The UAE's 11 "Ivy League" Schools Are...

The UAE's 11 "Ivy League" Schools Are...
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Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS)

Rating: Outstanding
Location: Al Safa
Curriculum: British
Level Taught: Foundation/primary
Fees: Dhs 36,000 to Dhs45,000 (plus debenture of Dhs 20,000)

What says: Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school, singling out excellent communications about their children’s progress; English, mathematics and science teaching; and the level of enjoyment and participation of students themselves. Parents talk about the ‘village’ type atmosphere of the school, appreciated by pupils and parents alike.

What the School Says:

"The pastoral care at JESS is of the highest order and there is a genuine sense of community which is enhanced by the unique sense of space and calmness of the Jumeirah site. Set on a large, established campus, JESS pupils have space and opportunities to work and play in stimulating learning environments. A broad and balanced curriculum is on offer and there are extensive opportunities to participate, compete and in many cases to excel in sport, music and the performing arts."

What the KHDA Says: Very high standards are achieved across the entire school in English, mathematics and science, while good improvements have been made in students’ attainment and progress in Arabic as an additional language.

The authority then goes on to highlight the outstanding achievement in JESS students’ personal, social and emotional development, plus their understanding of Islamic values and their care for the environment.

Overall, they note, a positive ethos and family atmosphere permeates the school.

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