iCademy Middle East is the only KHDA licensed & approved online school in the GCC.

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is a regulatory authority of the Government of Dubai and is responsible for the growth, direction and quality of private education and learning in Dubai. KHDA approval and licensing follows a rigorous procedure to ensure all measures are taken in the interest of child learning and development in a safe environment. iCademy Middle East is recognized by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority. To learn more about the KHDA, click on the following link:




iCademy Middle East is aligned to the UAE National Agenda, and we have adopted NWEA MAP standardized assessments in line with the UAE National Agenda Parameter and the DSIB School Inspection Supplement.

Our most recent MAP assessment data indicates that our students are making very good progress and growth year over year. This data informs our curriculum planning, our teaching pathways, and our self-evaluation cycle.

We recognize the importance of striving for excellence in English, Math, Social Studies and Science, and our teachers are working to inspire our students to achieve outstanding results that exceed national and international expectations.



For students in the UAE, a rich Arabic language curriculum complements our program.  We believe that a good level of understanding of the Arabic language is important for all students residing in the UAE, and a high level of fluency is necessary for Arab students.

iCademy Middle East follows the standards for Arabic as set out in the UAE Ministry of Education Curriculum. We adopt a communicative approach, where language facility is first grounded in speaking and listening, and the everyday experience of language. On this foundation, students are taught and given motivating language practice so that they build vocabulary, reading and writing skills in equal parts.

In alignment with our philosophy, the Arabic department provides high levels of well-paced spoken interaction in the classroom and targeted assessment and feedback that concentrates less on ‘correction’ and more on helping students to understand the next higher challenge.

We use a range of teaching resources including UAE Ministry of Education materials, artifacts, people (interviews and conversations with local personalities and family members) and visits to points of cultural interest.