DUBAI // Ten private schools will open across the emirate this year, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority said yesterday.
They are four British curriculum schools, two Indian, one International Baccalaureate, one Canadian, one French and one American.
Among these, the Indian curriculum school Amity offers the lowest annual fees, ranging from Dh15,000 and Dh26,000.
The new IB school, North London Collegiate School Dubai, will charge the highest, from Dh83,000 to Dh130,000.
Amity opened last month, with the other nine schools to begin operating in September.
“Every new school that opens in Dubai gives parents more choice for their children’s education,” said Dr Abdulla Al Karam, director general of the education regulator.
“That Dubai continues to attract high numbers of new schools and new residents speaks to the growth of our economy, and to the trust that parents and school operators have in the quality of education offered here.”
Enrolment in Dubai’s private schools sector has increased by 6.6 per cent annually over the past 10 years, with 72 schools opening since 2007.
During the 2016-2017 school year, there were 273,599 pupils attending the emirate’s 185 private schools.
“The new schools opening this September are committed to serving their communities and enabling the success and well-being of their students,” said Kalthoom Al Balooshi, executive director at the authority.