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Ignite School Review

New US curriculum school to open in September 2018 in Al Warqa. The school is aiming for 500 students and opened up to Grade 5. It has added a further academic year and is now open to Grade 6.
At a glance
School type
Private
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2019/20
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Availability 2020/21
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Status
Open
Opening year
2018
School year
Sep to Jul
Principal
Veronica Griffin
Community
Main teacher nationality
US Citizen

Nearby nurseries

1.5km • EYFS curriculum
2.1km • Montessori curriculum
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Ignite School
School type
Private
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2019/20
radio_button_unchecked No data
Availability 2020/21
radio_button_unchecked No data
Status
Open
Opening year
2018
School year
Sep to Jul
Principal
Veronica Griffin
Community
Main teacher nationality
US Citizen
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First Published:
Monday 27 November, 2017

Updated:
Tuesday 26 November, 2019

New US curriculum school to open in September 2018 in Al Warqa. The school is aiming for 500 students and opened up to Grade 5. It has added a further academic year and is now open to Grade 6.

Ignite School, located in Al Warqa, Dubai, near Mushrif Park, added another option for parents seeking a US school when it opened in August 2018.

The school will, eventually, offer Kindergarten to Grade 12 education using the New York State Learning Standards and the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards. It will start with Elementary levels and grow the Middle and High schools in 2019 and beyond.

Ignite School is being built over 23,000 square meter. It opened with a target of 500 students in Pre-K to Grade 5. Classes in Grades 6 have commenced for the 2019/20 academic year.

Enrollment at capacity will be approximately 2,150 Pre-K to Grade 12 mixed gender students.

Ignite School facilities so far revealed:

Elementary school:
ELC indoor playroom
ENL center
Music studio
Theatre (black box) studio
Art space
Science lab
Makers and robotics lab
Learning support center
Learning resource center (library)
IT lab
Learning spaces (42)

Middle and High Schools:
ENL center (2)
Learning support center (2)
Learning spaces (42)
Art space
Theatre (black box) studio
Makers and robotics lab
Music studio
IT lab
Science labs (5) with prep room
Multipurpose space (shared P-12)
Learning resource center (library) with higher education entry center

Other facilities:
Swimming pool (with changing rooms)
Shaded multipurpose hard court sports
Artificial grass 5-a-side football field
Dedicated ELC outdoor play area
Dedicated Elementary School play area.
Indoor multipurpose sports hall/auditorium
Fitness studio.
Dance studio.
Grass areas with seating for social activities.
Indoor dining area.

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