GEMS to open seven schools in UAE this year

GEMS to open seven schools in UAE this year
Artist's impression of GEMS Nations Academy. The school aims to be the leading US curriculum school in the region. - Supplied photo

Dubai - 2 American, 2 Indian, 3 British curriculum schools to be added to group's network

By Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 28 Feb 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Mon 29 Feb 2016, 10:43 AM

GEMS Education has announced that it will be opening seven new schools this year. Subject to approvals from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), some of the new schools will open shortly.
"The UAE is placing an increased focus on quality education as a key pillar to build a knowledge-based economy, and by opening these new schools we are reaffirming our commitment to education in the country and helping to take forward the vision of the nation's leadership," said Dino Varkey, Group Executive Director and Board Member for GEMS Education.
"We are a company of passionate educators and for over 55 years have been privileged to have thousands of families place their trust in us and our schools. We have long term plans where we will continue to provide schools of the highest calibre to families in the UAE," he said.
Two CBSE schools
> Heritage Indian School: The school will combine expertise from all  GEMS CBSE schools, especially the Our Own English Schools, and will offer a technology- enriched curriculum.
> United Indian School - Abu Dhabi: This school will deliver an internationally comparable quality Indian education.
Two American curriculum
> Nations Academy: The school aims to be the leading US curriculum school in the region.
> United Academy: The school will be a middle and high school, and will be modelled after the Dubai American Academy
National Curriculum for England
GEMS British Curriculum Schools will provide a learning environment where students thrive in an international experience
> GEMS Al Barsha National School: The new schools for boys
and girls aims to be the leading national schools in the UAE producing future Emirati and Arab leaders. These schools will offer the National Curriculum for England with a strong focus on Arabic and Islamic studies.
> GEMS Founders School: The school will offer a high-quality, affordable British education to families.

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