About PPS Dubai

About Philadelphia Private School (PPS)

Welcome to Philadelphia Private School (PPS) Dubai, where excellence in education meets a diverse and dynamic learning environment. Established in 2006, PPS is a leading private, international, English-medium, co-educational day school catering to students from KG1 to Grade 12.

Our curriculum reflects our commitment to global perspectives, offering Arabic as a first and second language, alongside French and Spanish options. Rooted in a learner-centered philosophy, PPS provides a multi-national educational experience that nurtures the holistic development of each student.

As a proud member of the Learner’s World International Schools (LWIS) Network, PPS Dubai maintains high academic standards and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Recognized by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai as an American school, PPS delivers a tailor-made US curriculum in the Senior School, featuring a credit-based system to support student progression and achievement.

At PPS Dubai, we are dedicated to providing a supportive and enriching educational journey that empowers students to excel academically, socially, and personally. Join us as we inspire the leaders of tomorrow, today.

We measure success one happy learner at a time!


The vision of PPS is to promote holistic education and set the pace for student-driven learning.​


The mission of PPS is to nurture each child's personal, social, cognitive and academic development within a safe, caring and happy environment. We aim to inspire generations of learners to broaden their educational goals and to become critical thinkers, creative researchers, independent learners and positive change agents within their local and international communities.

Our strategic approach to education

To deliver on our mission, PPS Dubai is committed to adopting and utilizing the following strategies:
  • Learner-centered approach: We are committed to developing the knowledge, Skills, and values of all our students, teachers, and staff members honoring their different learning profiles, readiness, and interests. Each learning experience is designed to cater to the learner’s individual needs with the goal of guiding them towards academic, personal, cognitive, emotional and social excellence.
  • Multilingualism is encouraged: Multilingualism is a vital tool for international understanding, as it empowers students to become actively involved in the global community. Through our international curriculum, we offer students the ability to learn four languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Our students are equipped with a strong command of two languages and a communicative command in a third.
  • Advanced technology skills: We support learners to advance their computer literacy skills and extend an interactive “anytime, anywhere” philosophy, with access to quality information technology instruction material, empowering students to use these skills to take control of and be responsible for their learning.
  • Tailored learning styles: We believe that learners have unique learning styles, developing at their own pace. As such we provide tailored instruction styles across our classrooms, as well as provide different levels of courses where appropriate (particularly in high school).
  • Local and international cultures are celebrated: We believe that equality, understanding and awareness are key to growth, fostered by a worldly American curriculum, tailored to local cultures, and a multinational student body. Students participate in activities that are enhanced by the cultural diversity of the host country, the school community and international contributions.
  • Qualified teaching body: We set high standards for our teachers and faculty are provided with ongoing training and certification opportunities, with access to international education consultants, to provide leaners with holistic academic and social experiences.
  • Partners in education: We are committed to fostering a “learning community”, whereby students, their families, teachers and other members of the school community work together in a partnership to cultivate the learner as a whole.

Our partners

PPS-Dubai is a member of the Learner’s World International Schools (LWIS) Network. Serving as our academic consultants, the LWIS Network provides educational and consultancy services to PPS Dubai on an ongoing basis.


PPS Dubai is accredited by NEASC, a worldwide association of educators established in 1895. NEASC offers a comprehensive approach to continual enhancement, which includes accreditation and certification, assessment, professional development, and tailored improvement solutions.