How successfully schools have responded to the pandemic’s disruption is a factor in the rating.
According to the 2022 Spear’s Schools Index, ten schools in the UAE rank in the top 100 private schools worldwide.
The Middle East contributed a total of 15 institutions to the list, demonstrating the excellent caliber of educational institutions in the area.
The UAE-based schools are:
- Brighton College Abu Dhabi
- Dubai College
- Jumeirah College
- Jumeirah English Speaking School
- The British School Al Khubairat
- Cranleigh Abu Dhabi
- Repton School Dubai
- Swiss Scientific International School in Dubai
- Nord Anglia International School Dubai
- NLCS Dubai
According to Fiona McKenzie, head of education at Carfax Education, “Families from all over the world are increasingly opting to educate their children here in the UAE, realizing the top-quality education available to them.”
“With four new schools launching in Dubai this year and other new schools establishing their credentials in this dynamic educational scene, we anticipate to see a continuous demand for schools in this region, and particularly the UAE.”
The team considered how successfully schools had handled the disruption brought on by the Covid-19 outbreak during the previous two years while making the list.
According to McKenzie, “These schools significantly outperformed expectations and continued to provide an extraordinary educational experience across many parameters, setting children up for a lifetime of success.”
The greatest enrollments in Dubai’s history, 300,000 students were enrolled in private schools in April of this year.
The emirate has 215 total schools and 18 foreign curriculum options after the opening of 21 new private schools in the last three years.
Dubai’s private education sector is characterized by the diversity of its students, its curricula, and the options it provides parents from different cultures, according to Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, director-general of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai. In addition to luring new families that move to Dubai in search of the top-notch education their children will get, this diversity spurs on growth.