Abu Dhabi
International curriculum
Ages 4 to 11

GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 11
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
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Number of students

484

Number of nationalities represented in the school

60

Most common nationality

American

Ratio of local students to international students

10% local : 90% international

Average number of students per class

22

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

All the KG classrooms have a full time teaching assistant, with the upper grades having shared teaching assistants depending on grade level and class size.

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic

Use of technology in the classroom

Technology is widely used as a powerful teaching and learning tool. Classrooms are equipped with interactive Promethean boards so that students can look forward to engaging lessons using the latest technology. Each classroom has several computers for research and differentiation activities.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Upper grade students are expected to complete homework on a regular basis. Grade level teachers assign homework in keeping with the following guidelines:
Grade One 20 minutes
Grade Two 30 minutes
Grade Three 45 minutes
Grade Four 60 minutes
Grade Five 75 minutes

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Admission to the school from Grade 1 to Grade 5 is determined by interview, MAP test, basic skills test and information from the previous school.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

7:45 am

School finish time

2:45 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

There are three terms of After School Activities (ASA). Each term the activities change and the students apply for a seat at the beginning of the term. The Teachers provide the instructions for the ASA’s. Examples of the types of activities included are sports, board games, art and crafts and cooking to name a few.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Outdoor artificial grass field, 2 playgrounds, shaded games field, gymnasium.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

GEMS World Academy – Abu Dhabi is a well established private primary school, located in Abu Dhabi's Al Dhafrah area. GWA welcomes diverse young people aged 4-10 to its private school, where its international team of talented teachers offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) at a high, global standard.

Teaching approach of the school

The International Baccalaureate (available from Kindergarten 1 to Grade 5 at the school's campus) is an internationally respected curriculum, developed to give children all over the world a competitive, global education. From discovering what it means to be a world citizen and exploring their creativity, to getting a rigorous education in academic subjects and building a great grounding for future learning (and entry to global schools) – this is a strong educational choice for young people with a worldwide outlook.

Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: info_waa@gemsedu.com
Address: Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

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