Indian Elementary through to High School
Delhi Private School (DPS), Dubai, established in 2003, is a branch of the acclaimed Delhi Public School Society , New Delhi, India. The school is a private, co-educational day school that offers a holistic learning programme for students of KG I to 12. DPS Dubai ensures a high quality education for the diverse, expatriate community in the UAE. At present, the student strength is 3200 approximately. The school follows the Indian curriculum, offering the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) with a centrally controlled examination for students of grades 11 and 12.
The school is located in The Gardens, Jebel Ali
Is this a non-profit school?
Who runs the school?
The Delhi Public Schools (known as Delhi Private School in the Gulf), are a chain of premier schools in India, first established in 1949. Today they have proliferated to 140 schools (approx), covering the length and breadth of India and have established a strong presence in the Gulf countries as well as in Nepal and Singapore. The schools are governed by a nerve centre – the D.P.S Society which ensures the highest standards and facilitates networking between its teachers, students and trainers. On the board of directors of DPS Dubai are Mohammad Abdalla Alkhayal, chairman, Dinesh Kothari, pro-vice chairman, Ali Mohammad Abdalla Ahmed Alkhayal, director, Pravin J Batavia, Director and P.S Dasgupta, director.
The school principal is Rashmi Nandkeolyar
What is the school’s philosophy?
DPS Dubai aspires to be a school where every student is nurtured to realize his potential, where there is an atmosphere of joyous learning, responsibility to society, dedication to hard work, commitment to be tolerant, compassionate and inclusive.
The school’s mission is to promote
• Academic excellence – by encouraging intellectual curiosity, sustained hard work, rational and analytical thinking, independent and creative learning and learning by doing.
• Actualization of talent – by providing opportunities for the development of multiple intelligences be it in sports or arts.
• Global citizens – by educating students to be forward thinking and open minded, an awareness of environmental issues, the need for mediation and dialogue in the process of peace, a commitment to community service, tolerance and inclusiveness.
• Pastoral care – by providing emotional and spiritual support, leadership programs, life skills workshops, confidence building opportunities, sterling life long values and traditions.
What facilities/programmes does the school offer?
The school boasts of a state-of-the-art infrastructure which caters to the multifarious demands of the modern education system. Students are required to be progressive in outlook, good communicators, technologically savvy, with sound practical knowledge.
D.P.S. Dubai provides academic and non academic facilities to ensure the holistic development of all students. The school offers a well stocked library, science and mathematics laboratories, ICT labs that follow the Comprehensive Learning Programme through LAN to link the school, activity rooms for music, art and dance, a green sports field, volleyball, basketball and tennis courts as well as a gym.
A plethora of activities conducted in the school helps students to discover their latent talent. These go a long way in building confidence and self discipline, besides imparting skills to handle competitive situations. Students evolve as individuals and learn to work as a team. Besides expanding horizons, activities encourage students to be responsible and productive citizens.
Some highlights of the extra-curricular activities are as follows :
• Theme Based Calendar
The school event calendar comprises of theme based months seeking to integrate learning. These incorporate interesting activities like quizzes, skits, in-house competitions, exhibitions, debates and creative writing which revolve around the chosen theme or subject. Students make presentations on these themes during special assemblies. 100% participation ensures that each student gains confidence and grows in self esteem as a result.
• Aesthetics Clubs
The school offers a choice of clubs in the Middle School such as Public Speaking, Music, Dance, Dramatics and Art.
A student can join any one of these and pursue the artistic field of his / her choice.
• Morning Activities – Selected students are provided intensive coaching in all major games/sports from 6:30 am to 7:30 am to prepare them for inter school competitions
• Evening Activities
To further enhance the talent of every student special provision is made in the form of evening activities. Students can choose from Sports, Art, Music and Dance classes which are held twice a week, after school hours under the supervision of trained staff.
• The Annual Day Celebration
The Annual Day is a musical extravaganza, staged every year for parents. The DPS tradition is to ensure 100% participation. The event is one of the multiple learning opportunities available and provides a platform for every student to make a fine display of the skills acquired in the fields of dramatics, music, dance and public speaking.
• Sports and Physical Fitness
The school has specially trained staff to ensure the physical well-being of students. Physical Education periods in the regular school time table are supplemented by special coaching for both indoor and outdoor games, in the mornings and after school hours.
The students who are selected for the school team represent the school, at the CBSE CLUSTER and National meets,
Invitational Competitions held by various schools;
The School team also occasionally tours schools and academics in India and abroad to train and to play friendly matches to gain exposure and experience.
The sports offered are :
Inter-house and Inter-school competitions are organised all through the academic session which inculcate team spirit and train students to take on challenges within the school the students are divided into four houses, Nile,Amazon,Danube and Indus. The Annual Sports Day held at the end of the academic year is a spectacular display of the skills acquired by students.
• Teaching beyond the Classroom
Trips and Excursions
To enable students to further their learning and develop social skills in a non school setting, trips and excursions are conducted on a regular basis. Students visit historical sites which gives them an insight into different cultures. The treks and camping trips ensure that learning takes place in the real world. These oppurtunities stimulate a sense of adventure, inculcate resilience and encourage team work and leadership, preparing students for life. Off campus field trips to local places of interest are organized periodically to broaden the horizons of students.
Workshops and Seminars
To help students prepare better for real life, the school conducts Workshops and Seminars covering both academic and pastoral aspects such as Life Skills, Time Management and Career Counseling.
Projects like Cleanliness Drives, Seva Sankalp, Go Green and observing Mufti Day for charitable causes give students hands on experience and a clearer understanding of their role in an interconnected global community.
(Read with Ease and Delight)
READ, an innovative program, aims at encouraging amongst students a love for reading besides providing bonding time with the parents. Contemporary, age appropriate literature is thoughtfully selected for every grade. Students read the same book at the same time followed by discussions and other related activities.
Participation in Inter-School competitions enables students to prove their mettle by competing on a larger platform. With this in view annual events like the Talent Tap and 6-Aside Girls Cricket Tournament are initiatives taken by the school. Students with special aptitudes are trained for prestigious events like the Model UN Program, Rock Challenge and CBSE Sports Meet, both in the UAE and India.
The main criteria for admission is a student’s performance in the academic and co-curricular arena and merit. The applicant should fill in the registration form and enclose it with the documents asked for. The date for the receipt and submission of the form is mentioned therein.
The age of the child should be 3 plus as on 15 April of the particular year of admission for admission to KG I class.
At the time of registration for admission the following documents need to be submitted:
A photocopy of the birth certificate issued by the Municipal Corporation
A photocopy of the student’s valid passport, with a valid residence visa stamp or fresh valid entry permit.
Three recent passport size photographs.
Transfer certificate duly attested by the Educational Zone.
Students from outside Emirates – The Transfer Certificate has to be attested by the Ministry of Education in India, Foreign Affairs in India & U.A.E. Embassy OR Ministry of Education in India, Indian Embassy in U.A.E. & U.A.E. Foreign Affairs
CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION IN SENIOR GRADES
|Commerce with Maths (Agg.)||65%||70%||Maths Min 75% (Ext)Maths Min 70% (Int)|
|Commerce with Maths (Agg.)||60%||65%||Maths Min 70% (Ext)Maths Min 70% (Int)|
Note :- In case, if the above criteria is not met by 2%, students will be only considered if he/she has at least 75% in that particular subject.
The above criteria are only for the registration of the child. Admission will be based on fulfilling the criteria and passing the internal admission test as well as an interview.
One month’s written notice of intention of withdrawal is to be submitted to the school authorities.
The completed withdrawal form along with a fee of Dhs. 15 towards the Transfer Certificate is to be submitted to the school office after the letter of intent.
**ALL ADMISSIONS ARE BASED ON APPROVAL BY THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT OF UAE.
Dhs 8100 annually for KG1 up to Dhs11,340 annually for grades 11 and 12.