New schools in Al Ain, Ajman, Fujairah, RAK, Sharjah, UAQ
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List of new schools in UAE
|School name||Emirate/Town||Curriculum||Qualifications||School fees||Reviews|
|Ajman American Private School||Ajman||Arabic, US
|American School Fujairah||Fujairah||US
|Amity Private School Sharjah||Sharjah||Indian
|Beaconhouse School Al Ain||Al Ain||Arabic, UK
|Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School Sharjah||Sharjah||Indian
|Bhavans Pearl Wisdom School Al Ain||Al Ain||Indian
|British Prep Nursery Al Ain||Al Ain||UK
|Delhi Private School Umm Al Quwain||Umm Al Quwain||Indian
|Delhi Public School Fujairah||Fujairah||Indian
|Delhi Public School RAK||Ras Al Khaimah||Indian
|Elite Learners School Ajman||Ajman||UK
|Emirates National School RAK||Ras Al Khaimah||Arabic, UK, US
|GEMS American School Ajman||Ajman||US
|Happy Time Nursery Ajman||Ajman||
|Kids Academy Al Ain||Al Ain||UK
|Meritorious School Sharjah||Sharjah||Pakistan
|Pace British School||Sharjah||UK
|Pamir Private School||Sharjah||Pakistan
|KIPS Education System||10,000-20,000|
|Paradigm Pioneers Indian School Sharjah||Sharjah||Indian
|RAK Academy for the Gifted||Ras Al Khaimah|
|The First Academy Ajman||Ajman||Arabic/US
|United School of Fujairah||Fujairah||Arabic, UAE, US
- To add a school in UAE to this list, start a new topic in the UAE schools forum. Or send details to education at dubaifaqs dot com.
- Location column not printed to fit table in A4 portrait view. Tel area codes for each emirate: 02 Abu Dhabi, 04 Dubai, 06 Sharjah, Ajman, & UAQ, 07 RAK, 09 Fujairah & East Coast
- School name does not always indicate curriculum or predominant student nationality e.g. some "American" schools follow a UAE or other national curriculum.
- This list of new schools in UAE includes private schools open from 2018 to 2020 and schools planned for UAE.
- Abu Dhabi city and Dubai not included on this page - see Abu Dhabi new schools or Dubai new schools.
- For other emirates and cities, see school list page for that location.
New nurseries in the UAE
- See nursery lists for Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Al Ain, etc.
Education providers in the UAE updated or added
New schools in the UAE 2020
- ✓ Delhi Private School RAK. Opening April 2020, Indian CBSE curriculum, KG1-Grade 6.
New schools in the UAE 2019
- ✓ Beaconhouse Private School, in Al Ain, open September 2019.
- ✓ Bhavan's Pearl Wisdom Al Ain, opened in Apr 2019, second Bhavan's school in Al Ain.
- ✓ Elite Learners Ajman, British primary school in Ajman open September 2019?
- ✓ Pace British School Sharjah, open September 2019.
- ✓ Pamir Pakistani School Sharjah, open April 2019.
New schools in the UAE 2018
New schools in the UAE 2017
- ✓ Bhavans school Ajman, Bhavan's took over management of Wise Indian Academy in Ajman from Sep 2017?
- City School Ajman, Indian CBSE curriculum. Founded in Apr 2017.
- ✓ Delhi Private School Ajman, DPS Society Indian CBSE curriculum opened April 2017.
- ✓ Frontline International Private School, Ajman, September 2017.
New schools in the UAE 2016
- ✓ GEMS Winchester School Fujairah, UK curriculum, opened in September 2016.
- ✓ Pace Indian School Sharjah, open April 2016.
- ✓ Sharjah Ambassador School, Indian CBSE curriculum, open April 2016.
- ✓ Wise Indian Academy Ajman, opened in 2015 or March 2016. Became a Bhavan's school in Sep 2017.
New schools in the UAE 2015
- Paradigm Pioneers Group - chairman in Sep 2014 announced 3 new schools in 2015. One Indian school in Sharjah, locations of other two schools not given. Ref KT 15 Sep 2015.
New schools by emirate or city
Check list page by emirate or city, add entry there, move entry to date headings on this page.
New schools in Al Ain 2013, 2014
- 2014 Sep: Elite Music School Al Ain (new branch of the Elite Music School in Abu Dhabi).
- ✓ Bhavans Indian school Al Ain (Al Saad Indian School Al Ain). Opened in April 2014.
- 2013 Sep: Brighton College Al Ain.
New schools in Sharjah 2011, 2013
- 2013 Sep: G D Goenka School Sharjah, located in the Al Azra (Al Ezra) school zone, open September 2013 but academic year won't start until April 2014. Indian CBSE curriculum school.
- 2013 Sep (?): New World Private American School Sharjah.
- ✓ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB) school in Sharjah announced Aug 2010 with Sep 2011 opening date. No school, no information as of Sep 2011 ... Dec 2014 ... Dec 2018 ...
New schools in Umm Al Quwain (UAQ)
- 2010 (?): Elite Private American School - opening date 2010? Not confirmed.
- 2003 proposal: Delhi Public School UAQ.
New schools in the Western Region (Al Gharbia, Al Gharbiyah) of Abu Dhabi
- Bright Riders School Madinat Zayed - a branch of the Bright Riders School in Abu Dhabi city - Mussafah MBZ City.
- Emirates Scientific School Madinat Zayed - UAE MOE curriculum, tel 028870887, fax 028870886, PO Box 206, GPS coordinates 23.6597, 53.6990 (ADEC).
- Glenelg School Ghayathi (Gayathi) - tel 024964400, PO Box 114124 (Abu Dhabi? Same as Glenelg School in Khalifa City A), American curriculum, level KG-Grade 12, GPS coordinates 23.9107, 52.7973 (ADEC).
- Glenelg School Madinat Zayed - tel 024964500, PO Box 114124 (Abu Dhabi? Same as Glenelg School in Khalifa City A), American curriculum, level KG-Grade 7, GPS coordinates 23.6710, 53.7057 (ADEC).
- Glenelg School Ruwais - tel 024964001, fax 028763800, PO Box 11877, American curriculum, level KG-Grade 12, GPS coordinates 24.0787, 52.6415 (ADEC).
New schools in the UAE news updates (see other pages for Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah)
- 02 Nov 2013 (Khaleej Times) - Beaconhouse Schools Group are planning to buy or open new schools in the UAE, maybe in 2014 - see New schools in Dubai opening in 2014 for further details. Update: Al Ain school open September 2019.
- 22 Oct 2012 (press release) - GEMS (Global Education Management System) education group announced they would develop 10 new schools in the UAE by October 2014, with "... British, Indian, International Baccalaureate, American and dual curriculums ..." but didn't say where or give details of individual school projects, except for a Leadership Academy and Teacher Training College in Dubai. A Gulf News story said total capacity of the new schools would be 33,000 places, and they would be opened in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Ras Al Khaimah, but didn't say where that information came from (it wasn't in the GEMS press release). Other publications carried the original GEMS version of the story (which did not give details of which emirates or student capacity).
Schools planned in the UAE, opening date and/or location unknown
- GEMS American school in Fujairah, planned in 2009. Plans cancelled or abandoned or changed to GEMS Winchester School.
New nursery names only on this page if location unknown, otherwise on nursery lists by emirate/city.
New school names to be added, list.
Updates to existing school names, list. Remove when done. Update notes should be on emirate or city list pages anyway.
New schools by emirate or city, move to year heading when new page added, add ✓ when listed on emirate or city page by date.
Education provider names, merge with to education provider list.
Updates not done section (Mar 2019 review)
Education providers in the UAE (includes Abu Dhabi and Dubai)
Pages to be added
- *Addax Education Holdings Services or Addax Education Holding (AEH) - see Knowledge Venture (same contact details) or First Education Holding (Addax Bank subsidiary). Domain www.addaxeducation.com (offline since 2010, no website).
- *Bloom Education.
- *Cognita or Cognita Education Group or something.
- *Education Capital Holding Bahrain - see Knowledge Venture (same directors/owners, reference Bloomberg). Domain www.edcapholding.com (offline since 2011 or 2012, no website), email firstname.lastname@example.org (probably invalid).
- *Esol Education, previously known as Educational Services Overseas Limited (ESOL). Some UAE schools no longer part of Esol Education group? New schools include Fairgreen IS and Dunecrest AS both in Dubai.
- *First Education Holding (subsidiary of Addax Bank in Bahrain, same as Addax Education Holdings?): Al Maaref School Dubai (purchased 2009), Al Zahour School Sharjah, Baby Academy Egypt.
- *International Schools Partnership (ISP), group of international schools around the world. UAE members include: Aspen Heights British School Abu Dhabi, Nibras International School Dubai, Reach British School Abu Dhabi, The Aquila School Dubai.
- *Knowledge Venture LLC (or FZ-LLC, Dubai Knowledge Park) (not Knowledge Ventures). Same management and domain as Education Capital Holding (Bahrain or UAE or both or moved). Schools include Safa British School, Safa Community School. Possibly Emirates English Speaking School (KV director/owner names supplied as executive board for EESS but not the KV company explicitly). Website (offline) www.edcapholding.com. Contact info (not confirmed): tel +971-4-3644818, fax +971-4-3678495, postal address PO Box 502930 Dubai UAE. Same contact information seen for Addax Education Holdings Services but that looks like an error. It seems more likely that Addax and Knowledge Ventures are not related.
- *Pace Group or Pace Education or PA Educational Trust or something.
New schools in Ajman to be added
- East Point Indian International School. Website www.eastpoint.ae. CBSE affiliation number 6630070. Not a new school, is Al Ahlam School renamed or merged or new campus buildings or something.
- GEMS school in Al Zorah project in Ajman. Agreement signed between GEMS Education and Al Zorah Development Company, reported Mar 2018.
- Habitat Indian School Al Tallah, opened 2017, add to Ajman page.
- Woodlem Park Private School, www.woodlempark.ae or www.leadersprivateschool.com (Why? No obvious connection to LPS found, LPS site from CBSE directory, which also has incorrect email contact). CBSE affiliation number 6630094. School founded in 2017?
New schools in Al Ain city (in Abu Dhabi emirate) to be added
New schools in Fujairah to be added
New schools in Mohammed Bin Zayed (MBZ) city (Abu Dhabi emirate)
- Emirates National School MBZ branch of ENS group in Abu Dhabi.
New schools in Ras Al Khaimah to be added
- Emirates National School RAK branch of ENS group in Abu Dhabi.
New schools in Sharjah to be added
- [Update] Emirates National School Sharjah branch of ENS group in Abu Dhabi.
- [Rename] Emirates National School (Indian curriculum unrelated to ENS group) rename to The Emirates National School (TENS).
- GEMS New Our Own Private High School Sharjah (or GEMS New Our Own High School Sharjah), Apr 2018 opening planned.
- Feb or Mar 2019 announcement (school website): NOOPHSS/NOOHSS will merge with the GEMS Our Own English High School Sharjah (Boys Section) (OOB).
- Website: www.gemsnewourownhighschool-sharjah.com. Contact information: tel +971-6-5190100, email email@example.com.
- Also in Juwaiza suburb is the new campus of Sharjah Indian School (not a GEMS school).
- GEMS PR 20 Feb 2018 notes: Based on Our Own English High School model. Location in Juwaiza’a area for KG to Grade 5 students, expanding to higher levels in following years. Principal will be Sangita Chima, previously at The Lawrence School Lovedale in Ooty, India.
- [Update] Our Own English High School Sharjah Boys, not a new school, but merging with the GEMS New Our Own Private High School.
- [Update] Our Own English High School Sharjah Girls, not a new school, but boys section moving to new campus? Or merging with new school at least.
- Sharjah Indian School: Boys section Grades I-XII moved to new campus buildings in Al Juwaiza area of Sharjah from Feb/Mar 2018. Girls section remained at Ghubaiba/Ghubaibah/Hubaiba campus.
- [Update] Wesgreen International School Sharjah - not a new school but under new ownership or management, now part of GEMS Education group.
New schools in UAQ to be added
- Habitat Indian School UAQ. Opened in 2015. Add to UAQ page.
- City School Ajman (Apr 2017).
End updates not done section (Mar 2019)
Add to correct section or page (Oct 2019 notes)
Confirm information first, all from secondary sources, some details sound odd or incorrect
- GEMS Cambridge International (Private) School Sharjah, location in Muweilah Schools Zone, opening September 2019, UK curriculum, fee range AED 20k-30k, capacity 1,600 students (?) from Pre-KG to Grade 5. Expansion to Grade 12 in later years?
- Our Own English High School Sharjah Boys (OOEHSS) will move to the GEMS New Our Own Private High School campus in Al Juwaizah, Sharjah, and merge with the new school. Girls in Grade 5 and higher already at the new school will be kicked out. The new name might be GEMS New Our Own Private And English High School Boys And Girls But Only Up To Grade 4 (GNOOPAEHSBAGBOUTG4). Merger completion and new opening by April 2019.
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