Work at ASD

Work at ASD

Live. Work. Learn. Teach. Dubai.

As one of only a few independent, not-for-profit schools in the region, ASD offers what is best about American education to provide learning experiences to promote the maximum potential of its students.

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Great Place to Work®

ASD is the first educational institution designated as a Great Place to Work in the UAE. Great Place to Work® surveys employees to help organizations around the world identify and build high-trust, high-performing workplace cultures.

Why ASD

Work

Carly Turner: Maker Spaces & Sustainably Spaces

Learn

Matthew Beck: International Education, Collaboration & Family

Live

Adrienne Gerst: Music, Family & Opportunities

ASD By The Numbers

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1900
Students
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AP Courses Offered
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30+
Global Experiential Trips
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70+
Nationalities
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40+
Student Organizations
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53
Athletics Teams

Our Campus

Teaching & Learning

Individualized Learning

ASD is committed to academic excellence; providing an international perspective and a comprehensive education; and preparing every student to be future ready. ASD follows the common core and standards-based learning models for classroom instruction and student assessment, focusing on student mastery of concepts and skills. 

Flexible learning spaces in the Elementary School enhance the foundation of teaching and learning, and support co-teaching in K1 and K2 classes. The Middle School incorporates Design Thinking and inquiry based learning to allow the exploration of individual interests. The High School offers 25 AP classes, AP Capstone, distance learning, and INSPIRE global trips (cultural, eco-adventurous, or service learning experiences) to enhance the rich educational opportunities.

Campus Life

ASD students are engaged every day with learning beyond the classroom. The school provides a wide variety of activities for students, parents, faculty, and staff to foster and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

Activities are offered throughout the year in sports, fitness, intramurals, and creative arts. More than 85 percent of ASD students from K1 to Grade 12 participate in extracurricular activities, student organizations, athletics, and clubs. Faculty and staff often advise and coach activities.

Learning and Innovation

Technology is an integral component of learning at ASD for faculty and students. We leverage a wide variety of services and applications across the curriculum. Every Elementary School student has an access to an iPad or MacBook. In Grades 6-12, every student is required to have their own Apple laptop for educational use. The Learning Systems team and coaches support K-12 teachers through a variety of inservice programs, online learning, and 1:1 instruction.

Professional Development

Professional development is encouraged and supported by way of in-service programs, international conference attendance, and graduate level courses. As part of this program, ASD invites world-renowned consultants to work hand-in-hand with faculty towards continuous growth in their areas of expertise; ASD hosts top educational thinkers such as Joellen Killion, Justin Pachin, Erma Anderson, Erin Kent, and Paul Anderson.

Accreditations and Awards

GESS Education Awards
Emirates Environmental Group Award
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Eco Schools Green Flag Award
International School Awards 2020
Awards
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Global Online Academy
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The Green Schools Alliance
University of Northern Iowa
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College Board
MESAC
AmCham

I respect the students I work with, and have a great rapport with my colleagues. ASD has made me a better teacher, and moving to Dubai has been one of the greatest decisions our family has made. 

— ASD MUSIC TEACHER