Dubai Scholars Private School

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Dubai Scholars Private School
Dubai-scholars-private-school logo.jpg
Al Qusais
United Arab Emirates
School type Independent school
Motto Ad Astra Per Aspera
Established 1976
Founder Madhu Verma
Status Open
Sister school Scholars International Academy
Authority KHDA
Principal Frank Scarcelli
Gender Co-Educational
Enrolment 1600
Education system British National Curriculum
Language English
Mascot Falcon

Coordinates: 25°16′50″N 55°21′53″E / 25.2805°N 55.3647°E / 25.2805; 55.3647Dubai Scholars Private School is an international private school, located in Al Qusais, Dubai, UAE. The school is managed by the Scholars International Group, and offers the British Curriculum to students ranging from KG1 to Year 13.[1] Founded in 1976 by Madhu Verma, the school is one of the oldest international schools in Dubai (the first school to have offered the British Curriculum in Dubai is the Dubai English Speaking School, founded in 1963).[2][3] As of December 2016, the school has 1600 students enrolled.


Founded in 1976 by Madhu Verma, Dubai Scholars Private School was a villa-based school, located in the Deira area of Dubai. Eventually, the school relocated to 2 villas, later expanding to 7.

Around 1990, the school relocated to the Al Qusais area of Dubai, where the campus is now located.[4]


Located in the Al Qusais area, the Dubai Scholars Private School campus is split into zones - Early years, Primary and Secondary. The campus contains several libraries, with the outdoor facilities including a pool, a sports field and several playgrounds.[5]


Dubai Scholars Private School follows the British Curriculum, offering courses for students ranging from KG1 to Year 13.

During the foundation programme and elementary school (KG1-Year 6), students will study a generic set of subjects in order to prepare them for the secondary school. As per UAE's Ministry of Education requirements, all of the students will also study Arabic, and the Muslim students will also take Islamic studies.[6]

During Years 8 and 9 (Key Stage 3), students will keep studying a general set of subjects, preparing for the IGCSE programme.[7]

During Years 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4), students will take part in the IGCSE programme, choosing a set of 10 subjects to study, and taking official exams on those subjects at the end of Year 11.[8]

During Years 12 and 13 (Key Stage 5), students will take part in the A levels programme, which consists of both the AS and A2 level qualifications.

KHDA Inspection Report[edit]

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is an educational quality assurance authority based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It undertakes early learning, school and higher learning institution management and rates them, based on the performance of both the teachers and the students.[9]

Below is a summary of the inspection ratings for Dubai Scholars Private School.[10]

School Name 2015-2016 2014-2015 2013-2014 2012-2013 2011-2012 2010-2011 Curriculum
Dubai Scholars Private School Good Good Good Good Good Good UK


  1. ^ "Our Schools". Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ FAQs, Dubai. "Dubai Scholars Private School". Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  3. ^ "Dubai's oldest British school turns 50 | The National". Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  4. ^ "Our History - Dubai Scholars". Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Our Campus". Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  6. ^ Lewis, Kathryn (September 14, 2009). "Schools Pressed on Islamic Studies". Retrieved December 22, 2016 – via 
  7. ^ "Dubai Scholars Private School". Which School Advisor UAE. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  8. ^ "Secondary School Programme". Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  9. ^ JKCS. "Home | Knowledge and Human Development Authority". Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  10. ^ "Dubai Scholars Private School Inspection Report 2015-2016". Retrieved December 22, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Official Website