One of Dubai's leading educational institutions - Collegiate American (CAS), which offers an American educational programme based on the American Common Core Standards, has been awarded the prestigious New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accreditation that emphasises the use of best practices in curriculum, assessment and instruction.

CAS, based in Umm Suqiem 2, is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World school that is also accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS). It has programmes from pre-kindergarten to Grade 11 and offers a technology-enabled learning environment that focuses on digital learning. NEASC is an advocate of educational quality and its improvement. It serves as a public policy resource on issues related to the condition of education in New England and in the international school communities it serves.