The American School of Dubai was organized by the Dubai Petroleum Company in affiliation with International Schools Services in September 1966, to provide schooling for the children of their expatriate personnel from the United States. The school opened in an apartment on the Deira side with 11 students and two teachers.
ASD was established in 1966, before the founding of the United Arab Emirates, and is one of the oldest international schools in Dubai. Since that time, ASD has maintained its strong sense of community.
The American School of Dubai has a rich history, one that dates back to the very early years of Dubai. Founded by the Dubai Petroleum Company, the school has grown from merely a handful of students learning together in a small apartment in Deira, to nineteen hundred students learning together at our vibrant, state-of- the-art Al Barsha campus.
Student life and learning have evolved over the decades and ASD has continuously provided rigorous academic and extracurricular opportunities for every student. Although the American School of Dubai has grown and changed over a span of over fifty years, the spirit of community has remained a driving force behind the success of the school and its students.