Students enrolled in Dubai private schools hits 300,000 for the first time

There has been 4.9 per cent enrollment growth since September 2021

Dubai, April 14, 2022: The number of students attending Dubai private schools has topped 300,000 for the first time ever. A total of 303,262 students are enrolled in Dubai’s private schools, up from 289,019 in September 2021, representing a growth of 4.9 per cent.

Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of KHDA says, “Dubai’s private schools have consistently focused on improvement and growth, even during challenging times.”

“School leaders and teachers have come together and collaborated to work towards Dubai’s aspiration to provide every student with a high-quality education grounded in wellbeing,” he adds.

According to newly released data, UK curriculum schools (35 per cent) remain the top choice for students followed by Indian curriculum (26 per cent) and US curriculum schools (16 per cent). Students studying in private schools represent a total of 187 nationalities.

Dubai currently has 215 schools providing 18 curriculum choices.   

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