Tuesday 21st November 2017, Dubai: Dwight School, renowned for its academically rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, with campuses around the globe, will open its first Middle East school in Dubai, in September 2018. Founded in 1872, Dwight is proud to be recognized by the IB Organization as a world leader in international education.
Personalized learning is the hallmark of a Dwight education through which the school is recognized for igniting the spark of genius in every child. A unique Dwight feature is Quest, a learning support program designed over the past 25 years to bring Dwight’s promise of personalized learning to life for students with specific academic needs to promote their success.
In order to truly prepare students for a future in a highly competitive global market where new jobs will have to be invented, as well as providing another avenue for igniting a spark of genius Dwight has created Spark Tank a program in which students can pursue their own passions and learn about the product or business development process — from the germ of an idea to acceleration, and from prototyping to market launch. Students present their ideas to a committee drawn among talented parents, teachers and industry professionals who provide feedback, advice, mentorships, and help them to reach different levels of accomplishment within the incubator.
Dwight Schools have an outstanding reputation with students graduating to top universities globally, including; Harvard, New York University, Vasser, Cornell, McGill, Waseda University, Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, and St. Andrews. Dwight also boasts an Alumni of the “who’s who” of notable figures from politics, the Performing Arts, business, sports and the Sciences worldwide including: John Williams, Truman Capote, Vin Diesel, Michael Mansfield QC and Ray Davies CBE.
Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of KHDA said: “We are delighted to welcome Dwight School to Dubai and increase the offering of IB curriculum to the emirate.”
Stephen Spahn, Chancellor of The Dwight Schools said: “With a solid foundation of proven results from implementing our educational methods at Dwight campuses around the globe, we are highly committed and strongly motivated to developing and delivering the best and most innovative International Baccalaureate school in the Middle East.”
Janecke Aarnaes, Head of School at Dwight School Dubai, said: “At Dwight School Dubai, we will create a unique and personalized environment where students can pursue their passions and live their dreams. We will ready our students for a future where they can thrive no matter where in the world they choose to go”.
Dwight School Dubai will be located on an impressive 40,000 square-metre campus in Al Barsha South, Dubai. The world-class campus, designed by Dwight School and their local partners, Bloom Education, will offer state-of-the-art facilities, including: 25M pool, training pool, basketball courts, tennis and squash courts, a full soccer pitch, a 400-meter running track, auditorium and a mix of core academic, language, music, performing arts classrooms, specialist labs and innovation centers.
The interest list will open on Tuesday 21st November 2017, with the admissions office opening soon for entry into KG to Grade 9 in September 2018. KHDA approved fees for Dwight School Dubai range from AED 114,000 – 130,000.
Parents can register their interest by visiting www.dwightschooldubai.ae
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Notes to Editors
Bloom Education is the specialist education division of Bloom Holding established to operate world-class schools in the UAE and the wider GCC region. Bloom Education offers students the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential in a positive, enjoyable, stimulating and safe environment that is conducive to their intellectual, physical, emotional and social development. Bloom Education is equally committed to instilling in children an appreciation of local cultural heritage and values, as well as the values of other cultures.
Dwight School Dubai will open in September 2018, subject to building completion and final approval from the KHDA