American Curriculum

GEMS Education is proud to bring you the best American curriculum schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Offering top-notch facilities within impressive campuses set in great locations, these institutions harness the benefits of the US school system. In the best American tradition, our emphasis will be on molding students into individuals who excel not just in academics, but also sports and extracurricular activities. 

What is the American Curriculum?

While there is no central American curriculum, the common themes of enquiry-based learning and student-centered planning run throughout. This has made US schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi popular choices, particularly for students wishing to pursue higher education in North America. 

The American curriculum has a broad and balanced approach, that emphasizes the academic importance of all subjects, supported by a wide range of co-curricular activities, which equip students with the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. 

American international school students start with Kindergarten at age five, graduating high school at age 17 in Grade 12, when they are awarded the American High School Diploma. The Diploma is accepted for admission by all US universities and colleges and is increasingly recognised by other universities around the world as well.


Enquiry based, hands-on teaching

Our American curriculum schools offer a diverse and full range of enquiry-based, hands-on teaching methods and individualised instruction. All are accredited by renowned and highly respected bodies, such as the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Key Features

  • Offered by American international schools worldwide
  • Broad, balanced and student centred
  • Standardised tests are benchmarked by American international schools around the world
  • Leads to SAT and advanced placement test for university admission
  • Recognised by US and Canadian universities

We welcome students of all ages and nationalities at our American international schools in Dubai or other parts of the United Arab Emirates, in Qatar or Saudi Arabia. Please contact our team to find out more.

List of American Curriculum schools in UAE

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Our international education footprint extends to 49 schools across the UAE, Qatar and Egypt, delivering a consistent, dynamic, high-quality education for every child.
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