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50 Facts about GEMS World Academy - Dubai

Our experienced
educators have
over 900 years
combined IB
experience

1

Our alumni have
gone on to study
at 20 Russell
Group
Universities

2

Our PYP students
maintain our roof
top garden and
sell the vegetables
that they grow to
the community
as part of our
Entrepreneurship
Programme

3

8th United
Nations
Secretary
General, Ban
Ki-moon is our
official GWAMUN
ambassador

4

Our Elite Athlete
Programme
supports
students to
excel in both
their studies and
sports outside
of the Academy

5

We have received
the EcoSchools
Green Flag for
the past 6 years

6

Our onsite
Careers and
Counselling Hub
is available to
students from
Grade 7 onwards

7

We have the
largest Mother
Tongue Language
Programme of
any Academy in the
UAE

8

We are the only
Academy in Dubai to
have a 3D
planetarium

9

Our students
and teachers
collaborated
to design our
new elementary
outdoor play
and learning
area

10

We are the only
nursery in the UAE to
offer a natural progression
into the IB curriculum

11

Our nursery
offers flexi day
rates from 2 to
5 days allowing
toddlers to adjust
at their own pace

12

Our nursery
students have the
opportunity to
learn French and/
or Arabic every
week

13

We are the only Academy
to offer in-Academy student
entrepreneurship incubator
and accelerator programmes

14

We embed
entrepreneurship
into the
curriculum
from Grade 3
to Grade 12

15

We are one
of just three
Academies in the
UAE to have a
50m Olympic
sized pool

16

Our IBDP pass
rate is higher
than the UAE and
world averages
at 100%

17

Our IBDP average
score of 37 is
higher than the
UAE and world
averages

18

Our student body
is made up of
over 90 different
nationalities

19

We have
over 120
Enrichment
Opportunities

20

GWAPA is our
dedicated
community
created by our
parents

21

Our entrepreneurship
partners include
Middle East startup
giant WAMDA who
offer mentorship to
our students

22

Every student
is assigned to
an Academy house;
Zuhr, Razi, Sina
or Battuta with
competitions
each term

23

Our Strings
Programme is
available to all
students Grade
2-7 as part of the
curriculum

24

Week Without
Walls is our yearly
experiential
education
programme for
students Grade
6-12

25

We offer a CPD UK
accredited Mini
MBA programme
free of charge for
our Grade 11
students

26

Our Music
Department
includes 5 grandpianos,
a recording studio
and digital editing
suite

27

Our Athletic
Department
includes a 400m
weatherproof,
rubberised
running track

28

Our multipurpose
sports hall includes an 8m
rock climbing wall

29

We are the only
Academy in Dubai to
be a signatory of
the ‘School
Commitment to
the Sustainable
Development
Goals’

30

We have a
‘Very Good’
rating with
KHDA

31

We are truly
international with
no nationality
representing
above 10% of the
student body

32

We have sister
Academies in Chicago
and Singapore
allowing us to share
best practice,
exchange
programmes and
sports competitions

33

Our EAL and SEND
departments are
consistently rated
“Outstanding”
when inspected
by KHDA

34

In April each year,
GEMS World Academy - Dubai
offers an
IB Bridging
Programme, to help
transition students
who have studied
other curriculums
into an IB Diploma

35

Our Academy was
opened by Bill
Clinton in
September 2008

36

We have a
Teaching Assistant
in addition to the
Class Teacher in
every class from
Nursery until
Grade 5

37

Over 60% of our
graduates have
gone on to study at
a top 50 QS World
University including;
Cambridge, Yale,
Princeton and
Oxford

38

Our Auditorium
can seat over
600 students
or guests

39

Each year our
students represent
over 90 different
sports teams that
compete in DASSA

40

We have an
onsite shop,
“The Dragon’s
Den” managed
voluntarily by our
parents

41

We have a fully
equipped green
screen room
within our
Performing Arts
Department

42

Each year GEMS World Academy - Dubai
is involved in over
500 competitive
sports fixtures

43

Last year, two of
our students scored
45/45 points
in the IBDP

44

Our teachers come
from 27 different
countries, with the
majority from the
UK, US, Ireland
and Australia

45

Four of our IBDP
students have
received Oxbridge
offers this
academic year

46

Over 130 of our
students are
involved in the
Entrepreneurship
Club

47

Over 30 of our
parents who are
business owners
or CEOs offer
mentorship to our
students

48

All students from
Grade 4 onwards
have the
opportunity to
learn either
French or Spanish
within the
curriculum

49

The Entrepreneurship Fund
was established to invest
in students'
entrepreneurial
ideas in partnership
with Samsung

50

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