Dubai
American curriculum
Ages 4 to 18

GEMS United School

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CurriculumAmerican
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): Dirham 75,676
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In July 2018 Bradenton Prep Academy changed its name to GEMS United School.

Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: Dirham 75,676
Address: Dubai Sports City, Near ICC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Number of students

600

Number of nationalities represented in the school

60

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic

Use of technology in the classroom

Technology is integrated throughout the curriculum from KG1-12. Internet access is available throughout the campus and GUS has a “Bring Your Own Device” program for students in grades 6-12.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Admission assessment - The school aims to interview a child and their parents prior to entry and each child might be required to take an age related placement test to ensure that they are ready for the education to be offered.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Pre-KG children will be offered a conditional acceptance following a parent/child interview with positive completion of a developmental checklist. Kindergarten students will be invited to a group assessment designed to determine school readiness.

All applicants for Grade 1 to Grade 12 are assessed in literacy and numeracy as part of the admissions process. GEMS US conducts assessments using the standardized MAPs (Measure of Academic Progress) test.

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

GUS welcomes children with a range of learning preferences, including students of determination with special education needs and disabilities (SEND).

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

GUS offers many clubs and activities.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Full-court indoor gymnasium
25 meter swimming pool
Second pool for younger learners
Full astroturf soccer pitch
400m Track
Outdoor basketball courts
Tennis Courts
Additional multi-purpose covered courts for basketball/tennis/badminton
Auditorium/additional sport hall

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

GEMS United School is a GEMS Education school, offering the US curriculum for students from Pre-Kindergarten to 12th Grade. GUS' Common Core and Advanced Placement curriculum integrates international elements of learning and is tailored to the global students of today who will graduate as the innovators of tomorrow.

Teaching approach of the school

GUS' American curriculum is based on the AERO Common Core Plus Standards, plus Advanced Placement courses at the upper levels of high school. Pedagogy follows best practice research, and focuses on teaching independent, critical thinking, close reading, and writing. Academically, GUS prepares students for rigorous university study.