GEMS Education has announced plans to open four new schools in the UAE for the 2018/2019 academic year.
GEMS Vertus School and GEMS Founders School – Mizhar will open in Dubai, while an international curriculum school will open on Al Reem Island in Abu Dhabi, and an Indian curriculum GEMS school will open in Sharjah, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
Dino Varkey, CEO, GEMS Education, 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.”
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 with fees from AED34,000-42,500, the school will be led by John Hughes, who was most recently Vice Principal of GEMS Metropole School.
GEMS Founders School – Mizhar, will be located in Al Mizhar, near Midriff and is modelled after the GEMS Founders School in Al Barsha. Nigel Cropley, most recently principal of GEMS Winchester School – Abu Dhabi, will lead the school, which will offer the National Curriculum for England with fees ranging from AED22,000-29,000.
GEMS Education will also open a new school in the Juwaiza’a area of Sharjah. Open initially to students from Kindergarten to Grade 5, the Indian Curriculum school will have natural growth in the older grades.
In Abu Dhabi, GEMS Education 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.
GEMS Education said it hopes to add more to this list in the coming weeks.
Subscribe to Arabian Business' newsletter to receive the latest breaking news and business stories in Dubai,the UAE and the GCC straight to your inbox.