For all those parents still scrambling for school admissions for their children, here’s good news.
Dubai will get eight new schools which will open for the 2014-15 academic year.
According to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), five schools will offer British curriculum, one will be Canadian, and two will be Indian.
The list of new schools for academic year 2014/15
|Al Qouz 4||Indian||K-12||3,000|
|Al Qusais||Indian||K-12||3,000 seats|
|Dubai Land||UK||K12||4,300 seats|
|Nad Al Shiba||UK||K12||1,700 seats|
|Al Barsha||UK||K12||2,000 seats|
|Al Barsha||UK||K12||1,700 seats|
|Motor City||UK||K-12||4,100 seats|
The two Indian schools are Credence High School and Bilva Indian School, which will both offer 3,000 seats each.
A staffer at Credence informed that the admission process is going on in full swing.
The fees will be between Dh15,000-Dh21,000 per academic year.
“We have got approval for class up till grade 12, but for the first year, we have opened admissions from kindergarten to grade 6,” the official added.
Even Bilva Indian School will start with admissions from kindergarten to grade 6, and their fee structure will be Dh12,000-Dh19,000.
An official at the education regulatory board informed that the names of all schools will be released soon.
The other six schools will offer seats from kindergarten to grade 12.
The total physical capacity will stand at 20,700 students.
KHDA listed the area where the schools will be located.
Two schools will be in Al Barsha, one each in Al Qouz 4, Al Qusais, Dubailand, Nad Al Shiba, Mirdif and Motor City.
The education board also released a list of six new schools that will open for admissions in the academic year 2015-16.
Three schools will offer British curriculum, two American curriculum and one Canadian.
List of new schools for academic year 2015/16
|Dubai Land||UK||K -12||2100||September-15|
|Al Barsha||Canadian - Alberta||K-12||2000||September-15|
|Nad Al Shiba||American||K12||no land yet/KF||September-15|
|DIP||UK||FS - Year 2 only||750||September-15|
These are set to open in September 2015.
The total capacity stands at 9,974, with one school yet to acquire land. All schools, barring one will offer classes from kindergarten to grade 12.