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Top Schools in the UAE – The Awards Official Shortlist 2019
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Top Schools in the UAE – The Awards Official Shortlist 2019

by Jon WestleyFebruary 14, 2019

Best School showcasing an Outstanding International Initiative – The Shortlist 2019

Award for Outstanding International Initiative in Schools 2019

The following schools have all achieved short-listing for the 2019 Award for the most Outstanding International Initiative in Schools. 

All the schools listed, in different ways, evidence a profound outward looking focus and commitment to develop a global understanding amongst the children under its care of the opportunities and challenges of the linked world economy. In some cases this might be in building sporting links to bridge the world, in others charitable and altruistic links between countries to contribute solutions to developing world challenges – in others a simple commitment to recognising “the Other” as simply a mirror of ourselves.  

So too, each school aims to provide outstanding breadth of academic, technical and ECA options for students to ensure that every child can meet his or her individual ambitions, potential, and ability.

Each of them endeavours to provide added value to each child’s journey to ensure that every student leaves school meeting or exceeding baseline academic and whole child expectations.

When we have looked at schools, we have weighted those that plough back investment into facilities, teacher salaries, resources and school improvements year-on-year to improve education for children.

All of the schools shortlisted endeavour to deliver a benchmark for the best education for children available in the UAE.

Finally, we have looked across all areas of provision, investment, innovation and achievement that support each school being shortlisted.

The finalists and winner of the Award for the most Outstanding International Initiative within a UAE School will be announced on 7 March 2019 at a glittering awards ceremony kindly hosted in association with Dubai Parks and Resorts, on a night that will bring together schools, their teachers and leadership, to celebrate and recognise all that they achieve for our children each year.  

Best schools in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the UAE for international initiatives that make a difference

Dubai English Speaking College (DESC) – review here, and here

Dubai International Academy Emirates Hills – review here, and here 

Fairgreen School – review here, and here

Nibras International School – review here, and here

Riverston School – review here 

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Jon Westley
Jon Westley is the Editor of and UK. You can email him at jonathanwestley [at]