GEMS Cambridge International School

Al Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


GEMS Cambridge International School is a British Curriculum school offering high standard education for students from FS1 to Year 13 and is located in the Al Garhoud area of Dubai.

The school is divided into Primary Section (from Kindergarten to Year 6) and Secondary Section (from Year 7 to Year 13). Cambridge International School is one of the best in the city with outstanding teaching, state-of-the-art facilities, and opportunities. The school provides its students with all the skills necessary to explore the opportunities of today and challenges of tomorrow. Students are prepared for the IGCSE which is the International General Certificate of Secondary Education, Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Examinations and A Level Examinations. Although academic success is primary at CIS, social, sporting and artistic skills are strongly developed through both curricular and extracurricular activities.

Cambridge International School-Dubai is set on an attractive campus in Garhoud and offers students a stimulating learning environment with purpose-built modern facilities. The school has 5 ICT laboratories equipped with over 180 computers, two well-resourced libraries with extensive learning resources each dedicated for Primary and Secondary students, two art studios, music studio, and 2 medical rooms with an in-house Doctor and a full-time Nurse. CIS offers Technology After School Activities such as CISCO IT Essentials, Microsoft Digital Literacy, ICT Coding Club, Creativity Club, Speed/Touch typing and Lego Robotics Club.

CIS encourages sports activities that help students lead an active and healthy lifestyle. Sporting facilities include a large swimming pool, an indoor sports arena, cricket nets, multi-purpose hall, and a separate playing area for children from Kindergarten to Year 2, and an Astroturf football pitch.

The school employs dedicated, qualified and experienced professionals who create motivational environments for students. The world-class British education with an international context prepares students at the Cambridge International School in Dubai for life beyond school.

The Foundation stage (FS1 and FS2) follows The Early Years Foundation Stage program which has 7 learning areas: 3 prime and 4 specific areas. The prime learning areas include Communication and Language, Physical development, personal, social and Emotional Development. The specific areas are Literacy, Maths, Technology, Expressive art, and design. The EYFS lays a basic foundation and prepares students for the National Curriculum for England.

Key Stage 1 and 2 include the study of English, Mathematics, Geography, Science, History, Social Studies, Design & Technology, French, Islamic Studies, Computing, Art, Arabic, Music and Physical Education. When children actively participate in the learning process, they learn best. A selection of extracurricular activities offers students the opportunity to improve their skills and challenge themselves by developing new areas of interest. Drama, choir, computers, art and design, various sports activities, and a number of school clubs form part of extracurricular activities.

The IGCSE Curriculum is introduced in Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and Year 11) and a range of topics are offered that cater to a range of academic needs and interests. During the last two years of school, AS and A levels are attended by students. There are again a variety of topics available that help prepares students for higher education or career opportunities.

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Grade Fees
FS1 18544
FS2 18544
Year1 21553
Year2 21553
Year3 21553
Year4 21553
Year5 21553
Year6 21553
Year7 25828
Year8 25828
Year9 26128
Year10 26128
Year11 26128
Year12 25653
Year13 25653

Complete the online application form to generate student enquiry ID number. Visit the school with a copy of the vaccination card, UAE ID of the parents & UAE ID of the applicant along with the student Enquiry ID (SR number generated after the online enquiry) number. Once registered the applicant will be placed on the waiting list and called for an assessment, depending on space availability. All admissions will be confirmed subject to the child’s assessment results.


Days Hours

Sunday 7:40am - 2:30pm

Monday 7:40am - 2:30pm

Tuesday 7:40am - 2:30pm

Wednesday 7:40am - 2:30pm

Thursday 7:40am - 2:30pm

Friday Closed

Saturday Closed

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Art
  • Basketball
  • Coding
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Football
  • Lego Club
  • Literary Club
  • Music
  • Robotics
  • Swimming
  • TableTennis
  • Tennis

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Lachlan MacKinnon

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