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I studied in this school from Grade 4 to Grade 12. Apart from academics, what stands out in this school is the day boarding programme. Apart from the actual activity/sport that you learn in this programme, it teaches students to manage time and be involved in a number of activities and still not be left behind academically. This experience specially helped me in college where I could stay in college and work for extra curricular activities and still not worry that I have a test the next day or classes in the morning because I had learnt from school on how to plan these things in advance/deal with them as they come.
My child studied at GEMS Modern from KG through Year 12.
Children at Modern High are very well behaved. This is in sharp contrast to the kids at other schools especially Western schools which have a more "laissez faire" attitude to raising kids.
Birds of a feather flock together. Parents who expect their children to be academically focussed will choose Modern High.
Many of the teachers show amazing level of commitment considering how poorly paid they are both in isolation as well as compared to their peers at Western schools. There is no link between teachers salaries and their ability or commitment when one compares teacher pay across schools with high fees and low fees.
Note all teachers are competent. Sending our child for tuition [in a specific subject] resulted in the marks going from 50 to 95 which is where they stayed thereafter.
The school lays too much emphasis on academics. It is absolutely vital that the School encourage a base level of sport so that every child develops a sound body to house a sound mind. Not to forget the team building and leadership skills that sport provides.
I'm here to ask if this school accepts Arab/ Non- Indian students to be enrolled
The school info here needs to be updated. E.g Darryl Lancelot Bloud is no more the Principal now. It is Ms Nargish Khambatta.
This has been updated.
Hi: Can anybody provide me an insight into the admission tests for Grade 1 kids at Gems Modern Academy - What is the school looking for and what kind of questions/subjects does the kid need to prepare for. Thanks in advance to those who reply.
One of the top 3 Indian schools in Dubai, for sure.
Can we get some feed back about Gems Modern Academy!!!!
I have my child enrolled in this school. I have to say that although the ratings are excellent and the school seems structured, I find the teaching staff could be better and the focus should be on developing well rounded individuals. Teachers are given a target and that target soon becomes a problem for the parent if your child interferes with the 100% success rate and outstanding KHDA rating. I think the Indian curriculum is great, but we should focus on the joy of learning. If I could go back, I would have enrolled my child in another school
"becomes a problem for the parent if your child interferes with the 100% success rate"
That is always an issue with "for profit" schools.