Dar Al Marefa School
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Dar Al Marefa School in Dubai
|School name||Dar Al Marefa School|
|Type of institute||private K-10 school|
|Curriculum or Student Nationality||Arabic, English, Islamic|
|Qualifications or Courses||IBPYP, IBMYP|
|Head of school||Shirine Al Khudari (Principal)|
|Executive body or owner||Al Ghurair Investments|
|Date founded||September 2008|
|Number of students (approx)||500|
|Number of staff (approx)|
|School area, location map||Mirdiff - location map|
|Postal address||PO Box 11602, Dubai, UAE|
|School fees structure||25,750-50,000 dhs per year (2012-2013)|
|Teacher salary range||5,800 - 13,100 dhs per month (estimate only)|
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Dar Al Marefa School Dubai (DAM, DAMS), Al Maarifa International School in Dubai tuition fees and general information
Al Maarif, Alma'arefah (or similar) in Arabic is knowledge in English. Dar in Arabic is house in English. As a result there are a large number of educational institutes in the Arab world with names similar to Dar Al Maarefah School or AlMaarif School.
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2012-2013||25,750||27,810||27,810||30,900||30,900||33,990||33,990||39,140||39,140||43,260||50,000|
- 2013-2014 fees information not supplied. Please send fee structure to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2012-2013 - application fee AED 500 (non-refundable), registration fee AED 3,000.
- Some references to Al Ma'arifa International School in Dubai seen. Not clear if they are for this school or the Al Maarifa International School in Sharjah. Both schools market themselves as international but both have a predominantly Arab Muslim student body with an emphasis on Arab culture and Islamic values and education. The Dubai school offers an IB curriculum but the one in Sharjah is a UAE and US curriculum school.
16 June 2013
- International Baccalaureate (IB) authorization for the Primary Years Program (IB PYP) awarded according to a press release 10 June 2013. Not clear if IB authorisation for the Middle Years Program (IB MYP) also awarded. DAM School not found in list of authorised schools in the UAE on the IBO website, although it is mentioned as a Candidate School.
- Website domain www.daralmarefa.ae has a warning ("This site may be compromised") in Google search results for the school.
03 August 2008 review
- Dar Al Marefa School is a new school opening in September 2008 in the Mirdiff (Mirdif) area of Dubai with a bilingual Arabic and English curriculum.
- Initially the school will operate from KG1 to Grade 7.
- Name might also be written as Dar Al Ma'arif School, Dar Al Marif School, Dar Al Mareefa, Dar Al Marifa, Dar Al Maarifah, Dar Al Ma'arifa English Private School.
- Not related to the Al Maarif High or Secondary School in Dubai (Rashidiyah), the Al Maarif School in Al Ghusais Dubai, the Dar Al Marefa School in Abu Dhabi, the Al Marefa School in Sharjah.
Schools in or near Mirdiff close to Dar Al Marefa School
|School name||Level||Curriculum||School fees||Reviews|
|Al Mizhar American Academy||September 2005||K-12||US||39,886-62,176||AMAA reviews|
|Arab Unity School||K-12||Arabic, UK||5,380-8,075|
|Buds Public School||December 1986||K-12||Indian||7,120-12,720|
|Dubai Arab American School||K-12||UAE/US||12,013-26,780||DAAS reviews|
|Dubai Modern Education School||1996||K-12||UAE, US||10,000-14,000|
|Greenwood International School||September 2006||K-12||Arabic/US||14,675-23,035||GIS reviews|
|Mirdiff Private School||September 1995||K-10||Arabic/US||21,000-32,000|
|New Arab Unity School||September 2007||K-12||Arabic, US||17,500-30,000|
|North American International School Dubai||K-12||Arabic, US||25,750-41,200|
|Royal Dubai School||September 2005||K-10||UK||30,084-37,932||RDS reviews|
|School of Modern Skills||August 2006||K-10||Arabic / US||14,313-24,205||SMS reviews|
|Smart Vision School Dubai||September 2016||primary||UK||29,900-53,900|
Last update 16 June 2013
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