Dubai National School, Dubai

About Dubai National School, Dubai

Dubai National School (DNS) opened its doors in 2006 in Al Twar, a predominantly residential neighbourhood. The Dubai National Group of Schools owns the newer campus, Dubai National School Al Twar. The American curriculum is used at Dubai National School in Al Twar, and English is the primary language of instruction. The Massachusetts Common Core state standards have been incorporated into the school's instructional framework. 

Rooted in excellence, this school has always sought ways to improve its education and has all the raw materials to ensure continued success. The school is co-educational until Grade 3, after which boys and girls have separate teaching. The school staff possesses a wealth of experience and enthusiasm. 

The core of the school's philosophy derives from the basic pillars of UAE society and the General Objectives of National Educational Policy. According to the most recent KHDA inspection report, there are approximately 1,500 students, the vast majority of whom are Emirati. There are 124 determined students, 149 teachers, and 24 teaching assistants for a teacher-to-student ratio of 1:10. Dubai National School Al Twar has received a 'Good' rating for the fifth time in a row. 

Through a lifelong learning journey, DNS students can transcend boundaries and discover lasting happiness. Over this course, aspirants evolve as independent creators & upright global citizens, adeptly prepared to lead in a changing world.

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In Brief

School Details

Grading System at Dubai National School

The age differences for each Al Twar Dubai National School grade are below. The courses help students create the optimal curriculum for their abilities, individual interests, and future aspirations.

SECTION

YEAR

Kindergarten

Pre-KG – KG 2

Elementary School

Grade 1 to Grade 5

Middle School

Grade 6 to Grade 8

High School

Grade 9 to Grade 12

Dubai National School, Al Twar Syllabus

Both of the campuses of Dubai National School follow the American curriculum. The school's instructional foundation is the Massachusetts Common Core State Standards. 

It also includes the Ministry of Education's Moral Education, Islamic, Arabic, and Social Studies curriculum. The Ministry of Education curriculum enables DNS Al Twar to teach students about UAE culture and heritage.

(Pre-KG – KG 2) AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (GRADE 1-5)

The Dubai National School curriculum emphasises parental and teacher supervision at this level. The main activities at this level allow children to explore their surroundings by developing self-reliance, playing, and learning to get along with others.

Furthermore, multi-sensory and hands-on activities are included in elementary school to increase student engagement. Students are introduced to fundamental subjects such as mathematics, Arabic, Islamic education and the Quran, English, orals, science, physical education, art, stories, and music.

MIDDLE SCHOOL (GRADE 6-8)

Lessons and classwork are more rigorous in middle school than in elementary school. Students must take the mandatory MAP and CAT tests to help teachers understand each child's academic needs in depth. 

The results of these tests determine how much review and improvisation is required in the existing curriculum to meet the needs of students. The teacher's main goal here is to teach students about globalisation, moral values, innovation, and leadership based on their level of learning and creativity.

HIGH SCHOOL (GRADE 9-12)

High school is the last part of the American curriculum, after which a student receives a diploma or a certificate from the KHDA. For high school students, the curriculum at Dubai National School Al Twar includes elective courses or Advanced Placement (AP) courses in fields they hope to pursue further in college or university.

The High School curriculum includes 24 elective courses to give students enough opportunities. For example, cross-curricular and community outreach programs contribute to students' goals and objectives.

Admission and Fees

How to Apply for The Dubai National School, Al Twar - Step-by-Step Process

The admission criteria of Dubai National School is merit-based. Students with appropriate qualifications and exceptional academic records have a better chance of admission. To gain admission to The Dubai National School, Al Twar, follow the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Online Application 

The admissions procedure is simple. Parents can register their children online and then continue with the rest of the process. After completing the registration process, parents must submit the required documents to the school.

  • Recent photographs of the student
  • Parents and student’s passport (with valid residence visa)
  • Emirates ID card of the student and parents
  • Birth certificate of the student
  • An official report card of the current or previous grade
  • Original Transfer Certificate (must be attested)
  • Academic Certificate of Good Conduct (Grade 6 to Grade 12)
  • Health Certificate/vaccination card

Step 2: Registration & Assessment

Following submitting the documents, parents must wait for an invitation to take the entrance exam. The student must appear for the assessment and, if necessary, an interview on the designated day and time.

Step 3: Admission Confirmation & Payment

Once a child has passed the entrance exams, the school will make an offer for a seat, which parents can accept by depositing a fee for registration. The school follows the following age criterion for admission in the school:

GRADES

MINIMUM ENTRY AGE

MAXIMUM ENTRY AGE

MINIMUM ENTRY AGE FOR OVERSEAS TRANSFERS

Pre-KG

3

-

-

KG-1

4

-

-

KG-2

5

-

-

Grade 1

6

-

-

Grade 2

7

9

6

Grade 3

8

10

7

Grade 4

9

11

8

Grade 5

10

12

9

Grade 6

11

13

10

Grade 7

12

14

11

Grade 8

13

15

12

Grade 9

14

17

13

Grade 10

15

18

14

Grade 11

16

19

15

Grade 12

17

20

16

Dubai National School, Al Twar Fees Structure

The fee structure of Dubai National School, Al Twar, has been tabulated below for your reference:

GRADE

ANNUAL FEE IN AED

Pre-KG

AED 18,373

KG 1 and KG 2

AED 21,902

Grade 1 to Grade 3

AED 23,934

Grade 4 to Grade 6

AED 25,890

Grade 7 to Grade 9

AED 29,878

Grade 10

AED 34,417

Grade 11 and Grade 12

AED 35,905

DNS fees can be paid via cash, bank transfer, or cheque. DNS also has optional charges:

OPTIONAL SERVICES

FEES

Transport 

AED 6,500 - AED 8,500

Uniform

AED 800 - AED 900

Books

AED 2,000 - AED 4,400

E-Resources

AED 1,300

Special Education Needs (SEND)

AED 30,000 - AED 52,000

School Events

AED 1,000

School Facilities

Choices of Lunch at Dubai National School, Al Twar

Dubai National School consists of 2 cafeterias that serve the students. The members of the canteen are well-equipped to monitor hygiene protocols while producing healthy lunch supplements. Also, hot & cold consumables are highly nutritious, healthy, and delicious.

Students who bring their lunch must stick to the school's canteen policies. Parents should refrain from sending junk or unhealthy eatables to their children.

Sports Facilities at Dubai National School, Al Twar

Physical education is an important part of the school curriculum. DNS Dubai believes that participating in various sports improves not only physical health but also mental health.

The school has maintained impressive sports facilities such as an indoor sports arena, a multi-purpose sports hall, two swimming pools, and grassed outdoor playing fields.

Contact Details

  • Phone Number: +971-4-298-8555
  • E-mail ID: [email protected] | [email protected]
  • Website: http://altwar.dnschools.com/en 
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DubaiNationalSchoolAltwar/ 
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/DNS_Altwar 
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dns_twar/ 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How many grades/years are there in Dubai National School?

Dubai National School Al Twar educates students from Pre-KG to Grade 12.

2. How many students are in Dubai National School?

The school currently has about 1,500 students, including 124 students of determination.

3. Does the school offer extracurricular activities post-school hours?

 Yes, the school provides a variety of sporting and physical activities after school hours.

4. What is the format of the academic calendar of the Dubai National School?

The academic year runs from the last week of August to the last week of June.

5. What is the range of tuition fees charged by Dubai National School, Al Twar?

The tuition fee charged by Dubai National School, Al Twar, ranges from AED 18,373 to AED 35,905.

6. What is the KHDA Rating of Dubai National School, Al Twar?

 Dubai National School, Al Twar, has been rated ‘Good’ per the KHDA Rating.

7. Is there a cafeteria available on the school campus?

The Dubai National School, Al Twar campus, has two cafeterias that serve the student body.

8. How frequently the field trips are commenced in school?

 Because field trips are part of the curriculum, the school organises them regularly.

9. How many teachers are allocated at the school?

The school currently employs 149 teachers and 24 assistant teachers.

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