8 new schools in Dubai: What you need to know about them
With parents scouting around for good schools for their children, here are eight more they can choose from. Five offer British curriculum while two offer Indian and one offers Canadian curriculum. The total combined physical capacity of the schools stands at 20,700 students.
Emirates24|7 had earlier reported the number of new schools set to be launched this September but not many details were known at that time. Read: 8 new schools to open in Dubai
The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has confirmed that the five British schools that are set to start in September are Gems Metropole School, GEMS FirstPoint School, Kings Nad Al Barsha, Kings Nad Al Sheba and Nord Anglia International School.
The two Indian schools are Bilva Indian School and Credence High School.
Ontario International Canadian School will offer Canadian curriculum.
Dubai Education Authority had earlier announced that the admission age for KG1 will be four for the new academic year.
Read: School admission age for KG1 is now 4 years in Dubai: KHDA
The age limit is listed in the admission policy that has been drafted by the federal government of the UAE, in collaboration with local educational authorities.
It added that the “cut-off age date for schools starting their academic year in September has changed to December 31”.
All you need to know about the 8 new schools for 2014-15:
Bilva Indian School
Location: Al Ghusais School Zone
Credence High School
Location: Al Quoz
Gems Metropole School
Location: Motor City
Gems FirstPoint School
Location: The Villa, Dubai
Kings Nad Al Barsha
Location: Al Barsha
Kings Nad Al Sheba
Location: Nad Al Sheba
Nord Anglia International School
Location: Al Barsha South
Tel: 04-3614330 (extn 201)
Ontario International Canadian School
Location: Uptown Mirdif