School Description

Founded on the 18th of October, 1986, GEMS Modern Academy projects an educational outlook few schools can rival.

GEMS Modern Academy is authorized by the International Baccalaureate to offer the Diploma Programme (Since 2014) and Primary Years Programme (Since 2021). In August 2021 Modern also received candidacy status for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) making Modern an IB World School offering dual pathways to students and their families to select from.

KG to Grade 5 follows the IB Primary Years Programme. The PYP is designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, as well as transdisciplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on reflection and action.

School Contact Information

Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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    Ms. Nargish Khambatta
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Extra Curricular Activities

At Modern, we believe in the holistic development of all our students. The newly envisioned Activity Period, an integral part of Modern’s curriculum, provides students a conducive environment to learn and engage in experiences that go beyond academics.

This programme will provide opportunities for students to develop 21st century skills for current and future trends like exponential thinking, goal setting, effective communication, critical thinking, growth mindset and leadership development that will help them keep pace with the requirements of today. The Activity period will be held thrice a week (from Monday to Wednesday) will comprise of the communication program, clubs, games and enhancement sessions. This will also enable students to become more engaged and involved in their learning as they are given opportunities to be challenged through these activities that have greater meaning and connection with the real life.

This programme caters to the wide range of interests that our students have. Enabling them to acquire the skills that they need through a fun way of learning.

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