iCademy Middle East, Dubai

iCademy Middle East, Dubai

About iCademy Middle East, Dubai

iCademy Middle East is a private American online school operating in Dubai that provides K-12 education to students. It is the only online school accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Despite being an online school, it offers a traditional learning programme at the learning centre in Dubai Knowledge Park. Founded in 2007, it is part of the Pansophic Learning Group and provides quality education to students across various countries. It is an ideal choice for students with mild to moderate learning difficulties. The school has a teaching staff of about 50 teachers who are experts in providing online education and have relevant qualifications. 

The school uses cutting-edge technology to deliver high-quality education and advanced interactive software, providing a memorable learning experience. The syllabus for its K12-based programme is based on the Ohio and Common Core State Standards. The school is popular among Western expats, particularly American families, but it also enrols students from other nationalities. iCademy Middle East School also focuses on non-academic activities for the overall development of students. The non-academic activities include specialised events and virtual clubs that occur bi-monthly. The school's unique educational programme is revolutionising Dubai's educational sector, contributing to the rise of online schools in the Gulf. Homeschooling in Dubai has gained impetus in the last few years, and Bayut has published a guide that provides more information about iCademy Middle East.

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In Brief

School Details

Grading System at iCademy Middle East

Below is the grading system at iCademy Middle East:  

STAGE

GRADE

Lower School

KG1 and KG2

Elementary School

Grade 1 to Grade 5

Middle School

Grade 6 to Grade 8

High School

Grade 9 to Grade 12

iCademy Middle East Syllabus

The syllabus of the school is flexible in nature, and it is based on personalised learning. The schools follow the US curriculum with a K-12 educational programme. iCademy Middle East follows the Ohio Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards for science-related and core subjects. The US curriculum-based syllabus is categorised into different school levels. 

The specific syllabus with each grade includes the following:

Lower School

Below are the courses offered to lower school students:

Category

Subjects

Core Subjects

Language Arts

Science

Maths

Social Studies

Electives (languages)

Electives

Arts and Crafts

Health

Recorders

Art

Keyboarding

Scratch Coding

KHDA Courses

UAE Social Studies

Islamic Studies

UAE Moral Studies

Arabic

Here, the Arts and Crafts course is available to kindergarten to Grade 2 students. Art is provided to the students of Grades 3 and 4.

Middle School

In middle school, iCademy Middle East introduces new subjects at a new grade level. The subjects taught in middle school are:

Category

Subjects

Core Subjects

Language Arts

Science

Mathematics

Social Studies

Electives World Languages

Electives

MS 2D Studio Art

MS Exploring Music

MS Photography

MS Career Exploration

MS Health

MS Physical Education

KHDA Courses

UAE Social Studies

Islamic Studies

UAE Moral Studies

Arabic

Students can opt for French, German and Spanish as the elective language.

High School

Students are required to earn 24 credit hours in order to get a high school diploma in the syllabus of High School. Below are the required credit hours for each subject:

  • In English, students require 4 credit hours to pass.
  • Maths requires 4 credit hours in Algebra 1 or higher.
  • Students need 4 credit hours in Science. This includes 2 credit hours in lab science.
  • History and Social Sciences require 4 credit hours. It also includes 1 credit hour in US history.
  • In World Languages, 2 credit hours are needed in a single language. Also, the course must be a non-English course.
  • 0.5 credit hours are required for Physical Education.
  • Health requires 0.5 credit hours to get the student passed.
  • 5 credit hours are essential for electives.

Below is the complete syllabus for high school:

MATHS

SCIENCE

HISTORY

ADVANCED

ELECTIVES

Algebra 1

Earth Science

World History

Language Arts Honours

Anthropology 1

Geometry

Physics

American History

Algebra 2 Honours

Astronomy

Integrated Math 2

Anatomy and Physiology

Economics

Biology Honours

Child Development

Algebra 2

Forensic Science

World Geography and Cultures

AP Biology

Marine Science

Integrated Math 1

Biology

American Government

AP English Language and Composition

Psychology

Pre-calculus

Chemistry

 

AP Calculus AB

Theatre Studies

 

Physical Science

 

Chemistry Honours

Art Appreciation

     

AP Chemistry

Basic Drawing

     

Algebra 1 Honours

Consumer Maths

     

AP Calculus BC

Music Appreciation

     

Physics Honours

Sociology

       

Art History

       

Beginning Painting

       

Creative Writing

       

Palaeontology

       

Study Skills and Strategies

Admission and Fees

How to Apply for iCademy Middle East?

As the school is an online school, it offers admissions to full-time and half-time students. Before applying, the school encourages parents to speak to their enrolment counsellors. They provide a complete overview of the admission process and answer parents' queries. Once satisfied by the school, parents can fill out and submit the application form. The application form must be supplemented with scanned copies of the following documents on their email:

  • A copy of the candidate’s passport (for full-time and part-time admissions)
  • A copy of the most recent school report (for full-time admissions)
  • Official high school transcript for admission in Grade 9 and above (for full-time admissions)
  • Original transfer certificate issued by the previous school for admissions in Grade 2 and above (for full-time admissions)
  • UAE Residency Visa (for full-time admissions)
  • A passport-size photograph

Also, parents must be careful about the age limit for each grade the school has determined. The age limits of each grade are mentioned below:

GRADE

MINIMUM ENTRY AGE

MAXIMUM ENTRY AGE

MINIMUM ENTRY AGE FOR OVERSEAS TRANSFERS

Kindergarten 1

4

Kindergarten 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

iCademy Middle East Fee Structure

Below are the insights into the fee structure of the school:

Category

Grade

Fee

Application

Lower School

  • KG 1
  • KG 2

AED 18,882

AED 500

Elementary School

  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 3rd
  • 4th
  • 5th

AED 18,882

AED 500

Middle School

  • 6th
  • 7th
  • 8th

AED 18,882

AED 500

High School

  • 9th
  • 10th
  • 11th
  • 12th

AED 26,442

AED 500

The fee structure for International students is:

Category

Grade

Fee

Application

Lower School

  • KG 1
  • KG 2

AED 20,427

AED 1000

Elementary School

  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 3rd
  • 4th
  • 5th

AED 20,427

AED 1000

Middle School

  • 6th
  • 7th
  • 8th

AED 20,427

AED 1000

High School

  • 9th
  • 10th
  • 11th
  • 12th

AED 27,987

AED 1000

School Facilities

Transportation Facilities at iCademy Middle East

Since the school is an online school, it doesn’t offer transport facilities to the students.

Sports Facilities at iCademy Middle East

Being an online school, no sports facilities are available at iCademy Middle East.

Contact Details

Phone No: +971-44401212

E-mail ID: [email protected]

Website: https://icademymiddleeast.com/

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What are the specific hours or time slots during which the school operates?

The school provides a flexible schedule; courses are always available for the students. 

2. Does the school organise extracurricular activities after regular school hours?

The school does have some clubs which host different activities. Students can participate in those activities by joining the clubs.

3. What is the total number of grade levels or academic years in the school?

There are a total of 14 academic years in iCademy Middle East.

4. What is the format of the academic calendar of iCademy Middle East?

The academic year starts with the fall session and ends with the spring session.

5. What is the range of tuition fees charged by iCademy Middle East?

The tuition fee of iCademy Middle East ranges from AED 18,882 to AED 27,987.

6. Does the school have a cafeteria or canteen facility available within the campus?

No, as the school provides online education, there is no canteen facility available in the school.

7. Does the school host holiday camps during winter, spring, or summer breaks?

iCademy Middle East does not provide any holiday camps to students.

8. What is the current number of teachers employed at the school?

There are 50 teachers currently employed at iCademy Middle East. 

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