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Jumeirah Baccalaureate School in Dubai

School name Jumeirah Baccalaureate School
Type of institute private profit-making K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality International
Qualifications or Courses IB, IBDP, IBMYP, IPC, IGCSE
Head of school Mr Andrew Homden (Executive Superintendent)
Executive body or owner Taaleem
Date founded September 2010
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Jumeirah 1 - location map
Postal address PO Box 211829, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3446931
Fax +971-4-3446754
Email info@jbschool.ae
Website www.jbschool.ae
School fees structure 50,000-65,000 dhs per year (2011-2012)
Teacher salary range 11,300 - 17,100 dhs per month (estimate only, not confirmed)
Student satisfaction rating
3 stars from 39 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
1.5 stars from 65 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
2.5 stars from 24 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
      good

Jumeirah Baccalaureate School admissions, reviews, notes

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Jumeirah Bacalaureate School (JBS) tuition fee structure
Grade/Year KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2012-2013 50,000 50,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000                          
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2011-2012 50,000 50,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000                          
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2010-2011 50,000 50,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000                                                                                                        
  • Application fee AED 1000 (non-refundable)
  • Fees include some textbooks.
  • Fees payable in two equal instalments. AED 5,000 discount for 2010-2011 if first semester fees paid before 31 August 2010.
  • School will operate only up to grade 4 for 2010-2011 Academic Year starting September 2010.
  • Grades 5-10 to be added from September 2011, grades 11-12 in later years.
Teaching jobs and salaries at Jumeirah Baccalaureate School
  • Salaries advertised as £1700-2000 (AED 10,500 to AED 12,300 using rate of GBP 6.14 : AED 1) per month tax free in Dubai in April 2011 for a Physics and Maths teacher to IB level. Same advertisement also says salary scale is AED 11,500-14,500 (GBP 2,340-2,950) per month. School name not confirmed (but vacancy listing said IB Jum Bacc School). Job not seen advertised on school website. Application contact details not supplied. Benefits package includes free single accommodation with basic furniture, additional furniture allowance, medical insurance, free annual flights, subsidized school fees for dependent children. Single teachers or married teaching couples prefered.
  • Contact school with letter and CV at email jbanks@jbschool.ae for employment, or fill in online application form at school website.
28 June 2011
  • School fees for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 to be held at same level as 2010-2011 according to information received from Taaleem.
18 July 2010
  • Correct name is Jumeira Baccalaureate School (JBS).
  • Executive Superintendent, Andy Homden, is also concurrently serving as principal of Dubai British School (DBS).
  • Head of Primary School is Sue Carpenter.
  • JBS took over the ASD campus in Jumeirah on 15 June 2010. Admissions office will move to new premises from 27 June 2010. Official opening date for new academic year is 14 September 2010.
  • Libra Summer Camps start from 27 June 2010.
  • French is an additional language to be offered.
  • Middle Years Program will be IB MYP with optional elective IGCSEs.
  • Additional contact telephone number is mobile +971-50-8553932.
21 May 2010
  • Jumeirah Baccalaureate School fees information updated.
  • JBS principal is, or will be, Andy Homden, who is currently the principal at the Dubai British School (another Taaleem school).
  • For JBS teaching jobs and other vacancies, JBS website says Applications from qualified and experienced staff should be made in the form of a letter and CV sent to the principal, Mr. Andrew Homden at careers@jbschool.ae. Closing dates appear to be in May 2010.
11 April 2010
  • Jumeira Baccalaureate School (JBS?) is a new Taaleem school expected to open September 2010, offering an international curriculum.
  • Kindergarten and primary school years (grades 1-4) opening date 12 September 2010, middle school and high school opening planned for September 2011.
  • Curriculum for middle school will be the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program leading to IGCSE, and IB Diploma program for Grades 11-12.
  • Taalem press release 11 April 2010 about the new school says there will be more focus on learning Arabic with a specially designed curriculum to improve Arabic language education - "The school will create a culture rich environment where bilingualism is a natural outcome of the educational experience."
  • JBS school location will be the old Dubai American School premises in Jumeirah 1 (they are moving to a new campus in Al Barsha for September 2010).
  • JBS might be called Jumeira Baccalaureate School, Jumeirah International Baccalaureate School, Jumeirah IB School or College, or similar.
  • Campus area about 332,000 square feet (about 31,000 sq meters) including grounds.
  • No further information about fees, teacher salaries, head of school, etc supplied, or found on Taaleem website. Contact Taaleem Dubai for more details.
  • Or contact the registrations office and information center behind The Children's Garden Daycare in Jumeirah 2 - telephone +971-4-3446931, fax +971-4-3446754, email info@jbschool.ae or admissions@jbschool.ae. Opening hours 0830-1730 (8:30 am to 5:30 pm) from 04 April 2010.
  • Website might be www.jbschool.ae eventually but nothing found when checked.
  • Other Taleem school fees are about AED 25,000-40,000 at primary school level. So a 40k or more estimate (and probably up to about 70k-80k for the high school when it opens) seems likely, given the location and Taaleem's description of the new school as one that "is nestled into the heart of Dubai's premier residential catchment area and will truly integrate local and regional perspectives with global and international connectivity."
Schools in or near Jumeirah 1 close to Jumeirah Baccalaureate School
School Name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School Fees Comments
Al Shorouq Private School   December 1986   +971-4-3440765   K-12  Arabic/UAE UAE 6,045-10,050   
Child Learning and Enrichment Medical Centre   2010   +971-4-3440737       
Dubai Center for Special Needs      +971-4-3440966     Special Needs  DCSN comments 
Dyslexia Dubai   1985   +971-4-3446657     Support Group Special Needs   
Japanese School Dubai   1980   +971-4-3449119   primary  Japanese 15,500  JSD comments 
Little Flock English School      +971-4-3448044   primary  Indian CBSE   

 

Last update 01 July 2011
General comments - might not apply to Jumeirah Baccalaureate School
  • Many popular schools are full for 2014-2015. New schools in Dubai might have places.
  • Allow extra for books, extra-curricular activities, uniforms, trips, etc if not included in school fees.
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