Admissions Overview

Admissions Overview

DAA is accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic school year for Grades 1 to 12.  Kindly know that an application does not guarantee an acceptance. 

The below table shows the age and grade information for students aged 3 to 6 as per the ministerial degree (820) of 2014.

Grade/Year KG1           KG2            Grade 1    
Age by 31st December 4 5 6


If you are looking for immediate placement for the 2016-17 academic school year please contact or call Enrolments and Central Registration at 600 567 771 for a list of possible schools in the GEMS system.

If you wish to schedule a school tour please contact reception at 04-347 9222 . Group tours are conducted at 9am throughout the working week and are by appointment only.  Please contact reception if you have any queries regarding tour days or timings. 

Dubai American Academy offers an enriched American curriculum with an international perspective for students from KG1 through Grade 12.  Graduates earn an accredited American diploma, and have the option of earning the IB Diploma or certificates. The curriculum is based on IB and American standards.  

Educators recognize that there is a wide range of behavior and performance within any grade or year. The DAA admission process includes academic and developmental assessments to identify those students most likely to benefit from our program. There will always remain some who are more challenged than others.  Every teacher is expected to help each child succeed through differentiation of instruction and assessment and attention to the learning styles of students.  

Thank you for considering Dubai American Academy.

You may contact the Admissions Office directly:
Phone : +9714 347 9222 / +9714 347 6070 

Primary and Elementary School

Ms. Bianca Bekker
Email : 

Middle and High School

Ms. Tanya Schroeder
Email :

For admissions into other GEMS schools please visit the GEMS website or call  600 56 7771 in Dubai.

 For more information about assessment or requirements for entry, please call 04 327 9222.