Dubai American Academy

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Dubai American Academy
Lead kindly light
Al Barsha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates 25°06′55″N 55°12′31″E / 25.115174°N 55.208692°E / 25.115174; 55.208692Coordinates: 25°06′55″N 55°12′31″E / 25.115174°N 55.208692°E / 25.115174; 55.208692
Type Private Elementary/Middle/High school
Superintendent Robin Appleby
Elementary principal Steve Charbonneau
Middle school principal Andrew Ball
High school principal Scott Schaffner
Faculty 150+
Number of students 2800+
Color(s) Blue, red, and navy

Dubai American Academy (DAA) is a Pre K-12 school in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is a private institution run by GEMS Education, a UAE-based company, representing over 82 different nationalities.


The school provides education from PK to Grade 12, offering the American curriculum along with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.