American Curriculum

While there is no central American curriculum, the common themes of enquiry-based learning and student-centred planning run throughout. This has made American international schools a popular choice, particularly for students wishing to enter into further education in North America.

The American curriculum is based on high standards of achievement in all subject areas. This broad and balanced approach is supported by a wide range of co-curricular activities, which equip students with the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.

An American international school starts with entry to Kindergarten at age five. Students go on to study through to Grade 12, when they are awarded with the American High School Diploma at the age of 17. The American Diploma is accepted for entrance 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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