Raffles World Academy is a full IB World School offering the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP) and the IB Diploma Program (DP) for students from KG to Grade 12. The school is located in the Umm Suqeim area of Dubai.

The RWA offers a personalized education that recognizes each student as a different unique individual. Raffles World Academy is committed to providing a world-class education to its students. The mission of RWA is to empower students to achieve success in a continually changing world through a rigorous, holistic and international education.

The Raffles World Academy is a well-equipped campus in the Umm Suqeim region of Dubai, which has a sprawling 30,000 square meters of land with state-of-the-art facilities. Facilities include classrooms integrated with latest education facilities such as projector, sound system, LCD, visualiser, a well-resourced and networked library, theatre, art rooms, tutorial rooms, dance studio, science laboratories, computer laboratories, badminton courts, music rooms, tennis courts, soccer field, sports hall, swimming pools, Basketball courts, prayer rooms and cafeteria.

Students enjoy open and bright classrooms while also using the educational tools provided for the development of their learning processes such as projectors and computers.

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is the curriculum context designed for children aged 3 to 12 years. It focuses on the development of the entire child as an investigator, in both classrooms and abroad. It focuses on the development of the child as an inquirer, within and beyond the classroom. It has six transdisciplinary concepts, which are explored using knowledge, concepts, and abilities from different topics with a strong emphasis on inquiry-based learning. It lays the foundation for the IB Middle Years Program.

The Middle Years (MYP) program is a five-year program that encourages students to link their studies in practice to the real world. The outcome is young people who think creatively, critically and reflectively. The IB MYP is based on knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired from the IB PYP. Students, who complete the MYP, take up the IB Diploma Program. MYP subjects include Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Mathematics, Arts, Sciences, Physical and Health Education, and Design.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (DP), is for students aged 16 to 19 and is a demanding and worldwide recognized pre-university course that leads to external examinations. This program has gained a reputation for its rigorous evaluation, giving holders of IB diplomas access to the top universities in the world. The International Baccalaureate Career-related Program (IB CP) incorporates the IB's vision and educational principles for students who wish to participate in career-related learning.

Extracurricular activities at the Raffles World Academy include Football, Netball, Rounders, Cross Country, Athletics, Cricket, Aquathon, Tennis, Badminton, Swimming, Table Tennis,  Basketball, Tag Rugby, dance, drama, music, arts and more.

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Grade Fees
KG1 30,384
KG2 36,461
Grade1 47,156
Grade2 47,156
Grade3 47,156
Grade4 56,878
Grade5 56,878
Grade6 56,878
Grade7 64,171
Grade8 64,171
Grade9 64,171
Grade10 64,171
Grade11 64,171
Grade12 64,171

To apply for admission, complete the Online Application Form through the school website.

The Admissions team will contact you to arrange an assessment for your child.

For KG and Grade 1, assessment is a paper-based test. For Grades 2 and above the school will conduct CAT4 digital testing via an online platform.

Once the Assessment has taken place and the admissions office has received the student’s previous 2 years’ school reports, the school will evaluate the application.

If your child is accepted into the school you will receive an offer of a place from the Admissions Department, you must respond within 5 days to secure the place.

If your child is accepted but there are no places available at that time your child will be placed on a waitlist. Should a place become available the admissions office will contact you immediately.


Days Hours

Sunday 7:40am - 3:30pm

Monday 7:40am - 3:30pm

Tuesday 7:40am - 3:30pm

Wednesday 7:40am - 3:30pm

Thursday 7:40am - 3:30pm

Friday Closed

Saturday Closed

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Art
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Ballet
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Football
  • Music
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • TableTennis
  • Tennis
  • Throw Ball
  • Volleyball

Parent Opinion

(5/5) By Fatima Leghari on 15 April, 2022

I have been a RWA parent for over 12 years with 3 happy kids. Primary and secondary school leadership is not only helpful but approachable following an open door policy. A very healthy IB learning environment with the key component being zero tolerance towards bullying and racism to ensure safety and well-being of its students. Only a handful incidents happened in the past where I had to approach the school to resolve an issue but nothing of the sort that can't be handled. Just an opinion that RWA should consider participating more in the extra curricular events happening in Dubai. The kids are fantastic, they just need a bit more exposure and support from the school.

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