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KHDA Director General and U.S. Consulate General representatives attend ceremony
Dubai, UAE – October 3, 2017: Dunecrest American School, Esol Education’s new flagship American school, has broken ground and begun construction of a new state-of-the art campus, located on Mohammed bin Zayed Road adjacent to the Al Barari and Living Legends developments.
Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), and other representatives from the KHDA and United States Consulate General were in attendance at the ceremony.
Welcoming students for the 2018-2019 school year, Dunecrest is Esol Education’s ninth international American school. Founded in 1976, the organization is the world’s largest operator of accredited international American schools, with schools in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Egypt, Cyprus, and Lebanon.
“We’re happy to break ground on a school that will offer parents and students in Dubai more choice in world-class American and IB education,” remarked Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, addressing the gathering. “Esol Education has built a solid reputation for providing high-quality teaching and learning in Dubai, and has always placed great value on diversity within its schools. We look forward to seeing this trend continue at Dunecrest.”
Mr. Walid Abushakra, Esol Education Chairman, added, “Dunecrest’s campus, optimally designed for leading-edge teaching and learning, will be home to a warm and caring school community, offering a holistic education that will be academically challenging, enabling them to fully develop as critical thinkers and lifelong learners.”
“Esol Education and Dunecrest’s pre-operating teams are now hard at work, creating an inspirational learning environment for our students, based on over 40 years of educational expertise in delivering a world-class American international education.
Dunecrest American School will open with grades from Pre-KG to Grade 10 its first year of operation, offering an accredited American curriculum, based on AERO standards, with an option of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in Grades 11 and 12.