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GEMS to open four new UAE schools in 2018/19

GEMS Education will open four new schools in the UAE for the 2018/2019 academic year in “direct response” to the increased demand for high-quality education across the Arabian Peninsula.

Dubai, the oasis-like city in the Emirati desert, will play host to two new British curriculum schools.

Each of the four schools will expand by adding more grade levels

Two British schools will open in Dubai, an IB-candidate school will open in Abu Dhabi and an Indian curriculum GEMS school will be launched in Sharjah.

“Our expansion plans are in direct response to the increased demands for high-quality education in the UAE”

GEMS Vertus School will be located in the Al-Waha region of Dubai and will offer the National Curriculum for England. Initially open to students from Foundation Stage to Year 8, fees will range from Dh34,000 to Dh42,500 (£6,647 to £8,311).

GEMS Founders School Mizhar will be located in Al-Mizhar near Midriff, Dubai, and is modelled after GEMS Founders School in Al Barsha. It will offer the National Curriculum for England to students from Foundation Stage to Year 8, with fees ranging from Dh22,000 to Dh29,000 (£4,296 to £5,663).

GEMS will also open a new Indian-curriculum school in the Juwaiza’a area of Sharjah for students from kindergarten to Grade 5. the Indian-curriculum school will have growth in the older grades.

In Abu Dhabi, GEMS will open a new international curriculum school on Al Reem Island. This new IB-candidate school will cater to students from kindergarten to Year 5.

Each of the four schools will expand by adding more grade levels over the years.

CEO of GEMS Education Dino Varkey said: “Our expansion plans are in direct response to the increased demands for high-quality education in the UAE.

“These additional schools and campuses will provide even more families with the opportunity to access great value for money schools.

“Each new school will be built to ensure that students are learning in environments that allow our experienced educators to nurture each of their individual talents,” he added.

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