1. Where is the school located?
Ignite American school is located near Mirdif in AlWarqa’a 3 at the intersection of 414 and 6th street.
2. When did the school open?
Ignite school opened in Dubai September 2018 and is an organic growth school. We are now accepting applications through Grade 8 for 2021-2022. We are excited for our American High School to open in September 2022.
3. What curriculum do you follow?
We are an American School in Dubai. Our program aligns with the New York State Common Core standards. Grades 1 – 12 align with the New York State K-12 Learning Standards that incorporates the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards.
4. What qualifications do your teachers have and where are they from?
Our teachers are all well qualified and experienced for more than 2 years with American school curriculum. All of our American educators are native to America, educated and trained in America often with international teaching experience.
5. What subjects/courses are available?
Our Kindergarten American curriculum program aligns with the New York State Common Core Learning Standards. Grades 1 to 12 subject areas include: English Language Arts, Spanish and French (World Language – Languages Other Than English), Arabic, Islamic, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Social Studies, STEM, The Arts, Career Development and Occupational Studies, Health and Physical Education. Mathematics and English Language Arts meet the US Common Core State Standards (which are framed as the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards).
6. When do students begin Arabic curriculum lessons?
We introduce the Arabic curriculum for our Early Years and Primary school students. Our Arabic lessons begin in Kindergarten from KG1 for all of our students, this is above and beyond the KHDA standards required. We find this approach helps all of our students grasp both the English (for non-native English speakers) and the Arabic (for non-native Arabic speakers) languages easily and enables a smooth transition into Elementary Arabic classes.
7. What are our fees?
We are an affordable American school in Dubai. Our fees range from 29,000 – 44,000. Click here for the fee schedule and policy.
8. What are the demographics of the students?
Ignite School is an American School in the heart of Al Warqa’a, near Mirdif. We welcome 42 different nationalities and approximately 30 different languages to our classrooms every day.
9. Where do Ignite families live?
Naturally, many families live right here in Al Warqaa and Mirdif. However, Ignite families live in various residential areas in Dubai ranging from Sports City, Sharjah, Town Square, Al Barsha, Silicon Oasis, Al Awir and Nad Al Sheba just to name a few.