Which are the Best Abu Dhabi Schools?

Rupali Karekar
Jun 21, 2021
GIIS

Education is the core of your child’s growing years and it is imperative to make sure you provide the right kind that doesn’t just emphasize academics but also other crucial life skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, self-direction, and entrepreneurship.

A good school doesn’t just impart education on subjects but teaches you how to survive in the outside world by helping you acquire leadership qualities to grow into successful and responsible adults.

Abu Dhabi is a beautiful city and the expat community in Abu Dhabi consists of people who belong to different nationalities. The city of Abu Dhabi houses many top education institutions to make sure expats have a fair choice of private schools that offer a curriculum that is globally accepted. And most of these institutions make sure the children have a smooth school admission process

Most of these schools offer curriculum like IGCSE and IB which are very popular among foreign students and are also very well accepted everywhere in the world.

These international curriculums are built to teach children not just academics but also other skills for success and survival which are very crucial in this era.

 

Global Indian International School (GIIS)

Global Indian International School is a very well reputed school that is one of the best Abu Dhabi schools and has won numerous awards in the field of education.

GIIS has branches across different countries and is a leading school whose core mission is to impart expert knowledge transfer to its students and provide the much-needed platform for self-development, collaboration, and communication

Our school admission process for your child is not very complicated and you can enroll your child for pre-primary, primary, secondary, and high school for the Montessori curriculum (Nursery, K1, and K2) and the CBSE Curriculum (Grades 1 – 10)

Global Montessori Plus Program (GMP)

Specially designed by GIIS for its very young students, the GMP is a customized method of Montessori and the Plus in the program indicates that they have used the fundamental learning methods with that of modern methods which are inspired by innovation and technology.

The teachings are derived from the 5 pillars of GMP that are:-

1. Excelerate Program: Excelerate program accelerates the learning of your child and helps form a solid foundation for the primary years. Here, language is emphasized by reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This program helps children excel in numeracy by using innovative and creative methods.

 

2. Multi-faceted learning: Each child is gifted with a special skill or quality and GIIS appreciates that aspect by involving the child in creative pursuits and helps children hone these skills.

 

3. I Play programme: Play is the most necessary part of every child’s growing up years and it helps in physical and social development. This program nudges the child to take part in playing and helps children acquire management and cooperation skills.

 

4. I Care Programme: The I Care programme emphasizes the importance of the environment and makes children take part in green initiatives.

  

5. Future Ready Program: Here the children are taught to learn using the next-gen innovations and technology and this can help children adapt to latest gadgets and applications faster.

CBSE Curriculum

CBSE stands for Central Board of Secondary Education and is an Indian Curriculum that is best suited for children of Indian Expats.

CBSE is offered for students from class 1 to 10 and is a renowned syllabus that helps children get ready for competitive exams to gain seats in leading universities.

GIIS is one of the best Abu Dhabi schools that offers the CBSE Curriculum and it also imbibes the 9GEMS Framework to impart a holistic approach to learning.

The 9 GEMS are as follows:

1. Academic Excellence

2. Sports Excellence

3. Visual and Performing Arts

4. Personality Development

5. Innovation and Creativity

6. Entrepreneurship and Leadership

7. Universal Values and Ethics

8. Community and Care

9. Skill Development

This comprehensive approach makes your child an all-rounder and eventually a leader.

GIIS Faculty

The Faculty at GIIS are highly qualified with years of experience and the teachers are also trained to teach the latest learning methods to their students. 

School Admission Process

The parent will have to fill the enquiry form that is available in the school portal. Once the form is submitted, the admission team will get in touch through phone or email for further communication.

Once that is done, you can opt for a Campus tour that is available through a virtual meet or in person. And at the same time, you can schedule a time during your campus visit for the child to take an assessment.

Once the child completes the assessment, the admissions team will review further and guide you with the appropriate grade level of your child and options for curriculums and courses.

Once your child is selected, you can fill up the online admissions application form and also submit a few documents along with it for their reference.

The final step is to pay the fees for the first term and secure a seat for your child at GIIS.

 

GIIS Scholarship Programs

GIIS also offers educational scholarships to deserving children to financially aid them in their tuition fees.

1. GIIS Superstar Scholarship: This scholarship applies to students of grades 11 and 12 and is provided based on the level of academic excellence the child has projected. 

2. 9GEMS Holistic Development Scholarship: This scholarship is eligible for children of grades 5 to 11 based on any talent from the 9 GEMS.

3. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Global Skills Scholarship: This scholarship applies to grades 5 to 11 and is based on excellence in Technology

4. Zayed Gandhi Means Cum Merit Scholarship: This scholarship is extended towards children who are gifted academically but their families do not have the means to support their education financially. Financial aid is given to students considering the gross family income 

Since GIIS offers holistic education to students on an international platform, the children turn out to be responsible and global citizens who have surviving skills to tackle any problem they come across with confidence and zest.


Rupali Karekar

Ms Karekar comes with over 20 years experience in content writing and content strategy in fields from journalism and content marketing. As head of international communications, she has been actively interacting with stakeholders like the student, teacher and parent community to ensure open channels of dialogue and passage of information between all parties. As a result, the school initiatives and stakeholder performances find the right platform and voice to share their achievements.

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