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Jumeira Baccalaureate School

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CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): Dirham 72,970
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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
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: Dirham 72,970
Address: Jumeira 1, 53B Street, off Al Wasl Road, Dubai Dubai United Arab Emirates
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Number of students

780

Number of nationalities represented in the school

60

Most common nationality

Emirati

Ratio of local students to international students

35% local : 65% international

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

22

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

No

Additional language classes offered by the school

French and Arabic

Use of technology in the classroom

In secondary we have a BYOD policy. In the primary school, we have IT labs, iPad trolleys and three PC’s in each homeroom

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Dependent on grade, grade 6 to 8 are expected to spend no more than 30 minuets and up to an hour in grade 9 and 10. Students in DP have various assignments to meet therefore the timing is open ended.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

For some grades

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

CAT 4 exam

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

N/A

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100% after National Service

External examinations or assessments available

We undertake the IB Diploma, the IB Career Certificate, BTEC in IT

Results in these examinations

In the 5 graduating classes JBS have had a 100% pass rate for the IBCP/BTEC and 100% of students achieve 24 points or more (24 points is the minimum score for the diploma). Our Highest scores to date has been 42 Points out of a maximum of 45.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Muslim students are required to do Islamic studies by law

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

Non-Muslim students practice Cultural Studies

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

At JBS we follow a response to intervention framework and work hard to remove individual barriers that are preventing a student from accessing their own learning; this not only increases their overall well-being, but allows them to make appropriate targeted progress.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Our staff plan and conduct lessons which ensure G&T students are appropriately challenged in school; we also proved them with opportunities for enrichment and extension through Extra Curricular Activities, competitions and additional opportunities for learning.

Student access to education psychologist

No

School start time

7:45am

School finish time

Pre-K to KG1 finish their day at 1:45pm, KG2 to Grade 5 finish at 2:30pm . Grade 6 to grade 12 finish at 3:13pm

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football, Basketball, Karate, Science Club, Netball, Tennis, French Classes, Native German language classes, Yoga, Engineering workshops, Kung Fu, Cricket, Lego Brique clubs, Gymnastics & Rhythmic Gymnastics, Rugby, Cricket, French native and non-native language classes, Kung Fu, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Yoga, Science & Wonder, Musical Theatre, Contemporary & Street dance, Mini Steps, Glee Club, Drama, ISTD Tap & modern, RAD Ballet, Peripatetic Services, Private singing lessons and classes for students of determination.

School provided lunches

Yes

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

No

Sports activities included

Swimming, football, volleyball, basketball, netball, rugby

Sports facilities at the school

• Our campus hosts 2 indoor gyms, that qualify as full sized professional basketball courts (which can also accommodate netball, indoor football, badminton, volleyball)
• A FIFA sized grass pitch with both football and rugby facilities, 2 cricket nets and a long jump
• A newly refurbished 25 x 12.5 meter swimming pool and a new 12.5 x 5 meter training pool.
• There are 3 outdoor play areas which include an outdoor basketball court, small astro football pitch, sand pits & climbing frame.
• designated music rooms for primary and secondary students with 2 additional practice rooms, a visual arts room, design technology lab, dance studio with full wall mirror coverage.
• 2 full size rooftop tennis courts, and outdoor netball court

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We pride ourselves on high academic standards, however we are more than this. Truly excellent education is about developing a passion for life-long learning and a capability for independent thinking. Our confident and articulate students are encouraged to discover interests that extend beyond the classroom. Our school community allows students to develop moral values, and display kindness, courage, respect and integrity towards each other and throughout our diverse and multicultural environment.

Teaching approach of the school

From Grades 1-12, the IB program provides students with a world-class, inquiry-based learning experience that is linked to real life examples, enabling young people to be prepared for a future that is constantly changing. We also offer senior students an alternative practical option into the workplace or university through studying the IB Career Related Program (IBCP).

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