Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: GEMS Education in Saudi Arabia is set to open its first proprietary school in the Kingdom in Dhahran. Offering the American curriculum, GEMS Saudi International Schools – Dhahran will present students with exceptional academic, athletic and aesthetic opportunities as well as world-class educational facilities.
The new school has a total capacity of 3,100 students and has already commenced enrolment of students for the 2020-21 academic year, with classes to start in September.
With the goal of driving the all-round development of students and attaining outstanding student outcomes, the school will offer highly engaging, hands-on learning that endorses strong problem solving and communication skills, preparing pupils for the challenges of the future.
The opening of GEMS Saudi International Schools – Dhahran underlines the commitment of GEMS Education to nurture a new generation of talented young Saudis, who are fully prepared to pioneer in the future job market that is shaped by Saudi Vision 2030.
Dino Varkey, Chief Executive Officer of GEMS Education and board member of GEMS KSA, said: “We are honoured to open our first school in the Kingdom, especially as Saudi Arabia embarks on a new era of transformational growth led by the goals outlined in Saudi Vision 2030. We see this as an ideal opportunity to bring our world-class standards in education to the Kingdom and share our competencies in offering an excellent academic programme for young Saudis and residents. We believe that quality education is the cornerstone of a student’s personal development, and we focus on nurturing core values that make them responsible citizens of the future, who will contribute to the Kingdom’s prosperous future.”
Souzan Hachem, Chief Education Officer at GEMS KSA, said: “GEMS Saudi International Schools – Dhahran will offer an outstanding education experience in the heart of the Eastern Province where every child will thrive. The school will offer a progressive, personalised curriculum that meets the needs of all students regardless of their starting points. Our young people will grow in a nurturing, dynamic, innovative learning environment within a state-of-the-art building supported by expert educators. We know our community will have the highest expectations and we are committed to meeting them, with our students achieving the highest possible outcomes across academics, sports and the arts.”
GEMS Saudi International Schools – Dhahran will offer a supportive, dynamic and rich learning environment with advanced facilities. The school will bring world-class education and will feature high-end academic and extra-curricular facilities, set in a campus with a total built-up area of 33,000 square metres. Facilities at the new school include science laboratories, media rooms, information and communication technology laboratories, libraries and spacious reading areas along with a 600-seat auditorium.
The school is committed to recruiting top talent to ensure its prospective students work with passionate, dedicated and experienced educators. The expert teachers at the school will be 21st century-informed and deliver a flexible, creative, inspirational and aspirational curriculum.
Over the last five years, GEMS Education students have been accepted into over 1,050 universities in 53 countries. These include all eight Ivy league Universities in the USA and 24 Russell Group Universities and Colleges across the UK.