Curriculum

Dubai American Academy offers an enriched American curriculum with an international perspective for students in preschool through grade 12.

The curriculum is based on U.S. national standards and best practice research.

The language of instruction at Dubai American Academy is English.  The core program emphasizes reading and the language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, Arabic language for native and non-native speakers, and Islamic Education for Muslim students. Elementary students also receive instruction in health, physical education, computer technology, art, and music. Middle and High school students continue their studies in the core areas and choose from a wide variety of electives including computer technology, visual and performing arts, and world languages.

Instructional objectives are clearly defined in all subject areas, but academic expectations are flexible enough to both support and challenge each individual learner. Homework is an important part of the educational process as a means of reinforcing and reviewing the daily classroom lessons. Instruction in all areas encourages students to grow as creative thinkers, critical reasoners and effective communicators. Technology, with Internet access in classrooms and libraries, is integrated throughout our program.

Academically, Dubai American Academy prepares students to meet the challenge of a university education. Those who are exceptionally motivated may choose to pursue an International Baccalaureate Diploma. This qualifies students for entrance, and in many cases advanced placement, in most universities worldwide.

Beyond academics, Dubai American Academy strives to instill in all students a positive attitude toward lifelong learning, an appreciation for cultural diversity, with higher thinking and problem solving skills necessary to be successful in their future endeavors.

Hopes and Dreams Day

‘Hopes and Dreams’ is a collaborative day held during the first weeks of school that is designed to address the individual academic and social needs of each student. Information is gathered through student and parent surveys and conferences. On ‘Hopes and Dreams’ Day parents have an opportunity to share information with teachers about their children and participate in goal setting for the year.