Dubai: Top 15 Affordable Schools with Tuition Below Dh14,000 Annually Revealed

Asma Ahmed - | UAE

Schools that keep their prices low are receiving extra attention in light of recent permits that let private schools in Dubai raise tuition costs. Due to the possibility of price rises of up to 5.2%, some parents are now actively searching for more inexpensive options among the more than 200 private schools spread out over the city.

In response to this demand, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has taken steps to ensure transparency by making comprehensive information regarding school fees readily accessible through an online platform. This user-friendly tool allows individuals to quickly assess an institution's fee structure, encompassing not only tuition fees but also additional costs, thereby enabling them to make well-informed decisions.

From the Iranian Salman Farsi Boys School to the Pakistan Educational Academy, these institutions offer annual tuition fees that fall below the Dh14,000 mark, making them particularly attractive to budget-conscious families. Each of these schools brings its own unique blend of educational offerings and facilities to the table. Some, like Crescent English School and Gulf Model School, have been pillars of the educational community for decades, boasting a long history of service. Others, such as Al Eman Educational EST and Arab Unity School, cater to specific cultural or linguistic communities, providing a nurturing environment for students to thrive.

Furthermore, the KHDA ratings associated with these schools range from "acceptable" to "good," indicating a baseline level of quality that parents can rely on when making their decisions. Ultimately, the availability of such affordable schooling options underscores Dubai's commitment to providing accessible and high-quality education for all its residents. By empowering parents with transparent information and a diverse array of choices, the city is laying the groundwork for a brighter future for its youth.

As parents continue to navigate the complexities of the educational landscape, resources like the KHDA fact sheets and journalistic endeavors by outlets are helping families make informed decisions that align with their values and aspirations, the affordability and diversity of schooling options in Dubai represent a testament to the city's dedication to fostering educational excellence and inclusivity.

1. Iranian Salman Farsi Boys School, established in 2000, offers an Iranian curriculum and charges annual fees ranging from Dh2,546 for Grade 1 to Dh3,845 for Grade 12. Located in Al Qusais First, the school holds an "acceptable" rating from the KHDA.

2. Crescent English School, founded in 1984, follows an Indian curriculum. With a KHDA rating of "acceptable," its annual fees vary from Dh3,954 for KG1 to Dh10,280 for Grade 12. It is situated in Al Qusais.

3. Little Flower English School Dubai, also established in 1984, provides an Indian curriculum. With an "acceptable" KHDA rating, its annual fees range from Dh4,004 for KG1 to Dh4,288 for Grade 6. The school is located in Hor Al Anz.

4. Gulf Model School, founded in 1982, offers an Indian curriculum and has an "acceptable" KHDA rating. Its annual fees range from Dh4,490 for KG1 to Dh7,580 for Grade 12, situated in Muhaisnah First.

5. The Central School, established in 1981, follows an Indian curriculum and holds an "acceptable" KHDA rating. Its annual fees vary from Dh4,278 for KG1 to Dh7,701 for Grade 12, located in Al Nahda Second.

6. The New Indian Model School, founded in 1980, follows an Indian curriculum. With a KHDA rating of "Good," its annual fees range from Dh4,697 for KG1 to Dh7,766 for Grade 12. The school is situated in Al Garhoud.

7. The English Language Private School, established in 1982, offers a UK curriculum. With an "acceptable" KHDA rating, its annual fees range from Dh4,312 for FS2 to Dh11,321 for Year 13. Located in Umm Hurair First.

8. Al Sadiq Islamic English School, founded in 1989, follows a UK curriculum and holds an "acceptable" KHDA rating. Its annual fees vary from Dh5,567 for FS2 to Dh10,150 for Year 11, situated in Al Qusais First.

9. Elite English School, established in 1993, follows an Indian curriculum and holds an "acceptable" KHDA rating. Its annual fees range from Dh5,414 for KG1 to Dh11,736 for Grade 12, located in Deira.

10. Gulf Indian High School, founded in 1979, offers an Indian curriculum. With a KHDA rating of "Good," its annual fees vary from Dh5,033 for KG1 to Dh9,161 for Grade 12. The school is situated in Al Garhoud.

11. Grammar School, established in 1974, follows a UK curriculum and holds an "acceptable" KHDA rating. Its annual fees range from Dh5,125 for FS1 to Dh6,954 for Year 13, located in Al Garhoud.

12. United International Private School, founded in 1992, offers a Philippine curriculum. With an "acceptable" KHDA rating, its annual fees vary from Dh6,229 for KG1 to Dh13,310 for Grade 12, situated in Muhaisnah First.

13. Al Eman Educational EST, established in 1973, follows the Ministry of Education curriculum. With an "acceptable" KHDA rating, its annual fees range from Dh6,000 for KG1 to Dh8,939 for Grade 9, located in Al Rashidiya.

14. Arab Unity School, founded in 1975, follows a UK curriculum and holds an "acceptable" KHDA rating. Its annual fees vary from Dh6,504 for FS1 to Dh11,121 for Year 13, situated in Mizhar First.

15. Pakistan Educational Academy, established in 1983, offers a Pakistani curriculum and holds an "acceptable" KHDA rating. Its annual fees range from Dh6,644 for KG1 to Dh8,702 for Grade 12, located in Umm Hurair.

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