Uptown School

Dubai, U.A.E.

Uptown School, a Taaleem School, is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum School offering an  internationally recognised education for students from Pre-KG to Grade 12. 

Our modern, state-of-the art 14-acre campus is ideally located in Dubai’s Mirdif area.

Ages taught:

3 — 17

School size:

779 boys, 652 girls

School type:



  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding


  • International Baccalaureate


Soma Mitra-Chubb

Job title:

Parent Relations Officer

Accreditations and memberships:

  • International Baccalaureate
  • ECIS (European Council of International Schools)
  • Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau
  • DASSA (Sports league)
  • Seeking membership of NEASC
School Website

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Welcome to Uptown School. We are proud of what the school has achieved in the past 10 years and what it continues to achieve. What makes Uptown School a genuinely special place is the people. A visit to our campus will leave you marveling at our students. They exude the right sort of confidence and are bursting to tell visitors about all the amazing learning experiences that they enjoy every day.

Senior management

Christopher Bromham - Principal
Rory Galvin - Head of Secondary
Jaime Roth -Head of Primary & Erin Muller - Head of Early Years

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School description

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.

Class sizes

Kindergarten average class size:


Reception average class size:


Primary average class size:


Secondary average class size:


Kindergarten teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 10

Reception teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 11

Primary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 17

Secondary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 20

Term dates

  • 2016/2017
  • 28/08/16 - 31/01/17
  • 01/02/17 - 22/06/17

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • International Baccalaureate


Admission process:

Applications are made online; once completed, the school's Admissions Department will contact you regarding an assessment date.

Admission and language criteria:

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.

Fees (Annual)


د.إ.‏ 45,000.00

Junior Day:

د.إ.‏ 57,500.00

Secondary Day:

د.إ.‏ 67,500.00

Sixth form:

د.إ.‏ 72,500.00



Soma Mitra-Chubb

Job title:

Parent Relations Officer

School news & events

Further information

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.




Corner of Algeria and Tripoli Street, Mirdif



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