You’re having trouble getting your child’s school calendar. If your child attends school in Dubai, you can easily obtain a copy of the academic calendar by going to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority’s (KHDA) website.
The calendar is accessible for all schools in Dubai, according to KHDA, and will benefit parents in better planning their children’s school years, according to a service announcement made through its official social media accounts on August 10.
Here’s how to use the website to access your child’s school calendar:
- Go to khda.gov.ae, the KHDA website
- From the menu on the right side of the screen, select “Find Education Institutions.”
- Doing so will lead you to the KHDA school directory, where you can choose a school to check its academic schedule by choosing it from the list.
The calendar will not only show you the beginning and ending dates of the academic year, but it will also give you specific information on the dates of winter, summer, and spring breaks, as well as potential dates for official holidays.
KHDA states that all private schools can only informally notify parents of public holidays (such as Eid or UAE National Day) and confirm them once they have been officially announced by the UAE government authority.
Parents can also find a fee fact sheet in the school directory, which gives a summary of the tuition costs and other expenses they should plan for.
School holidays for the Academic year 2022-2023
With schools divided into two groups—those that begin their academic year in September and those that start in April—KHDA has also offered a general summary of the school year for parents.
Major breaks are anticipated to fall during the following dates for students in Dubai schools:
Dubai private schools starting in September – The academic year 2022-2023
August 29, 2022 – Start of the academic year
December 12 – 30, 2022 – Winter break
March 27, 2023 – April 14, 2023 – Spring break for Ministry of Education (MOE) Curriculum Schools
March 27, 2023 – April 7, 2023 – Spring break for international curriculum schools. KHDA added that international curriculum schools have the option to extend the Spring Break up to one week.
June 28, 2023 – Academic year is not to end before this date.
Dubai private schools starting in April – The academic year 2022-2023
April 4, 2022 – Start of the academic year
July 4, 2022 – Summer break begins
August 29, 2022 – Return from summer break
December 12, 2022 – Winter break begins
January 2, 2023 – Return from winter break
March 13, 2023 – March 31, 2023 – End of the academic year.
If the private school completes the required number of school days and receives KHDA certification, it may close on any day between March 13 and March 31, 2023.