Moving to a new place brings many challenges, especially if you are moving with your family. If you’re thinking about moving to Dubai with your family, you’ve probably got a lot of questions. One of the biggest questions, if you have young children, that baffles us is, What is the best school in Dubai? We have saved you some effort by listing the top 5 schools that you can pick from in the city.
The following educational institutions are considered to be among the best in the city. They have received the Knowledge & Human Development Authority’s (KHDA) highest grade of ‘Outstanding,’ which offers an internationally recognized and certified curriculum, and are easily accessible from some of Dubai’s most prestigious neighborhoods.
In Dubai, there are 3 Kings’ School campuses, each of which is conveniently placed in some of the city’s most prestigious neighborhoods. Each of the three schools is well-known and offers the English National Curriculum. Second languages, sports, music, and even Islamic instruction are used to round out the school’s educational offerings, while cutting-edge technology is used to make studying easier and more enjoyable. Students are encouraged to explore new things, such as cooking and photography, and the school even has a business club for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Dubai International Academy:
The International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum is followed at Dubai International Academy (DIA), which boasts a diverse student body of over 80 nationalities. Primary and secondary education is provided at the school, which is separated into three programs, viz. Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma. DIA has one of the greatest academic records in the region, with the vast majority of its pupils accepted into prestigious colleges such as Princeton and Yale. The school emphasizes a well-rounded education program that includes an Eco Club, a Model United Nations, music, art, and sport.
Gems Wellington International School:
Gems Wellington is a well-known school that is part of the Gems Education Group. Until Year 11, the school follows a GCSE and IGCSE-based curriculum, with an International Baccalaureate Diploma program in Years 12 and 13. Gems Wellington students have been accepted to institutions like Cambridge and Stanford. Students benefit from having a specialized advisory staff to help them choose their IB courses as well as a University Guidance Counsellor to help them plan their future studies. The school also participates in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, a youth award that encourages pupils to establish personal growth objectives and challenges.
Repton is a co-ed British curriculum school that runs as a boarding and day school in Nad Al Sheba 3. Repton follows the English National Curriculum until Year 11 when pupils have the option of continuing with the same curriculum through Year 13 or pursuing an International Baccalaureate Diploma. Students from Repton have been accepted to colleges such as Oxford and UCLA, and the school earned a 90 plus percent IB diploma pass rate. Despite being the region’s largest school, Repton maintains a decent student-teacher ratio, resulting in a more balanced and personalized educational atmosphere. Arts, drama, music, and sports are promoted as extracurricular activities.
Swiss International Scientific School:
Swiss International Scientific School is a top-tier IB (International Baccalaureate) school that serves as both a day and boarding school in Dubai Healthcare City. The school has a Primary program that covers up to Grade 5 and a Middle Years program that covers students up to Grade 11. For children ages 3 to 5, there is also an Early Years program. The school emphasizes multiculturalism and diversity and offers additional language classes beginning in Grade 1. Sports, a TED club, rhythmic gymnastics, and robotics are just a few of the extracurricular activities available at Swiss International Scientific School. An Olympic-sized swimming pool, a jogging track, aerobics classes, and various soccer fields are all located on the campus.
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