A Progressive American Education that Facilitates Deeper Learning Recognized as one of the Best American Schools in the UAE by Schools Compared
"In an ever-changing world, I believe that schools teach the whole child and that a curriculum which includes strong academics and character education are tools that are utilized as part of this responsibility. Our inquiry based educational philosophy, facilitated by highly qualified educators, ignite curiosity in every child and teaches them the critical-thinking solving they will need to be successful in life. It is a shared responsibility between the school and home to ensure our children develop into the best person they can be. Clarion school, the only progressive American school in the UAE, has a strong reputation for its dedication to excellence but more importantly, to children. I strongly believe that every child needs to know they are valued and have a special place in our school community.”
Larry Thaxter, Principal
Our son has spent three glorious years at Clarion. What sets this school apart is an incredibly talented principal, a dedicated group of passionate teachers who take learning seriously and a committed parent community that is like-minded and inclusive. Our classrooms are noisy because our children are encouraged to talk, to find their voice, to explain their point of view and they are allowed to have an opinion. Clarion is about learning, leading, questioning, field-trips and exploration . . . it's a magical place for a child.
J.R, Grade 3 parent
Clarion has a truly a child centered approach, personality is nurtured here, constructivism suits our child and it’s happening at Clarion. Progressive education feels like an over-used term but the leadership team at Clarion ensure it’s a reality. The school is a wonderfully multicultural experience with over 40 nationalities. As parents we are also on a learning journey too, this isn’t how we experienced school and we are relishing the difference.
H.D, Grade 2 parent
This is my son’s third year at Clarion. He’s currently in K2 and we love it. The educational experience is extremely well rounded - children learn independence, confidence and socialize well with their peers. Teachers spend so much time with each child due to the low student to teacher ratio and the progress my son has made is phenomenal. He loves learning and often comes home, eager to show us what he has learnt. The parent community is amazing! We are happy that our son gets to experience such a progressive approach to education and feel part of a great community.
R.C, K2 parent
I love Clarion. My son has just started his second year there. The teachers are fabulous, the parents are lovely, and they really focus on your child as an individual.
When I went for the school tour I found myself nodding in agreement as they shared their philosophy. After my son started, I could tell that it underpins everything they do at school, every day.
N.T, K1 Parent