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K12 International Academy

Tuesday 23 January 2018 (UAE)   

K12 International Academy in Dubai

School name K12 International Academy
Type of institute private K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality US, Home School
Qualifications or Courses US, UAE HS Diploma
Head of school Sara Sayed (regional representative)
Executive body or owner
Date founded April 2008
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Dubai Knowledge Village
Postal address PO Box 502981, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3748247
Fax +971-4-4264748
Email icademy@k12.com
Website www.icademy.com
School fees structure 18,330-25,670 dhs per year (2013-2014)
Teacher salary range 4,100 - 6,700 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
4 stars from 61 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
4.5 stars from 16 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
4.5 stars from 12 votes.    

K12 International Academy admissions, reviews, notes

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K12 International Academy Dubai, UAE fee structure and information
Grade or Year group KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014c            18,330 18,330 18,330 18,330 18,330 18,330 18,330 18,330 18,330 25,670 25,670 25,670 25,670
  • 2008-2009 fee range AED 18,332-25,672.
  • Websites at www.iacademy.com and www.k12.com.
  • Location of Dubai, UAE office: Block 12, 1st floor, Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV).
25 August 2008 review
  • K12 International Academy (KIA) could be a consideration for UAE home schooling, and in the Middle East.
  • KIA reportedly has KHDA accreditation (announced in press release from K12 International Academy April 2008) but school details not found on KHDA website. KIA is also seeking accreditation from the US Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA).
  • The K12 International Academy is the Dubai based subsidiary of K12 Inc. based in the USA.
  • KIA serves Dubai, the UAE and the Gulf region, providing individualised tuition programs for KG to grade 12 students via website, email, telephone, and face to face meetings at their KV office. Perfect if you don't want to be in a classroom.
  • The boss in Dubai said in their press release that the K12 Academy is intended to complement, not replace, traditional schooling; and that after some research they had found that there are many students who are "gifted, or need more individual attention, or do not fit in socially in a mainstream environment." Which sounds like she was thinking geeks, prima donnas, and misfits, but wanted to be diplomatic about it.


Last update 14 July 2013
General comments - might not apply to K12 International Academy
  • 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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