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DPS Academy Dubai

School name DPS Academy Dubai
Type of institute private K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Indian
Qualifications or Courses ICSE
Head of school Ms Mousumi Dasgupta (Principal)
Executive body or owner Delhi Public School Society (DPS Society)
Date founded April 2013
Number of students (approx) 1600
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Dubai Academic City - location map
Postal address PO Box 294499, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3265556
Fax +971-4-3265554
Email info@dpsacademy.ae
Website www.dpsacademy.ae (new window)
School fees structure 21,000-30,000 dhs per year (2014-2015)
Teacher salary range 4,700 - 7,900 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 28 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
2 stars from 36 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
2.5 stars from 7 votes.    

DPS Academy Dubai admissions, reviews, notes

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DPS Academy Dubai (Delhi Public Schools Academy, DPSA, DPS-DXB) tuition fee structure, general information

See also DPS Abu Dhabi (planned), DPS Dubai (opened 2003), DPS Sharjah (opened 2000).

Grade KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual fees 2013-2014 (AED) 21,000 21,000 24,000 24,000 27,000 27,000 30,000 30,000 30,000                                                       
  • 2015-2016 transportation costs increase to AED 4,000 from AED 1,000 for 2014-2015, according to information supplied, unless 2014-2015 figure was an error.
  • 2014-2015 fees appear to be unchanged from 2013-2014 (year of validity not given on schedule). Bus transport fees given as AED 1,000 per annum (might be a typo, transport charges stated as AED 4,000 for 2015-2016).
  • 2013-2014 registration fee AED 400 (non-refundable), admission fee AED 500 (non-refundable). Bus transportation fees AED 3,500-5,000 per annum (maybe).
  • School operator is Delhi Public School Society (DPS Society), also referred to as Delhi Private Schools.
  • Total school capacity of 3,500 students eventually. Initially school will open for 1,600-2,000 (both figures given) KG to grade 5 students.
  • Curriculum followed is the ICSE curriculum of the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).
  • Additional mobile phone numbers are +971-56-2544938 and +971-56-2544939. Additional email is principal@dpsacademy.ae.
  • Location of school is in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), behind DESC Dubai (Dubai English Speaking College).
Teaching jobs at DPS Academy Dubai
  • Various primary school and middle school teaching positions vacant advertised in July 2013. Requirements include Bachelor of Education (BEd), Bachelors or Masters in Arts or Science with a BEd, minimum 5 years teaching experience, ICSE curriculum teaching experience preferred. Benefits include accommodation and airfare. Salary scale not supplied.
  • www.dpsacademy.ae/careers has list of positions available and online application form (not a secure form though, and it requests passport information). PRT - Primary School Teacher, TGT - Middle School Teacher.
30 July 2013 review
  • United Holdings information refers to both DPS Academy and UIIS schools as the same - United Holdings is a Dubai based holding company and the owner or the school, or one of the joint venture partners (ownership structure not clear). A report in the Gulf News 12 Dec 2012 quoted Ashok Chandra, Chairman of the DPS Society, as saying "UIIS is a joint venture between Dubai-based Union Holdings and Dinesh C. Kothari, Pro-Vice Chairman of DPS Dubai ..." (presumably he or the GN meant United Holdings - school is not listed in the Union Holding Company portfolio).
  • Pro-Vice Chairman of DPS Academy is Dinesh C. Kothari.
11 March 2013 review
  • DPS Academy is a new Indian school opening in Dubai with opening date expected to be April 2013. DPS Academy appears to be the Union Indian International School in Dubai (UIIS). Latest information for DPSA didn't mention a connection with UIIS, but school details seem to be the same or similar (location, curriculum, owner, fees, etc). Dehli Public School Society directory of overseas DPS schools still lists UIIS but not DPS Academy.
  • Initial enrolment capacity will be 1,600 students from KG to Grade 5 level, with grades 6-8 classes starting April 2014, and grades 9-12 after that (time schedule not supplied, although UIIS information previously said grades 9-11 would start in April 2015). Previous UIIS information was that KG-Grade 5 capacity would be 2,000 students.
  • UIIS information said campus area 4 hectares (10 acres), and facilities including amphitheatre, football field, indoor multi-purpose hall, two basketball courts, cricket pitch, swimming pool.
  • DPS Academy Dubai is not related to DPS Academy in Georgia, USA (a soccer school) - domain www.dpsacademy.com.
  • DPS Academies seen in various other locations (usually USA) are not related to DPS Academy Dubai either - DPS is an acronym for Department of Public Safety in most of those cases.

Schools in the same area as DPS Academy Dubai

School name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School fees Reviews
GEMS Modern Academy Dubai   October 1986   +971-4-3263339   K-12  Indian IB, CISCE, ICSE, ISC 26,780-42,050  GMAD reviews 
Lycee Francais International Georges Pompidou      +971-4-3260026   secondary  French 24,360-40,300  LFIGP reviews 
Modern High School Dubai   October 1986   +971-4-3263339   K-12  Indian IB, CISCE, ICSE, ISC 26,780-42,050  MHSD reviews 


Last update 28 July 2014
General comments - might not apply to DPS 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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