Next Generation School, located in Al Barsha, opened in August 2016 and teaches an American Common Core inspired curriculum in conjunction with an Islamic education.
Next Generation School has been rated Acceptable on its first inspection in the 2018-19 KHDA inspection process. An abbreviated inspection report can be found under the Inspection report tab. An update to this review will be completed once the full report has been published.
The story so far...
Next Generation School defines its curriculum as "American Islamic," which is defined as "a comprehensive educational experience that cultivates, nurtures, and combines academic excellence with Islamic values, provides a comprehensive Arabic language program, and fosters civic responsibility to develop successful and contributing members of a global society."
As a new school, a KHDA review is not yet available but based on feedback, parents are, in general, happy with Next Generation School noting its lifeskill classes that teach the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Leaders by Stephen Covey as well as "the mix between the authentic values in the Middle East and the latest advances in science." There has been some concern with continued construction and the response time of admin to parent concerns.
Next Generation School's curriculum is based on what they call the "Six Cs of success". These are: Creativity, Connecting Minds, Community, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication. The six Cs drive the school in the same way a mission statement would. As the school's website notes, "The six Cs are the heart of Next Generation School’s educational framework that brings together dynamic leadership, a compelling curriculum, engaging instruction, continuous improvement, and a positive school culture."
Read our interview here with Principal Dr Sheryl Steinberg Abukar, where she explains the curriculum at Next Generation School in detail.
The school states it only hires highly qualified teachers, specifically listing the qualifications as a degree in education or a specialist degree with a teaching credential. It says it is recruiting teachers from the States and Canada as well as the UK and Australia.
Facilities are impressive given the school's pricing. Fees are very much mid-tier, starting at 26,500 AED for KG1 and rising to 36,500 AED for Grade 5.
There is an additional transportation fee that is dependent on the distance from the school.
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