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International Jubilee Private School, Abu Dhabi

International Jubilee Private School, Abu Dhabi is a private primary and middle school for students between grades K-9, located in Abu Dhabi. It is rated C6 by Abu Dhabi’s education regulator, which is a school that needs serious improvement.

The school claims a low student-to-teacher ratio with a number of state-of-the-art facilities. Total number of students is currently 815, almost all of whom are from Arab families. The school is very much a Muslim school.

International Jubilee Private School follows an American, English speaking curriculum with Arabic being taught as a secondary language. It is not clear which body accredits the U.S. curriculum – no detailed information on the curriculum is offered on the school’s Web site. The school is unusual is offering both an MoE, and a US curriculum based offering. Currently a higher percentage follow the US curriculum (439 to 376 students).

The school’s last inspection report was published in 2013, which means the inspections would have been carried out during 2012. The school will no doubt have been working hard on recommendations made. Key among them was that the quality of teaching is not of sufficient, consistent quality overall to ensure that most children make the progress they should. The report also noted widely differing levels of teacher skills resulting in varying levels of student achievement.

In terms of actual attainment, the school uses Ministry of Education tests in the MoE section, and performance in these tests is at or above 80%. The American section uses appropriate standardised tests and results show that performance standards have increased since 2010. However, these results do not indicate that students are achieving in line with international standards.

Most students are said to be motivated and have positive attitudes towards learning. Girls’ behaviour in the MoE and US sections was exemplary; however, there is some misbehaviour of younger boys in lower grades. Unsatisfactory classroom and behaviour management skills are still evident in some classes and among some teachers who are unable or unwilling to deal with these events satisfactorily. Lack of intellectual challenge in some classes was seen to be the primary reason for disruptive behaviour.

International Jubilee Private School encourages both co and extra-curricular activities with a number of clubs being held each week for students including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) club, Drama and Performing Arts club, Qur’an club, Scouting and Governors club, Music and Arts club, Home-Makers club, French club, and more uniquely a Robotics club. Spelling BEE’s and book fairs are also held each year to encourage students to read and write.

Facilities are good, and classrooms are spacious and well decorated, and outside spaces are clean, litter free and brightly painted with culturally appropriate murals.

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The school offers individual programs for those with autism. Autistic students join classes for some parts of the day.

School fees are not publicly disclosed by the school.

 

Inspection report

ADEC Inspection Report, International Jubilee Private School, 2013

 

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Update on June 26, 2015 | Reviewed by David on August 10, 2012

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