Uptown offers a warm and nurturing environment where parents, students and teachers work as a team. Parents are welcome to visit or assist in the classrooms and further contribute by helping to add to our range of innovative extra-curricular activities. We are committed to recruiting highly qualified teachers and support staff with relevant, international experience and proven performance. Hailing from across the globe, our faculty and support staff come from a diverse pool of nationalities, adding to the diversity and international-mindedness of our school environment. Our programme is one which challenges students to be active, inquiring learners, and empathic and considerate contributors to their community, by challenging them to delve deeply into issues affecting them and the world in which they live. The delivery of our IB programmes demands a quality of teaching and academic rigor that engages students positively in their learning. Uptown School combines a broad range of academic opportunities, performing arts, athletic and extra-curricular activities to enrich the development of each student. The school is well known for its music and arts programmes, violin ensemble and robust language programmes in French and Arabic. Uptown School maintains an international focus with over 80 nationalities currently represented in the student body. Our mission is to develop intellectual curiosity, independent and lateral thinking, communication and problem solving skills, a respect for cultural diversity and a life-long passion for learning that will enable our students to engage actively in our global society.
Applications are made online; once completed, the school's Admissions Department will contact you regarding an assessment date.
We are an inclusive school. All students applying for places are assessed depending on grade applied for, and places offered unconditionally or conditionally depending on circumstance. We are able to accept EAL students and provide help with language acquisition.
School Tours are run every Tuesday at 9:30am on a drop-in basis. You can also set up an appointment by calling +971 4 2515001 and speaking to the Admissions Team.