Emirates International School (EIS) – Jumeirah welcomed Dr. Siva Kumari, Director General of the International Baccalaureate (IB) organisation and IB senior members. The visit coincides with the 25th jubilee anniversary of the school, which has been providing a quarter of century of quality education in Dubai.
Dr. Kumari gave a presentation on the IB’s upcoming strategy to an audience of more than one hundred Heads of Schools and IB educators from across the UAE. The afternoon programme included a networking session between IB staff, IB educators and students to share their thoughts on the value of an IB education and its relevance to Dubai and the region.
David Hicks, School Principal said, “Emirates International School – Jumeirah is proud to be the first IB authorized school to open in Dubai providing a rigorous, high-quality education. We have been an IB world school since 1992 and today we are one of only a handful of schools worldwide to be authorized to offer all four IB programmes – the IBPYP, IBMYP, IBDP and IBCP.”
EIS - Jumeirah is a member of the Middle East International Baccalaureate Association (MEIBA) and the British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) organisation. Earlier this year, EIS-Jumeirah officially inaugurated the brand new, state-of-the-art primary school facilities for EY1 to Year 3, which includes more than 50 classrooms; a fully equipped library, science labs, art room, dance and drama studio, IT lab, and multi-purpose spaces as well as multiple sensory areas and outside space for sports and play. Class sizes from are maintained at optimal levels for age-appropriate learning.
Between 1993 and 2016 EIS-Jumeirah has successfully graduated 1086 candidates in the IB Diploma Programme, consistently performing above the world average at IBDP.
The International Baccalaureate network includes more than 4,000 schools worldwide with their unique academic rigour and their emphasis on students’ personal development. Those schools employ over 70,000 educators, teaching more than one million students worldwide.