Which school is better: Dubai American Academy or Universal American School?

My daughter  has been accepted in both Dubai American academy and Universal American School. I am a bit confused which of them to choose! I want reviews on which is better academically and in general.

Also, she is born in 9/11/2011, I want to know if her age will be old to attend KG 1 by the next academic year 2016/2017 as she will be 4.9 years.

Thanks in advance.

Sashraf Default Asked on March 3, 2016 in Which School.
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To answer the age question first, your daughter will be 4 turning 5 when she starts school and this is the correct age for KG1.  As far as your school choices are concerned, Congratulations!  You have been offered places at two of the most popular schools in Dubai.  DAA is rated Outstanding by the KHDA whilst UAS is rated Good – I suggest you check the KHDA reports for each school to find out why – http://www.khda.gov.ae/en/DSIB/Reports?isSearched=1.  If you have not already done so, I would suggest that you visit both schools to get your own personal impression.  Each school has an inherent ethos and “feel” which you will only appreciate if you visit them.  Lastly, I would consider which school is most practical for you since they are located at completely opposite ends of the city.  It is not so difficult in the early years, but consider which would be more convenient if you are having to collect your daughter from after-school activities or having to call into the school on a regular basis.  If you plan on using bus services, again, consider the journey time involved.  Good Luck.

WhichSchoolAdvisor Head of Department Answered on March 5, 2016.
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