Private schools in Dubai are ten to the dozen, so finding the one that's right for your child can be a daunting task.
But one particular school is popular with kids as much as it is with parents in Dubai, because they're using super cool technologies to aid learning.
Here are stand out features which set GEMS Dubai American Academy ahead of the curve...
1. The school uses robotics to enhance teaching methods
Before we get into the educational aspect...how cool does learning with robots sound?!
The new support tool not just looks and sounds awesome, it's also been proved to develop critical and creative thinking both inside and out of the classroom.
The programmable robots inspire learning, curiosity, imagination, play and invention and you'll now find robots on the corridors and in the classrooms of GEMS Dubai American Academy.
The educators have been trained to use robotics to cultivate the skills students will need for the world that lays ahead, field trip to GEMS anyone?!
2 The school is teaching coding to all ages
Coding is slowly but surely making its way into progressive schools and knowing a Dubai school is on the bandwagon will be music to many parents ears.
And you can never start too early!
GEMS stresses that even children from the age of five and upwards can learn the skill in a fun and interactive way, even programming their own stories and games. Technology is a new way for kids to learn and it's actually FUN which is hands down the most important thing.
3. Most importantly - a genuine culture of kindness
Lots of schools boast a culture of kindness but if you ask a child about kindness in their school, do they really know what it means?
A grade two student, Mark Salameh G.2 was asked about the culture of kindness in his classroom, and his response was heart-warming.
What does a culture of kindness mean to you?
“It’s about how people act with other people. If people are being kind, respectful and making wise choices. It makes other people want to be their friend.”