What curriculum does Dubai Schools Mirdif offer?

We offer a US curriculum based on New York State Education Department, NYSED. Upon completion of high school, graduates will receive a US high school diploma that meets the UAE's specificationor US curriculum schools. The curriculum will be focused on challenging and inspiring students of all ages and abilities. Students will develop a passion for learning and a respect and understanding of others. Students will also acquire through the curriculum the personal values of responsibility, tolerance, loyalty, independence, and honesty.

How do I apply?

Please complete our online application form by clicking here

Or reach out to admissions at - admissions@dubaischools-mirdif.ae / +971 (50) 2490423

What are the differences between the IB, British and American Curriculum?

The main differences between the International Baccalaureate, A-Levels, and the American curriculum are related to personal choices and learning techniques. The International Baccalaureate allows students to study a broader set of subjects and is seen by admissions advisers as 'encouraging independent inquiry' within students. A-Levels provide a more in-depth study of core subjects (usually no more than 4).

Although there is no set American curriculum, most schools adopt the Common Core curriculum, which enables students to study a broad range of subjects. As they enter the final years of high school, students can select core subjects they would like to pursue in more depth.

What documents do I need to submit?

Parents are requested to submit the documents listed below:

Required Documents

1 School reports for the last 2 years (current year term reports and previous school year end of year report)
2 Student's birth certificate copy (translated to English or Arabic)
3 Student's passport ID page copy
4 Student's residency visa page copy (not applicable to Emirati students)
5 Student's Emirates ID card copy (both sides)
6 Immunization record, educational psychologist report, or other relevant reports (where applicable)
7 1 x Student's passport photograph
8 Parent/Carer passport ID page copy
9 Parent/Carer residency visa copy (not applicable to Emirati parents)
10 Emirates ID card copy (front and back)
11 Transfer/Leaving Certificate
12 Emirate of Dubai issued family book (Emirati students only and if applying for scholarship)

Will the school offer Arabic?

Yes, learning Arabic as a first language is a compulsory course for Arab Nationals to Grade 12. Learning and loving Arabic as a language will play a significant role in our students’ lives. We believe that the development of the Arabic Language is crucial for both cognitive development and maintaining cultural identity while achieving the UAE vision.

Arabic as a foreign language is also taught to non-Arab students.

My child has special needs & requires academic support, can I apply?

We pride ourselves on inclusion and welcome all students. We provide high-quality education for all children, including gifted children and those requiring more learning support.

Personalized learning programs are developed for students with specific needs on a case-by-case basis, and these programs include access to appropriate resources and support and curricular options. Please contact our Admissions Team for more information.

My child has a disability, can I apply?

As an inclusive school, we treat all applications equally, admitting students with a range of needs.

Admission applications from students with a disability or special educational needs (students of determination) should include as much supporting information/ documents as possible.

The information will be reviewed in partnership with Senior Leaders and the school's Inclusion Champion to advise how we can best support. Please contact our Admissions Team for more information.

What happens if my child needs extra language support?

We will work with you to ensure that your children receive(s) the extra support needed for them to succeed at school.

What are the school fees?

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Is there any financial assistance available?

Means-tested scholarships are available for Emirati students who hold an Emirate of Dubai issued family book.

Please contact our Admissions Team on admissions@dubaischools-mirdif.ae

How much does the school uniform cost?

The cost of the uniform is included in the school fees.

Can I book a tour?

Yes, please email admissions@dubaischools-mirdif.ae or call the admissions office on +971 (50) 2490423. You can also register your details through our website.

I have had challenges providing the documents asked for by the school to complete the KHDA registration process. What should I do?

Please work with our Admissions Team closely so that we can keep the KHDA informed. Please also note when the school is unable to register students with KHDA due to incomplete documentation, you may be asked to wait to take up your school place until the process is complete, which will result in your child not being able to join their class.

What are the school hours?

Kindergarten: Monday to Thursday from 7:45 to 1:00 and Friday from 7:45 to 12:00

Grade 1 to Grade 4: Monday to Thursday from 7:45 to 2:30 and Friday from 7:45 to 12:00

Does the school have a cafeteria?

At Dubai Schools Mirdif, we believe in a healthy and balanced lifestyle for our students. Our on-site cafeteria will have healthy, nutritious meals available to purchase. Please contact our Admissions for more information: adminasst@dubaischools-mirdif.ae

Alternatively, students may bring their own lunch boxes

Foods containing pork, nuts, and fizzy drinks are not allowed.

Do you offer transportation?

We offer school transport via STS Group, please contact them for any queries sde-dsm@sts-group.com.

What extracurricular activities are offered?

At Dubai Schools Mirdif, we value your child's personal growth and development and offer a variety of extra-curricular activities to suit their needs and passions.

A list of extracurricular activities will be shared in early September.

When will I know if my child has been accepted into the school?

We will let you know the outcome of your application via email by the last week of April 2022 (please be sure to check your junk box)

What should I do if I haven’t received a response from the school by 30th April?

If you have not heard from us by the above-mentioned date, please reach out to us directly for an update on the status - admissions@dubaischools-mirdif.ae / +971 (50) 2490423

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Why did my friend's child gain a place at the school, but my child didn't?

We appreciate all applications to Dubai Schools but unfortunately due to limited spaces our applications are on a first come first serve basis. Please rest assured that if we are not able to offer your child a place at this stage, we will keep their application on file should something become available at a later date.

Why was my friend’s child given a greater scholarship than mine?

Every scholarship application is reviewed by the government and assessed based on the documents that you have submitted. The scholarship awarded is therefore determined on a number of factors including the family book and salary information.

Why is my child being asked to take an assessment?

Please note that the assessment will not determine if your child is accepted into Dubai Schools, this is simply a way for us to better understand their ability level and to ensure that they are successfully supported in the classroom.

Why do I need to pay a re-registration fee?

The KHDA stipulates that a re-registration fee of AED 500 of the annual tuition fees must be applied for all students that are re-registering. This fee will then be deducted from Term 1 tuition fees.

Why do I need to pay a deposit for my child who is enrolling in the new academic year?

For all new students, a deposit of AED 500 is required to secure your child’s place. This fee will then be deducted from Term 1 tuition fees.

If I decide to withdraw my child's application before the term starts, will I receive back my re-registration deposit?

The re-registration deposit will not be refunded unless there are extenuating circumstances. These circumstances include, but are not limited to, evidence of family/student relocation to another country/emirate or any other unforeseen circumstances.