02/09/2010 - Dubai Lifestyle News
The new 85 million dirham American School of Dubai is on target to welcome its first students on the 14th September to coincide with the start of the next academic year. The campus is located in Al Barsha, right next to the Tecom area of ‘New Dubai.’ The design of the school is hi-tech, incorporating some of the latest sustainable trends. For example, in order to conserve energy, the orientation of the building has been carefully considered to ensure windows are not in direct sunlight and special shadings have been included throughout the structure.
At present there are 973 students at ASD’s existing campus in Jumeriah. The new school is set to cater for 1,400 pupils in its first year, with a further 200 to be enrolled later. The new campus is split into two separate schools – elementary from kindergarten to Grade 5, and secondary, comprising middle to high school.