• Language(s) of Instruction


  • Students


  • Principal

    Ms. Nargish Khambatta

  • Age Range

    3 to 17 yrs

  • Fee Range

    AED 30,272 – 72,180

  • Rating

    Outstanding (KHDA)

  • Location

    Nad Al Sheba

  • Curriculum

    IB Curriculum

    Indian Curriculum

  • Grade

    Pre KG to Grade 12

Founded in 1986, GEMS Modern Academy is a well-established, co-educational school that has developed an excellent reputation for delivering a standard of education that few other private schools in Dubai can rival.

Offering a world class education based on the International Baccalaureate philosophy from Pre-KG to grade 5 and a dual pathway in the Middle and Senior School including the IB Diploma Programme, the school is located in the plush suburb of Nad al Sheba - a quiet area of the cosmopolitan city of Dubai and offers a warm welcome to children from around the world.

Of course, it’s not all hard work at this high achieving international school in Dubai, which also offers a rich and diverse range of co-curricular activities to help every child discover and develop their talents.

Whether it’s team sports like football, hockey, cricket and netball, or individual activities like swimming, squash, tennis, or athletics, every child will be able to discover their niche.

Children can find their voice in one of the school’s choirs, play a musical instrument in the orchestra, get creative in the art department, or express themselves theatrically in the school’s regular plays and musicals.

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Ms. Nargish Khambatta

At GEMS Modern Academy, we take the responsibility of nurturing our children’s dreams seriously and ensure they enjoy their academic journey, as the most glorious years are spent in the safe environs of school, where the wonder of first-time experiences craft childhood memories that will be savoured forever.

The ethos that has taken years to build is palpable as soon as you enter the school, and even a casual visitor cannot help but be drawn to the warmth and care that seem to exude from every corner.  As a visiting overseas Principal once commented – even the walls seem to speak!

At GEMS Modern Academy, like everywhere else, technology is a double-edged sword and while we are eager to maximise the obvious benefits, we are treading cautiously and mindfully. The concept of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) has progressed from being mere jargon to a reality. Our students and teachers are embracing it, but our parents are concerned, and rightly so. While we certainly do not have all the answers, we are leaving no stone unturned in helping our children use technology responsibly. And I am happy to declare that while there is a wealth of information on the World Wide Web readily available at the click of a mouse, the teacher can never be made redundant. You have to walk into a classroom to see the teacher actively igniting their curiosity to know, without the shadow of a doubt, that children will never allow technology to replace their teacher.

The parents of children who have passed out from Grade 12 endorse the ACE (Activities for Curriculum Enrichment) programme we believe in so strongly - the lessons learnt from peers, juniors and seniors, and the leadership opportunity afforded during the afternoon programme chisels their personalities and grooms them into fine young adults who walk tall and take their rightful place in society.

It is our privilege to be educators and we value that privilege earnestly.

Nargish Khambatta
Principal - GEMS Modern Academy
Vice-President -Education 


  • Dubai SME Certified Incubator Centre
  • Athletics Tracks
  • Audio Visual/Media Studio
  • Auditorium/Theatre
  • Games & Sports Field/Pitches
  • Indoor Sports Hall
  • State of the Art Library and Resource Centre
  • Medical Centre
  • Performing Arts Centre/Studios
  • Playground
  • School Cafeteria
  • School Transport
  • Science Laboratories
  • Secure Campus
  • Swimming Pool
  • STEAM Labs
  • Tennis Court
  • Basketball Courts
  • Throwball Court
  • Cricket Nets
  • WiFi Enabled


GEMS Modern Academy - Dubai
  • Nad Al Sheba

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