Seven hi-tech schools to be opened in September

DUBAI — Seven hi-tech private schools will be opened by the forthcoming academic year 2007-2008 in Dubai. The move is part of the endeavour of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) to promote and enhance quality of education in the private school sector.

By Mohsen Rashid

Published: Thu 12 Jul 2007, 9:04 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:07 AM

Gamila Al Muheiri, in-charge of Private Schools Department, said the seven schools will be launched by the September.

According to KHDA, the new schools would accommodate 12,000 boys and girls in the next five years. Nad Al Shiba-based Repton British Private School will initially accommodate around 500 students from nursery to Grade VI.

Three schools named Raffles International Schools, owned by Emaar Education, the education arm of Emaar Properties, will be based in Umm Suqeim. The Raffles International Schools will introduce American, British, and international baccalaureate curriculums. Each of the three schools will accommodate 300 students.

The International Literature and Art School based in Al Warqaa area will offer American syllabus and take in 200 studentsfrom kindergarten up to Grade VI.

Based in Al Barsha area, The International Gems School in Al Barsha area will accommodate 260 students from nursery to Grade VIII.

Previously named Al Hesn Private School in the Satwa area, affiliated to GEMS, it is expected to accommodate more than 500 students.

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