Dubai International Academy is an International School offering the IB Curriculum for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, located in the Emirates Hills area of Dubai.

The school is committed to empowering students to achieve success in an increasingly changing world with a holistic, rigorous and international education. Students, parents, and staff work collaboratively to improve the educational experience of students based on key values of achievement, cooperation, honesty, respect, and responsibility. DIA has a team of dedicated, highly qualified and experienced Teachers. The school also has world-class facilities for sports, arts, and academics.

Dubai International Academy provides international education and integrates technology to help students enhance their learning process. The school builds learning environments that employ technology and delivers students with a personalized learning experience in order to allow them to explore and develop as holistic students.

DIA is a sprawling 350,000 square feet campus with state-of-the-art modern facilities throughout the campus. The facilities include a well-resourced and networked library, specialist rooms for music, art, dance, language learning, drama, design and technology, well-equipped science laboratories, design technology laboratories, computer labs, outdoor learning areas, exam hall, 4 multi-purpose climate-controlled halls for sports and other activities, 2 swimming pools, outdoor playing field and shaded play areas, shaded outdoor basketball and tennis ball courts, sky garden, and cafeteria.

Children aged 3 to 12 follow the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years Programme (PYP). The program focuses on developing the whole child and adopts a trans-disciplinary and inquiry-based learning approach. It gives students a basic solid foundation for the MYP, DP and IBCP programs. The PYP fosters the development of social, thinking, research, and communication and self-management skills.

The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) prepares students from Grade 6 to Grade 10 for the IB Diploma program. Subject groups at this stage include Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individual and Societies, Design, Mathematics, Arts, Science, Physical Education, and Islamic studies.

The IB Diploma Program (DP) is for students from Grade 11 to 12 and is a two year rigorous, balanced, academic education program which prepares students for their success in university and outside life. It addresses a young adult’s intellectual, emotional, social, and physical well-being. The IB DP Curriculum includes the DP Core and Six Subject Groups. The Six Subject Groups are Language Acquisition, Language and Literature studies, Experimental Science, Electives, Mathematics, Arts, Societies, and Individuals. The Diploma Program Core includes The Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge, and Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) Program.

Dubai International Academy offers a wide range of Co-Curricular Activities for students which include art, musical instruments, drama, reading club, organized sports activities, karate, science clubs, photography, computer courses, and more.

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Grade Fees
KG1 40,988
KG2 46,225
Year1 46,658
Year2 52,838
Year3 52,838
Year4 52,838
Year5 52,838
Year6 52,838
Year7 59,436
Year8 59,436
Year9 59,436
Year10 66,051
Year11 66,051
Year12 72,625
Year13 72,625

Applications must be completed online through the school website. If there are no places available at the time when the application is placed onto the school’s waiting list.

When a place becomes available then the school will contact the first eligible applicant and invite him/her to attend an assessment.

The admission process for each child needs to be completed within 5 working days of the assessment if the student is based in Dubai.

Following assessment, the school management will decide upon whether a place is to be offered or not, based upon all of the information from assessment and provided in the application.

The decision taken by the school is final, and all admissions follow the guidelines and regulations set by the KHDA.

Parents/guardians must respond to an offer within 7 days of receipt, in order to secure the place.

Prior to admission, a Transfer Certificate (attested where required) is to be submitted.


Days Hours

Sunday 7:30am - 3:30pm

Monday 7:30am - 3:30pm

Tuesday 7:30am - 3:30pm

Wednesday 7:30am - 3:30pm

Thursday 7:30am - 3:30pm

Friday Closed

Saturday Closed

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Art
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Book Club
  • Chess
  • Choir
  • Computer Club
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Eco Club
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Karate
  • Math Club
  • Model United Nations
  • Music
  • Netball
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Robotics
  • Rugby
  • Science Club
  • Sports
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

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Jayne Needham

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