Dubai American Academy
|Dubai American Academy|
Lead kindly light
|Al Barsha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Type||Private Elementary/Middle/High school|
|Elementary principal||Steve Charbonneau|
|Middle school principal||Andrew Ball|
|High school principal||Scott Schaffner|
|Number of students||2200+|
|Color(s)||Blue, red, and navy|
The school provides education from PK to Grade 12, offering the American curriculum along with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
Faculty & Staff
The school employs 179 teachers and 57 teaching assistants, with staff employed at recruitment fairs in the UK, US and Thailand. The student:teacher ratio is 2:1 in classroom grades KG1-5, and 22:1 in the classroom grades 6-12. All teachers are degree educated, and a majority hold Masters degrees or above.
In total 99 nationalities are represented within the student body, with the biggest numbers coming from the US (22.07%), Canada (9.49%), India (6.84%), S. Korea (5.96%) and Egypt (4.09%). There is a 50:50 male to female ratio.
Campus & Facilities
The academy houses a wide range of facilities on its twenty three acres: computer labs, a weight room, science labs, drama and music rooms, art studios, and two library media centers. It also has two swimming pools, a football pitch, tennis courts, and large gyms.
Students at DAA can participate in a variety of sports and non-athletic activities. It is a founding member of the Middle East South Asia Conference (MESAC).