: FS 1 to Year 6 Fees: AED26,900 to AED33,200 Founded: 2002

1 AL RUWAIS PRIVATE SCHOOL – CHOUEIFAT INTERNATIONAL Ruwais; 02 807 5000 ruwaisprivateschool.sabis.net ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: SABIS Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED17,900 to AED26,000 Founded: 2001

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1 AL SHOHUB SCHOOL Khalifa City 02 555 9995 alshohub.org ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: British Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED25,500 to AED49,980 Founded: 2013

1 AL SOROUH AMERICAN SCHOOL

15 ALDAR ACADEMIES – WEST YAS, ACADEMY

1 ALDAR ACADEMIES, THE PEARL ACADEMY

Yas Leisure Drive, Yas Island 02 885 7001; aldaracademies.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED51,000 to AED61,500 Founded: 2016

Al Dhafrah; 02 641 8887 pearlprimary.sch.ae ADEC rating: Very Good Curriculum: British Age: FS 1 to Year 6 Fees: AED40,400 to AED40,400 Founded: 2007

Shakhbout City 02 586 1133 alsorouhschool.com ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: American Age: KG to Grade 6 Fees: AED20,300 to AED24,360 Founded: 2010

1 ALDAR ACADEMIES, AL BATEEN ACADEMY

1 AMBITIONS PRIVATE (AL TUMOOH)

Al Manaseer Area 02 813 2015; albateen.sch.ae ADEC rating: Outstanding Curriculum: British, IB Age: Year 7 to Year 13 Fees: AED53,361 to AED62,844 Founded: 2011

Madinat Zayed City, Al Gharbia 02 884 1500 ADEC rating: N/A Curriculum: British Age: KG1 to G5 Fees: AED10,000 to AED16,000 Founded: 2004

16 AL THARAWAT NATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOOL

1 ALDAR ACADEMIES, AL MAMOURA ACADEMY

8 AMERICAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL (ACS)

Baniyas East 9; 02 582 2533 altharawatschool.com ADEC rating: Very Weak Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED9,900 to AED12,000 Founded: 2014

East Ring Road 02 885 7100; aldaracademies.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: British, IB Age: FS 1 to Year 13 Fees: AED48,800 to AED70,400 Founded: 2016

Al Bateen; 02 681 5115 acs.sch.ae ADEC rating: Very Good Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED42,800 to AED78,300 Founded: 1972

1 AL WOROOD SCIENTIFIC PRIVATE SCHOOL

1 ALDAR ACADEMIES, AL MUNA ACADEMY

1 AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL IN ABU DHABI (AISA)

Abu Dhabi City 02 4447655 ADEC rating: N/A Curriculum: American, British Age: FS 1 to Grade 6 Fees: AED14,193 to AED31,448 Founded: 1982

Hamdan; 02 501 4777 almunaprimary.sch.ae ADEC rating: Outstanding Curriculum: British Age: FS1 to Year 13 Fees: AED41,580 to AED48,800 Founded: 2009

Al Reehan; 02 444 4333 aisa.sch.ae ADEC rating: Very Good Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED30,500 to AED55,500 Founded: 1995

1 AL YASAT PRIVATE SCHOOL Al Shamkha 02 6412300 alyasat-school.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 9 Fees: AED31,870 to AED48,300 Founded: 1992

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3 ALDAR ACADEMIES, AL YASMINA ACADEMY Al Raha Gardens, Khalifa Cfty 02 501 4888; alyasmina.sch.ae ADEC rating: Very Good Curriculum: British Age: FS1 to Year 13 Fees: AED41,580 to AED57,330 Founded: 2009

1 AMITY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Al Bahya 02 503 9000 amityabudhabi.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: British Age: FS1 to Grade 7 Fees: AED42,000 to AED52,000 Founded: 2015


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

1 ASHBAL AL QUDS PRIVATE SCHOOL

1 BARAEM AL AIN PRIVATE SCHOOL

Shakhbout City 02 5861377 ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED8,100 to AED16,100 Founded: 1986

Al Muwaiji 02 583 1818 baraemalainbaniyas.ae ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED3,600 to AED12,000 Founded: 1985

1 ASIAN INTERNATIONAL (ZAYED CITY)

5 BEIT AL MAQDES INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOOL

Madinat Zayed; 02 8847470 asianintlschool.com ADEC rating: N/A Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED3,400 to AED4,800 Founded: 1987

Shabiyah Khalifa, Mussafah 02 552 7500; bmaqdis-sch.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED5,100 to AED10,500 Founded: 2000

1 ASPEN HEIGHTS BRITISH SCHOOL (AHBS) Al Bahya 056 635 5705; ahbs.ae ADEC rating: N/A Curriculum: British Age: FS 1 to Year 6 Fees: AED35,000 to AED45,000 Founded: On request

1 AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL OF ABU DHABI (ASAD) Shakbout City; 02 586 6980 aiahome.net/abu_dhabi ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: IB Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED14,975 to AED35,534 Founded: 2007

16 BANIYAS INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOOL Bani Yas 02 582 7555; adbips.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED13,300 to AED27,800 Founded: 2004

1 BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Behind Abu Dhabi University 02 5100100; nordangliaeducation. com/our-schools/abu-dhabi ADEC rating: Very Good Curriculum: British, IB Age: FS 1 to Year 13 Fees: AED50,300 to AED66,400 Founded: 2009

7 BRITISH SCHOOL AL KHUBAIRAT Off Airport Road 02 446 2280 britishschool.sch.ae ADEC rating: Very Good Curriculum: British Age: FS1 to Year 13 Fees: AED37,600 to AED65,400 Founded: 1968

4 BELVEDERE BRITISH SCHOOL

4 CAMBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

Mohammed Bin Zayed City 02 509 0000 belvederebritishschool.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: British Age: FS 1 to Year 13 Fees: AED23,000 to AED30,000 Founded: 2012

Mohammed bin Zayed City 02 552 1621 gemscis-abudhabi.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: British, NCFE Age: KG to Year 13 Fees: AED14,500 to AED30,700 Founded: 1988

4 BRIGHT RIDERS SCHOOL Mohammed Bin Zayed City 02 692 2000 brightriders.ae ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED9,200 to AED19,100 Founded: 2013

1 BRIGHTON COLLEGE ABU DHABI Bloom Gardens 02 815 6500 brightoncollege.ae ADEC rating: Very Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1 to Year 13 Fees: AED48,500 to AED74,100 Founded: 2011

3 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Khalifa City A 02 556 2099/4206 cisabudhabi.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Canadian Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED33,075 to AED44,494 Founded: 2007

14 CRANLEIGH ABU DHABI SCHOOL Cranleigh Road, Saadiyat Island 02 497 0000 cranleigh.ae ADEC rating: Very Good Curriculum: British Age: FS1 to Year 12 Fees: AED65,000 to AED96,333 Founded: 2014

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Mussafah 02 552 3700 cbsabudhabi.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: British Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED7,000 to AED18,000 Founded: 2014

5 CREATIVE BRITISH SCHOOL

5 EMIRATES FUTURE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

16 EMIRATES PRIVATE SCHOOL, BANI YAS

Mussafah; 02 552 5188 efiaschool.com ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: American, CBSE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED7,800 to AED14,600 Founded: 2008

Bani Yas 02 583 2888 ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 9 Fees: AED3,500 to AED6,300 Founded: 1988

3 CRESCENT INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOOL

8 EMIRATES NATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOOL

3 GEMS AMERICAN ACADEMY, ABU DHABI

Khalifa City A; 02 557 2272 crescentschoolabudhabi.com ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: British Age: KG to Grade 6 Fees: AED11,700 to AED16,100 Founded: 1991

Al Bateen 02 499 3500; ens.sch.ae ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American, IB Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED20,550 to AED28,410 Founded: 2002

Khalifa City A; 02 557 4880 gemsaa-abudhabi.com ADEC rating: Very Good Curriculum: US / IB Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED51,100 to AED71,200 Founded: 2007

16 DAR AL ULOOM PRIVATE SCHOOL Baniyas West; 02 5831777 daroloum-sch.net ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED4,700 to AED9,400 Founded: 1998

1 EMIRATES NATIONAL SCHOOL Al Nahyan; 02 642 9811 ens.sch.ae ADEC rating: N/A Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED23,330 to AED55,920 Founded: 2002

16 GEMS CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, ABU DHABI Bani Yas; 02 510 4343 gemscambridgeinternationalschoolabudhabi.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: UK; Age: FS1-Year 13 Fees: AED20,500 to AED34,900 Founded: 2013

4 DIYAFAH INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOOL

4 EMIRATES NATIONAL SCHOOL, MBZ

16 GEMS UNITED INDIAN SCHOOL, ABU DHABI

Mohammed Bin Zayad City; 02 558 5665 diyafahinternationalschool.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: British Age: FS1 to G8 Fees: AED25,900 to AED34,200 Founded: 1982

Mohammed Bin Zayed City 02 559 0000; ens.sch.ae ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED22,190 to AED53,570 Founded: 2002

Baniyas West; 02 205 9777 gemsunitedindianschool-abudhabi.com ADEC rating: Very Good Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED9,000 to AED18,000 Founded:

4 ELITE (AL NUKHBA) PRIVATE SCHOOL

1 EMIRATES PRIVATE SCHOOL, ABU DHABI

1 GEMS WINCHESTER SCHOOL, ABU DHABI

Mohammad Bin Zayed City 02 447 5800; eps.ae ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED23,500 to AED31,000 Founded: 2015

Al Zaafarana Area; 02 444 8863 eps-school.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American, British, MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED11,400 to AED21,600 Founded: 1982

Madinat Zayed; 02 403 5499 gemswinchesterschool-abudhabi.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: UK Age: FS1-Year 9 Fees: AED16,800 to AED23,100 Founded: 2013

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NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

1 GEMS WORLD ACADEMY, ABU DHABI

3 HORIZON PRIVATE SCHOOL

1 INTERNATIONAL JUBILEE PRIVATE SCHOOL

Abu Dhabi City; 02 641 6333 gemsworldacademy-abudhabi.com ADEC rating: Very Good Curriculum: IB Age: KG-Grade 5 Fees: AED39,900 to AED58,400 Founded: 2011

Khalifa City 02 556 0811 horizonprivateschool.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED22,000 to AED41,300 Founded: 2008

Madinat Zayed; 02 633 5150 ijpsschool.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American Age: KG1 to Grade 9 Fees: AED12,200 to AED26,600 Founded: 1983

1 GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ABU DHABI

16 INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC SCHOOL

2 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF CHOUEIFAT

Abu Dhabi City; 02 666 8668 gisad.ae ADEC rating: Very Good Curriculum: German Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED27,600 to AED41,600 Founded: 1976

Al Wathba, Bani Yas 02 448 8868/510 0900; adec.ac.ae ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American Age: Grade 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED29,000 to AED39,000 Founded: 1987

Al Mushrif; 02 446 1444 iscabudhabi.sabis.net ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: SABIS Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED19,600 to AED34,600 Founded: 1978

1 GLENELG SCHOOL ABU DHABI (ADNOC)

1 INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL, AL NAJDA

3 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF CHOUEIFAT, KHALIFA CITY

Ghayathi Campus; 02 4964400 adnoc.sch.ae ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED19,000 to AED36,000 Founded: 2008

Al Najda Street; 02 644 4003 icschool-uae.com/alnajda ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: Arabic, Islamic, MOE Age: FS 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED12,200 to AED26,600 Founded: 2013

Khalifa City A; 02 556 2555 isckhalifacity.sabis.net ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: SABIS Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED20,000 to AED35,300 Founded: 2006

16 GLOBAL INDIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

1 INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL, MUSHRIF

Baniyas East; 02 507 9555 ae.globalindianschool.org/abu-dhabi ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: GMP/CBSE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED10,000 to AED11,800 Founded: 2015

Al Najda Street; 03 644 4003 icschool-uae.com/mushrif ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American, British Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED21,050 to AED46,046 Founded: 1990

4 GOOD WILL CHILDREN PRIVATE SCHOOL

16 INTERNATIONAL INDIAN SCHOOL, ABU DHABI

Mohammed Bin Zayed City; 02 553 4277 goodwillschool.edupage.org ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: British Age: KG 1 to Grade 8 Fees: AED23,200 to AED29,900 Founded: 2010

Baniyas West; 02 585 4499 iischoolabudhabi.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: CBSE, UK EYFS Age: KG to Grade 8 Fees: AED10,500 to AED12,500 Founded: 2016

1 IRANIAN PRIVATE SCHOOL Abu Dhabi City 02 662 2183 iranianschool.ae ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: Iranian Age: KG 1 to G 12 Fees: AED2,350 to AED3,050 Founded: 1971

1 ISLAMIA ENGLISH SCHOOL Hazza Bin Zayed Street 02 641 7773 islamia.ae ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: British, Pakistani Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED6,900 to AED14,100 Founded: 1978

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Al Muroor Street 02 444 6104 jsad.ae ADEC rating: Very Good Curriculum: Japanese Age: KG1 to Grade 9 Fees: AED15,200 to AED33,200 Founded: 1978

1 JAPANESE PRIVATE SCHOOL

5 MERRYLAND INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

5 PAKISTAN COMMUNITY WELFARE SCHOOL

Musaffah; 02 5519626 merrylandinternational.net ADEC rating: Very Good Curriculum: British Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED23,500 to AED41,100 Founded: 1978

Mussafah; 02 552 1898 pcwsuae.wixsite.com/pcws ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: Pakistani Age: KG to Grade 8 Fees: AED2,200 to AED2,200 Founded: 1981

8 LYCEE FRANCAIS THEODORE MONOD

16 MIDDLE EAST PRIVATE SCHOOL

16 PHILIPPINE EMIRATES PRIVATE SCHOOL

Al Bateen; 02 667 9009 ltmonod.aflec-fr.org ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: French Age: KG to Grade 8 Fees: AED19,100 to AED28,600 Founded: 2003

Baniyas East, Mussafah 02 582 7004 ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED9,500 to AED12,500 Founded: 2010

East Baniyas; 02 641 0918 philippineemiratesprivateschool.ae ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Filipino Age: KG to Grade 10 Fees: AED6,000 to AED13,200 Founded: 2013

1 LYCEE LOUIS MASSIGNON

1 MODERN PRIVATE SCHOOL

1 POLARIS PRIVATE ACADEMY

Rabdan Street 29 02 444 8085 llm.ae ADEC rating: Very Good Curriculum: French Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED21,700 to AED39,900 Founded: 1972

Shakhbout City 02 448 4000 mpsschool.net ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED14,000 to AED25,000 Founded: 1988

Al Dhafrah 02 642 5117 polarisschools.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED9,150 to AED14,500 Founded: 2011

4 MAPLE WOOD INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

1 NATIONAL TORCHES PRIVATE SCHOOL

4 PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH SCHOOL

Mohammed Bin Zayed City 02 552 4223; maplewood.school ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Canadian Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED38,000 to AED46,000 Founded: 2014

Zayed the First Street 02 448 2414; almashaelnps.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED4,000 to AED20,000 Founded: N/A

Mohammad Bin Zayed City 02 559 1777; bhavansabudhabi.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED8,600 to AED16,200 Founded: 2010

1 MAYOOR PRIVATE SCHOOL Al Wathba South, Street No 5 02 510 0800 mayoorschoolabudhabi.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED17,500 to AED25,000 Founded: 2014

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5 NEW INDIAN MODEL SCHOOL Al Mussafah 02 448 2048 nimsuae.com ADEC rating: N/A Curriculum: American, CBSE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED3,000 to AED4,150 Founded: 1987

3 RAHA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (RIS) Khalifa City A; 02 556 1567; ris.ae ADEC rating: Outstanding Curriculum: IB World School offering PYP, MYP & DP, accredited by CIS and NEASC Age: Early Years 1 to Grade 12, 4-18 years of age Fees: AED37,800 to AED59,500


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

3 RAWAFED PRIVATE SCHOOL Khalifa City A 02 666 2663 rawafedschool.com/portal ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED18,600 to AED41,800 Founded: 1993

16 REACH BRITISH SCHOOL

5 RYAN PRIVATE SCHOOL Mussafah 02 552 7527 ryaninternational.org ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG to Grade 10 Fees: AED12,000 to AED23,500 Founded: 2014

2 ST JOSEPH’S SCHOOL

8 SHEIKH ZAYED PRIVATE ACADEMY FOR GIRLS Al Bateen 02 619 5555; szpag.com/girls ADEC rating: Very Good Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED29,000 to AED66,900 Founded: 2000

1 SHINING STAR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Baniyas East 02 5822030 reachbritishschool.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: British Age: FS 1 to Year 11 Fees: AED22,800 to AED46,800 Founded: 2014

Al Mushrif 02 446 3646 stjosephsschool.ae ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: CBSE Age: Grade 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED5,800 to AED10,600 Founded: 1967

Shabiya 12 Musaffah 02 559 9080/6444; ssis.ae ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED7,900 to AED15,500 Founded: 2014

13 REPTON SCHOOL ABU DHABI

1 SAS AL NAKHL SCHOOL (ADNOC)

1 SUMMIT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Sas al Nakhl; 02 599 2003 adnoc.sch.ae ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED23,000 to AED43,600 Founded: 2008

Madinat Al Zayed; 02 622 2504 summitinternationalschool.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED18,700 to AED25,300 Founded: 2013

Reem Island 02 507 4800 reptonabudhabi.org ADEC rating: Very Good Curriculum: British Age: FS 1 to Year 13 Fees: AED55,000 to AED74,000 Founded: 2013

Al Mushrif 02 445 2500 rosaryuae.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED7,400 to AED16,200 Founded: 1969

2 ROSARY SCHOOL

1 SCHOLARS AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

5 SUNRISE ENGLISH PRIVATE SCHOOL

Shakhbout City; 02 586 1222 saisabudhabi.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American, MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED29,500 to AED43,200 Founded: 1997

Mussafah; 02 552 9989 seps-auh.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED7,200 to AED10,700 Founded: 1988

1 RYAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, MASDAR

1 SHEIKH KHALIFA BIN ZAYED ARAB PAKISTAN PRIVATE SCHOOL

5 THE CAMBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, ABU DHABI

Masdar City; 02 552 7525 ryaninternational.org ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED13,400 to AED22,800 Founded: 2015

Hadbat Al Zafranah 02 448 7160; skbzaps.ae ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Pakistani Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED3,400 to AED5,800 Founded: 1975

Mussafah; 02 552 1621 gemscis-abudhabi.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: English International Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED14,500 to AED30,700 Founded: N/A

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1 THE MODEL SCHOOL Mussafah 02 552 7200 themodel.ae ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED4,500 to AED6,200 Founded: 1987

1 THE PHILIPPINE GLOBAL SCHOOL Muroor Road; 02 447 3366 thephilippineglobalschool.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Filipino Age: KG 1 to Grade 10 Fees: AED4,800 to AED7,700 Founded: 2015

16 THE PHILIPPINE SCHOOL

3 VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOOL Khalifa City B; 02 555 4383 virginiaschool.ae ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED24,000 to AED39,000 Founded: 2015

2 VISION PRIVATE SCHOOL Al Mushrif 02 447 7730 visionschool-uae.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: MOE Age: KG to Grade 12 Fees: AED6,800 to AED13,700 Founded: 2007

1 WESTERN MODEL SCHOOL

ABDULLAH BIN ZUBAIR PRIVATE SCHOOL Behind Al Maqam Health Centre 03 768 0551/53; abzschool.com ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: British Age: KG to Grade 5 Fees: AED28,000 to AED37,000 Founded: 2012

ABU DHABI ISLAND INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOOL Al Towayya; 03 722 7666 adiips.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 8 Fees: AED15,000 to AED25,410 Founded: 2013

AL ADHWA PRIVATE SCHOOL

Baniyas East 02 583 1044 thephilippineglobalschool.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Filipino Age: KG 1 to Grade 10 Fees: AED6,400 to AED6,600 Founded: 2014

Ruwais 02 874 2002 N/A ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED4,370 to AED5,950 Founded: 1998

Falaj Hazaa 03 782 8870 aladhwa-sch.net ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED7,200 to AED20,100 Founded: 1994

1 THE SHEIKH ZAYED PRIVATE ACADEMY FOR BOYS

1 YAS ACADEMY SCHOOL ABU DHABI

AL AIN AMERICAN SCHOOL

Khalidiya; 02 203 3333 zayedacademy.ae/boys ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 9 Fees: AED47,900 to AED58,200 Founded: 2015

Al Najda Street 02 667 8900 ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: MOE Age: Grade 1 to Grade 5 Fees: AED5,800 to AED9,900 Founded: 2012

AL AIN ENGLISH SPEAKING SCHOOL

1 THE SHEIKH ZAYED PRIVATE ACADEMY GIRLS Khalidiya 02 619 5555; szpag.com ADEC rating: Very Good Curriculum: American/UAE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED29,500 to AED68,000 Founded: 2015

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Al-Asharej District 03 767 5030 americanschoolalain.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG to Grade 9 Fees: AED14,000 to AED24,000 Founded: 2007

AL AIN

Khalid Bin Sulthan Street 03 767 8636 aaess.com ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: British Age: FS 1 to Year 13 Fees: AED20,500 to AED41,000 Founded: 1979


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

AL AIN IRANIAN PRIVATE SCHOOL

AL DANAT PRIVATE SCHOOL

AL ISRAĂ?A PRIVATE SCHOOL

Khalid Bin Sultan Road 03 767 6592 alain-irs.com ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: Iranian Age: Grade 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED3,000 to AED3,800 Founded: 1987

Asharej 03 767 9241 N/A ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: Arabic, Islamic, MOE Age: N/A Fees: AED6,700 to AED7,400 Founded: 2007

Al Khabisi area 03 761 2155 alisraapvt.com ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: N/A Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED3,100 to AED8,900 Founded: 1995

AL AIN JUNIORS PRIVATE SCHOOL

AL DAR PRIVATE SCHOOL

Falaj Hazzaa; 03 781 0077/43 alainjuniors.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: British, Indian Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED6,100 to AED10,600 Founded: 1989

Musaibeekh, Al Foaaa 03 783 2215 aldarps.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED4,000 to AED13,500 Founded: 2006

AL ITTIHAD NATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOOL

AL AIN KHALEEJ PRIVATE SCHOOL

AL DHAFRA PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Fallaj Hazzaa; 03 781 1232 ainalkhaleejschool.com ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: American, MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED5,200 to AED13,100 Founded: 1992

Manaseer Area 03 701 3999/ 98 alain.dhafraschools.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American, British Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED17,500 to Founded: 1983

AL ANDALUS PRIVATE ACADEMY

AL ETTEHAD PRIVATE SCHOOL

AL MANAHIL PRIVATE SCHOOL

Falaj Hazaa 03 780 5025 N/A ADEC rating: Very Weak Curriculum: Pakistani Age: KG to Grade 8 Fees: AED2,100 to AED3,000 Founded: 1995

Abu Dhabi Road (School Road) 03 767 2030 almanahil.sch.ae ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: British, IGCSE Age: KG 2 to Grade 12 Fees: AED4,600 to AED10,100 Founded: 1994

AL HAMADANYA GRAND PRIVATE SCHOOL

AL NASHAA AL SALEH PRIVATE SCHOOL

Al Muaijia, Al Akabiya; 03 781 3114 alhamdanyaschool.ae ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Arabic, Islamic, MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED3,864 to AED8,625 Founded: 1995

Al Tuwaiia Area 03 763 0444; alnashaa.sch.ae ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American, Arabic Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED7,000 to AED20,300 Founded: 1994

Falaj Hazza 03 782 9980; aau.ac.ae ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED5,600 to AED13,700 Founded: 2001

AL AWAIL PRIVATE SCHOOL Falaj Hazaa 03 780 6070 alawailprivateschool.com ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED5,500 to AED11,000 Founded: 2004

Falaj Hazaa; 03 781 1164 inpsalain.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED16,100 to AED27,800 Founded: 2004

AL KHALIL INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOOL Al Khaldiah, Al Aqabiah 03 782 0676; alkhalilschools.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: N/A Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED5,600 to AED14,200 Founded: 2006

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AL SAAD INDIAN SCHOOL

ALDAR ACADEMIES, AL AIN ACADEMY

DARUL HUDA ISLAMIC SCHOOL

Zone Al-Bateen 03 785 2232; bhavansalain.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG to Grade 10 Fees: AED7,800 to AED10,000 Founded: 2014

Al Salam Street, Sarooj 03 715 1000; alaininternational.sch.ae ADEC rating: Very Good Curriculum: British Age: FS1 to Year 13 Fees: AED39,600 to AED57,330 Founded: 2011

Flaj Haza 03 767 7883 dhischool.com ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: CBSE, Indian Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED4,200 to AED8,700 Founded: 1988

AL SANAWBAR SCHOOL

ALIA INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOOL AL AIN

EMIRATES FALCON INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE

Aldaher Area; 03 784 8992 aliaintschool.com ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: American, Arabic Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED10,000 to AED23,000 Founded: 2012

Magar Al Dhabi; 03 780 6668 falcon-school.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED19,500 to AED27,500 Founded: 2007

AL SEDDEEQ PRIVATE SCHOOL

BARAAIM AL AIN PRIVATE SCHOOL

EMIRATES NATIONAL SCHOOL

Oad Al Tawba, Central District, 03 764 3969; sdq-uae.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: N/A Age: KG to Grade 9 Fees: AED3,100 to AED9,400 Founded: 2001

Al Amnasir Road; 03 767 8848 N/A ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: N/A Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED3,500 to AED9,500 Founded: 1979 z

Al Tawia, Al Towayah 03 761 6888 ens.sch.ae ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED21,345 to AED55,637 Founded: 2006

AL YAHAR PRIVATE SCHOOL

BRIGHTON COLLEGE AL AIN

EMIRATES PRIVATE SCHOOL

Al Ain; 03 781 6788 alyaharprivateschool.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Arabic, British Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED3,200 to AED12,900 Founded: 1995

Zakher; 03 713 3909 brightoncollegealain.ae ADEC rating: Outstanding (ADEC) Curriculum: British Age: FS 1 to Y 13 Fees: AED49,907 to AED79,000 Founded: 2013

Al Manaseer 03 767 9322 epsalain.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: British, MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED5,500 to AED10,500 Founded: 1998

ALDAR ACADEMIES PRIMARY SCHOOL AL AIN

DAR AL ULOOM PRIVATE SCHOOL

FIRST LEBANON PRIVATE SCHOOL

Falag Hazza; 03 767 6514 N/A ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED3,800 to AED7,600 Founded: 1999

Falj HazzaĂ?a; 03 780 6780 firstlebanonschool.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED3,600 to AED14,100 Founded: 1981

New Manseer Area 03 767 9889 alsanawbarschool.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED12,500 to AED26,600 Founded: 1983

Near Hilton Hotel; 03 715 1000 alaininternational.sch.ae ADEC rating: N/A Curriculum: British Age: FS 1 to year 13 Fees: AED39,600 to AED57,330 Founded: 2011

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NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

FUTURE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

INDIAN SCHOOL AL AIN

Al Sarooj; 03 766 6791 fis.fischools.com ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED9,775 to AED21,000 Founded: 2004

Al Muwaiji 03 7678972/15 indianschoolalain.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG to Grade 12 Fees: AED4,400 to AED9,200 Founded: 1977

Al Hayer; 03 761 1330 madarschool.ae ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American, Arabic Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED17,700 to AED28,700 Founded: 2009

GEMS OUR OWN ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL

INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOOL

MOHAMMED BIN KHALID SCHOOL - AL NAHYAN

Al Manazir; 03 767 9747 gemsoo-alain.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: CBSE, Indian Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED4,600 to AED9,200 Founded: 1992

Al Sarouj district; 03 755 3505 ips.ae ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED4,000 to AED11,000 Founded: 1988

1 SCHOOL AL HAYER

Falag Hazaa; 03 780 5554 smbkc-school.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: N/A Age: KG to Grade 6 Fees: AED11,570 to AED16,380 Founded: 2000

GLOBAL ENGLISH PRIVATE SCHOOL

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF CHOUEIFAT

Khaled Ibn Sultan Street 03 767 8844; geschooluae.com ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: British, IGCSE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED12,100 to AED23,600 Founded: 1982

Al Muwaiji; 03 767 8444 iscalain.sabis.net ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: N/A Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED19,400 to AED34,300 Founded: 1986

GRACE VALLEY INDIAN SCHOOL

LIWA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

OASIS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Manasir, Falaj Hazza 03 780 5511 gracevalleyschool.com ADEC rating: N/A Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED3,975 to AED16,000 Founded: 2011

Falaj Hazzaa 03 781 0444/0044 liwaschool.com ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED16,200 to AED29,300 Founded: 1992

Mazyad 03 782 1001 oasisalain.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: CBSE, Indian Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED3,180 to AED5,000 Founded: 2012

IBN KHALDOUN ISLAMIC PRIVATE SCHOOL

MADAR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

PAKISTAN ISLAMIA SCHOOL, AL AIN

Al Yaher area 03 781 5614 ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED3,500 to AED10,300 Founded: 2003

Towayya 03 761 1330; madarschool.ae ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED17,700 to AED28,700 Founded: 2002

NEW INDIAN MODEL SCHOOL 16th Street; 03 781 1882 nimsalain.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED4,300 to AED7,200 Founded: 1994

Al Manaseer Education Zone 03 767 7878 ADEC rating: Very Weak Curriculum: Pakistani Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED2,900 to AED5,500 Founded: 1975

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ABU OBAIDAH BIN AL JARRAH PRIVATE SCHOOL

PALESTINE PRIVATE SCHOOL

UNITED SCHOOL OF AL YAHAR

Al Sudan Street 03 767 8914 N/A ADEC rating: Very Weak Curriculum: MOE Age: KG to Grade 9 Fees: AED2,400 to AED6,900 Founded: 1988

Al Yahar 03 781 9799 unitedschool.ae ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: American, Arabic Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED14,000 to AED27,500 Founded: 2010

SCIENTIFIC DISTINCTION PRIVATE SCHOOL

UNIVERSAL PRIVATE SCHOOL

AJMAN MODERN SCHOOL

Al Markhania Area, Al Khansi 03 761 4455 ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED4,500 to AED8,500 Founded: 2006

Falaj Hazza 03 767 8885 emirates.net.ae ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: British Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED4,175 to AED13,219 Founded: 1992

Al Jarf 06 743 1168 amschool.ae Curriculum: American, Arabic, Islamic Age: KG 1 to Grade 11 Fees: AED9,360 to AED22,400 Founded: 2005

SUNFLOWER SCHOOL AL AIN

ZAKHER PRIVATE SCHOOL

AJMAN NATIONAL SCHOOL

Falaj Hazza 03 782 8300 sunflowerschool-alain.webs.com ADEC rating: Weak Curriculum: British Age: KG to Grade 2 Fees: AED14,000 to AED17,500 Founded: 2010

Falaj Hazaa; 03 781 0818 zakherprivateschool.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: Arabic, British Age: KG to Grade 6 Fees: AED8,900 to AED10,000 Founded: 2008

Shaikh Rashid Bin Abdul Aziz Aaemi St 06 743 6444 N/A Curriculum: Arabic, Indian Age: N/A Fees: AED30,000 Founded: N/A

TAWAAM MODEL PRIVATE SCHOOL

ZAKHER PRIVATE SCHOOL BRITISH DIVISION

AL AQSA PRIVATE SCHOOL

Falaj Hazza 03 781 0912; tawammodel.com ADEC r ulum: MOE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED3,627 to AED12,830 Founded: 2002

Magar; 03 781 0818 zakherprivateschool.com ADEC rating: Acceptable Curriculum: British Age: KG1 to G6 Fees: AED8,900 to AED10,000 Founded: 1995

THE GULF INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE ACADEMY Falaj Hazzaa 03 767 6905; gipa.ae ADEC rating: Good Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED11,800 to AED25,500 Founded: 2001

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Al Jarf 06 743 3222 N/A Curriculum: Arabic, Islamic Age: N/A Fees: AED6,500 to AED11,000 Founded: N/A

Al Jarf 06 743 8449 alaqsaps.com Curriculum: Arabic, Islamic Age: N/A Fees: AED7,000 to AED12,200 Founded: 1998

AL HIKMA PRIVATE SCHOOL

AJMAN

Al Naimia 06 746 4040 alhikmahps.com Curriculum: Arabic, Islamic, MOE Age: N/A Fees: AED5,000 to AED12,000 Founded: 1992


NURSERIES & SCHOOLS

AL IMAN PRIVATE SCHOOL Al Zahra 06 749 0100 N/A Curriculum: Arabic, Islamic Age: N/A Fees: AED5,700 to AED6,500 Founded: N/A

FUTURE FLOWERS PRIVATE SCHOOL Rumaylah 06 744 8899 N/A Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG to Grade 6 Fees: AED4,500 to AED5,500 Founded: N/A

FUJAIRAH DIYAR INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOOL

AL SAAD INDIAN SCHOOL

HABITAT PRIVATE SCHOOL AJMAN

Al Rumailah 06 742 6213 N/A Curriculum: Indian Age: N/A Fees: AED1,750 Founded: N/A

Al Jerf 06 731 5151 ajm.habitatschool.org Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED5,000 to AED8,000 Founded: 2014

AVALON HEIGHTS WORLD PRIVATE SCHOOL

INDIAN SCHOOL AJMAN

ENGLISH SCHOOL OF KALBA

Al Jurf 06 7437477 indianschoolajman.org Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED2,500 to AED4,500 Founded: 1988

Kalba 09 277 8199 eskalba.com Curriculum: British, IGCSE Age: KG to Grade 12 Fees: On request Founded: 2002

PAKISTAN ISLAMIA SECONDARY SCHOOL

FUJAIRAH ACADEMY

Al Hamidiya 1 06 742 3222 avalonheightsworldschool.org Curriculum: British Age: KG 1 to Grade 6 Fees: AED17,000 to AED25,000 Founded: 2015

CITY SCHOOL Al Tallah 2 056 660 0433 cityschool.ae Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED5,000 to AED6,500 Founded: 2016

Al Zahra 06 7434374/5 psa.sch.ae Curriculum: Pakistani Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED3,100 to AED6,650 Founded: 1979

FRONTLINE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

THE FIRST ACADEMY

Al Tallah 2; 06 740 6688 frontlineschool.ae Curriculum: British Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED15,000 to AED27,000 Founded: N/A

Al Hamidia 06 741 7111 firstacademy.org Curriculum: American Age: KG 1 to Grade 11 Fees: AED13,900 to AED22,900 Founded: 2012

Sakamkam area; 09 203 2500 diyar.school/fujairah-campus Curriculum: American, Arabic, Islamic Age: KG 1 to Grade 10 Fees: AED15,000 to AED23,000 Founded: 2013

Al Sharqi Road 09 222 4001 fpa.sch.ae Curriculum: British Age: KG1 to G12 Fees: AED15,000 to AED34,000 Founded: 1982

GEMS OUR OWN ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL, FUJAIRAH Al Faseel; 09 222 7127 gemsoo-fujairah.com Curriculum: Indian CBSE & National Curriculum for England Age: KG1 to G12 Fees: AED5,150 to AED10,950 Founded: 1988

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GEMS WINCHESTER SCHOOL, FUJAIRAH Al Qasar Road; 09 2014000 gemswinchesterschool-fujairah.com Curriculum: Indian CBSE & National Curriculum for England Age: KG1 to G10 Fees: AED22,000 to AED31,000 Founded: 1988

INDIAN SCHOOL FUJAIRAH Al Faseel 09 222 3441 isf.sch.ae Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG to Grade 12 Fees: On request Founded: 1980

PAKISTAN ISLAMIA SCHOOL FUJAIRAH Al Faseel 09 222 3130 N/A Curriculum: Pakistani Age: KG to Grade 12 Fees: AED1,250 to AED2,250 Founded: 1982

ST MARY’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL FUJAIRAH Fujairah 09 2282828/1183 stmarysfuj.com Curriculum: British, CBSE Age: KG to Grade 12 Fees: On request Founded: 2002

RAS AL KHAIMAH ACADEMY

INDIAN PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Ras Al Khaimah 07 2362441 rakaonline.org Curriculum: KG1 to Grade 12 Age: PG to Year 13 Fees: AED15,500 to AED38,000 Founded: 1975

Al Hudaiba 07 222 3124 iphsrak.com Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG to Grade12 Fees: On request to Founded: 1986

AL RASHAD BRITISH PRIVATE SCHOOL

RAK ACADEMY BRITISH CURRICULUM SCHOOL

Al Dhait South 07 2352002 alrashadschool.com Curriculum: American, Arabic, British Age: KG 1 to Grade 9 Fees: AED7,450 to AED17,500 Founded: 1994

Dafan Al Khor 07 236 3995 rakaonline.org Curriculum: British Age: FS1 to Year 6 Fees: AED6,200 to AED11,600 Founded: 2008

GEMS WESTMINSTER SCHOOL

RAK ACADEMY SECONDARY SCHOOL

Ras Al Khaimah 07 203 5999 gemswestminsterschool-rak.com Curriculum: UK Age: KG1 to G12 Fees: AED11,000 to AED18,000 Founded: 2013

IDEAL ENGLISH SCHOOL Al Mamourah, Al Nakheel 052 143 5808 idealsch.com Curriculum: British, CBSE, IGCSE Age: FS1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED20,625 to AED45,485 Founded: 1993

PAKISTAN ISLAMIA SECONDARY SCHOOL

RAS AL KHAIMAH

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Al Mamourah, Al Nakheel 07 228 1146 N/A Curriculum: Pakistani Age: KG 1 to Grade 12 Fees: AED1,150 to AED3,200 Founded: 1999

Dafan Al Khor 07 236 2441 rakacademy.org Curriculum: IGCSE Age: Grade 11 to Grade 12 Fees: AED14,900 to AED15,200 Founded: 1975

RAK AMERICAN ACADEMY FOR GIRLS Sultan Al Kabeer Road 07 221 1462 rakaag.sch.ae Curriculum: American Age: KG to Grade 12 Fees: AED15,876 to AED33,516 Founded: 1999

SCHOLARS INDIAN SCHOOL RAK Ras Al Khaimah 07 222 7600 rakscholars.com Curriculum: CBSE Age: KG to Grade 12 Fees: AED4,080 to AED9,240 Founded: 1999


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