Admissions Overview

Children applying for KG1 placement to begin in September 2017 must be age four by September 1st 2017.

However, the Ministry of Education (KHDA) cutoff date is December 31st 2017.

DAA is currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic school year in all Grades, however there are extensive waitlists for Grades 7 and 12.  Kindly know that an application does not guarantee an acceptance. 

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.

We are pleased to announce additional American Curriculum options in our network of schools.  Please click on the link to learn more about enrolments at Bradenton Preparatory Academy and GEMS Nations Academy. If you are interested in International Baccalaureate Curriculum schools, please contact GEMS International School for further information.  

If you wish to schedule a school tour please contact reception at 04 347 9222 or call Katy Jones ext. 319. Group tours are conducted on most Sunday, Monday and Thursday mornings at 9 AM for grades KG1-5 and 10 AM for grades 6-12, 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.