Top 10 Best International Schools Dubai

Top 10 Best International Schools Dubai

About Dubai

Dubai is one of the most important international cities in the world. Over the last 20 years, Dubai has changed its whole economy to take advantage of its strategically important location between east and west.

Hot all year round, Dubai has created an environment where almost everything can be done indoors - from skiing to karting to even an indoor theme park. Expat families can always find entertainment without having to cope with temperatures that can reach into the 50s.

Schools in Dubai

Being such an international city, it naturally has a ready market for international schools and the pupils that attend them. There are over 140 international schools in Dubai alone with a mix of English National Curriculum / British, International Baccalaureate and American dominating. Beyond that there are Swiss, German, French, Indian and UAE schools so most requirements can be met for expat families making Dubai their home.

Dubai International schools are overseen by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). Each year they inspect schools and report on areas they need to work on as well as their strengths to help inform parents before they make their decisions. You can find all of the international schools in Dubai at the KHDA website and see how they rank.

Where Dubai schools are located. To see a live map, visit here.

Best schools Dubai


The Best International Schools Dubai

Note: our rankings are based on parent, pupil and teacher reviews. If you think your Dubai school should be in the top 10, get reviewing - we want to hear from real people with real experiences at schools so people get the real story when they choose their next school! You can find your school in the Dubai list, or search by name here.


The Aquila School 

5.0 from 9 reviews
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Curriculum:English Primary Language:English
Age Range:4 to 13
DESCRIPTION

We believe in providing students with amazing learning, helping children to learn to levels that amaze them and to inspire them to be successful now and equip them to be successful later. We want Aquila children to be resilient, independent, thoughtful and caring individuals, well equipped for future work and life experiences. Visitors to our school are struck by the sense of community and the buzz of amazing learning.

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Dubai British School Jumeirah Park 

5.0 from 8 reviews
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Curriculum:English Primary Language:English
Age Range:1 to 18
DESCRIPTION

Founded in 2015, DBSJP is very quickly establishing itself as one of the leading British schools in the region, offering a broad and balanced education to children from all around the world. We are a unique school that places the wellbeing of our students and the interests of our community at the heart of everything we do. It is our goal that every DBSJP student is given the tools to make a positive difference during their time with us – to their own life and to other’s lives.

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Dubai College 

5.0 from 5 reviews
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Curriculum:English Primary Language:English
Age Range:11 to 18
DESCRIPTION

Dubai College is a British, independent, selective and co-educational school (850 students 11-18, majority British with 230 in the Sixth Form) which has established an excellent regional and international reputation. The school is a member of HMC, COBIS and BSME and is a not for profit organisation. Facilities, resources and the teaching environment are superb and examination results at GCSE and A Level are truly outstanding. Students participate fully in a very strong extra-curricular programme.

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Providence English Private School 

5.0 from 5 reviews
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Curriculum:English Primary Language:English
Age Range:4 to 18
DESCRIPTION

We at PEPS are committed to the education of children from their early ages with a long term view to creating well educated, capable young men and women who are high achievers and who go on to contribute to the development of their own societies and countries. Our curriculum and team of highly trained and dedicated staff mean that we are able to consistently deliver a high quality educational experience.

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Dunecrest American School 

5.0 from 5 reviews
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Curriculum:American,IB Primary Language:English
Age Range:3 to 18
DESCRIPTION

At Dunecrest we believe in the foundational importance of scholarship, the value of dialogue, and the need for academically curious young people to belong to a kind, creative, diverse, and joyful community. We challenge our students to engage deeply in learning, appreciate one another, and grow into adults who are intellectually adventurous, ethically sure-footed, and generous of heart and spirit.

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Swiss International Scientific School Dubai 

5.0 from 5 reviews
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Curriculum:IB,Swiss Primary Language:English
Age Range:3 to 17
DESCRIPTION

The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD) is a leading international school where future generations are inspired to become confident and enthusiastic lifelong learners, ready to embrace the opportunities and challenges of a global world.

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North London Collegiate School Dubai 

5.0 from 5 reviews
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Curriculum:English,IB Primary Language:English
Age Range:3 to 18
DESCRIPTION

NLCS Dubai brings a unique educational offering to families in the region, combining a rich heritage with academic excellence and inspirational subject teaching.

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Springdales School Dubai 

5.0 from 5 reviews
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Curriculum:Indian Primary Language:English
Age Range:3 to 18
DESCRIPTION

We offer a balanced curriculum that offers students opportunities to discover and develop their full potential whether academic, sporting, in creativity and performance or leadership. Student attainment and progress is measured against international benchmarks and, where additional learning support is required accommodations can be made. Additional classes are offered to support students and special project are designed to encourage gifted and talented learners.

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Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba 

5.0 from 5 reviews
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Curriculum:English Primary Language:English
Age Range:3 to 12
DESCRIPTION

A unique and nurturing learning environment where children are encouraged to strive to aim high and achieve well, through our personalised approach to learning. Pupils from Foundation Stage, through to Year 6, enjoy the unique and rich curriculum, with provides a wealth of opportunities for children to be creative, innovative and ambitious. We equip our pupils with the skills they need to be a knowledgeable and inquisitive, ensuring that all pupils are inspired, and confident to step onto stage, to take part in both competitive and non-competitive sports, to use their imaginations to write stories, to plan and experiment, to ask their own questions and challenge their own ideas.

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Dwight School Dubai 

5.0 from 4 reviews
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Curriculum:IB Primary Language:English
Age Range:3 to 18
DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1872 in New York, Dwight is now a leading international IB World School with campuses on three continents. Dwight Dubai students study four languages, become inquisitive STEAM learners and can access top universities worldwide. Dwight is dedicated to igniting the spark of genius in every child.

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Don't forget!

This is just the first few schools listed according to their review scores. There are plenty more amazing schools in our database.

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