About us

Welcome to GEMS Dubai American Academy

GEMS Dubai American Academy (DAA) is GEMS Education's flagship American school. Offering both an enriched American Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Diploma to students from around the world, DAA prepares its students for success in the world's most prestigious universities and colleges. 

DAA is the only American curriculum school in Dubai to receive the KHDA rating of Outstanding, and DAA has received this rating for five consecutive years. Read the most current report here:  http://www.khda.gov.ae/DISB/AttachmentDownload.aspx?DOC_ID=KgKWyxLksGk%3d 

Founded in 1997, DAA is one of the most sought after American schools in Dubai.  The school offers a diverse range of extra-curricular, athletic, and leadership opportunities to enrich the holistic development of each student. 

Our staff teaches and inspires excellence in academics and life-long learning skills by continually reviewing and building an enriched American curriculum, promoting student achievement, encouraging integrity and nurturing a desire to learn.

At GEMS Dubai American Academy, we believe:

  • In the individual's unconditional worth and potential
  • That by demonstrating compassion and fairness in working and living with individuals, we earn their trust and respect
  • School should cultivate imagination and instill an appreciation for learning as a joyful, lifelong pursuit
  • An atmosphere of trust enables children to question, to take risks, to collaborate, to assume responsibility for independent work and to pursue individual interests
  • That honesty and integrity are best taught by being modeled
  • Significant accomplishments are achieved through perseverance and hard work
  • That all children require patience, nurturing and love to achieve full potential
  • That quality education empowers the individual and expands options throughout life, and that educators, students and parents do this by building bridges of trust, communication and common goals
  • That our commitment to advocating, teaching and respecting a diverse student body from cultures throughout the world, fosters peace, justice and global understanding

Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau Report (DSIB)

DAA's most recent Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB) inspection was in November 2015.  For the fifth year DAA achieved the rating of Outstanding.The report stated that the school had many outstanding characteristics and that its key features were:

  • Due to outstanding teaching, students’ made excellent progress in English, mathematics and science and their attainment was well above international expectations;
  • Students’ exemplary behaviour and extremely positive attitudes made a significant contribution to the harmonious atmosphere and strong sense of purpose throughout the school;
  • The highly effective use of assessment to track students’ progress and set challenging targets underpinned the high quality teaching in English, mathematics and science;
  • Parents were almost entirely positive about the school, and were entirely confident that their children were well cared for and supported;
  • School leaders and governors shared a relentless determination to provide the best possible education for all students.

Join GEMS Dubai American Academy on the journey of student development. Click here to apply for admission, or call 04 704 9777 for more information.