Mission & Strategy

The American School of Dubai, an independent not for profit American community school, offers what is best about American education to provide learning experiences designed to promote the maximum potential of its students.

Our Mission
We challenge and inspire each student to achieve their dreams and to become a passionate learner prepared to adapt and contribute in a rapidly changing world. 

Our Core Values

Compassion    Excellence    Integrity    Respect    Responsibility

We believe that

  • Striving for excellence is critical to our success.
  • Every person has equal inherent value.
  • Embracing our diversity strengthens our community.
  • Integrity and honesty are essential to a safe and trusting community.
  • It is our responsibility to give help where needed.
Student Profile
How does the American School of Dubai challenge and inspire each student to achieve their dreams and become a passionate learner prepared to adapt and contribute in a rapidly changing world? By providing learning experiences to support every child to embody the skills and characteristics of the Student Profile. Whether benefitting from an ASD education for one year or 13, every student is prepared for the future as a thinker, communicator, contributor, learner, leader and role model.  

A student who graduates from ASD will be able to demonstrate the following characteristics:

Thinker Communicator Contributor Learner Leader/Role Model
Creative
Critical
Reflective
Adaptable
Persistent
Effective
Confident
Collaborative
Aware
Ethical
Respectful
Open-minded
Compassionate
Engaged
Responsible
Self-directed
Inquisitive
Inspires
Guides