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GEMS World Academy Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

GEMS World Academy - Dubai (GWA) is a KHDA rated ‘Very Good’ Nursery to Grade 12 (ages 2-19) international school, and is authorised by the world-renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) organisation to offer all four IB programmes.

Established in 2008, the Academy is a member of the GEMS network of schools and currently hosts over 1200 students from over 80 different nationalities in a 21st century learning environment. Students have access to a broad range of world class facilities and learning experiences, facilitated by our multicultural and multilingual international staff of educators with over 900 years of combined IB experience.

Located on Al Khail Road in the Al Barsha South area of Dubai, GEMS World Academy – Dubai is conveniently located a short drive from the Meadows, Springs, Lakes, Arabian Ranches and Dubai Hills developments as well as both the Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Mall.

Our Nursery offers a Reggio inspired programme from age 2 leading into an IB programme from age 3. The IB is split into four programmes: the Primary Years Programme for students aged 3 to 12; the Middle Years Programme for students aged 12 to 16; the Diploma Programme; and the Career-related Programme, which is a qualification for entrance into further education.

The school’s large campus is home to an outstanding range of facilities, which includes a 400m athletics track, tennis courts, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a 620 seat auditorium, a green-screen room, a recording studio and our very own 3D planetarium. We also a run a ‘Bring Your Own Educational Device’ programme, which encourages tech integration across all subject areas.

GEMS World Academy – Dubai offers an extensive Language Institute and Entrepreneurship Hub in addition to over 120 Enrichment Programmes. The Enrichment Programmes include clubs and teams in sports, arts and academics. In many cases the core activities will be staffed by highly experienced GWA staff as Internal Enrichment Opportunities. External Enrichment Opportunities, such as golf, swimming, cross-country, basketball, rock-climbing, horseback riding, skiing, dance and martial arts are also provided on or off campus by external companies. Intercultural understanding involves recognizing and reflecting on one’s own perspective, as well as the perspectives of others. In our own highly diverse international community the learning of not only another language, but the preservation and understanding of one’s mother tongue is critical. GEMS World Academy - Dubai is proud to offer the UAE's largest mother tongue programme of any school in the UAE with 14 languages; Arabic, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, French, Italian, Swedish, Hindi, German, Turkish, Korean, Dutch, Danish and Portuguese.

For more information about this world class private independent school in Dubai, please follow the links below.


PO Box 126260, Al Barsha South, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Telephone: +971 4373 6373

Email: [email protected]

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