As the only bilingual, English and Arabic language, IB Curriculum School in Dubai, Dar Al Marefa strives to create a community of curious and confident lifelong learners.
We offer the entire spectrum of IB Curriculum programmes: The Primary Years Programme (PYP) in the elementary school, and the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) in the secondary school, in English and Arabic.
Students enrolling in the IBPYP Early Years Education Programme must be three years old by the 31st of August. Students are also required to be toilet-trained.
All students are required to learn Arabic as per the UAE Ministry of Education by-laws. Classes are differentiated for native and non-native speakers and the programmes incorporate the Ministry of Education syllabus within the curriculum.
As an additional requirement, students who are registered with a passport from one of the Arab countries listed below are required by law to attend Arabic A for native speakers until the end of Grade 12:UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Syria, Bahrain, Iraq, Yemen, Oman, Mauritania, Libya, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti and Union of Comoros. Students who are not fluent in Arabic and are from an identified Arabic country may take Arabic B after KHDA approval.
In accordance with the UAE Ministry of Education by-laws, students who are Muslim (as identified on their passport or during the admissions process via the “religion” option) must take Islamic Education until the end of Grade 12.
Students may take Islamic A (in Arabic) or Islamic B (in English) based on their passport nationality. The Islamic A and B courses incorporate the Ministry of Education syllabus for Islamic Education within the curriculum.