GEMS takes primary school model to ‘New Dubai’
Residents of ‘New Dubai’ are to benefit from a world-class school opening near the upcoming downtown area in September 2007.
Situated on Satwa Road behind the Shangri-La Hotel, the GEMS Jumeirah Primary City School will offer premium British education to children from Foundation Stage to Year 6. It will be a vibrant campus set amidst Dubai’s most prestigious business district and serve the needs of a growing city based population.
“GEMS Jumeirah Primary City School will give Downtown-based families access to world class education without the hassle of a long drive to the school,” said Mel Curtis, Principal of Jumeirah Primary School, the sister school of Jumeirah Primary City School. “It will fulfill a need for neighbourhood schools close to the city centre and places of work, a part of life in fast developing cities like Dubai. The catchment it will serve includes the Sheikh Zayed Road and the Burj Dubai residential areas.”
GEMS, the largest provider of international education in the region, has modelled its new school on its highly successful Jumeirah Primary School (JPS), the most sought-after primary British curriculum school in Dubai. Like JPS, the new school will offer the National Curriculum of England.
“The Jumeirah Primary School has been so successful it has a wait list of over 300 students. For Dubai’s growing city-based population the opening of Jumeirah Primary City School will provide sought after education and the added advantage of being close to home,” said Mel Curtis.
GEMS manages a growing network of 60 high quality international schools around the world. GEMS network of schools provide a unique brand of holistic education to 55,000 students from over 120 countries, employing over 5,000 education professionals, specialists and staff from over 50 nationalities. Supported by a network of eminent, international advisors in the field of education, GEMS global network of multi-skilled specialists and in-house experts provide invaluable support and guidance in all areas related to schools, delivering world class standards of education. ‘GEMS Education’ offers total school management solutions. From project inception and planning to ongoing operations of schools, GEMS offers a total solutions approach to the management of new school projects and existing schools. Information on the company and its portfolio can be found at www.gemseducation.com.