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Dubai Schools and Colleges

Dubai Schools and Colleges

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Dubai Schools and Colleges

Welcome to The Dubai School, College & Boarding School Section


Are you choosing which school in Dubai to send your child to? It is a hard decision and a lot of research into which school is best for you and your child needs to be done. Here we feature some of the best schools and also offer advice and tips on how to make the decision. We also have a big list of Dubai School Fees and Sharjah School Fees so you can work out your education budget too. We also have news features from various schools and colleges in Dubai for you to read to help you get a feel for how education works in Dubai and what to expect. We wish you luck in your school search.



Dubai Schools & College News

  • Tips for Travelling with Young Ones

    Tips for Travelling with Young Ones

    Holiday season used to turn out being a season of stress and a short fuse. However, I soon learned that as a child she will always be inquisitive to see new things, demanding to have the freedom to create and as a mother it was my responsibility to generate and support that desire to EXPLORE AND LEARN. Here are some of my tried and tested tips to keep in mind when you are travelling with young ones.

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  • Progressive Parenting and Education

    Progressive Parenting and Education

    Clarion School was pleased to welcome Alan Cohen on March 14 and 15. Alan Cohen, our guest and Advisory Committee member is at Clarion speaking on Progressive Parenting and Education, and his experiences at Harvard University as Co-Chair of the Principal’s Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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  • FuturePro Tennis Academy Opens at Kings’ School Al Barsha

    FuturePro Tennis Academy Opens at Kings’ School Al Barsha

    FuturePro Tennis Academy opened its Performance Tennis Centre at the state of the art multi-sport facilities at Kings’ School Al Barsha last week. The brand new facilities feature 4 tennis courts and will be open until 10:00 pm daily. The facilities also include a fitness centre with gym and indoor swimming pools along with conference rooms for lectures, game analysis and seminars.

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  • How to Limit the Use of Technology in Your Child’s Earliest Years

    How to Limit the Use of Technology in Your Child’s Earliest Years

    Teaching ICT in schools is the opposite of limiting a child’s exposure to technology. However, as an ICT teacher, I expect children to use technology appropriately and generally to produce a piece of work. I have noticed that children are very adept at using devices to engage in “fun” activities, but they are less skilled at making a finished product. To that end, I believe that limiting and guiding children’s use of technology in their early years is desirable.

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  • Books Recommended by a Librarian

    Books Recommended by a Librarian

    Do you ever wonder what it's like to be a librarian? With all the books surrounding them do they have their favourite books and authors or what books would they recommend. Who better to ask than a librarian? We recently caught up with Swiss International Scientific School Dubai's Librarian and talked about all things 'books'. Here's a look at the world of books in the eyes of a bibliophile.

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  • Brilliant Books We LOVE to Read

    Brilliant Books We LOVE to Read

    There is a buzz of energy around Star International School, Mirdif this week, especially in the Library. World Book Day means a time to celebrate all things ‘books’. Sari, the school Librarian, loves World Book Day because it is “a good opportunity to know more about new book releases. It’s a joy to see children being introduced to new authors and books”. We have put together a short list of the books that the children of Star International School, Mirdif, just love to read!

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  • Kings’ Expands Scholarship Programme

    Kings’ Expands Scholarship Programme

    Prestigious scholarships programme back for a second year running at Kings’; coveted places up for grabs for GSCE and A Level students; selected scholars will be nurtured to excel and receive up to 50 percent off fees.

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  • Igniting Children's Curiosity Through Books

    Igniting Children's Curiosity Through Books

    Clarion School provides children the opportunity to ignite the curiosity within them… a place that truly inculcates a joy and love of learning making it a lifelong habit. At Clarion, a lot of emphasis is given to reading, as books have the ability to deeply engage a child providing different perspectives.

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  • Principal Talk: an Insight on Life as an Educator

    Principal Talk: an Insight on Life as an Educator

    We spoke to Beat Sommer, Head of School at Swiss International Scientific School and gathered some interesting perspectives on what it is that make schools a valuable foundation for children.

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  • Kings' Opens Its Doors to Sixth Form

    Kings' Opens Its Doors to Sixth Form

    Kings’ School Al Barsha will open it’s doors to Sixth Form students from September 2017. The aim is to provide a complete educational experience to students, making them successful young adults for a better tomorrow.

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  • SISD Opens Boarding Registrations for Local and International Students’

    SISD Opens Boarding Registrations for Local and International Students

    Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai’s (SISD) state of the art boarding facilities will be welcoming male students to its campus in September 2017, with registration opening in January 2017. Female boarding will follow in 2018. SISD will offer local and international boarding students a premier education focused on both academic excellence and personal growth.

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  • SISD aims to educate the ‘leaders of tomorrow’

    SISD aims to educate the ‘leaders of tomorrow’

    The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD) has a bold aim to teach the game changers and influential leaders of tomorrow using its International Baccalaureate curriculum and its mission statement as Dubai’s first multilingual school.

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  • How Much Help Should I Give My Child With Their Homework

    How Much Help Should I Give My Child With Their Homework

    High impact learning comes through rich and engaging discussions, with a child at the centre of the learning process. This is a model that Kings’ Schools aim to deliver on a daily basis. Teachers facilitate a child's learning by supporting and guiding where needed. They use initiated discussion and questioning to enable a child to verbalise their understanding and the teacher can then address misconceptions or promote high order thinking.

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  • A First Class British Education In The Middle East

    A First Class British Education In The Middle East

    Expatriate families naturally ‘do the rounds’ of schools here in the UAE before choosing the best for their children. According to their location, they will see franchises of highly reputable British schools that replicate the original British institution; wholly international schools; and variations in between.

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  • Scholarship Programme at Kings’ Schools

    Scholarship Programme at Kings’ Schools

    The first Kings' Scholars will enter Kings’ Schools in August 2016 at the start of the new academic year 2016-17. Kings are very proud of the small number of elite academic, music & sports scholarships offered to a limited number of internal and external students at the end of the summer term.

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  • The Importance Of A Creative, Concept-Based School Curriculum

    The Importance Of A Creative, Concept-Based School Curriculum

    The best chefs may specialise in one cuisine, but will enrich this with best contemporary practice from others. Similarly, the best schools might deliver the English National Curriculum, but are allowed the flexibility to enrich this with a range of wider sources.

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  • Third Culture Kids

    Third Culture Kids

    When you meet your child’s new classmates you are thrilled at the globally cosmopolitan lifestyle you have made accessible to her. When she translates an Arabic word in the Mall you are proud and a bit amazed. And you find it funny that she knows her way around international airports better than London railway stations.

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  • Top tips when choosing a school in Dubai

    Top tips when choosing a school in Dubai

    With so many schools to choose from in the UAE, it’s tough to know what to look for. Alan Williamson, Principal at Kings’ School Al Barsha, gives us his top tips when choosing a school in Dubai.

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  • Kings' Nad l Sheba Q&A with Principal

    Kings' Nad l Sheba Q&A with Principal

    Kings' Nad Al Sheba is a happy, caring, creative, enterprising and dynamic place to learn. Its facilities support the delivery of an ambitious future-orientated concept-based curriculum. We are a happy school where we place genuine importance on inclusion. A school that strives to provide ‘the best by every child’ and deliver ‘results the right way’. At Nad Al Sheba there is a genuine passion for and commitment to students’ well being and learning.

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  • Kings' Al Barsha Q&A with Principal

    Kings' Al Barsha Q&A with Principal

    At Kings’ Schools we teach our children to become effective, enthusiastic and independent lifelong learners, able to adapt to the challenges of a fast-moving, modern world. What sets us apart is not only our achievements, highly qualified teachers and world-class facilities; but our guiding principles through which we strive everyday to do ‘The Best by Every Child’. This overarching principle reflects the individual pathway and progression routes each child has at Kings’.

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  • The Big List of School Supplies

    The Big List of School Supplies

    To help you folks out there be fully prepared and organised during your back-to-school shopping trips ready for the start of term, we've gathered a big list of school supplies that you'll need for your kiddies before they head back.

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  • The Uncommon Back-to-School Checklist

    The Uncommon Back-to-School Checklist

    For many parents, the back-to-school basics are enough when it comes to preparing for the new term. But have you thought about the other non-essential items for school that may just come in handy for the students in your family that you haven't thought about?

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  • About Islamic Studies for Children in Dubai

    About Islamic Studies for Children in Dubai

    It's a question we often see frequently on our bustling information forum, as mums of Dubai are unsure about a school's curriculum. You see, Islamic Studies is a well-developed class that is a part of the UAE's local curriculum.

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  • SISD Announces Cutting Edge Sporting Facilities

    SISD Announces Cutting Edge Sporting Facilities

    The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD) – Dubai’s first ever school to offer bilingual education in French, German, English and Arabic – is experiencing a surge in admissions of students for the coming academic year. Their facilities are going from strength to strength and this September will be celebrated with the opening of state-of-the-art sporting facilities. The full campus will be ready in 2017, offering fully equipped boarding houses and dedicated Middle and High School buildings.

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  • Clarion School: The art of igniting curiosity

    Clarion School: The art of igniting curiosity

    Welcome to Clarion School, where we believe the power of curiosity lives within each and every child. Our mission is to ignite and keep alive the endless quest for discovery in children. A child with a curious mind will forever be empowered for the possibilities of an undefined future.

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  • Kings’ Education launches scholarships

    Kings’ Education launches scholarships

    Kings’ Education is proud to offer its first ever scholarship initiative to exceptional pupils. We want to attract and nurture the most gifted children through our scholarship programme. This initiative follows the recent announcement from the Dubai School Inspection Bureau awarding Kings’ School Dubai the ‘outstanding’ rating for the eighth consecutive year. Kings’ is the only school group to achieve ‘outstanding’ since the inception of the KHDA ratings.

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  • 10 Useful Exam Preparation Tips?

    10 Useful Exam Preparation Tips

    Are you or your child currently studying for their exams coming up? Here's some advice on how to make sure you're fully prepared! We've all been there at one point or another; the dreaded exam period where we're forced to showcase how brilliantly talented we all are to ensure we can proceed to the next stage of our academic lives.

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  • Unschool, Homeschool or Worldschool?

    Unschool, Homeschool or Worldschool?

    More and more families nowadays are deciding to follow the path of unschooling, homeschooling or worldschooling for their children... Here's what each means! There's a whole alternative education world that not many parents or children are familiar with. With this alternative world comes various different methods and forms of education that you may not have heard of.

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  • Dubai School Fees

    Dubai School Fees

    We have a round up for you here of most of the best and popular schools in Dubai and their fees. We've also got curriculum, grade, location and contact details for you to give you all the information you need when trying to find a school. We really hope this helps with your search for the perfect school or college for your children in Dubai.

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  • Are the parents at your school driving you mad?

    Are the parents at your school driving you mad?

    There has been quite a lot in the media recently about the state of parents’ attire when dropping off and picking up their children. One facet of the school run where people are less tolerant is the driving habits of their fellow parents. This can range from curious to outright dangerous.

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  • Sharjah School Fees

    Sharjah School Fees

    We have a round up for you here of most of the best and popular schools in Sharjah and their fees. We've also got curriculum, grade, location and contact details for you to give you all the information you need when trying to find a school. We really hope this helps with your search for the perfect school or college for your children in Sharjah.

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  • KHDA Dubai School Inspection Report 2015

    KHDA Dubai School Inspection Report

    The KHDA, Dubai's education authority has ranked 12 out of the total 136 private schools in Dubai as outstanding, based on the inspections of the schools in the academic year 2015.

    We have all the information regarding the KHDA results for 2015 including a list of the schools that ranked outstanding and a comparison between various priivate school rankings over the years.

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  • Choosing a College

    Choosing a College

    As teenagers, we are beginning to think about leaving home for the first time and starting college. Some of us may have lived in Dubai our whole lives, and it’s nerve-wracking to think about living anywhere else- especially on our own! You may feel homesick for the first few months but that is perfectly normal. Soon you will adjust to your new lifestyle, friends and situations and you’re almost guaranteed to have a blast! But how do you choose the right college for you?

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  • International Baccalaureate vs A-Levels & Scottish Highers

    International Baccalaureate vs A-Levels & Scottish Highers

    Is IB the new gold standard to guaranteed entry to university in the UK? Having gone through the whole IB Diploma syllabus with my daughter, we decided that our son was not an IB student, he went to boarding school for A Levels after GCSEs. Is one course better than the other?

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  • Choosing The Right School For You Child

    Choosing The Right School For You Child

    With so many schools in Dubai to choose from, it can be a monumental task trying to decide which school to enrol your child in. How to choose a school for your child? Since Dubai is a transient and not always the ultimate destination for some expatriates, the type of curriculum, style of teaching, and language of your home country (or the country of your next expat assignment) are generally important deciding factors for a school.

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  • School Holidays In Dubai

    School Holidays In Dubai

    If you're trying to plan you and your family's time, want to know when the kids will be off? You're in the right place! Here we have a big list of when all the school holidays are in Dubai that covers many schools. It's really handy to see if your kids will be off at the same time or if there are any big differences.

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  • Education Systems Comparison UK USA & Australia

    Education Systems Comparison UK USA & Australia

    There is sometimes a lot of confusion between the English, UK, Australian and American schools systems so here we have a handy chart for you so you can compare the ages, and terminology used in all the education and schooling systems.

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  • Special Needs Resources

    Special Needs Resources, Learning Difficulty & Support in the UAE

    If your child has certain special needs or learning challenges that need to be addressed when you move to the UAE, there are schools and centers that offer the right kind of support for both children with special needs and their parents.

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  • Home Schooling In Dubai

    Home Schooling In Dubai

    Here we take a look at the options available to you if you decide to home school your child. At present their is no ruling concerning the home schooling of expat children in the UAE, so it is allowed. It is recommended though that you subscribe to an accredited program so that if your child does re-enter mainstream brick and mortar schooling you have the necessary evidence available.

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