Educational innovation and Emirati heritage

The new Emirates National School Dubai Campus will adopt the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme to offer ample world-class amenities to students

Emirates National Schools (ENS) first opened its doors in 2002 in Mohammed Bin Zayed City. It was established by Presidential Decree and is owned by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs. ENS seeks to educate students with programmes integrated with technology, and prepare students to be strong leaders and valuable community members.

New Dubai campus

The ENS Dubai campus is set to open its doors in September 2021-2022 for students in lower kindergarten to Grade 5 in its first year and will expand to welcome students from Grade 6 to 12 in the coming years as per an approved expansion plan.

ENS Dubai is a cutting-edge modern school, that has an enthusiastic and caring teaching staff, and uses the curriculum framework of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). The ENS Dubai Campus uses the standards of the Common Core Curriculum of the USA, as its curriculum content foundation, and boasts a brand new, first-class state-of-the-art campus in Al Khawaneej 1. At ENS, we understand that each child learns differently, and our well-trained international teaching staff is trained to ensure that our students' learning needs are met. Our campus has specialised support staff to assist with fulfilling every expectation our students and parents have in delivering programmes of academic, emotional and psychological support. All our teachers are qualified and well-trained international teachers whose native tongue is English. They hail from locations such as the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and South Africa.

The ENS Dubai Campus boasts a modern, purpose-built facility. The classrooms are perfectly proportioned, furnished and equipped to allow collaborative, interactive and technologically enhanced learning. Additionally, its facilities include specialist classrooms such as language, science and robotic labs, a school library, a spacious gymnasium equipped to host basketball, netball and other indoor sporting activities, a football dome, an indoor swimming pool and an auditorium.

Andreas Swoboda, Principal of Emirates National School Dubai

ENS culture embedded

Happy students learn better. Happy teachers are more effective than unhappy ones. A happy school community is more supportive than an indifferent one. As such, we create a happy environment to enable our students, staff and community to flourish and become the best they can possibly be.

Every child needs to understand that their school education is a major key to their future development and success. Consequently, every student needs to take responsibility for their education, and ensure that they come to school motivated and eager to learn. Our teachers will set the table, for all ENS students, and they will provide a delectable choice of offers. Together, working with the parents of our students, we will encourage each of our students to make choices that nourish their learning and meet their educational needs. Our goal is to provide strong academic programs and opportunities beyond the academic day to ensure that our students become positive and constructive members of society and future leaders.

ENS has five other campuses in Abu Dhabi, Mohamed bin Zayed City, Al Ain, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah. All campuses are accredited by the Cognia organisation. ENS has also joined the Unesco Associated Schools Network in 2018.

We have educated more than 12,000 students as of the end of 2020 and employs more than 1,400 teachers and academic staff across all its campuses. We are also rapidly becoming one of the most promising alumni networks, with more than 3,265 graduates in the nation expected by 2021.

With tradition as our foundation, ENS strives to ensure students are proud of their heritage and fully prepared to be future leaders in the community, country and world.

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