The International Academic School (IAS) was established in September 2006, by a group of experts in the field of Education. The school started out with 50 students, and it is now serving about 1200 students from different nationalities. It offers an American curriculum from KG 1 to Year 12 and follows the UAE Ministry of Education curriculum for Islamic Education and Arabic language. The IAS is proud of its continuous efforts to educate and help in developing the future generations and preparing them to be ready for the challenges of the 21st Century. The international, multicultural environment of the school community provides a valuable model for students, and encourages recognition of other nations and their cultures so that students can learn to respect and accept the differences.