Established in September 2005, Dubai International Academy (DIA) is the first school in the UAE to be authorised by the Geneva-based International Baccalaureate Organisation to offer the full continuum of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP). The IB programmes are designed to challenge students to meet internationally recognised academic standards as they prepare for higher education and the  knowledge economy.  The school has a student strength of over 2000 from more than 77 nationalities.  DIA is a regular member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC) and holds the prestigious Green Flag status from Eco Schools UAE.  


As the new millennium unfolds, our singular challenge is to prepare our students for leadership roles in a world where change is the only constant. Dubai International Academy, Al Barsha responds to this change by delivering international programmes of study that provide our students with tools to communicate across the world and to help them become lifelong learners. Dubai International Academy, Al Barsha offers all the IB programmes and will base their education model on the IB learner profile.

Collegiate International School places a strong emphasis on individual success, recognizing that every child is different and success comes in many different forms. Your child will benefit from a nurturing, holistic approach to education, ensuring that they will are able to be their best.

CIS is an American international school. We follow the New York Next Generation Standards, taught through the best international education methods of the IB. Accredited by the New English Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), licensed by the US College Board to offer Advanced Placement courses and fully authorised as a four programme IB World School (PYP, MYP, DP and CP). This means that our students benefit from the best approaches to teaching and learning and a range of pathways from Kindergarten to university and beyond..

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Raffles World Academy imparts world-class holistic education by offering a combination of International Baccalaureate Programmes and Cambridge International programmes. The school has an international population of close to 1,990 students from more than 88 nationalities and an equally diverse academic and administrative team. RWA is a regular member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and is a Cambridge International Examinations Centre (CIE).


Raffles International School is the first school in the UAE to offer a unique combination of Montessori pre-school curriculum with an enriched UK National Curriculum programme leading to IGCSE and A- Levels.  Established in 2007, the school has close to 1,740+ students from more than 75 nationalities. RIS is an accrediated member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and is an Edexel and Cambridge International Examinations Centre (CIE).


Raffles Starters provides the best practice in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) education for children aged 3 -5 years, and the UK National Curriculum for children aged 5-6 years. The curriculum delivery is based on the Montessori approach, providing high quality Early Years

Raffles Starters will offer children a smooth transition into school within the comfort of a warm and caring nursery environment. Once the children have completed their Raffles Starters learning at age 6, they will be eligible for priority admission to any of our schools.


Raffles International School (Nursery) in Dubai strives to provide each student with opportunities to reach their full potential as lifelong learners in a safe and supportive learning environment. Raffles operates seven purpose-built nurseries at various locations in Dubai and offers a choice of two curricula – the UK based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Programme and the Montessori Programme. It has over 850 pupils from a very diverse multi-cultural community. Members of the Preschool Learning Alliance, our nurseries are located in the following prime communities of Dubai:

Arabian Ranches | Dubai Marina | Emirates Hills | Lakes | Lakes 2 | Springs 7 | Town Centre | Umm Suqiem South Campus