The best guide to schools and nurseries in The Meadows

Get the best possible education for your child in the most diverse community in Dubai.

19 Feb 2018, words by Dyuthi Prakash in The Guides

Best schools and nurseries in Meadows

Located close to Sheikh Zayed Road and Dubai Marina, Meadows is the perfect community for expat families. Although it is far from the hustle and bustle of the city, it’s got supermarkets, coffee shops, retail outlets and boutiques to give you that experience. It is also home to some of the best schools in Dubai, like the Emirates International School and Dubai British School. With these schools in close proximity of the community, your kids will feel like they never left home.

1. EMIRATES INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Established in September 2005 by Al Habtoor Group, Emirates International School is located at the heart of The Meadows, with easy access from home, if you live in the community. The international school houses 1655 students from kindergarten to Year 13, from over 80 countries worldwide. Rated by KHDA as Good from 2011, EIS is fully committed to achieving excellence with its fleet of passionate educators. The school adopted the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, with world-class amenities like an indoor swimming pool, outdoor sports turf, and dedicated music, art and drama teaching rooms. 

Location: The Meadows, P.O.Box 120118 

 Contact: +971 4 362 9009

2. JEBEL ALI VILLAGE NURSERY, MEADOWS

Established by the Jebel Ali Village group, Jebel Ali Village Nursery was opened in 2007, and has remained one of the best in the Dubai ever since. One of their core values revolve around establishing a good parent-teacher relationship to make sure that the child develops a strong foundation from the beginning. JAVN follows the British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, with emphasis on music, listening and language skills. The fees starts from AED 33,300/annum, and the timings are flexible for working parents. 

Location: The Meadows, Dubai at the Hayaa Health club  

Contact: 04 420 8267, [email protected]

3. DUBAI BRITISH SCHOOL

Best schools and nurseries in Meadows

The Dubai British School is a Taaleem school established in 2005, and continues to reign as one of the leading British schools in the UAE ever since. DBS has been rated as Very Good by KHDA for three years in a row from 2015, with its education modelled on the National Curriculum for England. Their annual fees begins from AED 46,000/annum, with a wide range of amenities, including a swimming pool, multi-purpose sports hall and dedicated music, design and technology studios. Ahmed Jamal, a parent, says that, “My two daughters are studying here and I can only say that this school is incredible. Teachers are very talented, passionate about their job and willing to help students all time.” 

Location: Springs 3, Emirates Hills (Behind Spinneys/Springs Town Centre) 

Contact: +971 4 361 9361

4. Dubai International Academy

Located in lush Emirates Hills near Al Khail road, Dubai International Academy is one of the most diverse schools in the vicinity, with students from over 55 countries. It also made history when it received the KHDA’s first ever Outstanding rating for an IB (International Baccalaureate) school. With fees ranging from AED 40,157/annum from KG to over 71,000/annum for Year 13, most parents recommend the school and believe that it offers good value for money. DIA offers facilities like two swimming pools, shaded sports courts, and studios for music, art, drama and dance, among many others. 

Location: First Al Khail Street, Emirates Hills 

Contact: +971 4 3684111, [email protected]

5. AMITY EARLY LEARNING CENTRE

Located near Meadows 4 and Jumeirah Islands, The Amity Early Learning Centre is a fun-loving, caring community where kids learn through various fun activities. The centre adopted the British Early Years curriculum, with influences from the Montessori system, to help the child develop a love for learning from a young age. The “Peace Programme”, designed by the ELC, helps children interact with the natural environment and encourages collaboration. Fees range from AED 32,480/per annum, with amenities like gardens, a performance hall, playrooms and a library. 

Location: Meadows Drive, Jumeirah Islands 

Contact: +9714 5139 670