Welcome Message from the CEO

Ros Marshall - Chief Executive Officer

A decade ago, the UAE had a shortage of top-quality schools that were international in their outlook yet had a healthy respect for local culture and language. Today, Dubai has approximately 180 English medium private schools, with many more to be built in the next three years; Abu Dhabi also has plans to increase the number of international private schools, which are currently approaching 190 schools.

Taaleem, formerly Beacon Education, was founded locally in 2004 and launched four schools with differing curricula in 2005: The American Academy for Girls in Al Mizhar (AAM); Uptown Primary School in Mirdif (UPS); Dubai British School in The Springs (DBS); and The Children’s Garden in the Green Community (TCG). Today Taaleem has a portfolio of 11 schools with an enrolment of circa 9,000 students, and has built capacity to cope with future demand for places.


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