Welcome to SMS!

The School of Modern Skills (SMS) is a private school established in 2006 under the supervision of the Dubai Ministry of Education to provide an international education for students. More than 1458 students, from kindergarten to Grade 12, are enrolled in the school.


The School of Modern Skills offers an enriched American Curriculum for students from KG through to grade 12. The Curriculum is based on the Common Core Standards developed in the USA, following the Florida standards. The standards are based on international research, best practice and aligned to international benchmarks. Students in High School study for TOEFL and SAT examinations.

The language of instruction in the School of Modern Skills is English apart from in the subjects of Arabic, Islamic and Social Studies, where Arabic is the spoken language. The Arabic and Islamic programs of study follow the Ministry of Education requirements.

Modern teaching methods and an interactive learning environment are used and promoted. Through these means, SMS aims to meet international standards for all the students, to prepare students for the future and to inspire in them a lifelong love for learning.


We are proud of the modern, twenty-first century practices used in the teaching learning process without compromising the traditions and core values derived from our strong links with the culture of the Emirates.

Our educational model promotes integration in teaching and prepares our students to be creative, think critically, and learn independently while building strong ties with the UAE culture and heritage.