We Are GEMS Education

Whether you’re new to GEMS or already familiar with our schools, it’s vitally important to us that our families know who we are, where we come from and what GEMS Education stands for. We’re sure it’s just as important to you, because choosing the right school is no small decision. 

We want you to feel confident in that choice, secure in the knowledge that your values align with ours, and that your child will be looked after, nurtured and supported from day one.

  • Message from our Founder

    Today we continue to take immense pride in the high standard of our schools, our teachers and the myriad opportunities made available for the young learners in our care.

  • Mission and Values

    Throughout our more than 60 years in education, our mission has remained unwavering – to put a quality education within the reach of every learner.

  • Over 60 Years of Legacy

    Our story began in 1959, when two passionate teachers – KS and Mariamma Varkey – left Kerala, India for the United Arab Emirates in search of a better life for their young family.

  • Our Company

    GEMS Education is one of the oldest and largest Kindergarten to Grade 12 / Year 13 private education providers in the world.


  • Our Leadership

    You don’t achieve sustained success over a period of more than 60 years without the right people. Which is why it’s our passionate teachers, dedicated support staff and visionary leaders who truly set us apart.


  • Our Accreditations & Affiliations

    We know that as a parent you want only the very best for your child. The best opportunities, the best experiences and the best education. It’s what every one of our schools delivers every single day, and we’re proud of the quality of our provision and the difference it’s making in the lives of the tens of thousands of children in our care.

  • Social Responsibility

    Every day in every one of our schools, our students learn about the importance of putting others first, of making a difference in the lives of their community, and of having a positive impact in the world. It’s only right, therefore, that we walk our own talk, which is why we take social and global responsibilities seriously.

  • Our Partners

    View our many partners that we work with.