Admissions Overview

Admissions Overview

We are now accepting applications for the Academic Year 2022/2023 school year.

Dubai International Private School offers an enriched American curriculum following California State Standards. It has a diverse student population from KG1 through Grade 12. Graduates earn a High School Diploma after accomplishing the required credits in High School successfully. (The school provides elective AP Courses in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Calculus in High School).

Applications to Dubai International Private School can be made via the Apply Now link, which can be accessed on our website.

Our DIPS Admission Team will be happy to assist you through the admission process and enrolment. Parents can meet our team at any time between 7:30 am to 2:30 pm from Sunday to Thursday.  You may contact the Admissions Office directly:
Main DIPS Phone : +971 4 3380370 
Extension: 118

For more information about assessment or requirements for entry, please call +971 4 3380370

Age Requirements & Grade Placement

Begin your child's journey

Dubai International Private School follows the KHDA age requirement for students. A student must be 4 years of age by August 31st of the academic year to be eligible for our KG1 program. All other students must have turned in the age listed next to the grade level for the Academic Year and have a corresponding Transfer Certificate.
Further clarification will be done by the admission team on request.

Age Requirement List
American CurriculumAgeCut off age*
KG14 years31st August
KG25 years31st August
Grade 16 years31st August
Grade 27 years31st August
Grade 38 years31st August
Grade 49 years31st August
Grade 510 years31st August
Grade 611 years31st August
Grade 712 years31st August
Grade 813 years31st August
Grade 914 years31st August
Grade 1015 years31st August
Grade 1116 years31st August
Grade 1217 years31st August

Please click here to view the latest KHDA updates on school ages

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is DIPS located?
DIPS is located in 69 Meydan Street, Al Quoz Area 1, Dubai, UAE. Here is Google Map Link
What is your Curriculum?
Dubai International Private School delivers the American Curriculum following the California State Standards. DIPS also offers wide range of elective courses for High School Students as well as Advance Placement(AP) courses in Calculus, Physics, Biology and Chemistry.
What foreign languages do you offer?

English is the main language of instruction at DIPS. Students also take Arabic as per the Ministry requirements. French language is also offered from KG-Gr.3 as a part of the curriculum. In Grade 4- Grade 8 students choose to take French or computer. In Grade 9 and 10 students have the option to elect foreign languages (French).

What are the class sizes?

The class size is between 21-28 students per section. For KG through Grade 1, there is one teacher and one teaching assistant in each class.

What extracurricular activities do you offer?

We offer a wide variety of activities, depending on the academic grade level.  Some examples include yoga, gymnastics, soccer, basketball, volleyball, swimming, Quran recitation, MUN conferences, student council, visual arts, poetry, math competition, genius MATH etc.

What is the provision for Students of Determination?

DIPS believes that every student is unique in his or her own way.  We actively support our students in a safe, caring and enriching environment that allows them to mature academically, emotionally, physically and socially.  Students identified as having SODs have full access to our curriculum and are integrated into all aspects of the school so that they may reach their full potential. DIPS provides SODs with the curriculum which meets their individualized needs.

Is there an application fee?

DIPS charge a non-refundable Application Fee of AED 500 + AED 25VAT upon submission of an application and prior to assessment as per KHDA regulations. Following an offer of admission, a registration deposit of 10% of the total tuition fee is payable and is deductible from the total tuition fees for the academic year.

Where can I purchase the school uniform?

Our School Uniform will be sold within the school premises in the beginning of the academic year. Parents will be informed regarding the dates and timings.

Do you have bus service?

Transportation at DIPS is outsources i.e., BUSCO Transport operates the bus service for our students to and from DIPS.  Forms and registration information are found at the BUSCO counter in our campus.