American School of Dubai

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The American School of Dubai

United Arab Emirates
MottoEvery Student. Future Ready.
LocaleDubai, United Arab Emirates
SuperintendentDr. Paul Richards
Number of students1900
Color(s)red and white
AthleticsVolleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Badminton, Track and Field, Cross Country, Swimming, Softball, Baseball, Golf, Wrestling, Tennis, with additional competition in Academic Games, Debate and Forensics. Other intramural sports are also present.
MascotSelina Dabbagh

The American School of Dubai (ASD) is an independent, not-for-profit, U.S. curriculum, Pre-K through Grade 12 international school offering an American education. The school was founded in 1966 and was previously known as the Jumeirah American School (JAS), is now located in the Al-Barsha community of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[1]

In 2018-2019 ASD won awards for sustainability efforts. Most notably the Zayad Sustainability Prize (ZPS), Global High School Category (MENA Region) Award 2019[2]and 2020 Expo, 2018 Sustainability Champions Competition.[3] Additional awards include Knowledge Review Magazine's, 10 Best International Schools in Dubai 2019;[4] Winner of the, Best American Curriculum School of the Year 2019.[5]

Around 2008, the school was reviewed by the Good Schools Guide International as "One of the best thought-of and long established schools in Dubai".[6] It was also rated by UAE based schools review web site, as one of the best schools in Dubai in 2012.[7]

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) rated the school as "Good" for the academic years 2008 through to the 2019 report.[8]


As of 2020 there were about 1,900 students. Suburbs housing ASD students include: Al Barsha, Arabian Ranches, Dubai Marina, Jebel Ali, Jumeirah, Meadows, Motor City, Palm Jumeirah, and Umm Suqeim. In addition some ASD students live in Sharjah. 77 countries were represented in the student body.[9]


  1. ^ "American School of Dubai: At a Glance". Retrieved 2019-05-16.
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  6. ^ "American School of Dubai". Good Schools Guide. Archived from the original on 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2008-09-09.
  7. ^ Westley, David (June 2, 2012). "Best Schools in Dubai - And Why". Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  8. ^ "American School of Dubai Inspection Report".
  9. ^ "Admission FAQs". American School of Dubai. Retrieved 2020-05-01.

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