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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1Q.1 Tell us about New Academy School
New Academy School was established in 1987. It is an American curriculum school following MOE curriculum for Islamic, Arabic and Social Studies.
2Q.2 What curriculum does NAS offer?
NAS offers American Curriculum (California Common Core Standards) and MOE curriculum for Islamic, Arabic and Social Studies.
3Q.3 Does NAS have an Arabic program?
NAS provides its students an Arabic Curriculum aligned with MOE.
4Q.4 What is the admission procedure?
all year round .For further inquiries email: admission@newacademyschool.com.
5Q.5 Can I apply online for admission of my child or do I need to visit school?
Registration can be done online. Admission will be granted against vacancy. Parents/guardians are requested to visit the school at least once to finalise the admission procedures and to familiarise themselves with the school. For further inquiries email: admission@newacademyschool.com
6Q.6 Do you have age limits for admissions to classes?
We prefer to give admissions according to the KHDA guidelines. For further inquiries email: admission@newacademyschool.com
7Q.7 Is there an assessment for admission?
There is a CAT 4 assessment for admission. This CAT 4 assessment measures the learning batteries of the student. In addition an interview is needed for admission
8Q.8 How old must my child be to start school?
Your child should be at least 4 years old on 31st August to start KG1. For further inquiries email: admission@newacademyschool.com.
9Q.9 How and when should I apply?
New registration starts in February and continues throughout the year.
10Q.10 Should my child be fluent in English to attend NAS?
Your child should have the needed English Skills to attend NAS.
11Q.11 What is the general schedule for the NAS School Year?
NAS follows the KHDA and MOE Calendar.
12Q.12 My child has specific learning needs.
NAS has an Inclusion Department to support students of determination (SOD).
13Q.13 Where are the teaching staff from?
NAS has qualified and experienced Staff from different nationalities.
14Q.14 What is your fee payment schedule?
Payment can be made in three instalments. The first one should be in cash or current dated cheque. The second instalments should be in December and the last one should be in March.
15Q.15 What are the School Bank Account details to do the Funds Transfer?
NAS has two bank accounts:
  • Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD)
  • Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)
16Q.16 Does the school require a uniform?
Yes, NAS requires its students to wear proper school uniforms.
17Q.17 Does the school have a parents association?
Yes, we have a parents association (NASPA).
18 Q.18 When does the academic session commence?
Our new academic session commences in the first week of September; every year.
19Q.19 How does the school handle medical emergencies?
The school has a clinic with two full time nurses and a part-time doctor. Emergencies are handled by medical professionals at the nearest hospital.
20Q.20 Can I visit the school and meet the staff?
Parents/Guardians are welcome to visit the school. You are advised to take an appointment so that the teachers are free to meet with you. Virtual meeting can also be requested to discuss any issue/concern.
21Q.21 Do you have parent-teacher meetings?
Formal parent-teacher meetings are regularly scheduled. Please take an appointment if you need to meet the teachers on any other day.
22 Q.22 How do you communicate with Parents?
NAS has different communication means with parents, NASPA, Emails, contact numbers, Mograsys and our Website.
23Q.23 Does the school provide transportation?
Yes, the school provides transportation that covers a large area. For further inquiries on transportation please contact the transport in-charge.
24Q.24 Do you have a school cafeteria?
We have a hygienic cafeteria that is overseen by the health and safety staff. The menu includes the item by DM (Dubai municipality). The school cafeteria has Gold Star rating from DM.
25Q.25 Where to buy uniforms from?
Uniforms can be purchased by School uniform shop, which is outside school parameters and the location will be provided by Registration department.
26Q.26 Does the school encourage extra reading? Is the library well stocked?
The two school libraries are well-stocked for all age groups. The school also has digital reading resources that include over 30,000 books. Reading is a huge focus at NAS and all students are engaged in a wide range of reading activities throughout the academic year.
27 Q.27 Which co-curricular activities does the school support?
We have an extensive choice of co-curricular activities. Students can choose and participate in activities according to their interest.
28Q.28 What grade does my child go to if he/she is moving from a 13-year curriculum to a 12-year curriculum?
Grade is calculated based on student’s age based on KHDA requirement. For further inquiries email: admission@newacademyschool.com .
29Q.29 What are the procedures for withdrawing a student from the school?
For withdrawal parents or guardians should meet the requirements. NAS registration office has a check list to be met for withdrawal.
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