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New Schools on the Block

by Eddie Rayner

United Arab Emirates is a country constantly evolving in providing the best education. With that being said, here are some of the new schools opening up in the next couple academic years, subject to approval by the respective education councils.

Abu Dhabi

International Community School – Branch 4 (British System)

Education UAE Magazine looks at the International Community School in Abu Dhabi
Due to open in September 2019

Location: Khalidya Campus, Zayed Al Thani, Abu Dhabi

Curriculum: British Curriculum

Website link: www.icschool-uae.com

Other info: International Community School has 2 other branches currently open in Abu Dhabi, with plans to open two more branches in the coming years.

Price range: FS2 (AED 20,900) to Year 13 (AED27,817)

Beaconhouse Private School – Al Ain

Due to open in September 2019

Location: Falaj Hazza, Al Ain School District

Curriculum: UK Curriculum 

Website link: https://www.beaconhouse-fhz.ac.ae/

Other info: It is part of Beaconhouse Group, an international network of private schools with a presence in the UK, Malaysia, Thailand, among others.

Price range: FS2 (AED20,000) to Year 6 (AED27,000)

Raha International School Khalifa City Campus

Location: Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi

Curriculum: International Baccalaureate

Website link: www.ris.ae/our-future (project webpage) www.ris.ae (current school website)

Other info: Opening in September 2020 as part of the Taaleem family of schools, Raha International School is currently the only pure IB curriculum school in Abu Dhabi offering a continuum of three programmes (PYP, MYP & DP).

Price range:  EY (AED39,330) to Grade 12 (AED61,900)

Due to open in September 2019

Al Bateen Academy (nursery extension)

Location: Khalifa Bin Shakhbout Street, Al Manaseer Area, Abu Dhabi

Curriculum: FS2 & Year 1 – IB PYP Curriculum 

Website link: www.albateenacademy.sch.ae

Other info: Al Bateen Academy is a part of Aldar Academies, and in September 2019 opening a nursery extension.

Price range: FS2 (AED52,962) and Year 1 (AED55,610)

Due to open in September 2019


Al Salam Community School

Due to open in September 2019

Location: Al Twar 2, Dubai

Curriculum: National Curriculum for England and Cambridge International Curriculum

Website link: www.alsalamcommunity.ae

Other info: It is the new home of Grades 7 to 13 students at Al Salam Private School who will be joining in the upcoming academic year.

Price range: FS1 (AED22,000) to Year 13 (AED38,000)

Ambassador International Academy

Due to open in September 2019

Location: Al Khail, Dubai

Curriculum: International Baccalaureate, Middle Years Programme, and IGCSE’s.

Website link: www.aiadubai.com

Other info: The founders of the school also operate the UK EYFS-Ambassador Kindergarten, Ambassador School in Dubai, and Ambassador School in Sharjah.

Price range: Pre-K (AED28,400) to Grade 4 (AED36,600)

Ras Al Khaimah

Delhi Private School – Ras Al Khaimah

Due to open in April 2020

Location: Al Dhait Area, Ras Al Khaimah

Curriculum: CBSE

Website link: www.dpsrasalkhaimah.com

Other info: Proposedto open during April of the academic year 2020-2021, for KG1 to Grade 6. It is expected to expand to Grade 12 in another three years.DPS has two other schools in Dubai and Sharjah.

Price range: Grade KG1 (AED12,500) to Grade 12 (AED 17,500)

*Opening dates and price ranges are subject to approval by the respective education councils