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Old 28th April 2011, 04:51 PM
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Hi!
Coming to Dubai from Paris next September with 2 teenagers, 16 & 14. Looking for an IB school. How difficult is it to get in? I looked into:
Dubai International Academy,
Dubai American Academy,
Gems Wellington Academy,
Emirates International
& Universal American School.
I would be very grateful for any insight....
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Old 28th April 2011, 06:16 PM
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The first term begins in September and most schools are already done with the admissions process which begins in January. Have you applied at any of these schools?

My son goes to Emirates International, Meadows. I did look into Dubai International Academy too which is quite good but the fees are a little higher than Emirates Interntional.

If you haven't applied already, I would suggest you make a trip down here soon and visit the schools personally. From what I've seen on this forum, most schools do not respond to emails, etc.
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Thanks!!! Though this isn't exactly good news;-(((

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Well, it's not bad news either. Have you contacted any of the schools? Perhaps you could call them and try and set an appointment and see if you can make a quick trip to Dubai for a few days. These are all well sought after schools so it might be tough, but you won't know until you try

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Old 28th April 2011, 06:35 PM
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Thanks! I'll do that! My elder daughter is taking her IB exams next week so a trip won't be possible that soon.. I'll call and see! No big differences between these schools then??

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Gems Wellington Academy is a new school that is opening in September 2011. It may be easier to find a place there. There is an online enquiry form on their website that automatically tells you if they have any vacancies for the years that you are seeking. It is in Dubai Silicon Oasis.

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there is also JBS: (jumeira baccalaureate school) they opened last september and the highschool is starting this september, check them out.
they also offer french as a third language wich is not bad...
my son goes there in primary and i am very happy, even if he just started. my daughter will start in spetember as well.
school registration is a nightmare in dubai

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I work at GEMS World Academy. Although I'm not involved in the admissions process, I think there are places at those grade levels if your children don't need any English support. I would give them a call. The registrar is Anne Kevil.

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Thanks! They're fluent in English, So i'll call!

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Hello,

I am looking for school to my 3 kids (9, 5 and 2). Some people have recommended me the greenfield community school. How far is green community from silicon oasis?
Another school is Gems at Silicon Oasis. Do you know if they have long waiting list? my kids don't speak english.


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