GEMS World Academy-Dubai provides International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Published May 17th, 2010 - 09:38 GMT

Dubai GEMS World Academy-Dubai is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Diploma Organization (IBO) to offer the prestigious IB Diploma Programme, a pre-university preparation for advanced studies and a symbol of academic excellence worldwide. The school commences its two year diploma program starting September 2011.


The authorisation is based on many criteria, including experienced leadership of the school, the performance of students, the high quality of the teaching staff, and the modern and well-resourced facilities. GEMS World Academy-Dubai is the third GEMS school offering the IB Diploma Programme, which includes GEMS Wellington International School and Dubai American Academy.


Dan E. Young, CEO, GEMS World Academy-Dubai said, “Following our authorisation visitation, we appreciate and value that IBO recognized the capabilities of this school, which is founded upon a shared ethos of developing the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a changing international world for students!”


Sunny Varkey, Chairman, GEMS Education, said, “Gaining authorisation for the prestigious IB Diploma Programme has been part of our long-term strategy for the GEMS flagship school, GEMS World Academy-Dubai. This reflects our commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that GEMS Education knows is important for all of our students.”


The IB Diploma Programme is a rigorous, holistic, advanced two-year curriculum, for students ages 16 to 19, with focus on academic rigor and an international education perspective. The diploma leads to a qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities.


GEMS World Academy-Dubai provides a full IBO education program for students aged 3 – 18, integrating parental involvement and participation that supports the IB worldwide philosophy. The Academy finalises authorisation of pursuing the Primary Years and Middle Years programs, fall 2010.

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