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GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 11
International Baccalaureate Yes
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school is not available for a 12 year old child.

Address: Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

10% local : 90% international

Average number of students per class


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 English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school


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?


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


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


School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Student access to education psychologist


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


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.

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