School Description

Ignite School is an excellent option for families seeking an authentic American Educational experience. Our vision is for all young people to experience that learning has lasting value beyond their life at school. We do this by educating the whole child, not just academically but socially, emotionally, physically and civically. Our students are learning to become future entrepreneurs and career-minded individuals who will positively contribute their skills and talents to Dubai and the world at large.

Choosing Ignite School, means choosing a rigorous relevant real-world curriculum which prepares our students for jobs and careers that have yet to be created in today’s technologically advanced world.

School implements the New York state Common Core learning standards
Students learn 21st century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity. Learning experiences are hands-on, student-centered and inquiry based.
Students do not simply sit, write and read…they question, design, think, research, explore and seek knowledge for maximum understanding.
Students take ownership of their own learning through Individualized Learning Plans, goals and learning portfolios.
When you choose Ignite School, you will witness first-hand what an authentic American education entails, from our talented American teachers who…

Are native-English speakers
Hold state teaching licenses
Minimum have 2 years, with average of 8 or more years American teaching experience in the US and abroad
Are kind, loving, creative and committed to the students of Dubai
Utilize culturally relevant teaching experiences and activities
Ignite School is located in the middle of the Al Warqaa’a neighborhood surrounded by a strong and traditional Emirati community. Including…

A wide range of more than 70 nationalities (and growing).
A growing Emirati population, with whom we have established amazing connections and relationships
A Emirati Nurturing program designed to ensure Emirati student success.
Incredible parent support, engagement and involvement.
Why choose Ignite…because when it comes to innovation, entrepreneurship, extra-curricular activities, community partnerships, academic rigor and student well-being…we our outmatched by none. We welcome you to become a part of the Ignite School family.

School Contact Information

Al Warqa'a 3

Latest Inspection Results
Principal's Details
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  • Principal's Name
    Wedad S Saada
School Type

NEASC candidate

Space availability
Admission Process Attachment
Examination Boards


Extra Curricular Activities

Students have opportunities to engage in activities that promote innovation, creativity and social contribution in a way that is of interest to them while providing a well-rounded education. Students are frequently involved in a range of activities that contribute to the co-creation of value for the community (i.e., society service learning). A strong emphasis is placed on sustainable development activities that enhance our people and planet approach e.g., physical activity for a healthy lifestyle and an awareness of community.

A wide yet balanced range of social, cultural, intellectual, emotional and physical extra-curricular activities are offered across all phases allowing students to extend their learning and interests. Activities are planned by phase level and by developmental dimension (e.g., social, emotional, intellectual, cultural or physical) to ensure a balanced program. Students sign up for clubs and activities that interest them after reading the extra-curricular activity student/parent booklet that is released prior to activity selection. Most activities take place once a week. The extra-curricular activity offering changes from year to year depending on student interest, teacher availability and expertise.

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