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P O Box 87727, Al Qusais 1
Dubai, UAE
Call Us: +971-4-2988666

School Curriculum

The American curriculum followed at American International School Dubai 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 all students with the skills they need for the 21st century.

As an American curriculum school we start with entry to Kindergarten at age 4. Our students study through to Grade 12, where they are awarded the American High School Diploma at age 17. The American Diploma is accepted for entrance by all UAE universities and colleges and is recognized by other universities around the world.

Linda Winch
Curriculum Head

At American International School Dubai we understand that our youngest learners are curious about the world, and learn well through play and inquiry. We empower our students to question and problem solve. We also believe that language development is critical, and support the students in reinforcing their first language, whilst also acquiring a new one.

KG follows the California Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten in English Language Arts and Mathematics. We also follow the Next Generation Science Standards, and provide hands on science investigations to engage students in their exploration of science.

The Elementary School provides a warm and caring atmosphere where students collaborate practically, think creatively, reason critically, and communicate effectively.Elementary School at AIS starts at age 6 to 10 years (grades 1 – 5 in the American system). The program includes a combination of core subjects (English, Mathematics and Science) taught by class teachers, and specialist classes taught by subject specialists in Arabic, Islamic Studies, Social Studies, ICT, Music, Art, Physical Education and French.

Elements of UAE heritage, history and Islamic culture are incorporated during teaching and learning activities across all disciplines.

The Middle School at AIS commences from 11 to 14 years (grades 6 – 8 in the American system). The transitional years of middle school see a shift to more student-driven inquiry and action. We balance academics with increased social responsibility to prepare students to be caring, proactive members of the school community and beyond.In this phase, students have specialist teachers in all subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Arabic, Islamic Studies, ICT, Social Studies, Art, Music, French and Physical Education.

As is the case in all sections of the school, elements of UAE heritage, history and Islamic culture are incorporated during teaching and learning activities across all disciplines.

The Upper School at AIS comprises grades 9 – 12 (ages 15 – 18). At this stage, students are ready to become the leaders and the innovators of the future. They are also starting to think about their future after high school, and to make some choices about where their interests, talents and energies lie.AIS has a robust programme of elective subjects which begins at grade 10. Students continue with the core subjects, and have choices for elective subjects including Economics, Business, Accounting, Social Studies, ICT, specialized Science streams, Music, and Art. At this stage, students also consider whether they want to pursue AP (Advanced Placement) courses in the Sciences, Mathematics or Arts. Students and families work closely with academic and college counselors to make informed decisions about their futures.

As is the case in all sections of the school, elements of UAE heritage, history and Islamic culture are incorporated during teaching and learning activities across all disciplines.

Contact Info
Drop in or get in touch with us with the information given below or send us a query through the contact form
  • P O Box 87727, Al Qusais1,
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • +971-4-2988666
  • info@aisschool.net