World Citizens, World Families, World Academy! GEMS World Academy – Dubai (GWA) is a PreK to Grade 12 international school for young world citizens; a school where students benefit from an education beyond any single national curriculum. Established in 2008 as a member of the GEMS Network of schools, GWA currently hosts nearly 2000 students from over 85 nationalities. We view our multicultural community as a source of learning as we develop an understanding of what makes people different, while celebrating our similarities in this increasingly connected world. GWA offers a 21st century learning environment where every student participates as an active learner. Students have access to a broad range of learning experiences facilitated by a multicultural and multilingual international staff of educators. GWA is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to offer all four IB programs – the Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program, Diploma Program and Career Related Program – to students aged 3 – 18. The IB Learner Profile and GEMS Core Values shape our character expectations as we aim to develop international mindedness in all members of our community; students, staff and parents alike. GWA is also a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and was accredited during the 2012-2013 school year as yet another mark of a quality. Located on Al Khail Road in the Al Barsha South area of Dubai, GWA is conveniently located just five minutes from the Meadows, Springs and Lakes developments and 10 minutes from the Mall of the Emirates and Arabian Ranches. The large campus offers space for a variety of sports facilities including a 400m rubberized athletics track, tennis courts and 50m Olympic-sized swimming pool, a 600+seat auditorium and a planetarium.