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Top 5 Schools Near Arabian Ranches

22 January 2018 Written by Staff Writer

These five schools located in and around the Arabian Ranches area provide top-notch educational facilities and valuable experience for students from primary school to high school. If you are looking for a rewarding educational institute that places a high value on child development, then these schools are definitely worth looking into.


1. Gem’s World Academy 2. Nord Anglia International School
3. Ranches Primary School 4. JESS Arabian Ranches
5. American School Of Dubai

Gem’s World Academy

Part of the popular GEM’s school brand, Gem’s World Academy is an easy access to those who live near Arabian Ranches, Mall of the Emirates or Dubai Mall. With an international status, this school has classes from pre-kindergarten to Grade 12 (high school). The school has over 2000 students from 85 different countries and offers three International Baccalaureate (IB) programs: primary years, middle years and diploma program. But it is not all work and no games. The campus also encourages extracurricular activities for which it has designed a 400m rubberized athletics track, 50m Olympic-sized pool, 620-seat auditorium, and tennis courts.

Nord Anglia International School

Costing an average of AED 60,000 per year, the North Anglia International School offers a British curriculum until year 11, after which it offers the IB diploma. The Nord Anglia School in Dubai is one of the 35 Nord Education schools operating worldwide. The school places a strong emphasis on students’ academic, artistic and athletic development. To achieve this, they offer the latest classroom learning technologies, craft centers, a modern auditorium and a range of outdoor sports facilities which has led them to receive positive reviews from the KHDA. Nord Anglia is a must-attend place for students who are interested and has a talent for music as special focus is given to them due to its association with The Juillard School of music. 

Ranches Primary School

Recommended and supported by Emaar, the master developer behind Arabian Ranches, Ranches Primary School is known as a progressive school with classes purposely designed to be small to ensure that the students who are attending will receive personalized attention from the teachers. If you are looking for an IGCSE/British based curriculum to drop in your students, then this is the perfect education institute.

JESS Arabian Ranches

Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) offers the closest proximity and is one of the most sought-after schools in Arabian Ranches.  With an 'Outstanding' rating from the KHDA, JESS has been on the top lists of school since 2011 and is one of the few schools that also supports and teaches students with special needs. The institute costs an average of AED 62,000 per year and operates a 'debenture' system, which accepts corporate and personal sponsorships.

American School Of Dubai

An independent not-for-profit community school, it offers an American education for all students from different backgrounds through primary, middle and high school. The purpose-built facility, completed in 2010, includes 100 classrooms, two libraries, a 630-seat performing arts theatre, field house, indoor and outdoor running tracks, climbing wall, dance studio, regulation soccer fields, an organic garden, additional playing fields and play areas, fitness center, two 25-meter swimming pools, six tennis courts and two cafeterias. Student’s learning is not only focused in academic studies but they are also taught the core values of compassion, excellence, integrity, respect and responsibility that help them become proud individuals.

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