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GEMS Education Schools

GEMS Education is a UAE focused education company, founded in 1959, that has more recently made forays into England, China, India, and the United Arab Emirates. The UAE, and particularly Dubai, remains the source of revenues and profit for the company however.

In the last financial year (2013/14) the group increased profits to US$75 million, up 77 per cent, in the year ending March 31, from $42 million a year earlier according to information released to Abu Dhabi based newspaper, The National. This was largely on the back of six new schools, five of which opened in the emirates. More here.

The company provides private school education from kindergarten (ages 5 to 6) to Grade 12 (ages 17 to 18) and claims to serve over 90,000 students from 125 countries. The company operates schools across multiple curricula – U.S. UK, IB, and Indian, at multiple fee levels.

In its home market, the United Arab Emirates, it evokes a mixed response from parents who in general welcome the high educational standards of GEMS schools, along with first class facilities of many of its schools, but abhor its obvious commercial approach.

GEMS itself is unapologetic for the latter, its basic argument, perhaps very reasonably, you get what you pay for.

 

New schools in 2014/15

Malaysia

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GEMS International School – Pearl City (September 2014) gems enrolling school
Curriculum: Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Age Group: 2 to Year 6

Singapore

GEMS World Academy – Singapore (September 2014) gems enrolling school
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate (IB)
Age Group: Pre-KG to Grade 5
Web: www.gemsworldacademy-singapore.com

India

GEMS Modern Academy – Gurgaon gems enrolling school
Curriculum: CBSE
Age Group: Pre KG to Class V
Web: www.gemsmodernacademy-gurgaon.com/

UAE, Dubai

Little GEMS International – Barsha (January 2014)
Curriculum: Early Years Foundation Stage
Age Group: 1 – 4 Years
Web: www.littlegemsinternational.com/barsha

GEMS Firstpoint School – The Villa (September 2014)
Curriculum: National Curriculum for England
Age Group: FS1 to Year 8
Web: www.gemsfirstpointschool-dubai.com

GEMS Metropole School – Motor City (September 2014)
Curriculum: National Curriculum for England
Age Group: FS1 to Year 8
Web: www.gemsmetropoleschool-dubai.com

USA

GEMS World Academy – Chicago (September 2014) gems enrolling school
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate (IB)
Age Group: Pre-KG to Grade 5
Web: www.gemsworldacademy-chicago.com

 

Established Schools

GEMS Primary schools include:

Abbotsford Preparatory School, Greater Manchester, England
American Academy, Abu Dhabi
Jumeirah Primary School, Dubai
Kindergarten Starters, Dubai
Royal Dubai School, Dubai
Wellington Primary School, Dubai
World Academy, Tianjin Eco-City, China

 

Secondary schools include:

Al Khaleej National School, Dubai
American Academy, Dubai
Cambridge High School, Abu Dhabi
Cambridge International School, Al Garhoud, Dubai
GEMS modern academy, Gurgaon, India
GEMS international school, palam vihar, Gurgaon, India
Jumeirah College, Dubai
Millennium School, Sharjah
Modern High School, Dubai
Our Own English High School, Abu Dhabi
Our Own English High School, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi
Our Own English High School, Dubai
Our Own English High School, Fujairah
Our Own English High School, Sharjah
Our Own High School, Al Warqaa, Dubai
Sherborne House School, Southampton, Hampshire, England
Sherfield School, Sherfield on Loddon, Hampshire, England
Webber Independent School, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England
Wellington International School, Al Sufouh, Dubai
Westminster School, Sharjah
Winchester School, Dubai
World Academy, Dubai

 

GEMS Corporate
GEMS Education Bldg., Sheikh Zayed Rd,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
PO Box 8607
+971-4-3477770
+971-4-3403390

FOR GENERAL ENQUIRIES
info@gemseducation.com
FOR STUDENT ADMISSIONS
admissions@gemseducation.com
+971-4-3477770 ext. 530

 

Update on April 3, 2016 | Reviewed by David on July 28, 2012

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  1. Professor says
    September 2, 2014, 8:32 am

    Hi Arshia, re British schools – ask the question here on our Q and A site – edu2021.com/qanda, so our consultants can help. We will try to find out info for you on Our Own English School. Come back here for an update.

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  2. Arshia Sultana Ahmed says
    September 1, 2014, 6:59 pm

    I have been looking for details about shifting of Our Own English high school, Abu Dhabi, to the new premises. Is the school going to close down or shift by 2015 Sept. Also which are the most reasonable British schools in Abu Dhabi?

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