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School Spotlight: American School of Dubai (ASD)

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Snapshot: American School of Dubai (ASD)

Year founded: 1966
Public or private: Private
Profit/Not for profit: Not for profit
Day or boarding: Day
Segregation type: Co-Educational
Religious affiliation: None
Curriculum: Advanced Placement, Common Core, United States of America
Instructional language: English
Alternate instructional language: None
Start grade: PreK
End grade: 12


About: American School of Dubai (ASD)

Established in 1966, The American School of Dubai (ASD) is a not-for-profit, US curriculum, Pre-K to 12 international community school helping students become future ready as empathetic, self-aware, resilient, innovative, communicators and global citizens.

ASD is proud to offer what is best about American education to provide learning experiences designed to promote the maximum potential of its students.

ASD is committed to academic excellence; providing an international perspective and a comprehensive education; and preparing every student to be future ready. ASD follows the common core and standards-based learning models for classroom instruction and student assessment, focusing on student mastery of concepts and skills.

Flexible learning spaces in the Early Learning Center and Elementary School enhance the foundation of teaching and learning. The Middle School incorporates Design Thinking and inquiry based learning to allow the exploration of individual interests. The High School offers 25 AP classes, AP Capstone, distance learning, and INSPIRE global trips (cultural, eco-adventurous, or service learning experiences) to enhance the rich educational opportunities.


Ethos: American School of Dubai (ASD)

Mission: To challenge and inspire each student to achieve their dreams and to become a passionate learner prepared to adapt and contribute in a rapidly changing world.


  • Compassion
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Responsibility


  • Self- Aware: Mindful, informed, reflective
  • Resilient: Persistent, adaptable, courageous
  • Innovative: Inquisitive, creative, pioneering
  • Global Citizens: Curious, ethical, contributors
  • Empathetic: Kind, inclusive, responsive
  • Communicators: Receptive, thoughtful, collaborative


Facilities: American School of Dubai (ASD)

In 2010, American School of Dubai (ASD) moved to the 23-acre Al Barsha campus, a million square foot, wireless, state-of-the-art facility in a residential area of Dubai.

The campus includes 100 classrooms, two libraries, a 630 seat performing arts theatre, black box theatre, band and choir rooms, art studios, field house, an organic garden, indoor and outdoor running tracks, climbing wall, dance studio, regulation soccer fields, additional playing fields and play areas, fitness center, two 25-meter swimming pools, six tennis courts, broadcast studio, maker spaces, and two cafeterias. The facilities provide for band and choir, offer five art studios and four purpose-built science and computer labs.

The ASD campus is known for its inviting and welcoming learning environment.


Location: American School of Dubai (ASD)

Living and working in Dubai, offers a unique blend of modernity and luxury. The city’s skyline features iconic skyscrapers such as the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and the stunning Palm Jumeirah.

Dubai’s tax-free environment and strong economy make it a magnet for professionals seeking lucrative career prospects. While the city’s world-class infrastructure, efficient public transportation, state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, and top-tier educational institutions make it a great place to raise a family.

As an international teacher, can indulge in a range of recreational activities, from shopping in extravagant malls to exploring desert safaris and pristine beaches.


Benefits: American School of Dubai (ASD)

Starting Salary Range: The starting base salary range is $39,988 – $54,932 dependent on years of full-time experience and degrees earned. Salaries are paid in twelve equal installments.

Taxes: The UAE introduced a 5% Value Added Taxes(VAT) in January, 2018 on some goods and services. Income is not taxed in the UAE.

Savings Potential: The savings potential is directly impacted by individual lifestyles and preferences. In general, employees can save 25 – 30% of base salary annually comfortably. More can be saved, depending on lifestyle.

Accommodation: Overseas hire faculty members are assigned to a housing unit appropriate for their family size, in accordance with current policies. Faculty housing units are unfurnished and come air conditioned, include major appliances (fridge, stove, washer and dryer).

Flights/Transport: One way transportation to Dubai is provided to overseas hire faculty members upon initial employment. Transportation expenses for annual home leave to the home of record is provided to overseas hire faculty members beginning the first year of service.

Utilities: ASD covers the cost of basic utilities for overseas hire faculty members to include water, gas and electricity – within usual and customary usage limits in accordance with existing policies.

Furniture: A settling in allowance of between $5,00 and $7,000 is provided to overseas hire faculty depending on family size. The amount is paid in Dirhams upon arrival to Dubai to support expenses associated with moving to Dubai and furnishing their home.

Moving Allowance: A shipping allowance amount is provided to the overseas hire faculty member based on the following net weight (airfreight) from home of record to Dubai: faculty member ( 800 pounds), accompanying dependent (200 pounds each, up to two dependents).

Dependent Opportunities: A faculty member may receive a waiver on tuition and fees for up to two dependents, provided that this benefit is not offered through another institution or agency. ASD offers a Travel Assistance Program for dependent children (maximum 23 years of age) enrolled as full-time students in undergraduate university program of study. The benefit is limited to one economy return ticket, to a maximum of four air tickets per child.

Medical: A comprehensive medical insurance plan is offered at no cost to the employee for coverage within the UAE. Additionally, a worldwide plan (supplement) is provided which includes coverage in the USA and Canada, for which the school covers 80% of the premium. All plans (UAE and worldwide) include a vision and dental benefit.

Disability: ASD provides long term disability coverage for all full-time faculty.

Other: Faculty members are automatically enrolled in a life insurance policy with a benefit equivalent to twice their base salary.

Retirement: ASD contributes an amount of 10% of base salary into a faculty member’s retirement fund (opened through one of two school approved providers). All retirement fund contributions and gains are accessible in full to the faculty member upon departure from ASD.

Bonus: Overseas hire faculty members are eligible to receive an Overseas Differential – an amount equal to 20% of base salary. This represents an acknowledgement of the commitment the employee is making when relocating to an overseas post of responsibility.


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