About the Host School


About the School

Founded in 1966, the American School of Dubai is a college-preparatory, Pre-K through Grade 12, independent not-for-profit American community school located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Our student body is represented by 1800+ students holding passports from over 70 countries.

Mission Statement

We challenge and inspire each student to achieve their dreams and to become a passionate learner prepared to adapt and contribute in a rapidly changing world.

Core Values

Compassion | Integrity | Excellence | Respect | Responsibility


In 2010, ASD moved to the 23-acre Al Barsha campus, a purpose-built million square foot, wireless, state-of-the-art facility in a residential area of Dubai. The campus offers:

  • 100 classrooms
  • Two libraries
  • Multi-purpose rooms
  • A 630-seat performing arts theatre
  • Black Box Theatre
  • Field House
  • Indoor and outdoor running tracks
  • Climbing wall
  • Regulation soccer fields
  • Concession stand
  • Recycling stations
  • Additional playing fields and play areas
  • Dance studio
  • Fitness center
  • Two 25-meter swimming pools
  • Six tennis courts
  • Two cafeterias

The facilities provide for band and choir, offers five art studios, four science and computer labs and a student broadcasting studio. ASD is known for its inviting and welcoming learning environment.