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With a huge mix of expatriates’ cultures, and increasing flows of expat professionals moving to find and fill top jobs in the UAE, the UAE’s educational system is highly varied with many international schools to choose from. With varying curricula, you may find yourself limited if you want your child to follow one specific curriculum. For example, while there is a major focus on the British and American curricula, there is a proliferation of schools of other nationalities to reflect the demands of the varied expat community and the highly diversified, international nature of the workforce in the UAE.
The age intake for schools can vary. Most nurseries start at age 2 and are open for about 4 to 5 hours in the day. It is best to visit many nurseries so that you are able to compare facilities as well as teaching styles, philosophies, practices and the type of discipline enforced.
It is highly recommended for you as a parent living and working in an Abu Dhabi job to look at the many different types of curriculums offered by top Abu Dhabi schools before deciding what curriculum you would want your child to follow. Do not to base your decision purely on where the children of your friends or acquaintances go: in the long run, what is good for some people may not be the most convenient or optimal choice for others. Some schools offer a combined primary and secondary institution which can be worth checking out if you have more than one child.
Some schools might require your children to sit for an entrance exam and you might also be asked to participate in a family interview.
Every school and university has its own documentation requirements and procedures regarding transfer students. Therefore the best source for getting accurate information related to the documents needed for transfer is the school or University itself. The list and full contacts of the schools and universities in Dubai are in Schools in Dubai .