American School of Dubai

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The American School of Dubai
American School of Dubai Logo (Old).png

The United Arab Emirates
LocaleDubai, United Arab Emirates
SuperintendentDr. Paul Richards
Number of students1700
School color(s)Red & White
AthleticsVolleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Badminton, Track and Field, Cross Country, Swimming, Softball, Baseball, Golf, Wrestling, Academic Games, Debate and Forensics, and Tennis. Other intramural sports are also present.

The American School of Dubai (ASD, Arabic: المدرسة الأمريكية بدبي‎), previously known as the Jumeirah American School (JAS), is located in the Al-Barsha community of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[1]

The school was reviewed by the Good Schools Guide International as "One of the best thought-of and long established schools in Dubai".[2] It is also rated by UAE based schools review web site, as one of the Best Schools in Dubai.

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) rated the school as "Good" for the academic years 2008 through to the latest 2015/16 report.[3] While this is two notches down from an Outstanding rating, American School of Dubai scores Outstanding or Very Good on progress and attainment on core academic (progress, attainment across Maths, English and Science), as well on key management criteria. However it is held back by its rating for Islamic Studies and Arabic as a first or additional language, two criteria that carry significant weight in Dubai school reviews.[4]

Guest speakers who have visited the school include U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H. W. Bush, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, North Carolina Senator and 2004 Democratic Nominee for Vice-President John Edwards, anthropologist Jane Goodall, singer Pearl Bailey in 1979, the Harlem Globetrotters, United States President Donald Trump, and former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "American School Of Dubai". Teach Away Inc. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  2. ^ "American School of Dubai". Good Schools Guide. Archived from the original on 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2008-09-09.
  3. ^ "American School of Dubai Inspection Report". Retrieved 2017-06-13.
  4. ^ "How to Read KHDA Reports to Discover the Best School For You – Dubai schools, Abu Dhabi schools, Sharjah schools with fees, ratings and more –". 2017-05-13. Retrieved 2017-06-13.
  5. ^ "Erick-Woods Erickson". LinkedIn. Retrieved December 2, 2016.

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Coordinates: 25°13′6″N 55°15′35″E / 25.21833°N 55.25972°E / 25.21833; 55.25972