Welcome to Clarion

A Progressive American Education that Facilitates Deeper Learning
Recognized as one of the Best American Schools in the UAE by Schools Compared

Clarion is the only progressive American school in the UAE and is redefining the meaning of educational excellence. Our unique program, facilitated by highly qualified Master Educators, deeply engages your child in intentional and meaningful learning. Built on a solid academic foundation, our mission is to ignite and keep alive each child’s endless quest for discovery. A child with a curious mind will forever be empowered for the possibilities of an undefined future.

James Pastore, Principal

Experiential Learning

Children learn through experiences and reflective practices. We take deep dives into learning and the learning process.

Student Agency

Children are given numerous opportunities to take ownership of their learning and represent it in multiple ways.


A strong and supportive parent-school community creates a warm and special environment.

Bespoke Learning Environment

Our intentionally designed facilities support the environment as the third teacher.

Culture of Continuous Learning

Clarion staff are dedicated to lifelong learning supported by our culture of mentorship and weekly professional development sessions.

Health & Safety

Our continual risk assessments supports an environment where all individuals feel safe and well cared for.

Parent Testimonials

96.1% of Clarion Parents would recommend the school
NEASC Survey 2019 – 2020


  • “A magical place for a child!” – J.R
  • “We are relishing the difference!” – H.D
  • “The parent community is amazing!” – R.C
  • “Underpins everything they do at school, every day” – N.T
96.1% of Clarion Parents would recommend the school
NEASC Survey 2019 – 2020


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

96.1% of Clarion Parents would recommend the school
NEASC Survey 2019 – 2020


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

96.1% of Clarion Parents would recommend the school
NEASC Survey 2019 – 2020


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

96.1% of Clarion Parents would recommend the school
NEASC Survey 2019 – 2020


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

We Are Part of Something Bigger

We combine a passion for continual innovation with our forty year heritage of educational excellence.


Explore Clarion

We have designed Clarion School as a haven for inquiring minds. Spacious classrooms, large outdoor learning spaces, wide learning corridors with student engagement areas and organic play stations have been specifically created to stimulate self-driven, deep learning.

Clarion School Dubai

Getting to Clarion

We are located right in the heart of the city near Downtown Dubai. From Sheikh Zayed Road take exit 47 toward Al Meydan Road and take a right on Al Asayel St.

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