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Curriculum Overview

Our education helps children reach the highest academic standards to excel in the next chapter of life. In addition to rigorous academics, we ensure students gain a well-rounded education in athletics and the arts.

Curriculum Overview

We follow the English national curriculum, which is broken down into Primary and Secondary school years. In Year 11, students’ studies culminate in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations, which are recognized in many countries. Following these exams, students transition to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme during Year 12 and 13.

Our curriculum challenges students to develop a high level of knowledge in addition to key critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Both the English national curriculum and the IB Diploma Program include many real-world applications to prepare students for success. We emphasize personalized learning and deliver a curriculum that meets the unique needs of each student.

Key Stages

Our curriculum includes several key stages that span from early education to graduation from the IB Diploma Program.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Before beginning formal education, children can start learning in a safe and supportive environment. They will explore the world around them through expressive art, language skills, literacy, mathematics and physical development.

Key Stage 1

Designed for Years 1 and 2, students follow the English national curriculum and build a foundation in topics such as mathematics, science, music, social studies and physical education.


Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2 spans Years 3-6. Students continue learning in an engaging, hands-on environment, developing natural curiosity, increasing independence and encouraging lifelong learning.


Key Stage 3

Students in Years 7-8 delve deeper into a wide range of subjects. During this key stage, students receive added mentorship from expert faculty and increase their independence and self-awareness. 


Key Stage 4

During Years 9-11 of the English national curriculum, students prepare for external examinations. Students gain the skills, resources and knowledge needed to perform with excellence during their IGCSE exams. Once they pass, our staff will guide students to explore options for their IB Diploma Program.

IB Diploma Program

During the final two years of school, students will follow the rigorous IB Diploma Program. This pre-university program features a well-balanced curriculum that covers a range of subjects, from literature to the sciences. 


We place a high emphasis on creating an inclusive learning environment, recognizing and celebrating the fact that no two students are alike. At NAS Dubai, we prioritize personalized learning that helps each student learn and grow in the way that works best for them. This includes a curriculum designed to assist students with special educational needs and learning disabilities.

World Languages

Our community includes families from around the world. We believe this cultural and linguistic diversity offers unique opportunities to connect and grow together. We offer various language programs to help students master the foreign language of their choice, including: 

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Physical Education (PE) and Sports

PE helps students grow cognitive skills and understand the importance of physical activity. We provide a challenging and exciting range of activities with our school sports program. Students can participate in a variety of sports through their primary and secondary education, including competitive teams, individual sports and extracurricular games.

The Performing Arts With Juilliard

NAS Dubai offers an excellent program curated by The Juilliard School. The Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Program helps students engage with the performing arts and cultivate a strong sense of cultural literacy. We emphasize music, dance and drama.