Education & Learning
GEMS American Academy offers the international children of Abu Dhabi an enriched American curriculum taught by a staff of primarily North American and western-trained teachers. We believe that the diversity of our student body provides the foundation for creating involved global citizens in our rapidly changing world. We make the effort to appreciate and even celebrate our differences.
Building an inclusive and caring community is integral to our work. As we develop each child's personal feelings of safety, competence and self worth, we emphasize the development of caring and respectful attitudes towards others.
An atmosphere of trust enables children to question, to take risks, to collaborate, to assume responsibility for independent work and to pursue individual interests. We explore, as much as possible, all the cultures that this world has to offer and at the same time not only explore our differences but realize our common oneness. We believe our commitment to advocating, teaching and respecting a diverse student body from cultures throughout the world, fosters peace, justice and global understanding.
We teach to needs of the individual child and know how to use a variety of methods, strategies, and instructional techniques and understand their appropriate fit into the curriculum. We strive to look at curriculum, instruction and assessment as an integrated whole.