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British, Indian, IB, French, Canadian and American curriculum schools set to open from September 2017

89% enrolment growth over last 10 years in Dubai private schools

Ten new schools set to open in September will give greater choice to parents across all communities in Dubai. Offering the IB, UK, Indian, US, Canadian and French curricula, the schools will meet growing demand for high-quality education and add to the diversity of Dubai’s private schools sector.

Announcing the new schools, Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) said, “Every new school that opens in Dubai gives parents more choice for their children’s education. That Dubai continues to attract high numbers of new schools and new residents speaks to the growth of our economy, and to the trust that parents and school operators have in the quality of education offered here. We’re happy to welcome our new schools into an education culture based on collaboration, innovation and wellbeing.”

Kalthoom Al Balooshi, Executive Director of Education Development at KHDA, said, “The new schools opening this September are committed to serving their communities and enabling the success and wellbeing of their students. The schools will offer high-quality teaching and learning across a variety of locations, price points and curricula, and will help to meet the need for more school places in Dubai.”

The average rate of enrolment in Dubai’s private schools sector has increased by 6.6 per cent annually over the last 10 years, with 72 new schools opening since 2007. Data from the KHDA report Capacity to Grow shows that new schools typically fill 60% of places after four years of operation, and 80% after seven years.

The full list of new schools is below and is also available on the KHDA website

 List of new schools opening in 2017*

School Name Opening in Curriculum Annual fees Location
Dubai Heights Academy September 2017 British Dh 44,200 – Dh 58,400 Al Barsha South
Amity School April 2017 Indian Dh 15,000 – Dh 26,000 Al Qusais
North London Collegiate School Dubai September 2017 International Baccalaureate Dh 83,000 – Dh 130,000 Meydan City
British Colombia Canadian School September 2017 Canadian Dh 40,000 –Dh 60,000 Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum City
Lycee Francais Jean Mermoz September 2017 French Dh 36,000 – Dh 46,000 Al Quoz
DEWA Academy
(Year 10 – Year 12)
September 2017 UK/BTEC Al Hudaiba
The Alpha School September 2017 UK Dh 22,280 – Dh 28,500 Al Qusais
Global Indian International School September 2017 Indian Dh 27,000 – Dh 37,000 Al Barsha
Rising School September 2017 American Dh 38,000 – Dh 55,000 Nad Al Sheba
Newlands School September 2017 UK Dh 19,200 –

Dh 26,400

Al Warqaa

*exact dates subject to completion of construction and approvals

– KHDA Media