School Description

From its opening four decades ago to the school we attend today the vision and mission has remained constant – to provide an exceptional educational opportunity to all who are admitted to Dubai Scholars.

Founded in 1976, Dubai Scholars Private School was built to serve the primary care needs of the early expatriate population. Under the direction of the Scholars International Group, DS has grown from its humble beginnings to becoming one of the oldest and most prestigious educational institutions in the UAE.

From our first school, Dubai Scholars Private School, to our second school, Scholars International Academy, opened in 2009, to our newest school, Clarion School, opened in 2016, our mission has remained consistent, to enrich the education provision for the children of the UAE.

Scholars International Group is dedicated to providing high caliber, achievement-orientated schools to develop the next generation of leaders. We empower our educators to create an environment that provides an unparalleled education for all the children we enroll.

Starting from a villa in Deira, the school expanded as the demand for more classes grew. The school soon moved to two villas and eventually to seven. By the early nineties, DS moved into the full-purpose facility at its current location. State of the art facilities and key learning concepts were incorporated to create an environment conducive to a dynamic education.

Like our students, we are continually evolving as an institution. Education is a dynamic field and Dubai Scholars continually grows and redefines itself. From incorporating the current pedagogies and curriculum changes to mandatory teacher development courses, Dubai Scholars always seeks new ways to improve upon itself.

While we will continue to grow ourselves, Dubai Scholars still maintains the very principles on which the school was built: respect, intellectual curiosity, action, responsibility. These principles have allowed us to create an environment for our students to excel in.

Welcome to the Dubai Scholars tradition – the past, present and future
Our Campus
Situated on a 200,000 sq. ft. footprint, in the Al Qusais neighborhood, Dubai Scholars boasts a multi-purpose facility. Our campus was specifically designed to support the school’s mission across its academic plan for a well-rounded student whether in class, on sports fields or in arts studios.

Students find facilities for engagement, experimentation and exploration all within a safe, secure and nurturing environment. Sections of the campus are zoned for Early Years, Primary and Secondary students in order to provide the optimal setting for learning at each year and key stage.

Facilities include:

Swimming Pool
Multi-sports field
Zoned Playgrounds for Foundation Stage and Primary
Junior Science Lab
Senior Science Labs; Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Junior Library
Senior Library
Basketball Courts
Two ICT Labs

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    Frank Scarcelli
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Extra Curricular Activities

Dubai Scholars invites reputable external providers into the school premises to offer an array of paid ECAs. This programme is separate from the school curriculum and allows students the opportunity to engage in additional activities, whether this is for enjoyment, to enhance their skill set or to work towards a certified qualification. We have formed this partnership to deliver a programme which is enriching for our students whilst also offering a convenient, safe and secure location.
All activity provider’s bring to Dubai Scholars qualified coaches to share their knowledge and expertise within each discipline, ranging from communication skills, robotics, creative writing, sports and more!
To know more about abour extra curricular programme, please click here.

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