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Dunecrest American School in Dubai


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.


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.


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.

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

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


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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Literacy Week

During March 3-7, Dunecrest American School students across all grade levels participated in various Literacy Week campaigns. Students and staff tracked the number of pages read, both at home and school, to reach the cumulative goal of 100,000 pages.

International Day

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

Sports Day

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

National Day

As a way to honor and pay tribute to our beloved host country, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), students participated in a special celebration to commemorate National Day, December 2nd. The celebration, held in the gym, was filled with cultural and historic showcases.

Dunecrest Founding Director Announced

With over 27 years of educational leadership in the US and abroad, Mr. Bill Delbrugge has been appointed as the Founding Director of Dunecrest American School, Esol Education’s new flagship school, opening in 2018 in Dubailand.

Dunecrest American School Breaks Ground in Dubai

Dunecrest American School, Esol Education’s new flagship American school, has broken ground and begun construction of a new state-of-the art campus, located on Mohammed bin Zayed Road adjacent to the Al Barari and Living Legends developments.

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