HISTORY OF JAS

1977
Jebel Ali Primary
School first
opened its doors
2016
JAS moved to the Damac Hills campus and added the Secondary school 
JAS became
an independent,
not-for-profit school
1986
2021
JAS will open its Sixth Form for the first time

Jebel Ali School first opened its doors on 22 September 1977. The school was originally built as a Primary School,in 1977 to provide education for the children of expatriates involved in the construction of Jebel Ali Port. Since that first day in 1977 our school has seen a varied and exciting life. When the port construction project was complete, Jebel Ali Primary School remained under the control of its Board of Governors. 

The school's independent and non-profit status was cemented in 1986 by obtaining a Decree from His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai. This was a major landmark in the school's history.  A non-profit status is very meaningful in the context of Dubai education, as only a handful of schools retain this rating. A non-profit status allows the school leadership teams to focus purely on the students best interests rather than any commercial concerns such as stakeholder returns or investor dividends.

While JAS evolved into an entirely British Curriculum school, it never lost its desire to cater for children of all nationalities and abilities. Its multicultural and cosmopolitan profile is one of its most attractive features to this day.

JAS is located at a state-of-the-art campus on Hessa Street, continuing the legacy of the much loved Jebel Ali Primary School, not only in this significant expansion of our facilities - enabling us to foster our pupils' growth from Foundation Stage through to Sixth Form - but also in transforming our learning environment. 

As we embark on another milestone, the opening of our Sixth form, this is an exciting time for JAS. We have over 40 years of experience in providing educational excellence to the population of Dubai and look forward to continuing that legacy for many decades to come.