At a glance
GEMS Virtus School will open for the 2018-2019 school years and fees have currently been approved to start at AED 40,000 for FS1 and rise to AED 50,000 for Year 13.
The school is located in Al Waha community, situated between Emirates Road (611) and Arabian Ranches.
GEMS Virtus will offer a coeducational UK curriculum, for children between 3 years old and 18, although initially WhichSchoolAdvisor.com believes this will be to Year 6.
Virtus plans 'state-of-the-art facilities including; Foundation Stage with specialised indoor and outdoor learning areas, outdoor multi-sports games area, full size outdoor football pitch, two multi-purpose sports halls, technology rich classrooms, ICT rooms, science rooms and specialist rooms.
The school will offer the UK curriculum throughout, with GCSEs and A Levels post-16.
In July 2017, GEMS appointed John Hughes (previously vice-principal at GEMS Metropole School) as founding principal at Virtus.
The appointment is not surprising given that the new Virtus is believed to be modeled on the GEMS Metropole model.
As such, WhichSchoolAdvisor.com assumes the school will be staffed with primarily UK teachers and have a strong SEND department.
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