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we are coming from canada to dubai and are wondering if we can get addmission to grade 2 for our son in a good school,i am reading a lot on forums and seems like evey where there a waiting list .can anyone help if you know about any good american school accepting new students.

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You will find that you will need to register at many schools.
Most schools have wait lists, some are taking no more children on these lists (closed lists)

You will tend to find that it is the younger grades who have the biggest wait lists.

Do you know where in Dubai you will be living, as preferably you will want a school close to home or work (due to traffic)

If you dont know, I suggest you just put your childs name down at many schools (there are fees involved with being put on a wait list)

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WEve just been informed that we would be relocating to Dubai and I've only managed to get a registration for my son at teh GEMS Royal Dubai School. Does anyone know where this school is located and is it near any good residential areas as we still don't know where we would be living. Most schools are on the waitlist and if anyone can provide more information on school, that's be very much appreciated.

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Have a search through this section of the site as there have been numerous posts regarding schools.

Google will also be your friend. A two second search found the school website, which says it is in Mirdif


GEMS - GEMS Royal Dubai School


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thanks elphaba. i've been trying to use google map to find the location of the school from my husband work just to have a feel of the distance as we think we may be ilving 10 mins from where he's working ie: jumeirah beach front. but to no success. i will try again though...till i find something.

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We've a similar problem, we'll be moving over from UK to Dubai this summer and we have three kids yrs 1,2 &3 which we need to find schools for. Early indications are that the best schools are full with a waiting list as long as your arm..hmmm. Any advice anyone?

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We've a similar problem, we'll be moving over from UK to Dubai this summer and we have three kids yrs 1,2 &3 which we need to find schools for. Early indications are that the best schools are full with a waiting list as long as your arm..hmmm. Any advice anyone?
I guess perhaps you maybe after school for the 3 yr old?
Best to put their name down at lots of schools (you will need to pay registration fees)
Its best if you know where you will be living/working.

Nearly every school has long wait lists-doesnt mean they are the "best school"

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Sorry Sgilli, i meant the school years 3,2 & 1...my kids are 7yrs, 6yrs and 5yrs old.

I have a younger one but won't be ready for school for another 3 years...better get her name down now!

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Sorry Sgilli, i meant the school years 3,2 & 1...my kids are 7yrs, 6yrs and 5yrs old.

I have a younger one but won't be ready for school for another 3 years...better get her name down now!
No joke...you will also have to put the LO's name down too !!!!
Also be aware, that a school may not offer places for all the children, as the lower levels tend to be the most popular...and you may find yourself doing multiple school runs.

Only advice is to register them NOW.
In all honesty I would be really looking into it, as most schools wont be contactable over the summer break (end June, July, August)

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So everyone is saying that the younger ages are the most difficult to get into. I have an 8 and 11 year old possibly coming over from Oz soon. They would be going into the new year in year 4 and 6 so I guess I'm on the cusp. Any feedback on the waiting lists?
Good can of worms you opened pooji!

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