Best Schools Around Palm Jumeirah

Written by Sepehr Heidari

Palm Jumeirah is Dubai's most captivating offshore destination due to its unique palm tree-inspired form, consisting of a trunk with 17 fronds all crowned by a circular crescent. Located off the coastal area of Jumeirah Beach, it is part of the three Palm Islands – Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira. In addition to all the premium amenities that complement each of the residences, Palm Jumeirah is ideally located in close proximity to some of the best schools in Dubai, which are easily accessible courtesy of the Palm’s main roadway. 

​Dubai College

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Dubai College is a selective entry British school in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Established in 1978, the school caters for students in Years 7 to 13, and is situated in the Al Sufouh area of Dubai. Students prepare for the British GCSE and A-Level examinations.

American School Of Dubai

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The American School of Dubai (ASD) is an independent, not-for-profit, U.S. curriculum, Early Learning through Grade 12 international school offering an American education. The school was founded in 1966 and was previously known as the Jumeirah American School (JAS), is now located in the Al-Barsha community of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Dubai American Academy

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GEMS Dubai American Academy (DAA) is a private international school in the Al Barsha suburb of Dubai, United Arab Emirates operated by GEMS Education. The school follows an American curriculum and offers International Baccalaureate programs. In 2017 Dubai American Academy merged with GEMS Nations Academy and moved into its campus. The 70,000-square-metre (750,000 sq ft) campus includes a full provision for athletics and performing arts, with an Olympic-size swimming pool, 400-metre (1,300 ft) running track, a large gymnasium, playing fields and shaded playgrounds, theaters, and dedicated studios for music and arts for all grade levels.

Gems Wellington International School

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Wellington International School follows the British curriculum and IB curriculum. The school offers iGCSEs, GCSEs and the International Baccalaureate and careers programmes for years 12 and 13. Science, English and Mathematics are compulsory subjects throughout the school. Students begin their secondary school years in Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9), following the National Curriculum of England and Wales, and then move into Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11). During KS4 they sit a range of UK national exams GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) and IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education). If students achieve the required grades they can go onto an advanced level of study which is a prerequisite for university. This course is done in the last two years of school (which are non-compulsory) and are spent in Key Stage 5.

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