Welcome to ICE
International Concept for Education

ICE was founded in 2013 with a vision for a different kind of education, a multilingual education, one which allows children to continue to learn in their mother tongue, whilst enabling them to become truly bilingual. Homologuée by The French Ministry of Education (from Pre-KG till Grade 5) and PYP accredited by the IB, the original foundation based on the French system has already been extended by the opening in 2016 of the Italian Da Vinci Section.

Our School motto, Ad Luces – towards the light, could not be more relevant for the world in which we are growing your children. The period of enlightenment during the 18th century was headed by many great thinkers and revolutionaries. It was Emmanuel Kant who said, “Dare to know! Have courage to use your own reason!”. At ICE we teach our children, amongst other things, to be inquirers, good communicators and, above all, critical thinkers.

Vision and Mission

Our Vision

The pursuit of enlightenment for all members of the school community.

Our Mission

Our mission is to meet the UAE National Agenda targets by providing students with challenging educational programmes that develop a desire for life-long learning as well as excellence in character, knowledge, and skills. We aim to develop active, compassionate young men and women who are globally-minded and caring individuals, helping to innovate and light the way for their communities to create a better world. Graduates of ICE will have developed self-discipline, technological skills, self-confidence, and respect for all nations and their diversities.

Governing board


Mr. Yves Aubin de La Messuzière

President of the Board of ICE, Officer of the Legion of Honour, Commander of the National Order of Merit, Knight of Academic Palms and former Ambassador of France.

General Secretary

Mr. André Servant

General Secretary of the Board of ICE, Head of the BBA program at the ESA “École Supérieure des Affaires”

Founding members

Mr. Rimah Hammoud  – Post-graduate diploma in Law, Vice-President of AFLEC (French-Lebanese Association for Education and Culture), Member of the Board of Directors at the MLF “Mission Laïque Française”

Mr. Shoaib Khoori – Managing Director at MHK group

Mr. Shafiq Khoori – Executive Director at MHK Group

Mrs. Aliette Vandevoorde –  Principal for 20 years & Superintendent of the Maisons d’Education of the Legion of Honor (1987-2000)

Mrs. Taroub Audi – Deputy Treasurer of AFLEC (French-Lebanese Association for Education and Culture), Director of Guidance and Pedagogical Coordination

ICE Board members

Mr. Ian Hill – Former Deputy Director General of the International Baccalaureate Organization – Geneva

Mr. Bruno Halff – Honorary Inspector General of the French National Education, Honorary President of AFLEC (French-Lebanese Association for Education and Culture)

Mr. Gilbert Pietryk – Honorary Inspector General of the French National Education, Vice-President of AFLEC (French-Lebanese Association for Education and Culture)

Mr. Francis Alin – Honorary Inspector General of the French National Education, General Secretary of AFLEC (French-Lebanese Association for Education and Culture)

Mr. Stephane Attali – CEO of the École Supérieure des Affaires

Mrs. Andrée Daouk – Board member

Mrs. Nathalie de Gaulle – Board member

Mr. Jean-Pierre Villeléger – Board member

Mr. Ali Ayache – Board member – Architect

Management Team

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Mr. Rémi Thomas


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Mrs. Carole AOUN

Deputy Principal

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Mrs. Murielle SEROL

Principal's Personal Assistant

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PYP Coordinator

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Mr. Majd SABEH


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Mrs. Salwa El MOHAMED

Arabic & Islamic coordinator

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Mrs. Maya HAMOUD

Special Education Needs & Disabilities Coordinator

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KHDA & HR coordinator

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Mrs. Veronika CHIDIAC


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Mrs. Marina TORRALBA

Administration - After school activities & School Restaurant

Contacts and Location

Contact Us

ICE is open from Sunday till Thursday from 8 am till 5 pm.
For general inquiries you can reach us by phone + 971 4 33 77 818 or by email on ice@icedubai.org

Alternatively, we are reachable on the following email addresses or extensions:

Admissions admission@icedubai.org 207
Vice Principalcarole.aoun@icedubai.org 224
PYP coordinatorpypcoordinator@icedubai.org-
Arabic & Islamic department coordinatorsalwa.mohammed@icedubai.org
Special Education Needs and Disabilities sendco@icedubai.org208
KHDA coordinatoradministrator.khda@icedubai.org 202
Clinicnurse@icedubai.org 200
School bus transportationbus@icedubai.org 204
After school activitiesactivities@icedubai.org 206

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