The Best Schools in Dubai!

The Best Schools in Dubai!

Which schools are the best in Dubai? This guide will tell of not only the best school but those that are performing high overall. But? How would that be broken down, so the ranking is worth something for your children?

Moreover, the good news is that the list is growing modestly compared to the previous years. According to Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority, the number of outstanding schools in Dubai has fallen to fourteen by two, but twenty-seven of the schools are rated as very good now, growing up thirteen schools from 2016 to 2017.

According to the education regulator of the Emirates, 30 percent of Dubai’s students attend good and outstanding schools, whereas the other thirty percent attend schools that are deemed as good. That man at least two-thirds of the kids go to schools that are termed as better.

The volume of the good schools should be comforting for the residents that exist and those who are moving in. There is a huge choice, which has a good amount as well.

This year, 166 schools had been inspected out of which, 14 were termed as outstanding, 27 very good, and 67 were rated as good. However, six of the schools were deemed as very weak.

The highest frame of school being good for the first time this year and the previous year is good. The three schools rated as good for the first time were Dubai British School Jumeirah Park, Hartland International School, and Ranches Primary School.

That leaves Amled School, Dovecote Green Primary , St. Mary’s Catholic High School – Muhaisnah and Swiss International Scientific School. All of these schools were rated as acceptable.

The performance levels of the schools were rated as following:

Outstanding schools Quality of performance substantially exceeds the expectation of the UAE


Very Good schools Quality of performance exceeds the expectation of the UAE


Good schools Quality of performance meets the expectation of the UAE (This is the expected level for every school in the UAE)


Acceptable schools Quality of performance meets the minimum level of quality required in the UAE (This is the minimum level for every school in the UAE)


Weak schools Quality of performance is below the expectation of the UAE


Very Weak schools Quality of performance is significantly below the expectation of the UAE

Dubai Best Schools

The schools that have a good rating are no doubt the schools that are being sought after in Dubai. Here are the fourteen schools that performed outstandingly during the year 2018, in May.

School NameCurriculumOverall 2017/2018 RatingOverall     2016/2017 RatingCurrent School Fees Minimum (AED)Current School Fees Maximum (AED)
Dubai British SchoolUKOutstandingVery Good46,09669145
Dubai CollegeUKOutstandingOutstanding80,81091,505
Dubai English Speaking private college – branchUKOutstandingOutstanding77,78283,601
Gems Dubai American AcademyUS/IBOutstandingOutstanding22,82684,511
Gems Jumeirah Primary SchoolUKOutstandingOutstanding40,03650,466
Gems Modern AcademyIndianOutstandingOutstanding34,64351,364
Gems Royal Dubai SchoolUKOutstandingOutstanding37,55447,351
Gems Wellington International SchoolUK/IBOutstandingOutstanding43,05093,658
Jumeirah CollegeUKOutstandingOutstanding71,50889,385
Jumeirah English Speaking SchoolUKOutstandingOutstanding39,03048,234
Kings School DubaiUKOutstandingOutstanding42,73465,037
Lycee Francais International Georges Pompidou Primary Oud MethaFrenchOutstandingOutstanding29,06629,066
Lycee Francais International Georges Pompidou School (Dubai Branch)FrenchOutstandingOutstanding35,02148,093
Repton School FZ-LLCUK/IBOutstandingOutstanding60,072120,145

All these three schools used to be the outstanding ones, but they have fallen. Jess Arabian Ranches, Dubai International Academy, and Indian High School. However, it should be noted that these three schools remain the best in Dubai and their fall is mainly due to a change in the criteria of KHDA, which could or could not be relevant to one as a parent. 

School NameCurriculumOverall 2018 RatingOverall 2016/2017 RatingCurrent School Fees Minmum (AED)Current School Fees Maximum (AED)
Ambassador KindergartenIndian/UKVery GoodGood18,60020,700
Deira International SchoolUK/IBVery GoodVery Good39,93880,465
Delhi Private SchoolIndianVery GoodVery Good10,08914,124
Dubai English Speaking SchoolUKVery GoodVery Good34,00042,078
Dubai International AcademyIBVery GoodOutstanding4015771152
Foremarke SchoolUKVery GoodGood5850083000
Gems Our Own English High SchoolIndianVery GoodVery Good7,09015,002
Gems Wellington Academy (Branch)UKVery GoodVery Good36,54082,511
Gems Wellington Primary SchoolUKVery GoodVery Good42,50853,582
Horizon English SchoolUKVery GoodVery Good28,24939,564
Jebel Ali School – Previously Jebel Ali Primary SchoolUKVery GoodVery Good44,96083,000
Jumeirah Baccalaureate SchoolIBVery GoodGood56,13184197
JESS Arabian RanchesUK/IBVery GoodOutstanding3903091950
Kings’ School Al BarshaUKVery GoodGood5020094400
Lycee Francaise InternationalFrenchVery GoodGood2637655781
Lycee Libanais Francophone Prive-DubaiFrenchVery GoodVery Good24,12351,694
Nord Anglia DubaiUK/IBVery GoodGood6212094000
Raffles World AcademyUK/IBVery GoodGood3038485075
Safa Community SchoolUKVery GoodGood4869272000
The Indian High SchoolIndianVery GoodOutstanding541310,253
The Millennium SchoolIndianVery GoodVery Good16,55524,345
The School of Research ScienceUKVery GoodVery Good34,35973,769
The Winchester SchoolUKVery GoodVery Good13,54230,210
Universal American SchoolUSVery GoodGood3733076760
Uptown SchoolIBVery GoodVery Good57,00187,374
Victory HeightsUKVery GoodGood3583448865