Dear Parents and Students,
Set against the ever-transforming skyline of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai American Academy is a flourishing world-class American International School. Having celebrated its 10th Anniversary as a college preparatory school in 2008, DAA has built a solid reputation for its high academic standards, cutting-edge practices and wide range of exceptional co-curricular programs. We are a proud community of learners, immersed in an ethos of shared core values, kindness, achievement, celebration and fun.
Dubai American Academy guarantees an outstanding educational program for all learners through the implementation of curriculum standards, instructional guidelines, and best practices recommended by the US Department of Education in tandem with the most successful international education systems worldwide. We proudly maintain full accredited status awarded by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council for International Schools (CIS). Additionally, we are authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to offer the IB Diploma Program. As a result, DAA’s graduates easily matriculate to a variety of the most prestigious colleges and universities around the world.
Complementing this dynamic learning context, DAA offers students an impressive array of co-curricular enrichment programs including competitive sports, cultural experiences, performing arts opportunities, cooperative clubs and many special activities. From early childhood to Senior year, DAA “leopards” have countless opportunities to become actively involved beyond the classroom—there is something for everyone!
As a result, student life and learning at DAA—be it in our purpose-built science laboratories, on the sports fields, or under the theater lights on stage—is a participatory, active, hands-on and enjoyable experience. We value and focus our energies on developing the “whole” individual—the social, emotional, intellectual and physical being—and therefore nurture the self-confidence and risk-taking skills that students need to become enthusiastic life-long learners.
This website is designed to introduce you to Dubai American Academy and provide you with a glimpse of our dynamic international learning community. Our commitment to you is to provide a superior, well-rounded educational program. We accomplish this in an atmosphere of caring. We care about the education and well-being of each student; we care about the partnerships we develop with our parents, teachers and community members. In short, we care about YOU—and we call this DAA’s “culture of kindness.” I encourage you to visit us and to experience first hand our welcoming staff and outstanding teaching faculty.
Mrs. Robin Appleby