Welcome to New Academy School

The New Academy School, NAS was established in September 1990. The school is managed by Atticus Education L.L.C. The school is a legal for‐profit entity whose purpose is to provide a high quality education services for students of different nationalities.

NAS is located in Al Rafaa-Dubai, United Arab Emirates which is one of the most diversified cities in the world. NAS offers formal education for students from the age of 4 to 18. The school range of grades includes KG1 (4 years old) through 12th grade (18 years old), covering 14 years of school divided on a clear school education structure; KG, Elementary, Middle and High school sections.

NAS offers US curriculum and is a NEASC (New English Association of School and Colleges) accredited school. NAS offers an international curriculum that is based on American education standards alongside the UAE requirements of teaching Arabic language, Islamic studies and Social studies using the UAE national curriculum framework for those three particular subjects.

NAS is multicultural learning community, where students and staff represent different countries and cultures all interact together on daily basis through engaging, interesting and effective learning practices and situations. NAS current student enrolment consists of 46 different nationalities, and 22 different staff nationalities.

Our Beliefs

International Mindedness


Team Work



At NAS we achieve this by:

  • Appreciate the individuality of our community members and encourage team work
  • Promote international mindedness, kindness and mutual understanding
  • Ensure access and utilization of technology to facilitate learning and research for all students to be creative and innovative problem solvers
  • Promote multi learning skills development emphasizing inquisitive and research based learning
  • Implement a well-balanced and progressive curriculum which is supported by up-to-date teaching pedagogies and enriched by a variety of extra-curricular programs. The school’s challenging and diverse curriculum that encourages the creativity, innovation and risk-taking necessary to succeed in a global community.

  • Provide education services and programs with international credentials and credibility to secure variety and prestigious higher education options for all students
  • Hold high expectations for all students to achieve at their highest levels and reach their fullest potential while providing support to enable students to meet those challenges.
  • Provide a comprehensive support system to assist our students in meeting their learning needs and developmental requirements.
  • Create an interactive learning environment where students enjoy individual and collaborative learning and celebrate their successes.

Our NAS community places emphasis on: