GEMS Dubai American Academy Dubai United Arab Emirates | Profile, Rating, Fee Structure, Activities & Facilities

GEMS Dubai American Academy

Al Barsha 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Day School

  • 1998

  • AED 61.2K-86.3K

  • Outstanding

    KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority)

    • American

    • IB

School History & Details

GEMS American academy was founded in 1998, it is a part of GEMS education group, which offers US curriculum and IB curriculum. It is the only US curriculum school which have achieved highest KHDA rating of outstanding for eight years in row since 2011. The school is located in Al Barsha, Dubai offering future fluent facilities to its students which includes creative design, robotics and classes adorned with interactive white bords. DAA also supports student of determination, according to KHDA reporting there are around 220 students under SEN requirement. The school currently has 2730 students on roll in which majority are Americans, despite school offering over 109 nationalities.

    School Values

    Learn, Aspire, Be

School Achievements


Award for thermal energy innovation, awarded apple distinguished school by APPLE
School Achievements

Non-Academic Achievements

Students have participated and have won several extra- curricular activities in school
Notable Alumni

Notable Alumni

Caroline Comenho (UCLA, Harvard), Naina Mehta (MIT), Lusayo Malawanda (university of Huston) and Dina Al Shihabi (NYU).

School Information

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Global Education Management Systems (GEMS)

Dr. Ethan Hildreth

Dr. Cody Yocom ( High School principal)



AL Barsha, Dubai

Subjects & Curriculum Offered

  • Biology HL
  • Chemistry
  • Physics HL
  • History SL
  • Economics HL
  • Psychology SL
  • Global Politics SL
  • Global Politics HL
  • English A: Literature HL
  • English A: Literature SL
  • English language and literature HL
  • English Language and Literature SL
  • Arabic B HL
  • Arabic B SL
  • Arabic ab initio SL
  • French B SL
  • French ab initio SL
  • Spanish ab initio SL
  • Business Management HL
  • Business Management SL
  • Economics SL
  • Environmental Systems and Societies SL
  • IT GS HL
  • IT GS SL
  • Psychology HL
  • Biology SL
  • Chemistry SL
  • Computer Science HL
  • Computer Science SL
  • Design Technology HL
  • Design Technology SL
  • Physics SL
  • Environmental Systems and Societies HL