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Established 1966
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Elementary School
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Global Citizen
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Athletics—Women's Soccer
Established 1966
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American School of Dubai

Best School In The UAE

The American School of Dubai has won the SchoolsCompared Top Schools Award for Overall Best School in the UAE 2021-22.

Every Student. Future Ready.

Established in 1966, The American School of Dubai is a not-for-profit, US curriculum, PreK-12 international community school helping students become future ready as Empathetic, Self-Aware, Resilient, Innovative, Communicators and Global Citizens.

ASD Stories

Daryani Family
Nicky Daryani '96 has a long history with ASD. He was part of the graduating class of 1996, is a current ASD parent, and has recently been appointed the Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees. We asked him a few questions about his favorite memories and his advice for the upcoming graduates....
Sustainability Summit
This is the first time ASD has established a program like this and it was new for all of us. We wanted to volunteer as we found it really intriguing, and we were also interested in the elements and protocols of this program. As we became more familiar with the details of the event, we were more at ease and prepared; after every meeting we attended, our fear slowly started to fade away...

Student-Centered Learning

ASD is committed to academic excellence; providing an international perspective and a
comprehensive education; and preparing every student to be future ready.

Early Learning

The PreK (3-year-old), K1 (4-year-old), and K2 (5-year-old) program at ASD is a Reggio-Emilia-inspired, flexible learning environment.

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Flexible learning spaces in the Elementary School allow for an individualized learning experience where students begin to identify areas of interest.

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The Middle School incorporates design thinking and inquiry-based learning to allow students to explore those individual interests further.

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The High School elective and AP courses, online learning opportunities, and INSPIRE global trips allow students to dive deeper into their interests and prepare them for successful futures.

Why ASD?

We Are Not-For-Profit
We Pursue Our Passions
We Have a Rich History
We Are Global Citizens

Our Community


"Every single person at ASD is respected for their individuality, and each individual is cultivated by a strong network of support to make their dreams come true."
Testimonials - Arav

Class of 2023

Faculty & Staff

"We are a student-focused, student-driven school and that's the most important thing—what's best for the kids."
Katherine Mulry

Elementary School Librarian


"At every step of the way, ASD is genuinely charting a path for our kids to be successful."
Barbara Knight


ASD By The Numbers

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AP Courses Offered
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Global Experiential Trips
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Student Organizations
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Athletics Teams

Celebrating Our Success

Awards for academic achievement, workplace environment, and sustainability initiatives...

Zayed prize
International school
EXPO 2020