Clarion School, located in Dubai, is the only progressive American school in the Middle East. Built off the Bank Street College of Education framework, Clarion offers a PK – Grade 5 education with an additional grade added every year culminating in the IB / High School Diploma. Staffed by class teachers who all have a Master's Degree in Education, the school seeks to redefine educational excellence in the region. The current cohort of the school is 240 students expanding to 350 students next year. The school is staffed by American teachers (save for language specialists) and has a qualified Assistant Teacher in each class until Grade 5. The school caters to over 50 different nationalities with the largest population being North American.
Mission and Values
Our vision is to be the leading educational institution in the region, nurturing each student’s potential so that they may take full advantage of life’s opportunities as collaborative, productive and responsible members of a global community. Our core values are Achievement, Character, Service.
History of School
Clarion School was founded in 2016 and is lead by Dr. Paul Lieblich. The school is the third school within the Scholars International Group portfolio.
The Head of School will lead and support the school in enabling a high-quality learning environment that supports student outcomes. The individual will not only be the pedagogical leader but ensure accountability across all school functions including operations and ministerial compliances.
S/He must be committed to high expectations driven by a progressive approach to education. They must be able to effectively guide the school through the accreditation process. Strong understanding and use of data to inform teaching and learning is necessary.
The Head of School will also be an inspirational leader who will effectively represent the school to internal stakeholders as well as the external environment. S/He will be collaborative and motivational as they bring along all stakeholders in what is a ground-breaking educational journey in the region. They must be a strong believer and practitioner of professional development for themselves as well as for their team.
The individual will be working within a multicultural environment with an engaged parent body. They must be calm, mature, open, patient, hard-working, humble and in essence, a good person.
Prior leadership experience in a progressive setting is required.
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About Clarion School
We opened in September 2016 and are located in the innovative city of Dubai. We are part of the Scholars International Group.