At a Glance
The American School of Dubai is a college-preparatory, Pre-K through Grade 12, independent not for profit American community school, offering what is best about American education to provide learning experiences designed to promote the maximum potential of its students.
Founded: September 1966 by the Dubai Petroleum Company in affiliation with International Schools Services. In 2004, ASD became a one of only a few not-for-profit schools in Dubai, established by the Cultural Foundation.
Location: Al Barsha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Superintendent: Dr. Paul Richards
Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Re-accredited most recently in 2013.
Student Body: Co-educational; 1660+ K1-Grade 12 students represented by over 55 nationalities. Approximately 75 percent of the student body carry United States and Canadian passports.
Curriculum: American-based college preparatory; 21 Advanced Placement (AP) courses in High School; one of thirteen international schools offering the AP Capstone Diploma.
Faculty: The school employs 175 faculty with an average tenure of 4.7+ years. Faculty are represented by 18 nationalities and 80 percent hold US or Canadian passports.
Sustainability: Sustainable and renewable practices were incorporated in the Al Barsha campus facility design. A sustainability statement guides the school in its charge to be responsible stewards.
Campus Life Activities: Over 100 athletics, arts, extracurricular activities, clubs and service-learning opportunities define the ASD student learning experience.
College Placement: Top tier schools in US, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia; over 95 percent of graduates attend college; 89 percent to US and Canadian universities.