Dunecrest American School in Dubai


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Through a holistic approach and with a strong focus on academic excellence, our curriculum brings together established international standards including the US Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), National Core Arts Standards (NCAS), ISTE© for Technology, and SHAPE® America for Physical Education. Additionally, with the IB Diploma Programme® as an option for Grade 11 and 12, and a faculty of experienced and inspirational North American educators, Dunecrest provides an extraordinary learning experience for its diverse student body.


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With projects that extend across Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, our STEAM program provides cutting edge learning, allowing students to collaborate, think critically, communicate effectively, and creatively solve problems through activities that foster true innovation, combining the mind of a scientist with that of a designer.


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As an Esol Education school, Dunecrest American School enjoys a legacy of over 43 years of educational excellence, part of a global community of over 10,000 students. Thousands of graduates from Esol schools have matriculated to leading universities, with recent graduates currently attending the world’s top 50 schools (as ranked by Reuters and the Times Education Supplement) including Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Yale, MIT and Columbia University.

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Welcome to Dunecrest American School in Dubai. We are a learning community which celebrates individualism, fuels excitement, and opens up a world of limitless opportunities to our students and their families. Our holistic American international education inspires students to discover their talents, pursue their passions, and make a positive impact on their communities and the world beyond.

A Community of Excellence

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Our experienced team of international educators works in partnership with parents to create a supportive learning environment that inspires, empowers and enables students to pursue excellence while at Dunecrest. As an Esol Education school, Dunecrest has a rich heritage of experienced leadership and world-class facilities. Our certified, professional and caring teachers have been serving a global community of over 10,500 students over the past 40 years.

A Modern, Spacious Campus

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Our purpose-built campus, located near the Al Barari and Living Legends in Dubailand, is designed in line with the latest education research to create a state-of-the-art learning environment for our students. As an American international school, Dunecrest offers the K-12 American curriculum, with the option of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in Grades 11 and 12.

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Have you seen Dunecrest featured in the news? Discover the amazing media buzz around our school as we go about building an exceptional learning community in Dubai! We thank Dubai Eye, The National, Khaleej Times for their support and encouragement!

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Sports Day

Dunecrest American School participates as a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) school.

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Dunecrest American School opened our doors in September 2018 with students and staff coming from over 27 nationalities.

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