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Fairgreen International School in Dubai

award winning school

award-winning school

With a campus designed for minimal environmental impact, utilizing solar power for all its energy needs, recycling all its water for agricultural use, and implementing waste separation, Fairgreen International School in Dubai empowers students to play a leading role in creating a sustainable future for our world.

At our home in The Sustainable City, we have a true community school in the heart of Dubai.

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innovative curriculum

innovative curriculum

Fairgreen International School is a Candidate School* pursuing authorization as an IB World School for the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, Career Related Programme and Diploma Programme. In August 2020, as Fairgreen began its third year in existence, the IB Organization gave their official authorization of our MYP. With a robust and exciting IB curriculum firmly in place throughout the school, Director Graeme Scott anticipates obtaining PYP authorization by October 2020 with our Diploma and Career-Related Programmes to follow. IB schools operate with a philosophy and commitment to delivering a high quality, challenging, international education.

Our programme is driven by academic achievement and innovation and is delivered by an exceptional team of international educators. We integrate an intensive sustainable education curriculum to create a truly unique school in Dubai, featuring hands-on project-based learning, research-supported teaching methods, technology initiatives and worldwide partnerships with leading experts and organizations in sustainability-related research and practice.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit"

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Fairgreen International School received official authorization of our MYP International Baccalaureate curriculum in July 2020.  With a robust and exciting IB curriculum firmly in place as we head into our third school year, we are on track to obtaining PYP authorization by October 2020. 

“The International Baccalaureate offers students the opportunity to develop a broad range of life skills and personal attributes that go beyond intellectual development to prepare students for a successful future,” shares Mr Graeme Scott, Fairgreen Director. 


In line with the UAE Vision 2021 to create and maintain a sustainable environment and infrastructure as well as achieve a perfect balance between economic and social development, Fairgreen launched the third edition of the Million Solar Stars Challenge under the patronage of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE).

Taking place on February 27, 2020, the event brought students together to design, build, and race model solar cars and boats as part of an international initiative aiming to engage one million students in the process of scaling up solar power at 100% of schools around the world.


"I came away hugely impressed by how the school is a fantastic example of what can be achieved by schools in the battle to save the planet, if only we set our minds to it.” We are so proud to see Fairgreen featured in the Times Educational Supplement (TES), a leading UK-based publication showcasing leading-edge education for over 100 years!


Fairgreen MYP students and Science Teacher Adam Hall were recently presented with a Roots & Shoots Award by Dr. Jane Goodall of her namesake institute at the organization's annual UAE awards show dedicated to students' achievements in helping people, animals and the environment. Among 100 schools across the UAE that applied for this award, Fairgreen was one of the 12 winning schools, selected for our Million Solar Stars programme and our students' efforts to scale up solar at Fairgreen.


The head of our ‘Design, Engineer, Construct’ course, Mr. Samuel Landete, recently accepted the Middle East Consultant Editor’s Choice Award for the DEC programme on behalf of Alison, Watson, CEO of Class of Your Own, the UK-based non-profit that founded this incredible, unique curriculum that helps students develop a range of skills and knowledge fundamental to successful engagement in technical and professional aspects of the Construction and Built Environment sector of industry.

“A unique part of our curriculum is how it’s interconnected and how learning does not happen in isolation. We know, and the International Baccalaureate knows, that in the future, nothing will be solved through one subject. It’s extremely important that students begin that understanding right away.” 

- David Gerber, Curriculum Director

“Everything about Fairgreen is amazing to us. We love the teachers, we love what they bring into the classroom.” 

- Kristen Bocanegra, Fairgreen Parent

“I love the teachers here at Fairgreen! My child is thriving! He’s super happy.” 

- Pernille Stroem, Fairgreen Parent

“It’s really exciting to have a whole school that’s built around sustainability, renewable energy and making the world a better place. You’re teaching kids the skills to think outside the box, to create, and to apply their knowledge in new ways.” 

- Katie Williams, Fairgreen Science Teacher and Parent

“Fairgreen has really helped to teach my children about the environment. It’s been really wonderful for them to really connect to their part in taking care of this world.” 

- Julia Williams, Fairgreen Parent

“The community that is here is very supportive for my kids. Fairgreen offers a smaller, less overwhelming environment. Through that my kids are confident, there is less social pressure on them. My child feels free to be himself at Fairgreen. He’s become confident in himself.” 

- Julia Williams, Fairgreen Parent

“We love the idea of being able to take our child to school in this community.  It’s magical.” 

- Kristen Bocanegra, Fairgreen Parent

“Fairgreen lives up to its promise of delivering a strong IB curriculum in a caring and nurturing environment.” 

- Anonymous, from 2019-21 Annual Parent Survey

“We love Fairgreen! Thank you to all for everything you do to make this school such a great place to be for my child and for us as parents. We can’t wait for normal school life to resume, still in this unusual time we are all the more grateful to be part of this community. Challenging times reveal true character and we love what we’re seeing at Fairgreen.” 

- Anonymous, from 2019-21 Annual Parent Survey

We are happy with the way Fairgreen works and fully support the values it promotes…the school is definitely going in the right direction.

- Anonymous, from 2019-21 Annual Parent Survey

A Pioneering Education Community

Fairgreen International School has a mission to embrace and promote sustainability in all its forms. Developed to empower students with a forward-looking education, Fairgreen aims to inspire future generations to make a positive impact on the world as ambassadors of sustainable development. Our challenging academic environment motivates students to be agents of change while teaching them to be critical thinkers. Our wide-ranging programme includes performing and fine arts, STEAM learning, sports and an array of extra-curricular activities. As a caring and warm community, we promote each student's individual development and wellbeing.

Connecting our Students to the Community at Large

Welcome to Fairgreen International School, where we are continually connecting our students with world-class leaders and champions of various industries. These experiences inspire, guide and lead our students to see where their creativity, talents and passions will take them. Stephen Ritz, world-renowned educator and founder of The Green Bronx Machine, has been our partner since the beginning, guiding our health and wellness curriculum. Along with our brilliant MYP students, Stephen recently led His Royal Highness Shiekh Abdulaziz Al Nuaimi, aka “The Green Sheikh,” on a tour of Fairgreen. It was an absolute honor and pleasure to share our passion for sustainability with this champion of humanity and the environment.

Our Home at The Sustainable City, Dubai

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Fairgreen is proud to be a part of The Sustainable City in Dubai, modelled to become an international showcase for sustainable living, work, education, and recreation. Recently awarded as Dubai’s happiest community, this pioneering development will enable Fairgreen students to experience sustainable living in action, and access the city’s unique resources such as a dedicated biodome with aquaponics and urban farming equipment, the Equestrian Centre and the Innovation Centre.

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