Building on the success and legacy of the Cambridge Schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the first Cambridge School in Sharjah is backed by the brand’s reputation for excellence and promises a top-quality British education.
FACILITIES AND CAMPUS HIGHLIGHTS
GEMS Cambridge International Private School Sharjah (GCS), due to open in September 2019, is strategically positioned to provide the best access to students and families across Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman. The campus has stateof- the-art facilities, including a spacious school library, which offers a panoramic view of Sharjah University.
Building on the success and legacy of the Cambridge Schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the first Cambridge School in Sharjah is backed by the brand’s reputation for excellence and promises a top-quality British education. edge amenities include advanced science and STEAM labs, ICT suites, a multi-purpose hall, audiovisual facilities, art and music rooms, as well as a range of dedicated sports areas.
STUDENT AGES AND CURRICULUM
Like the other Cambridge Schools in the UAE, GCS will offer the National Curriculum for England to students from pre-KG to Year 13 (Grade 12). In its first year of operations, the school will enroll students up to Year 5 and then gradually build up to A Level. The school prides itself on its values-driven community, where children feel happy and safe. It places a strong focus on design thinking and problem solving both within and outside the classroom, and students will have daily opportunities to explore innovative solutions to complex challenges. Through appreciative inquiry, students will be taught to acknowledge the good in everyone they meet and everything they see.
SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM The school’s principal, Albie Huyser, has extensive experience in leading start-up schools and brings with her not only in-depth knowledge of the Cambridge system, but also the enthusiasm and passion to make the school distinctive and trailblazing. In addition, the school will be overseen and guided by Ranju Anand, Vice President — Schools at GEMS Education, who adds to the extensive expertise and experience of the school’s Senior Leadership Team.
USPS AND SCHOOL MISSION GCS will implement the best practice developed over more than three decades by the wider Cambridge family of schools. The school retains its own identity and strengths, aiming to create a unique environment that enhances academic achievements by instilling values that guide the daily lives of students. Its mission is to enable its students to realise their full potential in a multicultural, caring and positive learning environment, while endeavouring to develop responsible, globally conscious citizens. The school will support all students to develop their skills as lifelong learners with a strong sense of self-worth.
CLASSES AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES Students will not only study the traditional suite of subjects but will also have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of enrichment activities which will cater to their needs and interests.