Welcome to the American School of Dubai (ASD) Elementary School! On behalf of the faculty and staff, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all returning students as well as to students new to ASD this year. As your principal, I look forward to getting to know you as we work together throughout the year. Excellent learning opportunities, valuable activities and lasting friendships await you at ASD Elementary School. We strive to nurture and develop students from diverse backgrounds and experiences who will make a difference in their communities and their worlds. We are a school known for close and enduring relationships between students and teachers, and wish to work in partnership with you as parents.
Our Elementary School provides a warm and caring atmosphere where you will learn to collaborate constructively, think creatively, reason critically, and communicate effectively.
The program includes a combination of core subjects taught in homeroom along with classes taught by specialists including Arabic, Art, Music and Physical Education. Library and computer technology skills are integrated into the homerooms. Small class sizes allow you to get to know your teachers and classmates easily. Teachers are here to support you in your learning.
The Elementary School is an exciting place to be after school as well. Students in grades 1-5 have access to after-school activities. These activities include sports, arts and languages.
The Elementary School is a happy place where growing good people, embracing the beauty of early childhood, and enjoying the process of learning is all that we are about.
Mr. JohnEric Advento
Elementary School Principal
American School of Dubai
Mr. Advento is in his second year as Elementary School Principal at ASD. From 2009-2012, he served as Deputy Principal of the Middle School at Singapore American School (SAS). He also served as Associate Principal and educator at the Hong Kong International School from 2002 - 2009. His experience in the region includes five years as an educator at Cairo American College where he launched his overseas career. He is committed to values shared leadership to promote a positive, collaborative and trusting environment for students to learn and teachers to grow.