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Schools and Nurseries in Dubai

Dubai International Academy

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Established in September 2005, Dubai International Academy (DIA) is the first school in UAE to be authorised by the Geneva based international Baccalaureate to offer the full continuum of the (IB) programmes - Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). It is an IB World School that has a student population of over 2000 students from over 85 countries.

DIA is also accredited by the Council of International School (CIS) and NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges). It is a member of MEIBA (Middle East IB Association), Dubai Private Schools Group (DPSG), THIMUN (The Hague International Model United Nations) and NESA (Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools). It is one of the first schools in the UAE to be awarded the prestigious Green Flag by Eco-Schools UAE.

The IB programmes are designed to challenge students to meet internationally recognised standards in academic achievement as students prepare for higher education and the knowledge economy. We take pride in our students’ university placements to many of the top ranking universities in the US, UK, Canada and other parts of the world.

Collegiate American School

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Collegiate American School offers an American educational program based on the American Common Core Standards that emphasizes the use of the researched based practices in curriculum, assessment and instruction. This has been validated by accreditation through the Council of International Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme authorization.  Collegiate American School was the first American school in Dubai to achieve these prestigious accreditations.   

Enrollment for scholars begins at PKG to Grade 12. The school operates four phases carefully considering the age appropriate development of the student and their needs throughout their educational journey. Learning experiences focus on the core values of the school: achievement, collaboration, integrity, innovation, respect and responsibility. Experiential learning enhances the practices inside of the classroom making the community a learning forum to enhance mastery and application of standards taught.

The school facilitates a technology-enabled learning environment that focuses on a digital learning curriculum, incorporation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and a Bring Your Own Device practice to prepare students for today’s global skills. Collegiate American School provides a framework to prepare students for the rigor of universities and careers. These include high standards in instruction, assessments and a specialized focus on young leadership.

Student leadership models practiced throughout the school empower the students to make a difference and collaborate with the school leaders on school improvement priorities. The independence and vision of the students enhance systematic decisions throughout all levels of the school impacting positive campus ethos. Collegiate American School takes the responsibility for the education, care and welfare of each scholar very seriously establishing the cornerstones that support the growth of lifelong learners, and helps them mature into positive and productive contributors to the communities they live in.

The school considers all students and university destinations for their upperclassman as they offer the US Diploma, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), the International Baccalaureate Certificate or a hybrid in consideration of what suites the international student body. The school is pleased to announce its first graduating class in June 2017.

Collegiate American School has more than 500 students from over 70 countries. Global citizenship is celebrated through curriculum and co-curricular activities.  Small class sizes and an intimate community environment support our inclusive practices for all scholars and opportunity to extend unique opportunities and challenges for our student population. The academic staff members are vastly experienced, highly qualified and extensively trained in the Common Core State Standards and IBDP. 

The school maintains the vision of “providing a world class education” and their personal commitment of ‘students first’ which is supported by the leadership’s open door policy for all stakeholders. Parent testimonials support that Collegiate American School is a gem located in the heart of Umm Sequim 2. Stop by for a tour or meet any of the leadership team to learn more.

Raffles International School

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Raffles International School (RIS) offers the full continuum of the UK-based, globally recognised, Cambridge International curriculum leading up to IGCSE and A-levels. It also offers BTEC Business for students after GCSE. RIS is the first school in the UAE to offer a unique combination of Montessori Pre-school and an enriched Cambridge International curriculum, further enhanced by a well-developed language studies programme. Although RIS is predominantly an English-medium school, it offers Arabic A and Arabic B along with French and Mandarin as second language. French, Spanish, Russian and Hindi mother-tongue programmes are offered to native speakers, as well as an English Language Support programme.

The internationally-recognised Montessori Programme is offered in the Foundation Stage, the Cambridge Primary Programme (CPP) in Year 1 to 6, Cambridge Secondary 1 (CS1) for the Secondary School in Year 7 to 9, IGCSEs from Year 10 to 11, and A-Levels in Year 12 with Year 13 to start in 2018-19.

RIS provides the foundations necessary for a child’s education and the ‘scaffolded’ support to facilitate their growth in a secure learning environment. Established in 2007, RIS has grown to educate more than 1600 pupils from more than 90 nationalities. Accredited by the Council of International Schools, the British Schools Overseas and British Schools of the Middle East networks, RIS is also a Cambridge International Examinations Centre allowing students to complete their external examinations on site.

Raffles World Academy

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Raffles World Academy (RWA) is committed to imparting excellence in education by striving to provide each student with opportunities to reach their full potential as lifelong learners in a holistic, challenging and supportive learning environment. RWA is an IB World School that offers a continuum IB curriculum (PYP, MYP, IBDP)from KG 1 to Grade 12.

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is offered from KG 1 to Grade 5, the MYP in secondary school from grades 6 to 10 and the IB Diploma Programme (DP) is offered in grades 11 and 12. The school has an international population of over 1990 pupils from more than 85 nationalities and an equally diverse academic and administrative team.

RWA is an IB World School and is accredited by the Council of International School (CIS) and the IB. It is a member of the Middle East IB Association (MEIBA) and one of the first schools to receive the prestigious Green Flag from Eco-Schools UAE. The rigour of the IB curriculum and the IB Diploma Programme challenges students to meet internationally recognised standards in academic achievement while preparing them for the higher education and the knowledge economy. Students graduate from RWA with a broadened world-view and the mental agility to pursue their dreams in an ever-changing global landscape.

Raffles Nurseries

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Raffles Nurseries in Dubai strive to provide each student with opportunities to reach their full potential as lifelong learners in a holistic, challenging and supportive learning environment.  

The Nursery encourages children to become independent, enquiring and enthusiastic learners by providing them with a learning environment that is based on their needs, interests and skills. 

RN operates eight nurseries at various locations in Dubai and offers a choice of two curriculum: the United Kingdom's Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) programme which focuses on each child's individual needs, interests and stage of development and the Montessori Programme. Raffles Nurseries are accredited and certified by the Pre- School Learning Alliance (U.K.).  Raffles Nurseries have close to 950 pupils of more than 80 nationalities and an equally diverse academic and administrative team of over 145 members from 22 countries.

Dubai International Academy Al Barsha

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Since 2005, Dubai International Academy (DIA), Emirates Hills, has built a reputation for championing excellence in education. DIA’s mission is to empower students with a holistic, rigorous and International education. This exceptional legacy of DIA Emirates Hills is now a part of the new DIA campus at Al Barsha.

Our flagship school, Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills opened on September 10, 2005 with over 500 students from 55 countries and an equally diverse faculty of over 50 members of 18 different nationalities. In September 2017 we welcomed 2200+ students from 80 nationalities and more than 260 staff from over 30 nationalities. Since inception, Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills, has quickly established itself as the international school of choice in new Dubai. Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills is the first school in the country to offer a rigorous curriculum and a rich language programme based on the three prestigious programmes from the Geneva based International Baccalaureate (IB) – Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).

Raffles Starters

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Raffles Starters is the new early years learning centre for children aged between 3 – 6 years, opening in September 2018. The philosophy of Montessori will be used in all year groups, developing independent self-directed children with 21st century skills.

The school is conveniently located on the ground floor of Springs Souk, in Springs 7, and is adjacent to our Raffles Springs nursery. This unique school offers a more personal approach to education in its boutique environment.

At the end of KG2, children will have priority admission to any of the Innoventures group of schools. This provides a choice of the IB, American and UK curricula in schools recognised for the highest quality of learning across Dubai.

Burj Daycare Nursery

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The Burj Daycare Nursery is the newest addition to our growing portfolio of nurseries. The curriculum followed at the Burj Daycare Nursery is based on the Montessori programme which enables a child to acquire knowledge on their own through hands-on experiences. The classrooms are organised with the intention of allowing the children to learn at their own pace in the different areas of the curriculum while having free access to resources.

We welcome children from the age of 12 months to 4 years. To facilitate the various needs of working parents and at-home mothers, we offer term sessions as well as a choice of hourly, daily and weekly sessions.

The first five years of a child's life are the most important and set the foundations for future learning and achievement. Our aim is to promote and support the Burj Daycare Nursery children in their efforts to reach 'towering heights' in their development and achieve their full potential.