Dubai
International curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

GEMS World Academy Dubai

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
First year fees: Dirham 90,010

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Number of students

Approx 2,100

Number of nationalities represented in the school

90 +

Most common nationality

We are a truly international school. Less than 9 % represent the highest nationality.

Ratio of local students to international students

1:70

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

PreK; 16, KG1: 18, KG2: 20, Grade 1-5; 24, Grade 6-10: 25, Grade 11-12: 22

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, in PreK up to Grade 5 we have.

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Our teaching faculty are mostly native speakers of English. Non native speaking teachers have international educational background and IB experience.

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

We offer English as Additional Language (EAL) to students in need of extra support.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic as per Ministry of Education + French or Spanish from Grade 6. Other languages are offered in our After School Activities.

Use of technology in the classroom

Through the usage of laptops, Ipads, interactive boards etc. It is an integrated part of our way of learning.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, from Grade 1 onward.

Approximate hours of homework given

It depends on the grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes, in grades that are full. (Seasonal)

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

One - on - one assessment in English and Math for Elementary School. Computerized standardized testing in English and Math (on campus) for Secondary School.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Enrollments take place throughout the year for PreK to Grade 11.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

86%

External examinations or assessments available

SAT, ILEIS

Results in these examinations

SAT tests are not mandatory - we do not release individual student results.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Muslim students have Islamic studies. No other religion studied.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Muslim students - Islamic studies. Non Muslim students - focus upon the other aspects of the IB learner profile.

School bus service available

Yes, through STS.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we offer SEN (Special Educational Needs).

Learning support offered

Support is determined on a case to case basis for a variety of learning needs. Parents can contact the school for further information.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

IB is adaptive to students needs and challenge students at different levels.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes. The school has a specialized counseling team for Elementary and Secondary school.

School start time

8:15am for the whole school.

School finish time

1.30pm for PreK - KG1, 3.35pm for KG2 - Grade 5, 3.45pm Grade 6 - 12

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We usually offer 60-70 activities per term ranging from sporting, art, language etc.

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

Swimming, tennis, volleyball, basketball just to mention a few.

Sports facilities at the school

50 meter Olympic sized swimming pool + junior pool, tennis courts, basketball court, skate park, soccer field, 400 meter running track, multipurpose gym, junior gym, fitness suite etc.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We are a truly international school with more than 90 different nationalities represented. No nationality is higher than 9% which make our school unique. As a Premium Plus School with world class facilities including a planetarium, a green screen room, a 600+ auditorium, a fully equipped music recording studio, an Olympic size swimming pool, design technology labs etc., we are proud to provide our students with a multilingual international staff of educators.

Teaching approach of the school

Even though our school now reached full capacity with more than 2 100 students and 300 staff, we have succeed in keeping the family atmosphere and the intimate feeling of a small community where everybody knows and respects one other. Overall, our school climate is warm and inviting.

Summary of prices and fees

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in AED

Yearly fees: Dirham 89,510
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: Dirham 500
Total first year fees: Dirham 90,010
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Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: registrar_gwa@gemsedu.com
School's webpage: www.gemsworldacademy-dubai.com
Address: Al Barsha south,Al Khail Road Dubai United Arab Emirates

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