The Leading IB School in Abu Dhabi

Learning Reimagined

GEMS World Academy – Abu Dhabi is so much more than the traditional concept of a school. We have reimagined learning to equip students with everything they need to lead successful lives filled with purpose and enterprise.

Our advanced curricular IB approach combines the content of the Early Years Foundation Stage, National Curriculum for England, and the power of High Performance Learning (HPL) with all of the benefits of the International Baccalaureate programmes. We provide learners with a hyper-personalised, future-proofed education – one that delivers high performance for all.

With a passionate team of dedicated educators, we draw experience and expertise from across the globe, helping us to deliver IB programmes that meet the highest international standards. Our students graduate as future-focused thinkers and empowered global citizens, ready to make their mark on the world stage.

We pride ourselves on fostering a warm learning environment where all students feel safe, happy and fulfilled. Ours is a supportive learning community with mutual respect and tolerance at its core, made up a truly international family of students, teachers and support staff. At the same time, we recognise and respect the importance of our host country’s language and culture, and actively promote these at all times.

Our IB students learn at an early age how to direct their own learning pathway and develop the skills and confidence they need to thrive and make a long lasting difference. They know what it means to belong to a multicultural, diverse and inter-connected world. We cultivate a culture of kindness, teaching our students to respect each other and the environment, while encouraging them to re-use and recycle both at school and at home.

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Kholood Sidani, Year 8 Parent

Melissa Kaars-Sijpestiejn, FS2 and Year 3 Parent

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    In the Early Years at GEMS World Academy, our EYFS and IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) ensure a child-centred learning environment and a rich curriculum where all children are valued and championed.


    The Middle Years Programme (MYP) encourages learners aged 11 to 16 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for significant success in further study and in life.

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