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Bradenton Academy Dubai

School name Bradenton Academy Dubai
Type of institute private profit-making K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality US
Qualifications or Courses IB maybe
Head of school Dr Michael Gemma (Principal)
Executive body or owner Bradenton Preparatory Academy Florida, Dubai Sports City
Date founded September 2009
Number of students (approx) 130
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Dubai Sports City, next to the DSC Academies Campus - location map
Postal address PO Box 111123, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-4251111
Fax +971-4-4251100
Email dubaicampus@bradentonprep.org
Website www.bradentonprepdubai.com
School fees structure 30,000-70,800 dhs per year (2013-2014)
Teacher salary range 6,800 - 18,600 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 65 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
4 stars from 25 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3 stars from 29 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
    acceptable acceptable

Bradenton Academy Dubai admissions, reviews, notes

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Bradenton Preparatory Academy Dubai (BPA, BPAD) tuition fee structure, notes
Grade Pre-KG KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014c            30,000 47,500 62,600 62,600 62,600 62,600 62,600 62,600 67,600 67,600 70,800 70,800 70,800 70,800
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2009-2010 30,000 30,000 47,490 62,590 62,590 62,590 62,590 62,590 62,590 67,590 67,590 70,790 70,790 70,790 70,790
  • 2013-2014 fee schedule not confirmed (23 May 2013). Please send correct fee structure to education@dubaifaqs.com.
  • 2010-2011 fees information not supplied. Please send fee schedule to education@dubaifaqs.com.
  • 2009-2010 registration fee AED 500 (non refundable), admission fee AED 2,000 (deducted from tuition fees or non-refundable if student is a no-show), caution deposit AED 1,500 (refundable with conditions), medical fee AED 500 (non-refundable). Tuition fees payable in 3 equal instalments on admission and the start of each term. Fees include textbooks, but exclude laptop computers (students required to have one from grade 6), meals, transport, uniforms.
30 May 2010
  • A 30 May 2010 report in the Bradenton Herald (BH) highlighted financial problems with Bradenton Prep in the USA and wondered if there was a link to the Bradenton Dubai campus ... "Whether there is a link between the Bradenton school owner's financial troubles and its brand-new campus in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is unclear. School officials wouldn't say and their attorney says he doesn't think there is."
  • According to the BH report, there are claims against the US Bradenton Prep and/or its owners, The Children's Place Inc, worth $1.1 million to the Internal Revenue Service, $3.7 million to the GTE Federal Credit Union, and $1.6 million to Freedom Holdings Manatee LLC.
  • The BH said they attempted to contact Bradenton in Dubai and in Florida but received no response.
  • In 2004, the Bradenton Herald reported "Bradenton Prep signed a $2 million deal in 2004 to manage the Dubai school. The deal, a joint venture with Dubai Sports City, was potentially worth as much as $20 million over 10 years"
  • One of the co-founders of Bradenton Dubai is Lois Gerber?
24 August 2009
  • Bradenton Prep Academy in Dubai open day on Thursday 27 August 2009 from 0900-1200 for parents and students.
  • Fees add 500 registration fee, AED 2000 admission fee (deductable if child attends), deposit AED 1500 refundable, medical fee AED 500.
  • Tuition fees slightly higher than original AED 29,000-70,000 range. Tuition fees include textbooks but not laptop computers (required from Grade 6), uniforms, food, bus transport.
  • Fees discount of 5% for first brother or sister also attending Bradenton, and 8% for second sibling.
  • Pre-Kindergarten class available for children aged 3+ by 31 August of academic year in which they enrol.
  • Unknown if BPAD will offer International Baccalaureate (IB).
  • Bradenton Dubai sports partnerships with Dubai Sports City institutions probably include: Butch Harmon School of Golf, David Lloyd Tennis Academy, DSC Football Academy, DSC Rugby Academy, DSC Swimming Academy, ICC Global Cricket Academy, Socatots, World Hockey Academy.
23 March 2009 review
  • Bradenton Academy in the USA offers an American college preparatory education, and offer specialised sports and performing arts programs incorporated with the academic program.
  • Official launch of Bradenton Academy Dubai at Dubai Sports City (DSC) on 22 March 2009
  • Full name is Bradenton Preparatory Academy. Contact details updated.
  • BPA Dubai expects to open with 200 students, and has capacity for about 900 students from KG to grade 12.
  • Student - teacher ratio of 18:1 expected.
  • Head of School Dr Michael Gemma previously at Canyon Del Oro High School, Oro Valley, Arizona, USA?
  • Bradenton school in Florida will offer integrated sports program specialising in athletics, football, golf, hockey, tennis, swimming.
  • Arts program will offer dance, media arts, music, theatre arts, visual arts.
  • BPA Dubai area is over 130,000 square feet with buildings for kindergarten, elementary school, junior high school, high school.
  • Facilities include art rooms, auditorium, gymnasium, performing arts centre, science laboratories. Presumably a swimming pool also but that wasn't mentioned in the press release or newspaper advertisement, although there will be a 50 meter pool in DSC so maybe BPA will use that?
  • Subjects offered include Arabic Cultural Studies, Arabic Language, English, Mathematics, Music, Performing Arts, Social Studies
  • Bradenton Preparatory Academy Florida accreditations include the Commission on International and Trans-regional Association (CITA) in the USA.
  • BPA Florida has an excellence award from the National Independent Private School Association (NIPSA) in the USA.
  • Florida Bradenton Prep School website at www.bradentonprep.org or www.bradentonacademy.com (both show the same content).
25 August 2006 review
  • Bradenton Academy School Dubai is planned or under construction in Dubai Sports City district.
  • BASD (BDA, BAS) to be managed by, or associated with, "Bradenton Preparatory Academy" in Florida?


Last update 23 May 2013
General comments - might not apply to Bradenton Academy Dubai
  • Many popular schools are full for 2018-2019. New schools in Dubai might have places.
  • Allow extra for books, extra-curricular activities, uniforms, trips, etc if not included in school fees.
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