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Award-Winning International School, Arcadia!

Begin a teach abroad experience in the heart of Dubai at Arcadia School. Located in an established residential community, called Jumeirah Village Triangle and regarded as one of the most family-centric areas in Dubai. Initiated in 2015, Arcadia has been voted 2022’s Best New School in the UAE by a panel of independent educational judges. The school’s intense pride is reflected every day in its fantastic community.

Dubai is the most cosmopolitan of middle-eastern cities, with just over three million people, 90% of whom are expatriate. The ambitious city boasts world-class facilities and a service culture that outshines most other global hubs for overseas teaching. From the tallest building in the world to the longest indoor ski-slope, Dubai fosters a vibrant culture of abundance and opportunity. Any hobby can become a passion in this city, and Dubai will find a way to create a teach abroad experience like no other. History buffs and nature enthusiasts can explore the Dubai Creek heritage and desert culture. Dubai has it all!

Founded by Oasis Investment Company and Chairman Mohan Valrani, Arcadia Education is a very stable member of the group, with two current school campuses, and a third one—Arcadia Global School—set to open in September 2023.

Arcadia is accredited by British School Overseas, British Schools of the Middle East, and the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau. Recently, the school re-certified as an Apple Distinguished School, one of only 700 worldwide. A member of the Safeguarding Alliance, the school is able to ensure that processes are rigorous and fair when safeguarding the community.

Arcadia's founding principal and powerful vision of “nurturing lifelong learning” can be seen at every level in its schools. As part of the extended school day, the integrated enrichment programme offers students a comprehensive, holistic experience through unique activities in academic achievement, sport, performing arts, innovation, entrepreneurship, and adventure.

Arcadia is also passionate about sports and the performing arts. The school host over 75 competitive teams, with a focus on netball, football, rugby 7s, athletics, and swimming. LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) and Trinity music and performance programmes are delivered by subject specialists; however, some of Arcadia’s teachers coach students in the Exceptional Learner Programme after school.

Arcadia is committed to the well-being of their entire community; overseas teachers, parents, and families come together through engagement activities such as: Dubai fitness challenges, community events, Wellbeing Wednesdays, sports, yoga, house programmes and meditation.

Arcadia School aims to hire experienced certified teachers, including couples with a non-teaching partner. As per UAE regulations, candidates must hold both an academic degree and subject qualifications in the area(s) they will be teaching, and those up to the age of 60 may obtain a work visa.

The Arcadia teach abroad benefits package includes a non-taxed salary, fully-furnished accommodation 10 minutes from school, and annual airfare. The tuition benefit is 100% for one child. Local and worldwide health insurance, including dental, life, long-term disability, and emergency evacuation, is fully covered. This package allows for some good savings, and there are local employment opportunities for non-teaching partners.

Everyone matters at Arcadia, and its overseas teachers are able to grow through an integrated professional learning process, offering over 50 hours of annual Customizable Professional Development (CPD), tailored to suit individuals as well as important needs of the school. A generous CPD budget creates an opportunity for international teachers to engage in training to become professional teacher leaders in the community.

To gain access to Arcadia School’s full profile on the Search Associates database, including a list of any vacancies, candidates can apply for membership by clicking here. Candidates already registered can easily access the school profile directly through their dashboards.

Please note: The information presented about this school was valid on the date published. This information may change, and the most up-to-date information can be found on the school profile.

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Harry Deelman was at various times headmaster of schools in a fascinating foursome of global cities: Buenos Aires, Rome, Dubai, and Bangkok.