Dubai introduces Five New Schools for Academic Year 2023-2024

Five new private schools will open their doors in Dubai's private school industry for the academic year 2023–2024 as it maintains a strong development trajectory.

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Dubai's Private School Sector Flourishes with New Additions

According to the most recent data made available by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), these new schools, which offer British and Indian curriculum, have added a total of 12,000 new seats. This development strengthens the trajectory of Dubai's educational system even further.

Thriving Expansion and Diversification

With the addition of these new institutions, Dubai now has 220 private schools in operation, serving more than 326,000 students during the 2022–2023 academic year. The emirate's educational industry has recently undergone a rapid expansion and diversification, as evidenced by the opening of institutions offering a wide variety of international curricula. 27 new private schools have opened up in the last four years, adding to the educational ecosystem's diversity and richness.

A Vision Fulfilled

Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of the KHDA, expressed that the increase in private schools aligns with the leadership's vision to cultivate one of the world's premier private education sectors. The incorporation of five new schools in the current academic year showcases the sector's dynamic nature and the conducive investment environment that Dubai provides.

However, KHDA is committed to collaborating closely with the education community to meet the needs of Dubai's burgeoning population and to expand the private school sector's capacity. This commitment is deeply rooted in the goal of maintaining Dubai's status as a top global city for living, working, and investing.

Curricular Diversity

Private schools in Dubai currently provide a total of 17 varied curriculum that come from different nations, languages, and educational philosophies. This extensive selection embraces an inclusive and international mentality, echoing the city's role as a worldwide appealing investment and lifestyle destination.

Among these curricula, British syllabi occupy the largest share at 36%, followed by India at 25%, the US at 15%, and International Baccalaureate (IB) at 7%. Dubai also hosts private schools that provide curricula from countries such as China, Japan, Germany, France, Australia, Spain, and the Philippines, further highlighting the city's commitment to accommodating a wide array of educational backgrounds.

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